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.
  • HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd.
  • Stakeholder Gold Corp.
  • Western Uranium Corp.


Recent Interviews

Never Underestimate the Replacement Power of Equities Within a (HYPER) Inflationary Spiral (1/17/18)
Velocity of M2 Money Stock

Michael Ballanger discusses why he believes the U.S. stock market is defying gravity with a record-breaking nine years without a significant correction.

Melt-up, Up, and Away (1/5/18)
COT Report

Precious metals expert Michael Ballanger likes what he sees for gold in 2018's first week of trading.

2018: The Year of Living Dangerously (1/3/18)
Gold chart

What does the New Year hold in terms of prospects for investors in gold, silver and copper? How will central banks and cryptocurrencies play into the health of global financial markets? Precious metals expert Michael Ballanger ponders the possibilities.

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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