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Interviews


Joe Reagor

Joe Reagor's Equity Picks for Patient Pickers
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report  (2/8/16)
Picking gold and silver equities in a stagnant price environment is a stock picker's game that requires a particular thesis—and a fair portion of patience, says Joe Reagor, an analyst with ROTH Capital Partners. In this interview with The Gold Report, Reagor outlines types of companies he prefers and pairs those with names that patient investors could parlay into promising profits. More >


Rick Mills

Rick Mills: How to Profit from the Demands of a Growing World Population
Source: JT Long of The Gold Report  (1/21/16)
As the world prepares to house, feed and care for 9.7 billion people, Ahead of the Herd founder Rick Mills is looking for the companies that will profit from the silent tsunami of demand creeping up on resource and healthcare providers. In this interview with The Gold Report, Mills reveals the six companies he thinks are well positioned in their respective sectors to ride this population wave to profits. More >


Chen Lin

Chen Lin: Chinese Volatility Could Fuel a Lithium-Price Rocket Launch
Source: JT Long of The Energy Report  (1/19/16)
When China's stock market started cratering at the beginning of the year, veteran investor and newsletter writer Chen Lin was rubbing his hands in anticipation of the opportunities that would be opening up, particularly in lithium and natural gas. In this interview with The Energy Report, the author of What is Chen Buying? What is Chen Selling? shares his insights on what pushed battery-grade lithium prices up fourfold and which companies could benefit from a continued supply-demand imbalance. As a bonus, he also lists the three companies he thinks could take advantage of high overseas natural gas prices to actually return money to investors in the energy space. More >


Why Is Charles Gibson Nervous About the Fed's Actions?
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report  (1/7/16)
Charles Gibson, an analyst with London-based Edison Investment Research, is nervous. Gibson says the U.S. Federal Reserve's statement that it would push the benchmark interest rate to 1.375% by the end of 2016 could send the U.S. economy in the wrong direction for the sake of containing mostly nonexistent inflation. He says the economy's capacity to sustain higher interest rates—especially higher real interest rates—is limited and that could ultimately create greater safe-haven investment demand for gold. In light of some choppy economic times ahead, Gibson and his colleague Tom Hayes recommend defensive equity names with little risk in this interview with The Gold Report. More >


David Talbot

Dundee's David Talbot Says Green Energy Trend Is Your Friend
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Energy Report  (1/5/16)
David Talbot of Dundee Capital Markets forecasts uranium demand growth of about 6% compounded annually through 2020, which ought to be more than enough to kickstart depressed U3O8 prices. Nuclear energy is part of a growing trend away from fossil fuels toward green energy and things like lithium-ion batteries for cars and energy storage. Talbot explains that lithium demand is expected to grow even faster than uranium demand, and the market is already undergoing a supply deficit. In this interview with The Energy Report, he offers his top picks in the uranium and lithium spaces, as well as a graphite name, all poised to ride the green energy trend higher. More >


Rick Rule

Veteran Investor Rick Rule Reveals a Unique Arbitrage Opportunity
Source: Karen Roche of The Gold Report  (1/4/16)
One of the hardest things for a mining executive to do may be nothing. But in a market that is not rewarding companies for pulling resources out of the ground, Sprott US Holdings Inc. CEO Rick Rule would prefer to see what he calls "optionality" rather than dilution from companies looking to justify salaries. In this interview with The Gold Report, he praises innovative precious metals streams on base metal projects and one Canadian company that is adding value and being rewarded for it. More >


2015: A Year of Investing Perspective
Source: The Gold Report Staff  (12/28/15)
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. More >


Rob Chang

Gear Up for a Violent Uranium Price Spike: Cantor Fitzgerald's Rob Chang
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Energy Report  (12/22/15)
The price of uranium is still in the doldrums, but that will change soon—and violently, says Rob Chang of Cantor Fitzgerald Canada. In this interview with The Energy Report, he explains that electric utilities will begin to run short of fuel even before 2020, when 33 additional reactors are expected to come on line. With that in mind, Chang predicts that prices could triple in the next few years, and highlights a half-dozen equities that will likely supply the increased demand and thereby deliver multiples to investors. More >


Eric Coffin

Eric Coffin Calls Out the Fed's Biggest Mistake and What You Can Do to Protect Your Portfolio
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report  (12/17/15)
Eric Coffin, editor of HRA Journal, writes one of the must-read newsletters in the junior mining sector. In this interview with The Gold Report, Coffin implores gold equity investors to ask: Is the project financeable in this market? And he discusses some companies he covers in the HRA Journal with the know-how to find funds, as well as a couple of uranium names that would benefit from utilities re-entering the market to find long-term delivery deals. But Coffin gets rolling by questioning U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen's timing, warning investors about the growing divergence between equity and higher yield markets, and shooting down the accepted theory that the U.S. dollar index is heading to 120. More >


Thibaut Lepouttre

Lepouttre Plays Santa Claus, Gives Away Top 5 Junior Mining Picks
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report  (12/14/15)
Thibaut Lepouttre, editor of Caesars Report, knows 'tis the season for generosity, so when we asked him for his top three picks among junior mining equities, he gave us five—four gold plays and a phosphate name. Belgium-based Lepouttre also discusses different "black swan" events and their potential impact on the gold price, as well as some naughty and nice mining jurisdictions. But this is the interview that keeps on giving, so before he left Lepouttre added two micro-cap oil names he believes would make great "stocking stuffers." He may not be Santa Claus but you'll appreciate his magnanimity in this interview with The Gold Report. More >


