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James West

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James West is publisher and editor of The Midas Letter, an independent capital markets entrepreneur and investor. He has spent more than 20 years working as a corporate finance advisor, corporate development officer, investor relations officer, media relations and business development officer for companies involved in mining, oil and gas, alternative fuels, healthcare, Internet technology, transportation, manufacturing and housing construction.




Recent Interviews

James West: Falling Back in Love with Gold (12/11/13) There's a saying that old love never rusts. James West, publisher and editor of The Midas Letter, might have broken it off with the gold space for a while, but he always knew he'd be back when the time was right. In this interview with The Gold Report, West talks about what has convinced him to start shopping for gold stocks again and the unconventional indicators he's using to signal a buy.

To Plot Your Energy Investments, Consult the Map: James West (7/2/13) Understanding asset values is the name of the game for early-stage resource playsŚthat's how investors in the Bakken made huge returns. But with the first round of shale plays largely maturing, where are the next big opportunities for junior explorers? In many cases, abroad, says James West, publisher of The Midas Letter. In this interview with The Energy Report, West rolls out the map and shows us where juniors are headed. He also names some companies who are thriving on North American soil. If boots-on-the-ground prospecting puts a glint in your eye, read on.

James West: Oil and Gas Beats Mining Hands Down (2/26/13) Interest rates may be near zero, but financing big projects is still tough for most mining companies. That's why James West has switched his focus to energy investments, where the payoff is often much faster. In this interview with The Energy Report, West explains why intermediate-term energy opportunities have become his sweet spot.

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Recent Quotes

"ARW has all the ingredients for a dramatic rise in production and revenue." (4/11/14) Aroway Energy Inc. - James West, Midas Letter Moreá>

"LLG is squarely in the lead to be one of Canada's next producing graphite mines." (3/24/14) Mason Graphite Inc. - James West, Midas Letter Moreá>

"FRA is on the fast track to copper production." (2/18/14) Freyja Resources Inc. - James West, Midas Letter Moreá>

"The growth of GNR's 3-D conversion business looks poised to continue throughout the near future." (1/29/14) Gener8 Media Corp. - James West, Midas Letter Moreá>

"DAN, which just came out with a $2B NPV on its Lac Ó Paul deposit, is the subject of takeover talks." (12/11/13) Arianne Phosphate Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with James West Moreá>

"ATY is a homerun in the making." (12/11/13) Atico Mining Corp. - The Gold Report Interview with James West Moreá>

"CSI is onto one of the highest-grade platinum/palladium/gold deposits ever discovered, and is heading into production." (12/11/13) Colossus Minerals Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with James West Moreá>

"CFM is hitting very high grades from 14 to 25 g/t, with many assays in the hundreds of grams per ton." (12/11/13) Confederation Minerals Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with James West Moreá>

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"The news just keeps getting better and better for KDX's Fire Creek project; investors' patience is being rewarded." (12/11/13) Klondex Mines Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with James West Moreá>

"LLG is one of my larger holdings; its project has grades up to 20% graphite and beyond." (12/11/13) Mason Graphite Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with James West Moreá>

"The next catalyst for TK will be the next fabulous drill result." (12/11/13) Tinka Resources Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with James West Moreá>

"DAN certainly bears having a closer look at now." (10/29/13) Arianne Phosphate Inc. - James West, Midas Letter Moreá>

"LLC is the obvious leader in the flake graphite realm." (10/7/13) Mason Graphite Inc. - James West, Midas Letter Moreá>

"DAN just might be the takeover target of the year." (9/8/13) Arianne Phosphate Inc. - James West, Midas Letter Moreá>

"E is able to offer everything to everyone." (7/2/13) Enterprise Group Inc. - The Energy Report Interview with James West Moreá>

"ARW has substantial cash flow and is growing production on an almost daily basis." (7/2/13) Aroway Energy Inc. - The Energy Report Interview with James West Moreá>

"EFLO is well situated to take advantage of working one of the largest, but as yet undeveloped, gas fields in the world: the Kotaneelee." (7/2/13) EFLO Energy Inc. - The Energy Report Interview with James West Moreá>

