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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.
  • ArcWest Exploration Inc.
  • Canuc Resources Corp.
  • Gem International Resources Inc.
  • Getchell Gold Corp.
  • Goldcliff Resource Corp.
  • Great Bear Resources Ltd.
  • Megastar Development Corp.
  • Mexican Gold Mining Corp.
  • Norseman Silver Ltd.
  • Stakeholder Gold Corp.
  • Tesla Inc.
  • Tilray Inc.
  • Vendetta Mining Corp.
  • Western Uranium & Vanadium Corp.
  • zzzzGoldcliff Resource Corp.


Recent Interviews

Skin in the Game Is the Name of the Game at One Gold Explorer (10/17/20)
Goldcliff Aurora West

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.

Countdown to Mediocrity: Why Gold and Silver Can Protect Your Wealth (10/12/20)
Elephant and donkey

With the presidential election less than a month away, sector expert Michael Ballanger offers a forecast for the gold and silver markets.

Q4 Forecast: How to Invest in a World Awash in Debt (10/5/20)
Up and Down Arrows

In a world buffeted by political and social "noise," sector expert Michael Ballanger outlines his strategy for maximizing the worth of his portfolio.

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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