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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.




Recent Interviews

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.

Look Beyond Gold for Compelling Risk/Reward Ratios: Michael Curran (9/24/13) Diversify, diversify, diversify—that's Michael Curran's advice for metals investors. So if you've been obsessively eyeing gold and silver prices, you might want to focus your attention elsewhere in the mining sector, says the Beacon Securities mining research analyst. Nothing wows the market like discoveries, and exploration success in the copper, zinc and uranium spaces are making some shareholders very happy indeed. In this interview with The Metals Report, Curran shares his top speculative picks for a diversified mining portfolio.

Recent Quotes

"CYD continues to expand near-surface areas of potentially economic gold mineralization." (6/9/14) Cayden Resources Inc. - Michael Curran, Beacon Securities Ltd. More >

"CYD's El Barqueño has the potential to be the next multimillion-ounce deposit in Mexico." (5/14/14) Cayden Resources Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Michael Curran More >

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

"Our top pick in the small-cap gold equity space is PG." (5/14/14) Premier Gold Mines Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with Michael Curran More >

"CYD's latest holes confirm gold mineralization extends to depth." (1/10/14) Cayden Resources Inc. - Michael Curran, Beacon Securities Ltd. More >

"CYD is currently our favorite speculative drill play; we see initial potential of 1–2 Moz at El Barqueño." (9/25/13) Cayden Resources Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Michael Curran More >

"PG has a very strong portfolio of assets with high-grade components in both Ontario and Nevada." (9/25/13) Premier Gold Mines Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with Michael Curran More >

"CXO had an impressive drill result that took the stock from $0.30 to $1.50." (9/24/13) Colorado Resources Ltd. - The Metals Report Interview with Michael Curran More >

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"The focus of attention now is FCU's recent high-grade uranium discovery." (9/24/13) Fission Uranium Corp. - The Metals Report Interview with Michael Curran More >

"CYD's Mexican properties are potential multimillion-ounce gold mines." (8/22/13) Cayden Resources Inc. - Michael Curran, Beacon Securities Ltd. More >

"We are initiating coverage of CYD." (3/21/13) Cayden Resources Inc. - Michael Curran, Beacon Equity Research More >

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