Sector Expert: Michael Ballanger

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Originally trained during the inflationary 1970s, Michael Ballanger is a graduate of Saint Louis University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in finance and a Bachelor of Art in marketing before completing post-graduate work at the Wharton School of Finance. With more than 30 years of experience as a junior mining and exploration specialist, as well as a solid background in corporate finance, Ballanger's adherence to the concept of "Hard Assets" allows him to focus the practice on selecting opportunities in the global resource sector with emphasis on the precious metals exploration and development sector. Ballanger takes great pleasure in visiting mineral properties around the globe in the never-ending hunt for early-stage opportunities.

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Companies Commented On

  • Canuc Resources Corp.
  • Freeport-McMoRan Inc.
  • Gem International Resources Inc.
  • Gold Standard Ventures Corp.
  • Goldcorp Inc.
  • Independence Gold Corp.
  • Stakeholder Gold Corp.
  • Tinka Resources Ltd.
  • Western Uranium Corp.


Recent Interviews

One Massive, Global, Serial Bubble (6/13/17)
S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index

Precious metals expert Michael Ballanger reflects on the state of the stock and bond markets and their effect on the gold market.

Keep Calm and Carry On (6/2/17)
SPDR S&P 500 ETF and Gold

As precious metals expert Michael Ballanger ponders the current markets, he vows to "Keep Calm and Carry On."

Why I Use Precious Metals ETFs for Trading and Penny Stocks for Long-Term Holding (5/1/17)
Life Cycle of a Deposit

Precious metals expert Michael Ballanger explains why he trades precious metals using ETFs, but has penny stocks as his long-term holdings.

Recent Quotes

"GSV is a company that now must be owned."

The Gold Report Article by Michael Ballanger (8/15/16)
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"TK's A13-05 drill result is arguably one of the best massive sulphide intercepts in my time in this space."

The Gold Report Interview with Michael Ballanger (6/14/13)
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"When TK started hitting intercepts of massive sulphides containing economic-grade zinc, the hair on the back of my neck stood up."

The Gold Report Interview with Michael Ballanger (1/18/13)
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"TK has a high probability of enhancing its resource to 30–35 Moz and possibly much more."

— Michael Ballanger, (1/26/12)
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"TPL's Persea 1 will be production tested after intersecting a zone of possible hydrocarbons."

— Sergei Balashov, Proactive Investors (12/19/11)
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"TK is extremely well-funded with large Ag reserves."

The Gold Report Interview with Michael Ballanger (8/10/11)
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"TK is my favorite silver story for 2011."

The Gold Report Interview with Michael Ballanger (6/3/11)
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"Explor is close to unlocking an 'elephant-type' discovery."

The Gold Report Interview with Michael Ballanger (6/3/11)
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