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Richard Karn

Emerging Trends Report

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As managing editor of The Emerging Trends Report, Richard Karn has a broad, multi-disciplinary background and a working knowledge of precious and specialty metals, as well as considerable research, analytical and writing experience. The first nine Emerging Trends Reports have been re-evaluated and updated published in e-book form, as Credit & Credibility. He has written for publications ranging from Barron's, Kitco and Fullermoney to Financial Sense Online.




Recent Interviews

Richard Karn: Three Australian Miners Positioned for Success (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.

Richard Karn: New Mining Technology Could Increase Profits (5/7/13) The need for low-cost production may prove to be the mother of invention, argues Emerging Trends Report Editor Richard Karn. Although miners are far more technologically conservative than oil producers, today's tough financing environment may prompt technological advancements in a sector that has historically approached processing "with brute force rather than finesse," says Karn. In this interview with The Metals Report, Karn explores the possibilities for technological advancement in the mining space and tells us how we could (theoretically) reach a state of "resource equilibrium."

Emerging Trends in Critical Metals: Richard Karn (4/3/12) While markets do not always reward every deserving company, quality deposits carry an intrinsic value. That's why Richard Karn, managing editor of The Emerging Trends Report, advises investors to "buy the resource" over the stock. In this exclusive Critical Metals Report interview, Karn shares some companies with deposits worth their salt.

Recent Quotes

"CNQ is a model of perseverance and innovative finance." (11/19/13) Carbine Tungsten Ltd. - The Energy Report Interview with Richard Karn More >

"Valence Industries was spun off from SER and has adopted an inexpensive, 'proof is in the pudding' phased approach to redeveloping its project." (11/19/13) Strategic Energy Resources Ltd. - The Mining Report Interview with Richard Karn More >

"Cash flow from Tomingley will provide ALK with additional flexibility as it puts together the financing package for its Dubbo Zirconia project." (11/19/13) Alkane Resources Ltd. - The Mining Report Interview with Richard Karn More >

"ALK recently completed a definitive feasibility study that indicates very robust economics." (5/7/13) Alkane Resources Ltd. - The Metals Report Interview with Richard Karn More >

"SER is a graphite-focused company with a good project." (5/7/13) Strategic Energy Resources Ltd. - The Metals Report Interview with Richard Karn More >

"I visited SER's Uley project, and there were simply bowling ball-sized clumps of graphite everywhere." (4/3/12) Strategic Energy Resources Ltd. - The Critical Metals Report Interview with Richard Karn More >

"MCO has a 900 Koz resource with considerable exploration upside." (4/2/12) Morning Star Gold NL - The Gold Report Interview with Richard Karn More >



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