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Joseph M. Foster earned his MBA at the University of Nevada-Reno and his masters in geology at its Mackey School of Mines. He joined Van Eck Associates' hard assets team in 1996. He currently serves as lead investment team member for its flagship fund, Van Eck International Investors Gold Fund and investment team member of Van Eck Global Hard Assets Fund and Van Eck Worldwide Insurance Trust's Worldwide Hard Assets Fund.
Best of the Best: The Most Popular Thoughts from 2014 (12/24/14) As natural resources bounced all over the charts in 2014, readers turned to the experts interviewed by The Gold Report for insights on what was driving these ups and downs, and how they could protect themselves—or, better yet, benefit—from the volatility. We combed through interviews with experts featured during the year, and offer some thoughts you might want to consider as you prepare for 2015.
Van Eck Fund Manager Joe Foster Is Building for the Upswing (6/11/14) Lackluster gold should find some of its sparkle in the second half of 2014, according to Joe Foster, fund manager at Van Eck Associates. The prospect of loosened import and tax restrictions in India is one potential catalyst, and stabilization in the exchange-traded funds is another positive. He shares with The Gold Report his perspective on the likely state of merger and acquisition activity in the gold equity space this year, and discusses companies positioned to ride the upswing.
Look to Midtier and Small-Cap Gold Equities for Growth: Joe Foster (11/5/12) The late summer rally in gold equities is the beginning of the outperformance that Joe Foster, portfolio manager of Van Eck International Investors Gold Fund, has been looking for. QE3 and other monetary policies will fuel both gold and gold equities. In the C-suite, more management attention to cost control, shareholder returns and return on capital will benefit both investors and the industry. Read more in this Gold Report interview.