Streetwise Base Metals Interviews



Paul Renken

Be Bold and Seek the Sizzle, Says VSA Capital's Paul Renken
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report  (12/16/14)
It's time to be bold, says Paul Renken, senior geologist and analyst with London-based VSA Capital. He seeks the "sizzle," or the narrative, in mining equities because the sizzle moves the story. But Renken remains selective and likes to see a significant discovery or acquisition that provides a clear path to investor returns. In this interview with The Mining Report, he recommends a veritable laundry list of companies in numerous commodities operating around the world. More >


Robert  Baylis

Robert Baylis: A Taste for Tungsten—Finding the Sweet Spot for Investors
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report  (12/8/14)
Finding the right combination of factors for an investable tungsten operation is no easy matter, says Robert Baylis, managing director of London-based Roskill. Much of the tungsten space is held privately, but some publicly traded equities offer leverage to future demand growth. In this interview with The Gold Report, Baylis says investor success in this space depends on finding that sweet spot where low capital and operating costs act as the honey needed to lure end users into offtake agreements or outright takeovers. More >


So Bad It's Good: Surviving 2014
Source: JT Long of Streetwise Reports  (11/25/14)
As we approach Thanksgiving in the States, Streetwise Reports
reached out to some of our most popular experts for perspective on the natural resource market during this volatile time. While some thought 2014 was so bad it was good—for contrarian investors—others will be all too happy to see the year in the rearview mirror. More >


Jack Lifton

Jack Lifton Says Innovation Is the Key to REE Independence
Source: JT Long of The Mining Report  (11/11/14)
China's geology, cost structure and disregard for environmental degradation have led to rare earth world domination. But the landscape is changing. In this interview with The Mining Report, industry expert Jack Lifton shares his vision for a world where centralized modern processing could make it possible for mining companies in the United States, Europe and Australia to start producing truly critical materials with small capex. More >


Paul Adams

Paul Adams: Macro Trumps Micro in Resource Sector
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report  (11/3/14)
Investors in Australia's junior mining sector are feeling the same pain as those in North America but Paul Adams, an analyst with brokerage firm DJ Carmichael in Perth, believes select junior resource companies will outperform the broad markets as macro-level events impact certain commodities. In this interview with The Gold Report, Adams suggests that strong demand fundamentals in nickel, zinc and uranium could mean better years ahead for equities with exposure to those commodities. Adams also discusses DJ Carmichael's new investment strategy and several companies that fit into it.
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Oliver Gross

Oliver Gross Says Peak Gold Is Here to Stay
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Gold Report  (10/27/14)
The wave of zero-interest liquidity washing over the financial world could result in a short-term gold bottom of $1,000 per ounce, reports Oliver Gross of Der Rohstoff-Anleger (The Resource Investor). The good news is that Peak Gold is here to stay, which means that midtier producers will soon be desperate to buy low-cost, high-quality deposits. In this interview with The Gold Report,
Gross argues that this could be the opportunity of a lifetime for contrarian investors, and suggests a half-dozen best bets to be taken out.
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Stefan Ioannou

Stefan Ioannou: Copper, Nickel and Zinc Won't Be Cheap for Long
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report  (10/21/14)
The all-powerful U.S. dollar is currently hammering base metals and base metal equities. Haywood Securities Mining Analyst Stefan Ioannou says that increasing demand and near-term supply shortages make base metals a bargain that won't last. In this interview with The Mining Report, Ioannou argues that juniors with good deposits and low costs are in a unique position to benefit, and lists several companies that look to do just that. More >


John Kaiser

John Kaiser's Tips for Escaping the Resource Sector Swamp Alive
Source: JT Long of The Mining Report  (10/14/14)
What if the goldbugs are wrong and fiat currency isn't going to throw the world into hyperinflation? What if, instead, a steadily growing economy and a new awareness of the importance of having security of supply for critical metals, along with a big exciting discovery that heats up the resource sector, are what pull sinking gold and silver prices and their related mining companies out of the muck? If so, John Kaiser tells The Mining Report that he has set his sights on the dozen companies that would star in this horror-turned-romantic epic adventure. More >


