GGM Advisory Inc.
Originally trained during the inflationary 1970s, Michael Ballanger is a graduate of Saint Louis University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in finance and a Bachelor of Art in marketing before completing post-graduate work at the Wharton School of Finance. With more than 30 years of experience as a junior mining and exploration specialist, as well as a solid background in corporate finance, Ballanger's adherence to the concept of "Hard Assets" allows him to focus the practice on selecting opportunities in the global resource sector with emphasis on the precious metals exploration and development sector. Ballanger takes great pleasure in visiting mineral properties around the globe in the never-ending hunt for early-stage opportunities.
Expert Michael Ballanger reflects on his views of Norseman Silver last April to compare his opinion of the company then versus what he sees now.
As month five of this bear market comes to an end, expert Michael Ballanger goes over some bear market stories that left him with battle scars and provides some insight on what to expect in the months ahead.
Editor and Publisher of The GGM Advisory Service, Michael Ballanger, explains his current bearish stance on gold.
Michael Ballanger goes bearish on silver and breaks down why a "heretofore uninteresting" junior developer has recently caught his eye.
Michael Ballanger is never shy on opinion and in this submission he reveals a high-leverage copper play in Colombia that is in the early stages of exploration. He's convinced you should take a closer look.
Michael Ballanger submits that steps should be taken to end central banking, and to remove the function known as "control of the currency" from its powers.
In light of news events of the past week, Michael Ballanger sat in disbelief as gold traded from $1,976.20 to under $1,890 in one single trading session.
Michael Ballanger looks at the recent rise in the gold price in light of what is happening in the broader markets and geopolitical activity.
Every time a podcaster with the most internet views comes out with a new narrative on the Fed's current predicament, 800 clones descend upon the YouTube galaxy and that narrative suddenly goes viral, Michael Ballanger says.
As the January Barometer registers a definitive “sell,” Michael Ballanger discusses his ”Trade of the Year 2022.”
Michael Ballanger discusses whether gold and silver (and their equities) will decouple from correlation with the broad stock market.
Michael Ballanger delves into inflation, the Fed's actions, and how they affect precious metals investing.
Sector expert Michael Ballanger finds himself at an investing crossroads. Find out what his top picks are for 2022.
With the accelerating involvement of government in the day-to-day behavior of all markets, it's a near-impossibility to forecast what will happen in 2022, Michael Ballanger says.
Industry observer Michael Ballanger explains why he has Western Uranium and Vanadium Corp. on his buy list.
Precious metals expert Michael Ballanger remembers lessons learned years ago from a three-year course in "Stocks and Bonds 101," and how those principles still apply today.
Precious metals expert Michael Ballanger discusses Fed actions and how they affect precious metals.
Precious metals expert Michael Ballanger takes a look at the markets and homes in on one company in particular.
Michael Ballanger dissects last week's price gains in gold and silver.
Precious metals expert Michael Ballanger explains why he believes the precious metals are breaking free of the gravitational pull of the last 15 months and are in the early stages of escape velocity.
Precious metals expert Michael Ballanger delves into the Federal Reserve's actions going back decades that affect the price of gold.
Precious metals expert Michael Ballanger decries last week's manipulations in the silver market.
Sector expert Michael Ballanger links debt and wolf packs in this exploration of the effects that the troubled Chinese company will have on gold.
Sector expert Michael Ballanger breaks down market moves for the week of September 13 and discusses one of the highlights of 2021, which has been the explosive performance of the uranium space, citing companies such as Sprott Inc. and Western Uranium and Vanadium Corp, as we look toward a net-zero carbon future.
Sector expert Michael Ballanger explores how modern financial times mirror his formative years in the 1970s.
Sector expert Michael Ballanger explains why he expects to "see sharp rebounds in the precious metals" sectors in the next five months.
Sector expert Michael Ballanger explores the reasons behind the recent "flash crash" in gold and sees opportunity given the recent market fluctuations.
Sector expert Michael Ballanger describes his strategy for investing in gold and silver markets in August, which has historically been, in his experience, the "singular best month of the year to acquire gold and the miners."
Sector expert Michael Ballanger discusses the history of the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee and its importance to investment in the precious metals.
