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

  • Kaminak Gold Corp.
  • Pan American Silver Corp.
  • Stakeholder Gold Corp.
  • Tinka Resources Ltd.


Recent Interviews

The Numbers Add Up to Vindication for a Cautious Gold Bull. . . (5/28/16)
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Precious metals expert Michael Ballanger discusses the importance of caution and timing in gold investment.

A New Golden Bull or Has the Market Gone Too Far Too Fast? (5/25/16)
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Precious metals expert Michael Ballanger discusses how investors should interpret the recent shifts in gold and silver "market tectonics."

Goldcorp Went Ahead and 'Made My Day' (5/16/16)
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Michael Ballanger expounds on the Goldcorp/Kaminak deal and what it means for the gold market, and he dissects the most recent COT report.

Recent Quotes

"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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