Derek Macpherson

The Best Offense Remains a Good Defense: M Partners' Derek Macpherson
Source: JT Long of The Mining Report  (10/7/14)
With a strong dollar currently depressing the precious metals prices, M Partners Mining Analyst Derek Macpherson believes that fundamentals will kick in eventually and bring prices back up. In this interview with The Mining Report, he advises investors to look for low-risk companies on solid footing and discusses some of his favorite names that are poised to come out fighting. More >


Rick Rule Keith Schaefer Joe Mazumdar

Catalyst Check: Natural Resources Watchlist at Three Months
Source: JT Long of The Gold Report  (10/6/14)
At the Cambridge House Canadian Investment Conference in June, The Gold Report Publisher Jason Mallin asked a panel of experts picking a portfolio of stocks with upside potential for the 2014 Streetwise Reports Natural Resources Watchlist what they wanted to see in an equity. As always, Sprott US Holdings Inc. CEO Rick Rule, summed up the ideal beautifully. "We like reality at a discount," he said. Now that three months have passed, we decided to check in with Rick and co-panelists Joe Mazumdar from Canaccord Genuity and Keith Schaefer from Oil & Gas Investments Bulletin to see how that reality is playing out. You can always check the portfolio in real time at the Portfolio Tracker. More >


Kal Kotecha

Kal Kotecha: Going Against the Grain in Five Names
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report  (9/30/14)
Economics professor and newsletter writer Kal Kotecha says to obtain superior results, you cannot do what everyone else is doing. He maintains that much of the risk associated with junior resource equities has been beaten out by the herd mentality and that selectively buying what's left presents mind-boggling opportunity. Kotecha shares some of those names in this interview with The Mining Report.
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Mining Equipment

Nickel Pulls Back, But Still Looks Strong
Source: Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb  (9/30/14)
Although LME nickel prices retreated to US$7.80/lb in late September, Scotiabank Economist Patricia Mohr forecasts "The supply and demand balance for nickel in China is still expected to tighten noticeably by early 2015. More >


Richard Karn

Richard Karn's Advice for Avoiding the Walking Dead
Source: Special to The Gold Report  (9/24/14)
Starved of cash, nearly 150 mining companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange went into bankruptcy during the fiscal year
that ended June 30, and another 23 have gone under since then. Richard Karn, managing editor of the Emerging Trends Report, believes a fresh wave of failures is expected when the quarter ends September 30, and a major shakeout at some point appears likely. But the situation isn't grim for all the specialty metal companies down under. In this interview with The Gold Report, Karn shares a handful of names with the wherewithal to survive the onslaught. More >


Jason Mayer

Sprott Fund Manager Jason Mayer's Guide to Resource Stock Profits
Source: JT Long of The Mining Report  (9/23/14)
Miners are having a tough time getting funded, and although Canadian oil and gas has performed well over the last few quarters, some companies might be overvalued. No wonder investors are confused. In this interview with The Mining Report, Jason Mayer of Sprott Asset Management examines near- and long-term plays that look poised to deliver returns, and shares his criteria for selecting profitable investments in volatile resource markets. More >


Jeff Desjardins James  Fraser

Jeff Desjardins and James Fraser Look at Junior Miners in a Way that May Surprise You
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report  (9/16/14)
It's never too late to find a new way to evaluate mining companies, and Jeff Desjardins and James Fraser of Tickerscores.com have developed one based on over 20 different criteria. Add in some near-term catalysts and the wheat separates from the chaff. In this interview with The Mining Report, Desjardins and Fraser share the names of companies with some of Tickerscores.com's highest junior mining scores. More >


