Streetwise Interviews

Philip Richards

RAB's Philip Richards: Why a Gradual Bull Market in Metals Is on Its Way
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Gold Report  (11/23/15)
After five trying years, RAB Capital Founder and President Philip Richards sees the light at the end of the tunnel. In this interview with The Gold Report, he argues that a continued zero-interest-rate policy from the Fed will be good for gold and silver, while continued quantitative easing will be good for base metals. Many fine mining companies now trade at deep discounts relative to their NPVs, and Richards suggests a half-dozen poised to take off once the new bull market finds its legs. More >

Michael Curran

Michael Curran Goes Down-Market Shopping for Winners
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report  (11/19/15)
Most of the low-cost gold producers are fairly valued, says Michael Curran, managing director and mining analyst with Beacon Securities, so he's heading down-market to the advanced development opportunities and early-stage explorers that he thinks could become low-cost producers. Sure there is risk, as Curran explains in this interview with The Gold Report, but the reward could come via either a takeover bid by an established producer seeking to lower its overall costs or by supporting these companies as they transition into emerging producers. More >

Matthew O'Keefe

What Every Investor Needs to Know About the Diamond Market: Dundee's Matt O'Keefe
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report  (11/16/15)
Investing in diamond equities is quite different from investing in gold equities, explains Matthew O'Keefe, vice president and senior analyst with Dundee Capital Markets, one of a handful of Canadian analysts covering the diamond space. O'Keefe says diamond deposits require "an order of magnitude" greater study than gold deposits in order to properly determine grade, and says diamond prices are almost exclusively driven by consumer demand. In this interview with The Gold Report, O'Keefe sheds some light on two undervalued diamond producers, as well as three promising developers. More >

Matthew O'Keefe

Dundee Capital Markets' Matt O'Keefe Calls Out Seven Mining Rerating Opportunities
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report  (11/12/15)
Matthew O'Keefe, vice president and senior analyst with Dundee Capital Markets, says big gains—50% or greater—in mining equities can come when stocks get rerated. That typically happens when explorers make a significant discovery, developers turn into producers, and producers become even bigger producers. In this interview with The Gold Report, O'Keefe discusses two companies developing gold projects with beefy economics and five producers with healthy growth profiles. More >

Eric Lemieux

PearTree Securities' Eric Lemieux Enumerates Québec Companies with Cash and Catalysts
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report  (11/9/15)
Few know and understand Québec-based mining projects like Eric Lemieux, mining analyst with PearTree Securities Inc. He understands that the low commodity price environment is hindering widespread exploration but explains that for companies with cash, exploration dollars go further in tough times. In this interview with The Gold Report, Lemieux provides some perspective on several brownfield exploration projects he recently visited in Québec's Abitibi and Val-d'Or regions, while providing updates on other Québec gold and other mining projects with near-term catalysts. More >

Rudi Fronk

With KSM Permits in Hand, Seabridge Is Now Set to Leverage the Coming Bull Market in Gold
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Gold Report  (11/5/15)
With Proven and Probable reserves of 38 million ounces of gold and 10 billion pounds of copper, the potential of Seabridge Gold's KSM project in British Columbia has long been sky-high. In this interview with The Gold Report, Chairman/CEO Rudi Fronk explains that his company has always maximized its leverage to the price of gold. So now, with KSM fully permitted and greatly enhanced by the discovery of higher-grade gold and copper, and a bull market in gold now on the way, the recent strong gains made by investors in his company are likely only the beginning. More >

Markus Bachmann

Six Mining Companies that Pass Craton Capital's Shareholder-Centric Filter
Source: JT Long of The Gold Report  (11/5/15)
From his perch in Johannesburg, Swiss-born Craton Capital Fund Advisor Markus Bachmann has been watching the metals price and cost cycles, and he has some good news. The days of mining company managements using shareholders to support their lifestyle may be nearing an end. He is seeing more companies run like a business, throwing off free cash flow even in a depressed price environment and providing opportunities to get in on the ground floor of turnaround stories. In this interview with The Gold Report, Bachmann shares six names from the portfolio that pass his rigorous resource and operational criteria tests. More >

Mark Brennan

Sierra Metals Sees Organic Growth Leading to a Billion-Dollar Valuation
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Gold Report   (11/2/15)
Since 2010, Sierra Metals has managed to continually increase production at its Bolivar and Cusi mines in Mexico and its Yauricocha mine in Peru while increasing reserves. Even better, all three mines are part of huge land packages barely explored. In this interview with The Gold Report, Sierra Metals President and CEO Mark Brennan explains how he has centralized and rationalized company operations, how he is modernizing production and how he intends to grow Sierra internally to become a large-cap producer with a billion-dollar-plus market cap. More >

