Streetwise Base Metals Interviews


Richard Karn

Night of the Living Dead Miners: Rare Earth 'Zombies' Attack the ASX and TSX
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report  (4/22/14)
In 2010, rare earth and specialty metals market froth had speculators throwing money at a sector they didn't understand, and opportunistic resource company managers stepped up to take their money. Two years later, so-called zombies, the walking dead companies, lurk on the TSX and ASX exchanges, all talk and no product. As Richard Karn of Emerging Trends Report explains in his interview with The Mining Report, anemic cash flows will put many of these zombies to rest in the coming year, while the survivors—the companies that can drop a sample on an end-user's desk for evaluation—will finally see the light of day. More >


Willem  Middelkoop Terence van der Hout

Willem Middelkoop and Terence van der Hout: Turnaround Stories Revolve Around Proven Management
Source: JT Long of The Gold Report  (4/21/14)
Willem Middelkoop and Terence van der Hout of the Netherlands-based Commodity Discovery Fund believe that when the world's reserve currency is reset away from the U.S. dollar in the next decade, gold prices will rise and mining equities will follow. Van der Hout and Middelkoop tell The Gold Report that by focusing on producers, near-producers and turnaround stories, they plan to capitalize on the opportunities in North America, Africa and beyond. More >


Raymond Goldie

Salman Partners' Raymond Goldie: Copper Is Pathological and Suffers from SAD, but It Has Value
Source: JT Long of The Gold Report  (4/16/14)
Dr. Copper may be in a supercycle, but there are serious problems. In this interview with The Gold Report, Salman Partners' Vice President of Commodity Economics Raymond Goldie explains why even though the base metal acts pathologically and has a bad case of seasonal affective disorder, these six equities are priced below their intrinsic value. More >


Etienne Moshevich

Three Key Metrics to Identify a Superstar Investment
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report  (4/15/14)
Etienne Moshevich, editor of Alphastox.com, looks at three things before he decides to get excited about a company: people, projects and structure. In this interview with The Mining Report, Moshevich explains his ground-up approach to evaluating junior resource companies and names the names that are set to rake in the profits. More >


Michael Berry

When the Major Equity Market Bubble Crashes, Michael Berry Will Take Refuge in These Gold Stocks
Source: JT Long of The Gold Report  (4/14/14)
An overinflated equities market could be good news for metals and mining stocks. In this interview with The Gold Report, Morning Notes Publisher Michael Berry shares two scenarios that could follow an imminent crash and four gold companies that could be perfectly positioned to take advantage of a reset credit market. More >


Mark Lackey

Mark Lackey: What Happens to a Mine Deferred?
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report  (3/25/14)
The shuttering of huge copper and iron ore projects gives the Street the blues, but the resulting squeeze in supply can lead to explosive price hikes. Meanwhile, Mark Lackey, executive vice president of CHF Investor Relations, is eyeing infrastructure buildouts in China, Korea, Brazil and India that point to a swelling of demand. In this interview with The Mining Report, find out how Australian partnerships, the deepening of the Panama Canal and the South Korean-Canada trade agreement could result in major returns on investment, and why 2014 looks like a bounce-back year for potash. More >


Jeb Handwerger

Jeb Handwerger: China Isn't Slowing Down, It's Buying Up (Resources, that Is)
Source: Tom Armistead of The Energy Report  (3/18/14)
Headlines about a Chinese economic slowdown may get good web traffic, but the real story is that China is buying up uranium and other resources around the world, says Gold Stock Trades writer Jeb Handwerger. Meanwhile, tensions in Russia highlight the massive country's resource dominance in natural gas, oil, uranium, platinum group metals, rare earths and nickel. Handwerger tells The Mining Report that North America is already acting to develop resources that can meet both domestic and international demand—and this global geopolitical uncertainty is an investment opportunity. More >


Derek Macpherson

Derek Macpherson: Is It a Love Affair or a Tryst?
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report  (3/12/14)
Investors have again begun flirting with the junior mining sector. Will it lead to a love affair or is it just a tryst? Derek Macpherson, a mining analyst with M Partners, believes it is still too early to be taking on high-risk, high-leverage names. In this interview with The Gold Report, he advises investors to carefully choose low-risk companies, even in this early stage of a rising gold price environment, and names a handful that investors could fall in love with.
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Paul Adams: Investor-Friendly Australian Projects Around the World
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report  (3/11/14)
Rather than shoot for the stars, Paul Adams of DJ Carmichael argues that junior miners should focus on more modest projects best suited to maximizing shareholder value. This means projects with reasonable capex, good grades and short turnaround times. In this interview with The Mining Report, Adams suggests gold, copper, iron ore and rare earths projects that can weather the complete commodities cycle, as well as a fascinating gold-silver outlier in Peru. More >


