Sector Expert: Michael Ballanger

GGM Advisory Inc.

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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

  • Allied Copper Corp.
  • Arizona Metals Corp.
  • Barrick Gold Corp.
  • Eldorado Gold Corp.
  • Freeport-McMoRan Inc.
  • Full Metal Minerals Corp.
  • Getchell Gold Corp.
  • Goldcliff Resource Corp.
  • Great Bear Resources Ltd.
  • Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF
  • MAX Resource Corp.
  • Norseman Silver Ltd.
  • Northisle Copper and Gold Inc.
  • ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF
  • Western Uranium & Vanadium Corp.


Recent Articles

The Oncoming Bear: Trusting the Message of the Markets
04/18/2022

Editor and Publisher of The GGM Advisory Service, Michael Ballanger, explains his current bearish stance on gold.

Why We Should 'Take a Position in Silver'
04/03/2022

Michael Ballanger goes bearish on silver and breaks down why a "heretofore uninteresting" junior developer has recently caught his eye.

Phenomenal Leverage to a World-Class Discovery
03/28/2022

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.

The Fed Mandate Has Shifted
03/21/2022

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.

News Leads to Broken Markets, Delayed Dreams
02/28/2022

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.

Gold: Break-Out or Fake-Out?
02/15/2022

Michael Ballanger looks at the recent rise in the gold price in light of what is happening in the broader markets and geopolitical activity.

Analyst Looks for 'Divine Rebound' in Markets
02/08/2022

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.

Stormy Weather Ahead For Stocks
02/03/2022

As the January Barometer registers a definitive “sell,” Michael Ballanger discusses his ”Trade of the Year 2022.”

Crossfire: What Happens When Rising Bond Yields Meet Weakening Macroeconomic Data?
01/25/2022

Michael Ballanger discusses whether gold and silver (and their equities) will decouple from correlation with the broad stock market.

Inflation in the Crosshairs
01/19/2022

Michael Ballanger delves into inflation, the Fed's actions, and how they affect precious metals investing.

Get Ballanger's Top Picks for 2022
01/12/2022

Sector expert Michael Ballanger finds himself at an investing crossroads. Find out what his top picks are for 2022.

Analyst Stands at Crossroads in 2022
01/11/2022

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.

Market Expert Calls Uranium and Vanadium Company a Buy
12/21/2021

Industry observer Michael Ballanger explains why he has Western Uranium and Vanadium Corp. on his buy list.

Remembering Wharton: Detecting When the Fed Turns 'For or Against You'
12/20/2021

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.

Inflationary Hubris, the Fed & Gold: Can Inflation Actually Be Good for Everyday Americans?
12/06/2021

Precious metals expert Michael Ballanger discusses Fed actions and how they affect precious metals.

Deja Vu in the World of Junior Mining
11/23/2021

Precious metals expert Michael Ballanger takes a look at the markets and homes in on one company in particular.

Daybreak in the Land of Precious Metals
11/17/2021

Michael Ballanger dissects last week's price gains in gold and silver.

Gold Reaches 'Escape Velocity'
11/11/2021

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.

The History of Gold’s Pavlovian Narrative
10/25/2021

Precious metals expert Michael Ballanger delves into the Federal Reserve's actions going back decades that affect the price of gold.

Crimex Silver: Murder Most Foul
10/06/2021

Precious metals expert Michael Ballanger decries last week's manipulations in the silver market.

Gold: Evergrande Investors' Savior
10/04/2021

Sector expert Michael Ballanger links debt and wolf packs in this exploration of the effects that the troubled Chinese company will have on gold.

Storm Clouds: Looking at Trendlines in the Precious Metals Markets
09/23/2021

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.

Echoes of the 1970s Haunt Modern Markets
09/15/2021

Sector expert Michael Ballanger explores how modern financial times mirror his formative years in the 1970s.

Summer 2021 Wraps, With 'Sharp Rebounds' Ahead for Precious Metals
08/30/2021

Sector expert Michael Ballanger explains why he expects to "see sharp rebounds in the precious metals" sectors in the next five months.

On Your Marks: Now Is the Time to Own Gold and Gold Miners
08/17/2021

Sector expert Michael Ballanger explores the reasons behind the recent "flash crash" in gold and sees opportunity given the recent market fluctuations.

The Wall of Containment: How Bankers Control Precious Metals Markets
08/09/2021

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."

GATA: The Original Whistleblowers
07/12/2021

Sector expert Michael Ballanger discusses the history of the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee and its importance to investment in the precious metals.

Gold: Bear or Bull Market?
07/08/2021

In honor of Independence Day, sector expert Michael Ballanger celebrates the American "tribe," and also reflects on a potential precious metals bear market.

The Great Debate: Inflation Versus Deflation
06/29/2021

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.

'Narrative Nonsense' Rattles Precious Metals Investors
06/21/2021

Sector expert Michael Ballanger explains how recent statements by the Federal Reserve could prove hazardous to one's wealth.

Hyperinflationary Expectations: Reflections on Cryptocurrency and the Markets
06/16/2021

Sector expert Michael Ballanger offers insights from bear markets of the past to illuminate the "business of money."

The Origins of COVID-19, Transitory Inflation and Precious Metals
06/08/2021

Sector expert Michael Ballanger discusses the origins of the pandemic and the latest market moves.

Precious Metals Investing: Stay Focused and Stay Long
06/03/2021

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.

Conserving Financial Sanity: Cryptocurrency, Gold and Copper
05/26/2021

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.


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, GGM Advisory Inc. (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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