Sector Expert: Chris Berry

House Mountain Partners LLC.

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Chris Berry is a writer, speaker and analyst who is focused on the dynamism of energy metals—those metals or minerals used in the generation or storage of energy. He is a student of the theory of Convergence and believes it will have profound effects across the globe in the coming years as urbanization, innovation, and technology create multiple opportunities. Active on the speaking circuit throughout the world and frequently quoted in the press, Berry spent 15 years working across various roles in sales and brokerage on Wall Street before shifting focus and taking control of his financial destiny. He is the co-author of The Disruptive Discoveries Journal. Berry holds a Master of Business Administration in finance with an international focus from Fordham University, and a Bachelor of Art in International Studies from The Virginia Military Institute.

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Companies Commented On

  • Albemarle Corp.
  • AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V.
  • Chesapeake Energy Corp.
  • Commerce Resources Corp.
  • EOG Resources Inc.
  • First Quantum Minerals Ltd.
  • First Solar Inc.
  • Flinders Resources Ltd.
  • FMC Lithium Corp.
  • Focus Graphite Inc.
  • Formation Metals Inc.
  • Fortune Minerals Ltd.
  • Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.
  • Galaxy Resources Ltd.
  • Glencore International Plc
  • Global Cobalt Corp.
  • Imerys
  • Lithium Americas Corp.
  • Nemaska Lithium Inc.
  • Northern Graphite Corporation
  • Pure Energy Minerals Ltd.
  • Quaterra Resources Inc.
  • Scandium International Mining Corp.
  • SGL Carbon SE
  • Sherritt International Corp.
  • Silver Wheaton Corp.
  • Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A.
  • SQM
  • Stria Lithium Inc.
  • SunPower Corp.
  • U.S. Precious Metals Inc.
  • Ucore Rare Metals Inc.
  • Umicore Group
  • Uranerz Energy Corp.
  • Vale S.A.
  • Western Lithium USA Corp.

Recent Interviews

A Year of Tips for Winning the Natural Resource Investment War (12/29/15)

Energy investors are no strangers to boom-and-bust cycles. In fact, a number of the experts interviewed by The Energy Report in 2015 took a certain amount of glee in the opportunities they knew would open up in low-price markets for oil and gas, uranium and lithium. Let's take a trip around the world as we recall the words of wisdom these experts shared, and see if they can spark a better understanding of what we can expect during the next turn around the sun.

2015: A Year of Investing Perspective (12/28/15)
20 Year Gold Price Chart

As we at The Gold Report interviewed the investing stars in 2015, we saw some patterns develop. Whether it was in the wake of terror attacks, bond defaults, currencies (we are looking at you, Swiss Central Bank and China, decoupling from the euro and dollar respectively), political drama in the U.S., Iran, Turkey, Ukraine and Germany or the long-rumored Federal Reserve interest rate hike, the call seemed to be for patience. Crises come and go, cycles have their way with commodities and then move on only to return again under another headline. Smart investors, according to the experts we interviewed, know that the way to weather these storms is to be diversified. The way to profit from them is to be contrarian. Let's take a stroll down memory lane and see what it tells us about the road ahead.

China, Greece and the NYSE: Black Swans or Red Flags? (7/9/15)
Chinese flag

Scary. That is the word that kept coming up over and over as the news came in this week. Greece technically defaulted. The Shanghai Composite index dropped some 30%. And then a computer glitch caused the NYSE to be down for three hours. Are these headlines just blips on the equities markets? Do they have long-term implications for resource stocks? To answer these questions, we did what we do best at The Gold Report and asked the experts what is causing all the black swans and what they are doing to protect their investments.


Chris Berry (6/5/14)
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Recent Quotes

"One important thing GXY has now, relative to a lot of its peers, is cash."

The Gold Report Interview with Chris Berry (6/15/15)
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"CCE's tantalum is a secret weapon and could pay off in the long run."

The Mining Report Interview with Chris Berry (4/7/15)
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"FMS is aiming to create its own high-tech supply chain through a private subsidiary."

The Mining Report Interview with Chris Berry (4/7/15)
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"Optionality is a key strategy in the metals sector; GXY can go in a number of different directions."

The Mining Report Interview with Chris Berry (4/7/15)
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"NMX's focus on lithium hydroxide could be a differentiator for the company."

The Mining Report Interview with Chris Berry (4/7/15)
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"We know a great deal about the potential economics of NMX's production plans; 2015 will be the year the company starts to solidify them."

The Mining Report Interview with Chris Berry (12/30/14)
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"URZ is one of the few companies that can operate in the current low uranium price environment."

The Mining Report Interview with Chris Berry (12/30/14)
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"NRE is a good example of a critical metals story that slowly continues to derisk itself and impress in the process."

The Mining Report Interview with Chris Berry (12/30/14)
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"CCE is both an REE play and a tantalum/niobium play; both are valuable and highly strategic assets."

The Mining Report Interview with Chris Berry (12/30/14)
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"The optimal junior mining graphite opportunities going forward will be those that have worked to establish their own supply chains, such as FMS."

The Mining Report Interview with Chris Berry (12/30/14)
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"A large deposit of predominately large and jumbo flake is one of NGC's competitive advantages."

The Mining Report Interview with Chris Berry (6/17/14)
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"NRE has an attractive deposit."

The Mining Report Interview with Chris Berry (6/17/14)
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"URZ's low-cost production profile allows it the flexibility to produce when other companies in the uranium sector are unable to."

The Mining Report Interview with Chris Berry (6/17/14)
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"I like TEN because it has a valuable royalty portfolio on top of its existing exploration business."

— Chris Berry, Disruptive Discoveries Journal (5/16/14)
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"Considering its unique deposit and end user interest, the market has been overlooking DAN."

— Chris Berry, Disruptive Discoveries Journal (5/16/14)
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"URZ is a low-cost producer that offers acceptable leverage to the U3O8 price."

— Chris Berry, Disruptive Discoveries Journal (4/2/14)
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"URZ is a well-run company that offers the ability to produce uranium at a low cost in a reliable geopolitical jurisdiction."

— Chris Berry, Disruptive Discoveries Journal (2/12/14)
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