In honor of Independence Day, sector expert Michael Ballanger celebrates the American "tribe," and also reflects on a potential precious metals bear market.
Sector expert Michael Ballanger argues that markets are better used as barometers than thermometers, and warns current Federal Reserve policy protects the wealth of bankers, not citizens.
Sector expert Michael Ballanger explains how recent statements by the Federal Reserve could prove hazardous to one's wealth.
Sector expert Michael Ballanger offers insights from bear markets of the past to illuminate the "business of money."
Sector expert Michael Ballanger discusses the origins of the pandemic and the latest market moves.
Sector expert Michael Ballanger extolls the virtues of a pair of newsletter writers, and discusses how moving to communications to the internet has impacted trading, including in the precious metals market.
Sector expert Michael Ballanger discusses the upsides and downsides of trading cryptocurrencies, precious metals and copper, and also puts numbers on the "multibagger" potential of Getchell Gold.
Sector expert Michael Ballanger examines the parallels between the present and the inflationary years of the mid-1970s, and also comments on how gold markets are responding.
Sector expert Michael Ballanger takes a look at recent developments in the uranium market, as well as in copper and the precious metals.
Sector expert Michael Ballanger explores the historic setting for recent remarks by the chairman of the Federal Reserve, as well as what Fed policy portends for the housing and other markets.
Sector expert Michael Ballanger considers inflation and how market manipulations could have a detrimental affect on the gold bull, and describes how he's shifted his investing focus in response.
Sector expert Michael Ballanger describes how he is protecting his portfolio as political and financial fortunes begin to change.
Sector expert Michael Ballanger likens current monetary policy to a failing dam, and discusses the ways the precious metals markets are reacting.
Sector expert Michael Ballanger advises investors they should never rest on previous successes.
Sector expert Michael Ballanger sings the praises of rural life and of two of his holdings, Getchell Gold and Norseman Silver.
Sector expert Michael Ballanger describes the potential of Norseman Silver's current project in Argentina.
Sector expert Michael Ballanger considers the value of advice of stock market "gurus" and charts the latest moves in the precious metals markets.
Sector expert Michael Ballanger considers how recent market moves have influenced investment in the precious metals markets.
Sector expert Michael Ballanger explores the role of hubris in the banking system, as well as the rising prospects of industrial metals like copper.
Sector expert Michael Ballanger looks back at stock market behavior in the month of February, and its impact on the precious metals.
Sector expert Michael Ballanger examines the rise of copper and what that rise means—and portends—for other markets, including the precious metals.
Sector expert Michael Ballanger examines how recent news from Getchell Gold primes the company—and its investors—for profit.
Sector expert Michael Ballanger discusses how shorting silver has affected the precious metals markets.
Sector expert Michael Ballanger explores the generational trends currently shaping investment markets, including the precious metals.
Sector expert Michael Ballanger explores how fluctuations in the value of the U.S. dollar and the gold and silver markets have played out over the last week.
Sector expert Michael Ballanger ruminates on how the storming of the U.S. Capitol has affected both America's reputation and the precious metals markets, as well as on the value of "value."
Sector expert Michael Ballanger lays out the foundation for his investment strategy in the new year, with uranium and copper augmenting his focus on the precious metals.
Sector expert Michael Ballanger employs the Buffett Indicator and Bitcoin in his latest analysis of the precious metals markets.
Sector expert Michael Ballanger maintains the "golden bull is back," and in this missive he outlines the reasons why.
Sector expert Michael Ballanger examines the charts for commodities like soybeans and the components used in handheld electronic devices, and reflects on what they say about the future prospects of those who hold mortgages and invest in precious metals.
Sector expert Michael Ballanger offers his take on the state of the markets as 2020 comes to a close.
The fact that top management holds a significant personal stake in Goldcliff Resource Corp. raises the confidence level of sector expert Michael Ballanger in the company's potential as a winning investment.
With the presidential election less than a month away, sector expert Michael Ballanger offers a forecast for the gold and silver markets.
In a world buffeted by political and social "noise," sector expert Michael Ballanger outlines his strategy for maximizing the worth of his portfolio.
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