Streetwise Critical Metals Interviews



Gianni Kovacevic

The Copper Denominator: Gianni Kovacevic
Source: J. Alec Gimurtu of The Gold Report  (12/15/14)
Gianni Kovacevic, the author of "My Electrician Drives a Porsche?" and executive chairman of CopperBank Resources Corp., takes a scientific view of historical, social and environmental trends in energy usage and identifies copper as the common denominator. As global energy usage increases, most of that energy flows through copper. In this interview with The Gold Report, Kovacevic discusses how his book explains his approach in understanding copper's investment opportunity in a scientific context, and the role of the company he founded to take advantage of this secular trend. 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 >


Rudolf Hokanson

Smart Oil is Cheap Oil: Rudolf Hokanson
Source: Peter Byrne of The Energy Report  (11/25/14)
Even a global economic growth slowdown will not seriously impact the future of the shale oil patch, Rudolf "Rudy" Hokanson tells The Energy Report. The Barrington Research analyst's job is to think long and hard about the target prices he assigns to the best and brightest junior firms playing in the Bakken and other shales. He likes smart managers—the ones who know how to reduce costs at the wellhead while improving the flow of oil, gas, and liquids—and provides the names of companies with such managers at the helm. More >


Michael Slifirski

Credit Suisse Analyst Michael Slifirski: New Non-Chinese Graphite and Vanadium Supply Could Create New Demand
Source: JT Long of The Mining Report  (11/18/14)
More may really be better for end users and mining companies when it comes to graphite. Credit Suisse Analyst Michael Slifirski sees something a lot bigger than a zero-sum game in minerals. In this interview with The Mining Report, he explains how a steady source of graphite and vanadium from outside China could create whole new markets for energy storage and aluminum anodes. And he knows just the company to convince manufacturers to make the commitment. More >


Thomas Schuster

Rocks to Riches with Thomas Schuster
Source: Peter Byrne of The Gold Report  (11/12/14)
The key to finding gold is understanding the rocks. Thomas Schuster is a geologist and mining analyst with a deep understanding of where the gold hides. In this interview with The Gold Report, he talks about a number of gold explorers whose rocks are starting to shine. And gold is ready to come back strong, he says, as global reserves melt away. 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 >


Frank Holmes

Frank Holmes Talks No-Drama Investment Strategy
Source: JT Long of The Gold Report  (11/10/14)
Frank Holmes' advice to investors? Chill. In his interview with The Gold Report, the veteran commodities investor shares some strategies that help him "sit back and stay balanced," namely by diversifying and following the money. Find out about the indicators Holmes watches to read the market's pulse, and why a +/- 35% move for gold doesn't keep him awake at night. Holmes also profiles his favorite mining stocks, including one that generates what could be the highest per-employee revenue in the world. 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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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 >


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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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 >


Elliott Gue

Where to Look for Yield During a Time of Low Gas Prices: Elliott Gue
Source: Peter Byrne of The Energy Report  (9/11/14)
With gas prices stuck at historic lows for the foreseeable future, bored investors can look toward master limited partnerships to increase profit yields on energy portfolios. Elliott Gue, energy investment strategist of Capitalist Times, spends his day finding great energy deals in the margins and curves. In this interview with The Energy Report, Gue does the dirty work and gives us his strategy so that investors can golf, yacht, and have fun without worrying about losing the value of their savings to inflation. 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 >


Tom Hayes

Tom Hayes' Trio of Rare Earth Project Contenders
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report  (7/15/14)
It's not the size of a rare earth elements project resource that determines its success, declares Tom Hayes of Edison Investment Research. In this interview with The Mining Report, he explains that companies will win based on their holdings of heavy and strategic rare earths and their ability to secure funding. With the race on to develop non-Chinese REE sources, he suggests three projects likely to end up on the podium. More >


Thomas Schuster

Thomas Schuster's Five Stocks to Buy and Hold
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Gold Report  (7/14/14)
Consulting Mining Analyst Thomas Schuster looks at the longer term in mining. He is bullish on gold but cautions that we won't see an end to the bear market in precious metals equities until financing again becomes readily available. In this interview with The Gold Report, the publisher of the "Rocks To Riches" research reports presents five companies in gold, silver and niobium with the management and projects to ride out the storm. More >


Luisa  Moreno

Luisa Moreno: Graphite, Lithium and REEs Essential to Hot Technologies
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report  (7/8/14)
Graphite. Lithium. Rare earth elements. What do these metals and minerals have in common? They are playing bigger and more critical roles in widely used big kid toys like smartphones, tablets and electric vehicles. Investors can't stay on top of every hot commodity but Luisa Moreno, mining analyst with Euro Pacific Canada, offers some companies developing graphite, lithium and REE resources for the toys and technology of the future in this interview with The Mining Report. 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 >


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