How to Spot Buyout Clues in Today's Resource Market
Source: JT Long of The Gold Report  (11/2/15)
What if you could tell before a press release comes out that a company is poised to be bought out, possibly at a nice premium? Sounds good, right? By watching historic patterns, that might just be possible. The Gold Report reached out to experts who have been around through enough cycles to know and asked for the clues they watch that an acquisition might be imminent. From location and early investment to derisking levels, you just have to know what to look for to position yourself for a liquidity event. More >

Joseph McAlinden

Four Reasons Investment Strategist Joe McAlinden Likes Hard Assets, Especially Gold
Source: Special to The Gold Report  (11/2/15)

In September, former Morgan Stanley Investment Management Chief Global Strategist Joe McAlinden announced in an interview with The Gold Report that he had reversed his view on commodities. In this interview, he predicts that the gold price could double in the next two year and envisions even more upside for the mining equities.

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Marin Katusa

Marin Katusa: Follow the Good Guys in Mining
Source: JT Long of The Gold Report  (10/29/15)
The most valuable resource in a mining company is often the people. Good management can attract the right investors and add value regardless of the market. In this interview with The Gold Report, Marin Katusa, founder of Katusa Research, shares his litmus test for which mining companies are worth his hard-won dollars and which ones he is avoiding for the foreseeable future. More >

John Hathaway

Tocqueville's John Hathaway: Stick to Your Guns—Hold on to Those Mining Shares
Source: JT Long of The Gold Report  (10/26/15)
Do you have wealth insurance? Tocqueville Gold Fund Portfolio Manager John Hathaway has studied the past and he sees a bright future for those who have taken the precaution of protecting themselves from the downside of a general bear market by buying resource mining stocks when they are at historic low prices. In this interview with The Gold Report, Hathaway shares the names the fund is holding as ammunition for a better gold market. More >

Sam  Riggall

Cleaner Water and Stronger Aluminum Drive Clean TeQ's Future
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Gold Report  (10/21/15)
Australia's Clean TeQ Holdings Limited, a long-time industry leader in environmental remediation, has recently partnered with China's largest power generator to treat waste water with its unique continuous-ion technology. This technology also allows Clean TeQ to extract metals from minerals and industrial waste, but as Clean TeQ Chairman Sam Riggall explains in this interview with The Gold Report, the company is also on track to open the world's first standalone scandium mine, and has already inked collaboration agreements with the end users that will use this currently rare metal to make aluminum lighter and stronger. More >

Paul Harris

Paul Harris Preaches Investor Patience in Colombia
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report  (10/19/15)
Paul Harris, editor and publisher of Colombia Gold Letter, knows Colombia well and realizes that the country requires more investor patience than many are willing to give. Harris says that the next 12–24 months will largely determine Colombia's long-term perception as a mining jurisdiction, but is quick to add that some current stories are already panning out. In this interview with The Gold Report, Harris discusses some companies getting the best out of Colombia and others that hope to. More >

Frank Holmes Ralph Aldis

U.S. Global Investors' Frank Holmes and Ralph Aldis: Gold Companies That Create Extra Value Will Always Reward Investors
Source: JT Long of The Gold Report  (10/15/15)
Even in the worst resource market in history, companies with good management teams can increase in value. In this interview with The Gold Report, U.S. Global Investors CEO Frank Holmes talks about whether this is the right time to get back into gold, and Portfolio Manager Ralph Aldis reports on the performance of companies in the portfolio and shares some of the names in Australia that have done so well he almost feels guilty about how easy it is to make money off them. More >

The Secrets of Junior Mining Private Equity Risk Managers
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report  (10/12/15)
Some $2 trillion is being invested worldwide by private equity funds every year with a chunk of that destined for junior mining companies. Demand is as strong as or stronger than ever as investors see a shopping opportunity. Who is deciding where it goes and based on what criteria? At the annual Fall Mining Showcase event in Toronto, Red Cloud Mining Capital enlisted the help of three private equity panelists to answer those burning questions. Cheryl Brandon, a partner at Waterton Global Resource Management; Dan Wilton, a partner at Pacific Road Capital Management; and David Thomas, managing director of Resource Capital Funds, brought their insight. Anthony Vaccaro, publisher of The Northern Miner, moderated the spirited discussion that shed light on how private equity investments in junior mining work, the widely held fear of private equity among CEOs and a surprising level of interest in junior mining equities by private equity fund investors. What follows is an edited version of that panel discussion. More >

