Streetwise Reports' Article Archives — February 2015 back to current month (16)
What's in a Global Mining ETF? (02/26/2015)
"The group's fortunes are tightly tied to the balance between metal supply and demand."
It is a wonderful thing for miners to increase production and cut costs, says private investor Olivier Tielens. Unfortunately, in today's market, producers are not getting great prices for their gold and silver. In this interview with The Gold Report, Tielens argues that investors with positions in explorers that make discoveries realize immediate and major gains. In addition, he names four juniors with a high likelihood of positive reratings in 2015.
Forget all the doom and gloom you hear about junior miners, says Lawrence Roulston, president of Quintana Resources Capital ULC. Canny investors should pay close attention to the flood of new money entering the sector and note carefully where it is going. In this interview with The Mining Report, Roulston presents a host of undervalued gold and silver miners with management that is not only advancing projects but, more important, enhancing shareholder value. As a bonus, many of these companies will likely be taken out at handsome premiums.
What Mining Insiders Had to Say at Indaba this Month (02/24/2015)
"There's a new supply-demand dynamic as China decelerates, with no other large market in position to fill the void."
Lower oil prices in concert with currency devaluation versus the U.S. greenback in established mining jurisdictions like Mexico and Canada could translate into sustainably increased operating margins at some operations and a rally in precious and base metals equities, says Shane Nagle, mining analyst with Toronto-based National Bank Financial. In this interview with The Gold Report, Nagle selects some promising precious metals stories, along with his two top picks in the base metals space.
"What's not so well-known is that China's supply of the precious metal per capita is actually low compared to neighboring Asian countries such as Taiwan and Singapore."
The bottom is in, says Gwen Preston, founder of the Resource Maven, but the next bull market in gold hasn't yet arrived. In this interview with the The Gold Report, she argues that investors should concentrate on finding likely takeover targets and explains that these companies are often distinguished by strong investor and institutional backing. She identifies four such companies, as well as highlighting two exciting explorers and the one gold major best positioned for a robust recovery.
Gold stocks have been trading at huge discounts for years, but even rock-bottom prices couldn't entice takeover bids until the market hit bottom. The bottom is now here, says Jeb Handwerger, founder of GoldStockTrades.com, and M&As are off to a roaring start this year. In this interview with The Mining Report, Handwerger predicts a new record gold price within 18 months, and presents a host of gold and other metal equities poised to take off in 2015.
International anxiety may be good for gold prices, as gold continues to have a place as a store of value in uncertain times, says Mike Niehuser of Scarsdale Securities. Lower energy prices and a stronger dollar may provide relief for precious metal miners, especially explorers and miners working outside the United States. Management teams that have been forced to adapt to survive should do well in an upturn, and in this interview with The Gold Report, Niehuser discusses a handful of companies that fit the bill, including one in renewable energy.
Chris Thompson, mining analyst with Raymond James, is looking for companies that can continue to deliver real growth and shareholder upsideŚcompanies that can "fly"Śregardless of metal prices. The high-flyers with upside, Thompson says, have good management, strong cash flow at current metal prices, organic growth potential and are undervalued relative to their peers offering those same attributes. In this interview with The Gold Report, Thompson offers some precious metal names that could soar.
Lithium is for long-term investors, says Daniela Desormeaux, founder of signumBOX. Its future will be driven by soaring demand for batteries for electric vehicles and electronics. In this interview with The Mining Report, Desormeaux notes that lithium is less dependent on short-term economic cycles than commodities like oil and copper, and says demand for lithium will grow faster than the global economy. The entry of new players to the market is making what was an oligopoly more diverse and competitive, and she highlights some of the exciting projects being developed.
Gold Stocks: This Bear Phase Isn't Over Yet (02/10/2015)
"The precious metals sector is as volatile as they come and this current phase is particularly treacherous."
The Companies Bob Moriarty Loves for the Long Term (02/09/2015)
The rapid and massive response when the Swiss unpegged the franc from the euro will ripple across the hedge fund, brokerage and financial systems. It also will infect other currencies, according to Bob Moriarty of 321gold.com. Gold, he believes, will be the last man standing. In this interview, he tells The Gold Report where he is looking for love among midtier gold and silver stocks and explains why he has no love for overpaid CEOs.
Technically, gold should be under $1,140 per ounce, but instead it is rising with the strong dollar. In this interview with The Gold Report, Pamela and Mary Anne Aden, authors of The Aden Forecast, see value in gold and silver and share their four favorite vehicles for gaining exposure to the upside in natural resources that is coming on the heels of a volatile currency upset.
Copper is off to a rough start in 2015 and while other base metals have also shown price weakness, zinc could finish 2015 strong, says Stefan Ioannou, mining analyst with Haywood Securities. He estimates that over the previous two years about 12% of global zinc production ceased and more will end soon, ultimately leading to a run in the zinc price in late 2015 and into 2016. In this interview with The Mining Report, Ioannou discusses his top zinc pick and some high-grade, low-cost copper producers with zinc production profiles.
Collateral damage from the currency wars in Europe, Japan and Russia could topple political leaders, put banks out of business and homeowners on the street. It can also play havoc with a portfolio. That is why The Gold Report called Mauldin Economics founder John Mauldin to ask how can readers protect themselves and perhaps even prosper.
|"MAG is poised to enter production this year."|
|"I like MMG's business plan and I like the fact that it's in an area that hosts extremely high-grade silver deposits, and especially the fact that it put out for acquisition by others a couple of royalty properties."|
|"SCOT is now in the field on its projects in the Golden Triangle."|
|"Sampling shows high-grade rhodium potential at PGE's Stillwater West."|
|"There may be significant upside potential from SEA's 3 Aces project."|