Ron Struthers

Ron Struthers: The Juniors Are Forging the Path Forward
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Gold Report  (3/5/14)
Is the bear market in mining equities finally over? It looks that way, says Ron Struthers, publisher and editor of Struthers' Resource Stock Report. In this interview with The Gold Report, Struthers explains what distinguishes this recovery from past ones: TSX Venture Exchange stocks, not the majors, are leading the way. But which juniors should investors favor? Struthers names several with proven management, ample funding and good share structures. More >


Paul Renken

Paul Renken: For 2014 Gains, Look to Uranium, PGMs and Gems
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report  (2/25/14)
Paul Renken, senior geologist and analyst with VSA Capital, calls 2014 a soft year for gold and silver prices, but foresees stronger prices—and demand—for nickel, copper and tech metals as the year progresses. In this Mining Report interview, he lists the three commodities investors should feel good about and digs into the details of the Indonesian ban on exports of raw ore. More >


Adam Low

Supply and Demand Key to Base Metals Success: Adam Low
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Gold Report  (2/19/14)
Adam Low of Raymond James believes that the outlook is excellent for zinc, good for copper and neutral for iron ore. In this interview with The Gold Report, he argues that it comes down to supply and demand. Copper supply may soon lag demand, and zinc demand, which is increasing steadily, will soon face a 10% decline in supply. Low suggests eight miners that should benefit from providing the metals the global economy will need to support future growth. More >


Stephen Riddle

How to Vet Graphite Investments: Stephen Riddle
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report  (2/18/14)
Stephen Riddle, CEO of Asbury Graphite Mills Inc., has been in the business long enough to have seen companies come and go, sometimes more than once. He brings a realist's perspective to this Mining Report interview, and explains the questions he asks himself, as an investor, at each stage of mine development. He also comments on the supply-and-demand picture, and names the characteristics of his ideal graphite mine. More >


Mark Selby

Royal Nickel Corp: Indonesian Ore Export Ban Opens Door to the Next Generation of Nickel Mines
Source: J. Alec Gimurtu of The Mining Report  (2/11/14)
Nickel prices have been weak, but the recent Indonesian government announcement banning ore shipments outside the country may be the shock that reverses the trend. In this interview with The Mining Report, Mark Selby, Interim CEO of Royal Nickel Corp., walks through his analysis that indicates nickel price increases and inventory reductions are imminent, while demand continues to grow and over a quarter of global mine supply is shut in. He considers nickel in 2014 one of the best commodity trades in a generation. To capitalize on this unique set of circumstances, Royal Nickel's Dumont Nickel Project follows the path of other large-reserve, large-scale mines in the copper and gold sectors that have changed the mining industry and made early investors fortunes. More >


Joe Mazumdar

Joe Mazumdar: Seven Gold and Uranium Juniors with Near-Term Growth You Can't Ignore
Source: Peter Byrne of The Mining Report   (2/4/14)
Many junior miners have an ace up the sleeve, and that is commodity price leverage. Joe Mazumdar, senior mining analyst with Canaccord Genuity, sat down with us to share what he looks for in junior companies with a lot of commodity price leverage. In this interview with The Mining Report, find out why bigger isn't necessarily better when it comes to gold mining projects, and why the market is favoring uranium explorers over producers—for now. Mazumdar also shares names of gold companies with "bite-sized" capital needs from Burkina Faso to California, as well as the apples of his eye in the Athabasca Basin, where management teams with significant track records are heading up promising exploration programs. More >


Adrian Day

Adrian Day: Ditch the Risk and Embrace the Upside
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Gold Report  (1/31/14)
Adrian Day likes to think long term, and historical trends persuade him that the bull market in gold should continue for years to come. In this interview with The Gold Report, the founder of Adrian Day Asset Management explains why he expects a significant gold price recovery in the near future. In the short term, he counsels investors to choose companies that minimize risk through royalty agreements, joint ventures and robust balance sheets. In other words, companies with the means to seize profit-making opportunities, and Day shares the names of a handful that fit the bill. More >