Philip Richards

RAB's Philip Richards: Why a Gradual Bull Market in Metals Is on Its Way
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Gold Report  (11/23/15)
After five trying years, RAB Capital Founder and President Philip Richards sees the light at the end of the tunnel. In this interview with The Gold Report, he argues that a continued zero-interest-rate policy from the Fed will be good for gold and silver, while continued quantitative easing will be good for base metals. Many fine mining companies now trade at deep discounts relative to their NPVs, and Richards suggests a half-dozen poised to take off once the new bull market finds its legs. More >


Michael Curran

Michael Curran Goes Down-Market Shopping for Winners
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report  (11/19/15)
Most of the low-cost gold producers are fairly valued, says Michael Curran, managing director and mining analyst with Beacon Securities, so he's heading down-market to the advanced development opportunities and early-stage explorers that he thinks could become low-cost producers. Sure there is risk, as Curran explains in this interview with The Gold Report, but the reward could come via either a takeover bid by an established producer seeking to lower its overall costs or by supporting these companies as they transition into emerging producers. More >


Paul Renken

Is There a Bright Spot in Commodities? Ask Paul Renken
Source: Tom Armistead of The Energy Report  (11/10/15)
Demand for commodities is in the doldrums, but the fundamentals of uranium and lithium are favorable when compared with other materials, says Paul Renken, mining analyst for VSA Capital Ltd. In this interview with The Energy Report, Renken notes that rising demand for batteries will soon exert pressure on lithium production capacity and that well-placed uranium juniors are in position to meet demand from nuclear power plants now in development. Investors must be patient, but diligent selection will be rewarded. More >


Eric Lemieux

PearTree Securities' Eric Lemieux Enumerates Québec Companies with Cash and Catalysts
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report  (11/9/15)
Few know and understand Québec-based mining projects like Eric Lemieux, mining analyst with PearTree Securities Inc. He understands that the low commodity price environment is hindering widespread exploration but explains that for companies with cash, exploration dollars go further in tough times. In this interview with The Gold Report, Lemieux provides some perspective on several brownfield exploration projects he recently visited in Québec's Abitibi and Val-d'Or regions, while providing updates on other Québec gold and other mining projects with near-term catalysts. More >


Joseph McAlinden

Four Reasons Investment Strategist Joe McAlinden Likes Hard Assets, Especially Gold
Source: Special to The Gold Report  (11/2/15)
In September, former Morgan Stanley Investment Management Chief Global Strategist Joe McAlinden announced in an interview with The Gold Report that he had reversed his view on commodities. In this interview, he predicts that the gold price could double in the next two year and envisions even more upside for the mining equities. More >


Marin Katusa

Marin Katusa: Follow the Good Guys in Mining
Source: JT Long of The Gold Report  (10/29/15)
The most valuable resource in a mining company is often the people. Good management can attract the right investors and add value regardless of the market. In this interview with The Gold Report, Marin Katusa, founder of Katusa Research, shares his litmus test for which mining companies are worth his hard-won dollars and which ones he is avoiding for the foreseeable future. More >


Frank Holmes Brian Hicks

U.S. Global's Frank Holmes and Brian Hicks: The One Essential to Transform Your Resources Portfolio? Patience.
Source: JT Long of The Energy Report  (10/27/15)
For investors willing to take a long-term view on their resource portfolios, this could be the best of times, says U.S. Global Investors CEO and Chief Investment Officer Frank Holmes. If you add patience to your portfolio management strategy, holding discounted oil and gas and metals mining stocks is one way to leverage the price equilibrium that will come when China's growth hits the market. In this interview with The Energy Report, Fund Manager Brian Hicks shares the names of the juniors farther up the food chain that he is adding to the fund. More >


The Secrets of Junior Mining Private Equity Risk Managers
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report  (10/12/15)
Some $2 trillion is being invested worldwide by private equity funds every year with a chunk of that destined for junior mining companies. Demand is as strong as or stronger than ever as investors see a shopping opportunity. Who is deciding where it goes and based on what criteria? At the annual Fall Mining Showcase event in Toronto, Red Cloud Mining Capital enlisted the help of three private equity panelists to answer those burning questions. Cheryl Brandon, a partner at Waterton Global Resource Management; Dan Wilton, a partner at Pacific Road Capital Management; and David Thomas, managing director of Resource Capital Funds, brought their insight. Anthony Vaccaro, publisher of The Northern Miner, moderated the spirited discussion that shed light on how private equity investments in junior mining work, the widely held fear of private equity among CEOs and a surprising level of interest in junior mining equities by private equity fund investors. What follows is an edited version of that panel discussion. More >


Andrew Pullar

Andrew Pullar's Plan: Go Long, Set Goals with World-Class Assets
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report  (10/5/15)
Andrew Pullar, CEO of The Sentient Group, a private equity fund, says his plan for investment success is all about identifying companies with long-life, low-cost, world-class assets and supporting them through to production. In this interview with The Gold Report, Pullar plots the course for a handful of what he believes are world-class mining assets. More >


Survival Secrets from Colorado Resource Investing Front Lines
Source: JT Long of The Gold Report  (10/1/15)
Top experts and select companies traveled to Colorado last week for a pair of conferences focused on the survivors in the natural resource mining sector. The Gold Report reached out to some of the discerning voices there and asked whether the barrage of headlines from the Federal Reserve and China impacted the mood, and what companies they would be following up on when they returned to their offices. While the Precious Metals Summit was geared toward development-stage companies and the Denver Gold Forum was mostly populated by large, producing mining companies, everyone seemed fixated on survival. For those of us watching from home, experts we talked to were kind enough to name some of the standout companies they saw in boothland. More >


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