Sector Expert: Michael Ballanger

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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.

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Companies Commented On

  • Aben Resources Ltd.
  • Aftermath Silver Ltd.
  • ATAC Resources Ltd.
  • Barrick Gold Corp.
  • Canuc Resources Corp.
  • Coeur Mining Inc.
  • Energy Fuels Inc.
  • Garibaldi Resources Corp.
  • Getchell Gold Corp.
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Great Bear Resources Ltd.
  • Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.
  • New Concept Energy
  • Novo Resources Corp.
  • Stakeholder Gold Corp.
  • Western Uranium & Vanadium Corp.


Recent Interviews

A Summer Epiphany: Carpe Sanctum (8/20/19)
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Sector expert Michael Ballanger compares safe harbor on the water to safe harbor in the financial and precious metals markets.

Invasive Species (8/12/19)
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Sector expert Michael Ballanger draws connections between nefarious non-native species in the natural world and in the world markets.

Central Bank Folly: Blame the Boomers (7/25/19)
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Sector expert Michael Ballanger muses on how the baby boom generation has impacted markets through time, and discusses how he will play the current precious metals bull.

Recent Quotes

"GSV is a company that now must be owned."

The Gold Report Article by Michael Ballanger (8/15/16)
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"TK's A13-05 drill result is arguably one of the best massive sulphide intercepts in my time in this space."

The Gold Report Interview with Michael Ballanger (6/14/13)
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"When TK started hitting intercepts of massive sulphides containing economic-grade zinc, the hair on the back of my neck stood up."

The Gold Report Interview with Michael Ballanger (1/18/13)
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"TK has a high probability of enhancing its resource to 30–35 Moz and possibly much more."

— Michael Ballanger, (1/26/12)
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"TPL's Persea 1 will be production tested after intersecting a zone of possible hydrocarbons."

— Sergei Balashov, Proactive Investors (12/19/11)
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"TK is extremely well-funded with large Ag reserves."

The Gold Report Interview with Michael Ballanger (8/10/11)
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"TK is my favorite silver story for 2011."

The Gold Report Interview with Michael Ballanger (6/3/11)
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"Explor is close to unlocking an 'elephant-type' discovery."

The Gold Report Interview with Michael Ballanger (6/3/11)
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