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Sector Expert: Michael Curran

Beacon Securities Ltd.

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Michael Curran is a managing director and mining analyst with Beacon Securities in Toronto. He was previously a director and a mining research analyst with RBC Capital Markets. Curran received the #1 Ranking for Mining & Metals research coverage by The Wall Street Journal (Annual Best on the Street Survey) in May 2013. He holds a Master of Science degree in mineral exploration and a Master of Business Administration, and is a CFA charterholder.

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  • Gold Terra Resource Corp.


Recent Interviews

Michael Curran Goes Down-Market Shopping for Winners (11/19/15)
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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.

Michael Curran's Three-Pronged Approach to Selecting Gold Equities (5/14/14)

With more than 2,000 junior mining companies currently trading, it's often difficult to sort out the promising gold equities. That's why The Gold Report talked with Beacon Securities Managing Director and Analyst Michael Curran about some of his favorite ideas to unearth equities that add value and gold exposure to your portfolio.

Search for Speculative Juniors with the Potential to Soar: Michael Curran (9/25/13)

In the fall, an investor's fancy returns to the market. Michael Curran of Beacon Securities believes that the end of the summer doldrums could result in gold reaching a high of $1,500/oz this year. In this interview with The Gold Report, Curran argues that investors should pay particular attention to speculative plays with modest potential downsides and exciting potential upsides.

Recent Quotes

"We consider YGT to be an attractive investment."

— Michael Curran, Beacon Securities Ltd. (6/3/20)
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"YGT extended the strike length of mineralization at Sam Otto South."

— Michael Curran, Beacon Securities Ltd. (5/21/20)
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"YGT completed 10,000m of drilling on the Yellowknife City property."

— Michael Curran, Beacon Securities Ltd. (4/23/20)
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"YGT shares are an attractive investment for exploration success."

— Michael Curran, Beacon Securities Ltd. (2/21/20)
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"The initial Inferred resource at TXR's Yellowknife City is 735 Koz Au."

— Michael Curran, Beacon Securities Ltd. (11/5/19)
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"We are initiating coverage on AUAU with a Buy rating; we consider the company's shares to be an attractive investment for exploration success."

— Michael Curran, Beacon Securities Ltd. (4/10/18)
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"We launched coverage of RVG as a highlighted mining stock for 2018."

— Michael Curran, Beacon Securities Ltd. (1/19/18)
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"We expect RVG to drill both Beartrack and Arnett Creek this year."

— Michael Curran, Beacon Securities Ltd. (1/18/18)
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