Sector Expert: John Budden
John Budden, who has 47 years of diverse domestic and international investment experience, runs an Ottawa/Boston-based strategic consulting practice that advises major international financial services companies on mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and emerging trends in the U.S. and Canada. A market commentator on [email protected], he also hosts Market Minute and Sprott Market Insights for CFRA, Ottawa's leading business / talk radio station. Budden also spent several years as a contributing editor for The Financial Times of Canada, co-founded Rabin Budden Partners, an investment counselor and no-load mutual fund manager, and served as President and CEO of Dynamic Fund Management.
When it comes to bullion enthusiasts, you're unlikely to find more ardent fans than those in the Sprott Group of Companies. Three of its leading experts, Eric Sprott, John Embry and Rick Rule, joined the Sprott Precious Metals Round Table webcast and conference call on February 12, with John Budden serving as host. The Gold Report summarized this treasure trove of knowledge for readers. Bottom line: While their bullishness on gold and silver has been common knowledge for years, the addition of the platinum group metals (PGMs) to the Sprott fold of precious metals trusts brings an intriguing new dimension to the bullion mix.