Jim Collins

Jim Collins Prescribes Five Micro-Cap Names to Build Portfolio Immunity
Source: JT Long of Streetwise Reports' Special Situations  (10/8/15)
In a volatile macroeconomic world, micro caps can offer some immunity as they move based on company news rather than front page headlines. But you have to pick your companies carefully. In this interview with Streetwise Reports' Special Situations, Jim Collins, founding partner of The Portfolio Guru, shares the names of a handful of companies he found in his travels to the LD Micro Conference and beyond. More >

Andrew Pullar

Andrew Pullar's Plan: Go Long, Set Goals with World-Class Assets
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report  (10/5/15)
Andrew Pullar, CEO of The Sentient Group, a private equity fund, says his plan for investment success is all about identifying companies with long-life, low-cost, world-class assets and supporting them through to production. In this interview with The Gold Report, Pullar plots the course for a handful of what he believes are world-class mining assets. More >

Survival Secrets from Colorado Resource Investing Front Lines
Source: JT Long of The Gold Report  (10/1/15)
Top experts and select companies traveled to Colorado last week for a pair of conferences focused on the survivors in the natural resource mining sector. The Gold Report reached out to some of the discerning voices there and asked whether the barrage of headlines from the Federal Reserve and China impacted the mood, and what companies they would be following up on when they returned to their offices. While the Precious Metals Summit was geared toward development-stage companies and the Denver Gold Forum was mostly populated by large, producing mining companies, everyone seemed fixated on survival. For those of us watching from home, experts we talked to were kind enough to name some of the standout companies they saw in boothland. More >

Jeb Handwerger

These Six Gold Companies Could Create Exceptional Wealth Sooner Than You Think: Jeb Handwerger
Source: JT Long of The Gold Report  (9/28/15)
For smart investors watching the gold-Dow ratio rather than mainstream media headlines, this is an exciting time to be a precious metals investor. The world seems to be conspiring to push the price of gold higher, with continued zero interest rates, Chinese stock market volatility and more unrest in the Middle East. In this interview with The Gold Report, Gold Stock Trades Editor Jeb Handwerger lays out his short list of junior mining companies that have been actively adding value, and that will be in demand when all eyes are on the sector. More >

Dudley Baker

Two Signs We May Have Reached Capitulation: Common Stock Warrants Watcher Dudley Baker
Source: JT Long of The Gold Report  (9/24/15)
Looking to leverage the upside of inevitable rising precious metals prices without the risk of buying mining company stocks? In this interview with The Gold Report, Dudley Baker, founder of Common Stock Warrants, shares his approach to evaluating companies for longevity and the opportunities warrants in those companies might play in the right circumstances.
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Michael Hopley

Sunridge Is Now Good to Go at Its Asmara VMS Project in Eritrea
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Gold Report  (9/24/15)
It's been a very active decade filled with milestones for Sunridge Gold, and now following the September signing of a comprehensive permitting agreement with its partner, the government of Eritrea, the Canadian junior is set to begin production in 2016. In this interview with The Gold Report, President and CEO Michael Hopley discusses the riches of his company's copper, gold, zinc and silver deposits and looks forward to becoming as successful as Nevsun has been. More >

David Morgan

Silver Investor David Morgan: Conspiracy Facts Show Metal Prices Have to Rise
Source: JT Long of The Gold Report  (9/21/15)
Even in a frozen metals price market, it only takes one event to shake off the paper manipulation keeping prices below what supply and demand fundamentals of a free market would dictate. And when that correction comes, it could happen quickly. In this interview with The Gold Report, The Morgan Report Publisher David Morgan shares his favorite ways to own leverage to metal prices upside while protecting against junior mining risk. More >

Louis James

When Gold Escapes the Pork Belly Trap, Casey's Louis James Wants to Own These Seven Companies
Source: JT Long of The Gold Report  (9/17/15)
When is gold more than a commodity? When it is recognized as the last safe haven in a volatile world. In this interview with The Gold Report, Casey Research Senior Analyst Louis James warns that "there are so many fragile points around the global economy today any jolt can cause follow-on crashes, collapses—all the volatility we have come to know and love since 2008." To prepare for the inevitable, James shares the seven advanced junior names that he thinks could move up fast when the hard reality of gold's value starts hitting the bottom line. More >

No Fed Rate Hike Good for Gold, Bad Sign for Economy
Source: JT Long, The Gold Report   (9/17/15)
The much-anticipated decision by the Federal Reserve Board at the Sept. 17 meeting to hold interest rates near zero was met in the resource community with a mixture of relief and disappointment. The 9-to-1 vote citing global economic pressure on inflation left open the possibility of a hike at the December meeting. The Gold Report asked the experts in the resource sector what this means for precious metals and oil prices, and what signs they are looking for that a different outcome will be announced in December. More >

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