Lawrence Roulston

Gold Crybabies Are Born to Lose, Says Lawrence Roulston
Source: Peter Byrne of The Gold Report  (1/29/14)
Geologist, engineer, Midas-touch investor and financial newsletter publisher Lawrence Roulston has little patience for investors without the nerves to hold onto a good thing during tough times. Gold has been the main embodiment of value for thousands of years, Roulston points out, so why should tomorrow be different? In this interview with The Gold Report, Roulston has some tips on how to double down on gold investments and wipe away the tears. More >


Luisa  Moreno

The Numbers Don't Lie: Why the Industrial Minerals Sector Is Here to Stay
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report  (1/28/14)
There are two ways to visualize the critical metals and industrial minerals sector. Some see a hostile climate, where junior mining companies compete for scarce financing dollars. But there's a sunnier side to this story: more than ever, companies, government and academia are forming partnerships to solve a global problem—the ongoing need for scarce critical materials. In this Mining Report interview, Luisa Moreno, industrial minerals analyst with Euro Pacific Capital, discusses the challenges and the prospects for players in a sector she insists is here to stay. More >


Amanda van Dyke

Amanda Van Dyke: A Dozen Gold, Copper, Phosphate and Uranium Standouts
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report  (1/21/14)
Amanda Van Dyke of Palisade Capital is confident that China's reforms will ensure that the commodity supercycle will continue for some time to come. In this interview with The Mining Report, Van Dyke argues that investors should worry less about the right balance of specific commodities and more about the right mix of early-stage, development-stage and producing companies. She expands on a dozen she believes have the right stuff to succeed. More >


Joseph Gallucci

Zinc or Swim: Do Base Metals Have a Future?
Source: Peter Byrne of The Mining Report  (1/7/14)
Joseph Gallucci of Dundee Capital Markets sees a rosy future for zinc investors. As the large zinc mines shut down, the juniors are stepping forward to meet growing demand for the industrial staple. In this interview with The Mining Report, Gallucci delivers smart tips for base metals investors on where to find opportunity when zinc prices start to climb. More >


Stephan Bogner

Miners Should Launch a Gold Cartel or Risk Losing Everything, Advises Stephan Bogner
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report  (12/28/13)
It's no surprise that Stephan Bogner, analyst with Rockstone Research Ltd. and CEO of Elementum International—a precious metals trading and storage firm—advises investors to hold physical metals outside the banking system, but he also advocates mining companies keeping gold on their balance sheets and forming a cartel. In this interview with The Gold Report, Bogner discusses which exploration and development companies will be ready to produce when metals prices rise and shares his interest in the diamond, potash and uranium space. More >


Shane Nagle

Shane Nagle: Making Your Portfolio Pricing-Pressure Proof
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Metals Report  (12/24/13)
Forget about the gold price. Forget about the copper, zinc and nickel price. Start searching out companies that can weather another few years of recovery, because it's unlikely mining companies will get any price relief soon. Shane Nagle, a metals and mining analyst with National Bank Financial, talks with The Mining Report about some names he's found that have strong balance sheets that can carry them through another few years of pricing pressures to smooth sailing on the other side. More >


Levi Spry

Levi Spry Highlights Quality Australian Projects that Will Find Funding
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Gold Report  (12/23/13)
Quality will win out, says Levi Spry, senior resources analyst at GMP Securities Australia. In this interview with The Gold Report, Spry contends that funding project capital expenditures is a problem only when the underlying economics are marginal. In other words, high grades plus low costs ensure victory, and he suggests a handful of Australian companies, in gold, lithium, copper and nickel, that boast the quality needed to earn high margins. More >


Richard Karn

Richard Karn: Three Australian Miners Positioned for Success
Source: Special to The Energy Report  (11/19/13)
Sometimes the worst of times brings out the best in people. Such is the case in Australia's mining sector, according to Richard Karn, managing editor of The Emerging Trends Report. While some companies are floundering or failing altogether, Karn has noticed a few shining exceptions. These are companies with innovative management teams that have approached project funding in this challenging environment as though it were a high-stakes chess game—and their maneuvers are astonishing. In this interview with The Mining Report, Karn takes a look at three mining companies that are defying the odds and may emerge victorious. More >


Eric Muschinski

Eric Muschinski: Investor Psychology Can Trump Market Fundamentals
Source: Special to The Gold Report  (11/13/13)
With gold and silver equities markets as volatile as ever and assets of many miners valued at pennies on the dollar, Eric Muschinski, editor of the Gold Investment Letter, believes it is critical to be on the right side of the emotional curve when investing. He pays as much attention to investor psychology as he does to market fundamentals. In this interview with The Gold Report, Muschinski explains how investors can use knowledge of market cycles to their advantage and profiles undervalued companies flying under the radar. More >


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