Filipe Martins: African Miners that Can Generate Cash Flow and Dividends
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report  (9/9/14)
AfricaLow all-in gold cash costs are a good thing, says London-based GMP Securities Analyst Filipe Martins, but they don't tell the whole story. In this interview with The Mining Report, Martins argues that the best companies are those with strong free cash flow yields and a view to return cash to investors. Many of these companies have gold, copper, titanium and graphite projects in Africa, which boasts low-risk jurisdictions in addition to high-grade geology. More >


Luke Smith

Canaccord's Luke Smith: Five Aussie Companies with Cash Flows, Low Costs and MOUs
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report  (8/26/14)
Now more than ever, only select mining companies are attracting investors. Luke Smith, head of mining research for Canaccord Genuity in Melbourne, argues that low costs, increasing cash flows and improved net cash positions are crucial for gold companies. Solid contracts with end-users and strong institutional support are crucial for commodities. In this interview with The Mining Report, Smith highlights two undervalued Australian gold companies and three Australian companies in graphite and lithium that have already seen explosive share growth and appear poised for even greater gains. More >


Björn Paffrath

Fund Adviser Björn Paffrath's Mantra: In the End, Performance Matters
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report  (8/19/14)
Björn Paffrath, Switzerland-based fund adviser and newsletter writer, says there is certainly an elevated risk of a correction in the broad market but the upside in the mining sector is worth looking at as the market turns. Paffrath expects more M&A activity in the fall and says he's always looking for opportunities that really impact the performance of the funds. In this interview with The Mining Report, Paffrath shares some silver, base metals and tungsten positions. More >


Paul Renken

Paul Renken: Bottom-Fishing for the Best Junior Resource Equities
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report  (7/28/14)
It's the lazy days of summer and Paul Renken, senior geologist and analyst with VSA Capital, is bottom-fishing. He sees a lot of value in unloved resource equities and spends much of his time sifting through the lot to find juniors that will get the increasingly sparse financing needed to turn potential into production. Renken offers an abundant catch of equity picks in this interview with The Gold Report. More >


Douglass Loud Jeffrey Mosseri

Doug Loud and Jeff Mosseri: Three Reasons Why Gold and Gold Stocks Will Rise
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Gold Report  (7/23/14)
It's hard to see the present until it's in the past. What does this mean for gold? Money managers Doug Loud and Jeff Mosseri of Greystone Asset Management say that a bull market may have already begun. All the signs are there: rising political tension, a shortage of new supply and a cull of the weakest stocks. In this interview with The Gold Report, Loud and Mosseri list a dozen gold, silver and copper companies that should ride the crest of the wave. More >


Jocelyn August

Jocelyn August: Upcoming Catalysts for Precious and Base Metals, Uranium and Oil and Gas Plays
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report  (7/22/14)
Timing the market is sometimes more important than finding the right equities. But if you can time the market and find the right equities, that can be the most direct path to success. Jocelyn August, senior analyst and product manager with Sagient Research's CatalystTracker.com, follows catalysts that move resource stocks with regularity, sometimes 10% or more. In this interview with The Mining Report, August discusses some upcoming catalysts in the precious and base metals spaces, and names others in uranium and oil and gas. More >


Rick Mills

Rick Mills' Econ 101—Rising Demand and Falling Supply Equals Higher Metals Prices
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report  (7/1/14)
Juniors can't fund their projects, which means that the majors' reserves will continue to shrink. Rick Mills argues that this process can have but one result: higher metals prices across the board. In this interview with The Mining Report, the owner and host of Ahead of the Herd.com highlights a half-dozen gold, silver, copper and nickel companies that will leverage these high prices, and introduces us to a Canadian company's unique cobalt project in Russia. More >


Michael Berry Chris Berry

It's Not About Discovering a Mine, It's About Discovering a Technology
Source: JT Long of The Mining Report  (6/17/14)
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. More >


Philip Richards

Less Correlation Among Commodities Demands More Careful Selection: Philip Richards
Source: JT Long of The Gold Report  (6/16/14)
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. More >


Mark Seddon

Mark Seddon's Catch-22: We Need More Tungsten, But Projects Can't Find Funding
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report  (6/10/14)
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. More >


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