(6/27/13) Confederation Minerals Ltd. - James West, Midas Letter Moreá>

"CFB is a premium opportunity." (4/17/13) Chieftain Metals Inc. - James West, Midas Letter Moreá>

"We expect to see significant share price appreciation in CFB in 2013." (3/14/13) Chieftain Metals Inc. - James West, Midas Letter Moreá>

"ATY is one of my favorite investments." (3/14/13) Atico Mining Corp. - SmallCap Power Interview with James West Moreá>

"PCY has its power offtake agreement in place and financing commitments from various entities." (2/26/13) Prophecy Coal Corp. - The Energy Report Interview with James West Moreá>

"EFLO has a great team with a record of founding major projects and taking them through the end zone into success." (2/26/13) EFLO Energy Inc. - The Energy Report Interview with James West Moreá>

"ARW is one of the best examples of lower-risk exposure, with an experienced management team that can access capital." (2/26/13) Aroway Energy Inc. - The Energy Report Interview with James West Moreá>

"CFB has raised capital and moved Tulsequah forward aggressively." (2/12/13) Chieftain Metals Inc. - James West, Midas Letter Moreá>

"TK's agreement with Peru's Pillao community is extremely important." (1/7/13) Tinka Resources Ltd. - James West, Midas Letter Moreá>

"EFLO's new acquisition makes it the largest interest holder in the Kotaneelee." (1/7/13) EFLO Energy Inc. - James West, Midas Letter Moreá>

"ARW's two wells are in a very prospective oil fairway." (1/7/13) Aroway Energy Inc. - James West, Midas Letter Moreá>

"ATY is acquiring a producing mine with plenty of exploration upside." (11/15/12) Atico Mining Corp. - The Energy Report Interview with James West Moreá>

"At this level, I think PCY is attractive." (11/15/12) Prophecy Coal Corp. - The Energy Report Interview with James West Moreá>

"EFLO has already been a double and then some for us." (11/15/12) EFLO Energy Inc. - The Energy Report Interview with James West Moreá>

"I think ARW will start to see more of a lift in its share price." (11/15/12) Aroway Energy Inc. - The Energy Report Interview with James West Moreá>

"The caliber of management sets LSL apart from every other TSX- and Venture-listed firm." (9/26/12) Liberty Silver Corp. - James West, Midas Letter Moreá>

"ARW is one of our portfolio holdings that I really think is a great opportunity." (8/7/12) Aroway Energy Inc. - The Energy Report Interview with James West Moreá>

"ORT's shares have yet to price in the profound nature of its game-changing technology." (7/31/12) Orbite Aluminae Inc. - James West, Midas Letter Moreá>

"HBY is completely overlooked by the market; it could have the next Rosebel." (7/27/12) Hunter Bay Minerals Plc - Small Cap Power interview with James West Moreá>

"EFLO has a land position in the Liard Basin in the Yukon. This is a huge field that could be larger than Papua New Guinea." (7/9/12) EFLO Energy Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with James West Moreá>

"ORT shares are nowhere near where they should be trading." (7/9/12) Orbite Aluminae Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with James West Moreá>

"SFF is a story with great geology." (7/9/12) Seafield Resources Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with James West Moreá>

"TK is excellent exposure to silver at an excellent price." (7/9/12) Tinka Resources Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with James West Moreá>

"NES' share price is testimony both to the quality of the deposit and to Richard Whittall's effectiveness as a president and promoter." (7/9/12) Newstrike Capital Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with James West Moreá>

"HBY is an example of a company that has made discoveries but whose share price does not reflect the value of the deposit." (7/9/12) Hunter Bay Minerals Plc - The Gold Report Interview with James West Moreá>

"There's no doubt PCY is sitting on substantial coal resources." (5/29/12) Prophecy Coal Corp. - James West, Midas Letter Moreá>

"PDG's new drill results show an expanded resource deposit at Magino." (5/29/12) Prodigy Gold Inc. - James West, Midas Letter Moreá>

"HBY's Sela Creek drill results confirm substantial gold mineralization." (5/29/12) Hunter Bay Minerals Plc - James West, Midas Letter Moreá>

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