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Oil and gas plays in Africa are no day at the beach, but they are more promising than the press would suggest, says Ashley Kelty, oil and gas equities analyst at Cenkos Securities Plc. Africa has locals with oil patch skills, abundant, accessible reservoirs and less volatile fiscal regimes than investors might think. In a wide-ranging interview with The Energy Report, Kelty riffs on shale in the U.S., basement reservoirs throughout the world and the news out of Africa. The investment opportunities are many.
A biotech analyst could play it safe, and stick with mid-, late- and commercial-stage companies that offer higher odds and decent returns on good news. Christopher James, on the other hand, recommends that investors willing to diversify their holdings and take on informed risk hold a short list of companies with huge potential. James, a senior analyst and managing director at Brinson Patrick Securities, is a neurosurgeon by training, and examines new platforms and proposed therapies with a clinician's eye. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, James turns that eye on three names with dramatic, paradigm-changing technology platforms that could energize portfolios.
Ralph Aldis, portfolio manager with U.S. Global Investors, is a well-respected mining analyst. His detailed knowledge of the companies in the U.S. Global Investors Gold and Precious Metals Fund and across the entire precious metals space has taken years of meticulous work and dedication to his craft. Aldis urges investors not to get married to their stocks, but in this interview with The Gold Report, he discusses lots of names that are good for a fling right now.
Is It Bad to Bottle Up Your Anger? (07/30/2014)
"Even if studies are inconclusive as to whether getting angry is always good for us physically, surely the mere act of letting it all out will provide some relief, won't it? Maybe not."
"When the world's highest oil producing region is in turmoil, prices are affected across the world."
John Chu: Investors Can Feast on Fertilizer Yields (07/29/2014)
As the world grows ever larger, its people demand more and better food. This trend will continue to benefit investors in fertilizer companies, declares John Chu of AltaCorp Capital Inc. In this interview with The Mining Report, Chu explains that a near-term supply crunch is good news for juniors and highlights four companies with projects than can meet demand, as well as a revolutionary Canadian company that is pioneering agricultural streaming.
Unearthing lucrative investments sometimes means following the money. In this interview with The Mining Report, Etienne Moshevich, editor of Alphastox.com, describes how juniors—and investors—can capitalize on the valuable resources the majors recognize in the vast shale oil fields of Argentina, Canada's glowing Athabasca Basin and elsewhere. Moshevich discusses companies equipped with both the management and resources to hitch a profitable ride on the majors' gravy train.
It's the lazy days of summer and Paul Renken, senior geologist and analyst with VSA Capital, is bottom-fishing. He sees a lot of value in unloved resource equities and spends much of his time sifting through the lot to find juniors that will get the increasingly sparse financing needed to turn potential into production. Renken offers an abundant catch of equity picks in this interview with The Gold Report.
No Pain, No Gain: A Forecast for the Miners (07/25/2014)
"Throughout the past year we've been looking for that final low in gold, but it has eluded us multiple times."
Aging baby boomers face increased cancer risk, and growing numbers of obese and overweight Americans face metabolic disorders that could lead to cardiovascular disease. Debjit Chattopadhyay of ROTH Capital Partners recommends that biotech investors consider these trends when looking at portfolio options in the healthcare sector. A medical researcher turned biotech analyst, Chattopadhyay highlights several companies with unique diagnostic and therapeutic technologies in this interview with The Life Sciences Report.
Steve Palmer Buys the Summer Sleepers (07/24/2014)
Steve Palmer, founder of AlphaNorth Asset Management, has a "buy cheap, sell dear" investment strategy that wins, as the outperforming return on one of his investment funds demonstrates. In this interview with The Energy Report, Palmer unveils a handful of resource stocks that are slumbering through the summer doldrums, gathering strength for the Fall Revival, when undervalued stocks soar.
Gold: 2014 Trends and Beyond (07/24/2014)
"This infographic covers gold trends that investors should be watching through the rest of the year and beyond."
What Do Droughts Mean for Potash Investors? (07/24/2014)
"Droughts, while not so good for farmers, are good for fertilizer prices."
It's hard to see the present until it's in the past. What does this mean for gold? Money managers Doug Loud and Jeff Mosseri of Greystone Asset Management say that a bull market may have already begun. All the signs are there: rising political tension, a shortage of new supply and a cull of the weakest stocks. In this interview with The Gold Report, Loud and Mosseri list a dozen gold, silver and copper companies that should ride the crest of the wave.
"The decline in long-term real US Treasury yields also supported gold. . .[but] upward yield pressure as the global cycle improves and disappointing physical demand in China and India remain downward forces."
Timing the market is sometimes more important than finding the right equities. But if you can time the market and find the right equities, that can be the most direct path to success. Jocelyn August, senior analyst and product manager with Sagient Research's CatalystTracker.com, follows catalysts that move resource stocks with regularity, sometimes 10% or more. In this interview with The Mining Report, August discusses some upcoming catalysts in the precious and base metals spaces, and names others in uranium and oil and gas.
Global unrest and inflation will play a role in improving fundamentals for gold and silver, Byron King, newsletter editor for Agora Financial, tells The Gold Report. But miners have to control costs and clean up their internal cash flow, too. Meanwhile, investors who have run up gains in traditional investments are looking for new asset classes. King shares the names of a few well-managed companies in the gold, graphite and rare earth space that are husbanding their assets and adding value, sometimes in unexpected ways.
