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David Christensen

ASA Ltd.

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David Christensen is president, CEO and chief investment officer of ASA Gold and Precious Metals Ltd. He joined the company in 2007 as vice president of investments and was promoted to his current positions in 2009. Prior to joining ASA, he worked with Gabriel Resources, a junior gold company, from 2004 to 2007, where he worked on the feasibility study and financing plans for the Rosia Montana project. He has earned a StarMine ranking for some of the most accurate earnings estimates, and has been consistently ranked by The Wall Street Journal and Reuters as one of the precious metals industry's best analysts. David earned his Bachelors of Science in business administration at California State University, Chico. He earned his Masters of International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management.




Recent Interviews

Can Dividends Cure Gold Equity Hangovers?: David Christensen (9/19/12) A market hangover may be causing suffering among gold mining equities, but some cash-rich companies still beguile investors with record-breaking dividends. Dividend distributions are up by about one-third year-over-year from many major mining companies, according to David Christensen, chief executive and president of ASA Gold and Precious Metals Limited. The Gold Report spoke with Christensen at the Denver Gold Forum in this exclusive interview.

David Christensen: The Long-Term Investing Advantage (9/26/11) After more than 50 years of investing for long-term shareholder profit, David Christensen, head of ASA Gold and Precious Metals Limited—one of the world's oldest and largest closed-end precious metal investment funds—is seeing some new opportunities emerge. Seniors are trading at unbelievable values and, for the first time in a long time, acting as dividend income stocks, he says. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report conducted at the Denver Gold Forum, he shares some of his top 10 and top 30 picks.

Recent Quotes

"We get most of our silver exposure through THO, a little company that's been a strong performer." (9/19/12) Tahoe Resources Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with David Christensen Moreá>

"RGLD has been a phenomenal company in the portfolio." (9/19/12) Royal Gold Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with David Christensen Moreá>

"We're very heavily weighted toward quality benchmark companies like G." (9/19/12) Goldcorp Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with David Christensen Moreá>

"FNV is one of the two big players in the royalty sector, one of the stronger business models in the PM space." (9/19/12) Franco-Nevada Corp. - The Gold Report Interview with David Christensen Moreá>

"Smaller, lesser-known names like DGC provide a lot of growth for the portfolio." (9/19/12) Detour Gold Corp. - The Gold Report Interview with David Christensen Moreá>



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