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

  • Aben Resources Ltd.
  • American Pacific Mining Corp.
  • Canopy Growth Corp.
  • Canuc Resources Corp.
  • Fortuna Silver Mines Inc.
  • Freeport-McMoRan Inc.
  • Fremont Gold Ltd.
  • Garibaldi Resources Corp.
  • Great Bear Resources Ltd.
  • Hecla Mining Co.
  • Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.
  • Klondex Mines Ltd.
  • Novo Resources Corp.
  • Silvercorp Metals Inc.
  • Stakeholder Gold Corp.
  • Teck Resources Ltd.
  • Tesla Inc.
  • Tinka Resources Ltd.
  • Trevali Mining Corp.
  • Western Uranium & Vanadium Corp.

Recent Interviews

Handicapping the Precious Metals Through Year-End (11/17/18)
Gold coins and graph

Precious metals expert Michael Ballanger discusses the recent rise in precious metals prices and what he sees ahead for the metals.

US Stocks: Whither from Here? (11/9/18)

Sector expert Michael Ballanger muses on the forces at play on the markets and precious metals, and also mentions uranium.

October's Rout Was Meaningless (11/2/18)
Stock exchange

Precious metals expert Michael Ballanger discusses recent moves in the stock market, as well as with precious metals equities.

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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