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Michael Ballanger

Richardson GMP

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Originally trained during the inflationary 1970s, Michael Ballanger, director of wealth management at Richardson GMP, 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.




Recent Interviews

Michael Ballanger: Junior Miners Rise from the Ashes (3/3/14) You didn't really think that junior miners would languish forever, did you? Junior mining stocks are starting to make a careful climb from the depths after tax-loss selling in December. But some investors, beaten down as badly as mining stocks, are still hesitant. For those investors, Michael Ballanger, director of wealth management and a certified investment manager with Richardson GMP, has a win-win strategy. In this interview with The Gold Report, Ballanger talks about his investment ideas for 2014 and a less risky twist on the balanced portfolio.

George Soros Joins Michael Ballanger on the Goldbug Side of the Market (6/14/13) In his 36-year career, Michael Ballanger, director of wealth management at Richardson GMP, has seen good markets and bad. As a true contrarian, he sees opportunity in undervalued precious metals assets and lauds George Soros' recently reported large gold-related positions. In this interview with The Gold Report, Ballanger discusses market sentiment and some companies that he expects to take off when the market turns.

Gold Mania Phase Approaching for Junior Miners: Michael Ballanger (1/18/13) Low market valuations for junior mining companies have Michael Ballanger, director of wealth management at Richardson GMP, feeling like a kid in a candy store, and equities satisfy his sweet tooth more than the metal right now. Ballanger has had enough years in the business to recognize the advent of gold fever. In this Gold Report interview, Ballanger discusses his personal views and discusses how he looks for "well-incubated" companies that meet budget and timelines and raise funds without diluting shareholder value. He also shares why he sees junior miners as higher reward and lower risk than gold itself.

Recent Quotes

"TK's A13-05 drill result is arguably one of the best massive sulphide intercepts in my time in this space." (6/14/13) Tinka Resources Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with Michael Ballanger More >

"When TK started hitting intercepts of massive sulphides containing economic-grade zinc, the hair on the back of my neck stood up." (1/18/13) Tinka Resources Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with Michael Ballanger More >

"TK has a high probability of enhancing its resource to 30–35 Moz and possibly much more." (1/26/12) Tinka Resources Ltd. - Michael Ballanger, Richardson GMP More >

"TPL's Persea 1 will be production tested after intersecting a zone of possible hydrocarbons." (12/19/11) Tethys Petroleum Ltd. - Sergei Balashov, Proactive Investors More >

"TK is extremely well-funded with large Ag reserves." (8/10/11) Tinka Resources Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with Michael Ballanger More >

"TK is my favorite silver story for 2011." (6/3/11) Tinka Resources Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with Michael Ballanger More >

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



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