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

  • Allied Copper Corp.
  • Arizona Metals Corp.
  • Barrick Gold Corp.
  • Eldorado Gold Corp.
  • First Majestic Silver Corp.
  • Freeport-McMoRan Inc.
  • Full Metal Minerals Corp.
  • Getchell Gold Corp.
  • Goldcliff Resource Corp.
  • Great Bear Resources Ltd.
  • Newmont Corp.
  • Norseman Silver Ltd.
  • Northisle Copper and Gold Inc.
  • Western Uranium & Vanadium Corp.


Recent Interviews

Inflation in the Crosshairs (1/19/22)
Burning dollar

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

Get Ballanger's Top Picks for 2022 (1/12/22)
Mining Trucks

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 (1/11/22)
Crossroads

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.

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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