Streetwise Reports' Article Archives — June 2014 back to current month (23)
There may be blood in the streets, but in today's market, the tribulations of junior miners could represent a boon for investors. With gold prices testing and retesting the bottom, and despite his dour outlook on the future of global economics, newsletter publisher Greg McCoach tells The Gold Report that to survive the endgame, investors should both hold gold and seek out stock in explorers with solid prospects.
The Canadian government could be doing more to fund REE academic and industry research and development, says a Canada House of Commons report.
Silver Prices Stay Strong, Set Pace for Gold (06/27/2014)
"This month silver has performed well, bringing in 12.3% returns since it bottomed out at the end of May."
According to Lawrence Roulston, the continuing woes of the junior gold sector present a tremendous opportunity to those with the knowledge, savvy and will necessary to take advantage. In this interview with The Gold Report, the publisher of the Resource Opportunities newsletter showcases three companies with management teams that never relent in adding value to their projects.
The Best Reasons to Own Gold (06/25/2014)
The most simple and compelling argument for owning gold for the average investor is to diversify a portfolio.
As romantic as the idea of the gold explorer who strikes it rich in lightning fashion is, the far more common tale is one of hard work and persistence. For investors, that means doing due diligence to search out the likely success stories. In this interview with The Mining Report, Brent Cook of Exploration Insights shares the telltale signs of success he looks for in the junior gold, phosphate and uranium sectors and discusses the synergies that stand to benefit some recent mergers.
Tesla Motors makes the most sought-after electric cars in the world. The cars run on advanced electric batteries and Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants to build those batteries in America. Tesla has dubbed its $5-billion pet project the "Gigafactory," and it could be up and running by 2017, prompting the need for battery-grade materials like graphite, lithium and cobalt. In this interview with The Gold Report, Simon Moores, manager of industrial minerals data with London-based Industrial Minerals, helps readers sort out the critical materials investors should keep an eye on.
"For perspective, there were 5.4B cell phones on the planet in 2009. By the end of this year, estimates are that there will be 8B. It's going to take a lot of palladium for the world to keep talking, texting and tweeting."
Close your eyes. Imagine India growing and importing gold again freely. China and the U.S. investing in infrastructure. What would that mean for commodities? In this interview with The Gold Report, U.S. Global Investors CEO Frank Holmes outlines the developments that could move us toward that vision and the impact that scenario could have on gold, diamonds and steel.
Michael and Chris Berry are back for The Mining Report's second annual father-son interview in honor of Father's Day. While they don't agree on everything, they are aligned on the importance of disruptive discoveries to help companies succeed even in a sideways market. Flexibility and selectivity are their long-term strategies in any sector, from precious metals to commodities to rare earths.
Commodities from coal to gold once traded in close correlation, but today the graph looks helter-skelter. This means Philip Richards of RAB Capital has had to think on his feet when choosing names for his company's Special Situations Fund. In this interview with The Gold Report, Richards explains how commodities markets have changed in recent years, and he lists companies of interest in the gold, silver, nickel, vanadium, zinc and oil and gas sectors.
"Despite some limited potential weakness in the very near term, the global picture for base metals looks to be heating up from both a supply and demand perspective."
Will Gold Continue Its Rebound Rise? (06/16/2014)
"All things considered, it looks more like 2015 could be the year of a strong change to the upside."
Lackluster gold should find some of its sparkle in the second half of 2014, according to Joe Foster, fund manager at Van Eck Associates. The prospect of loosened import and tax restrictions in India is one potential catalyst, and stabilization in the exchange-traded funds is another positive. He shares with The Gold Report his perspective on the likely state of merger and acquisition activity in the gold equity space this year, and discusses companies positioned to ride the upswing.
"We are aware that this downtrend has existed for almost four years and has tested the patience of the most ardent bulls, however, that's not a reason to hit the acquisition trail with gusto."
Even as demand rises steadily, the world's largest non-Chinese tungsten mine will be exhausted by next year. So investors should be lining up to fund new mines, right? Not a bit of it, says analyst Mark Seddon of Tungsten Market Research. In this interview with The Mining Report, Seddon argues that a supply shortage could mean much higher prices, leading to handsome profits for those companies that get to market soonest.
Renowned investor Peter Lynch once said, "The person who turns over the most rocks wins the game." All resource investors should be turning over rocks, but who has time to track hundreds of companies, to visit projects, to meet with management? The Gold Report has asked Sprott's Rick Rule, Canaccord Genuity's Joe Mazumdar and Oil & Gas Investments Bulletin's Keith Schaefer to identify a select group of natural resource companies they feel are poised to make a move before the end of the year. We will be tracking these precious metals and oil & gas companies with game-changing catalysts on the newly launched Natural Resources Watchlist.
Tesla's Gigafactory: The Critical Minerals Impact (06/06/2014)
"At a time when supply chain security, transparency and responsibility are becoming central concerns for both manufacturers and consumers, IM Data discusses Tesla Motors' plans to build the world's biggest lithium-ion battery plant and the impact it could have on demand for critical minerals: graphite, lithium and cobalt."
Secrets of the Strategic Investors (06/04/2014)
How do you calculate ROI on investment conferences? They often require travel expenses, time away from the office and some eating of rubber chicken with mysterious sauces. But the right conference can result in a whole new way of looking at your portfolio. To evaluate the recent Altegris/Mauldin Strategic Investment Conference in San Diego, The Gold Report asked attendees for their insights on the major themes from thought leaders such as Former Speaker of the House of Representatives and host of CNN's Crossfire Newt Gingrich, Gluskin Sheff + Associates Chief Economist David Rosenberg and Hoisington Investment Management Executive Vice President Lacy Hunt.
Thoughts from the Frontline writer John Mauldin captured some of the debate waged from the stage during the 2.5 days at the Altegris/Mauldin Strategic Investment Conference when he said, "Our economic future depends on a race between two accelerating curves—debt and innovation." Attendees saw much to fear and some glimmers of hope.
Ricardo Carrión and Alberto Arispe of Peru-based Kallpa Securities have a boots-on-the-ground view of the politics, legal battles and investment climate for precious metals mining in the Andes. In this interview with The Mining Report, Arispe and Carrión detail the new, positive developments afoot in this region and explain why investors should get involved now, before the rest of the world catches on.
Your Personal Gold Standard (06/03/2014)
"If you think that the value of paper money will be in some jeopardy, or confidence in paper money may be lost, one way to protect yourself is by buying gold, and there's nothing stopping you."
Growth for the sake of growth is over, but that doesn't mean mergers and acquisitions in the mining space are finished, says Ian Parkinson, director of equity research-mining with GMP Securities L.P. Parkinson expects a fresh round of takeover bids for underperforming single asset producers and developers that could move the needle for state-owned enterprises and multinationals. In this interview with The Gold Report, we picked Parkinson's brain for some likely targets.
Gold Prices Bounce from 4-Month Lows (06/02/2014)
"Trading more than 4% down from this time last week, gold prices rallied off $1,241 per ounce as European stock markets followed Wall Street's Friday finish to reach new record and multiyear highs."
|"Process plant construction at MAG's Juanicipio is progressing well."|
|"A rising gold and silver market should benefit SEA."|
|"LIO has embarked on a regional exploration program around Tuvatu."|
|"We sense investors are more comfortable with PVG's execution."|
|"GSV announced a $6.9M exploration-development program for Railroad."|