Sector Expert: Michael Curran

Beacon Securities Ltd.

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Michael Curran is a managing director and mining analyst with Beacon Securities in Toronto. He was previously a director and a mining research analyst with RBC Capital Markets. Curran received the #1 Ranking for Mining & Metals research coverage by The Wall Street Journal (Annual Best on the Street Survey) in May 2013. He holds a Master of Science degree in mineral exploration and a Master of Business Administration, and is a CFA charterholder.

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Michael Curran Goes Down-Market Shopping for Winners (11/19/15)
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Most of the low-cost gold producers are fairly valued, says Michael Curran, managing director and mining analyst with Beacon Securities, so he's heading down-market to the advanced development opportunities and early-stage explorers that he thinks could become low-cost producers. Sure there is risk, as Curran explains in this interview with The Gold Report, but the reward could come via either a takeover bid by an established producer seeking to lower its overall costs or by supporting these companies as they transition into emerging producers.

Michael Curran's Three-Pronged Approach to Selecting Gold Equities (5/14/14)

With more than 2,000 junior mining companies currently trading, it's often difficult to sort out the promising gold equities. That's why The Gold Report talked with Beacon Securities Managing Director and Analyst Michael Curran about some of his favorite ideas to unearth equities that add value and gold exposure to your portfolio.

Search for Speculative Juniors with the Potential to Soar: Michael Curran (9/25/13)

In the fall, an investor's fancy returns to the market. Michael Curran of Beacon Securities believes that the end of the summer doldrums could result in gold reaching a high of $1,500/oz this year. In this interview with The Gold Report, Curran argues that investors should pay particular attention to speculative plays with modest potential downsides and exciting potential upsides.

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"There's a reasonable chance that Nordgold would be interested in acquiring more than 50% of CGT.'s Paul Isnard."

The Gold Report Interview with Michael Curran (11/19/15)
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"CNL's Buriticá has been designated a Project of National Interest, so that should help speed up permitting."

The Gold Report Interview with Michael Curran (11/19/15)
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"FPC's Horne 5 project had some solid drill results toward the end of the 2015 program."

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"ICG's Lamaque South is starting from a much more derisked point than any other deposit out there."

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"If KDX can keep operating costs low, it will remain an attractive target for established producers."

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"NMI discovered some high-grade mineralization at all three underground mines in Australia."

The Gold Report Interview with Andrew Kaip (11/19/15)
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"A Chinese company recently made an offer to buy SGC's main asset in Eritrea for just over $65M."

The Gold Report Interview with Michael Curran (11/19/15)
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"Our favorite precious metal producer these days is THO."

The Gold Report Interview with Michael Curran (11/19/15)
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"Asmara looks robust and capable of significant cashflow, making SGC an attractive investment."

— Michael Curran, Beacon Securities Ltd. (7/30/15)
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"CGT is an attractive speculative play for development success."

— Michael Curran, Beacon Securities Ltd. (4/7/15)
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"We view AUG as an attractive speculative play for exploration success."

— Michael Curran, Beacon Equity Research (4/7/15)
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"CYD continues to expand near-surface areas of potentially economic gold mineralization."

— Michael Curran, Beacon Securities Ltd. (6/9/14)
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"CYD's El Barqueño has the potential to be the next multimillion-ounce deposit in Mexico."

The Gold Report Interview with Michael Curran (5/14/14)
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"ICG's Lamaque South has high grade in the heart of mining country."

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"Our top pick in the small-cap gold equity space is PG."

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