"The focus of this article is to explore the Waste-to-LNG pathway in greater depth, to illustrate the complexity in trying to choose the best waste-to-biofuels pathway."
"Research points to a dramatic fall in new gold discoveries, which are falling well behind global production levels. This will have a significant impact on gold supply ahead."
Alan Leong has chosen to look for investments positioned in less obvious alcoves of the market. Interestingly, this concept could be a competitive advantage for retail investors. His niche markets include orphan, metabolic and animal companion medicine, as well as some less obvious indications for regenerative medicine. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, the CEO of biotech analysis company BioWatch News cites four unconventional biotech and specialty pharma names positioned to generate significant returns for investors.
At the beginning of June, The Gold Report assembled an all-star expert team to create a Natural Resources Watchlist, a promising portfolio of mining and energy companies with upcoming catalysts such as a maiden NI 43-101, funding from a strategic partner, a permitting milestone or a feasibility study. Keith Schaefer, editor and publisher of the Oil & Gas Investments Bulletin, and Rick Rule, CEO of Sprott US Holdings Inc., proposed five energy companies with many resources at play. A lot has happened since that discussion in Vancouver. The total portfolio is up 14% as of today. Let's check in to see how the individual energy stocks are faring.
An upward trend is afoot in the silver space, says Sean Rakhimov, editor of SilverStrategies.com. Rakhimov believes that at $26/ounce the reversal of the downward trend in silver will be confirmed and silver investors should set their sights on the next resistance level—$32/ounce. And if that threshold is breached, silver will test $50/ounce and more. In this interview with The Gold Report, Rakhimov talks about a few silver miners that are well positioned to ride this trend perhaps several multiples higher.
Tom Hayes' Trio of Rare Earth Project Contenders (07/15/2014)
It's not the size of a rare earth elements project resource that determines its success, declares Tom Hayes of Edison Investment Research. In this interview with The Mining Report, he explains that companies will win based on their holdings of heavy and strategic rare earths and their ability to secure funding. With the race on to develop non-Chinese REE sources, he suggests three projects likely to end up on the podium.
"The market for lithium, which is also used in batteries for laptop computers, may double in a decade, with demand growing at 7–10% annually."
Thomas Schuster's Five Stocks to Buy and Hold (07/14/2014)
Consulting Mining Analyst Thomas Schuster looks at the longer term in mining. He is bullish on gold but cautions that we won't see an end to the bear market in precious metals equities until financing again becomes readily available. In this interview with The Gold Report, the publisher of the "Rocks To Riches" research reports presents five companies in gold, silver and niobium with the management and projects to ride out the storm.
2014 Commodities Halftime Report (07/14/2014)
"After a disappointing 2013, the commodities market came roaring back full throttle, outperforming the S&P 500 Index by more than four percentage points and 10-year Treasury bonds by more than six."
"Dentistry is ripe for high-tech blockbusters."
Looking for the Next Oil Boom? Follow the Tech (07/14/2014)
"New technology has brought us full circle back to the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico, where the recent shift to horizontal well drilling has rendered this play the unexpected ground zero."
The biotech bull market is not over. That's the judgment of Reni Benjamin of H.C. Wainwright & Co., who predicts high quality data from a broad range of small- and mid-cap biotechs will move shares higher during the summer and especially in the fall. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Benjamin showcases names with powerful platforms and market winds to their backs, which he believes could vigorously multiply investor capital over the next 12–18 months.
Are you brave enough to buy straw hats in winter? From uranium to oil services to lithium, savvy investors can find innovative ways to make money based on fundamental supply and demand rather than emotion and fashion. In this interview with The Energy Report, Gold Stock Trades editor Jeb Handwerger outlines the trends that will shape the future of energy commodity investing, and names some of the best examples of shabby chic stocks worth more than their current price tags.
Chris Mancini, an analyst with the Gabelli Gold Fund, spends his days finding value in gold equities—and he thinks he's found a recipe for success. Take a long-term outlook, add excellent management, fold in a great project in a quality jurisdiction with low-cost minable ounces in the ground—et voila! Mancini calls this "optionality," and in this interview with The Gold Report he says that equities with optionality will not only survive the downturn, but also provide excellent leverage to an inevitable upward move in the gold price. Check out some rising names in the Gabelli Gold Fund.
"The stampede of U.S. companies seeking shelter from the country’s high domestic corporation tax rate has largely driven the deal making. This financial engineering has been widely applauded by the markets but has increasingly been raising the ire of politicians."
"There’s a continental scale, geopolitical disaster occurring across MENA."
Graphite. Lithium. Rare earth elements. What do these metals and minerals have in common? They are playing bigger and more critical roles in widely used big kid toys like smartphones, tablets and electric vehicles. Investors can't stay on top of every hot commodity but Luisa Moreno, mining analyst with Euro Pacific Canada, offers some companies developing graphite, lithium and REE resources for the toys and technology of the future in this interview with The Mining Report.
Precious metals investors have endured much hardship during the recent bear market but David H. Smith, senior analyst with David Morgan's The Morgan Report, believes that another secular bull market in precious metals is already underway. In this interview with The Gold Report, Smith says that platinum group metals will lead the resurgence and have a favorable long-term risk/reward ratio. He outlines some PGM, gold and silver companies that can grab the bull by its horns.
Hints of a Mining Comeback in the Wind? (07/07/2014)
"It looks like companies are feeling that the bottom has been passed, while deposit valuations are still low enough to be considered attractive target acquisitions."
Palladium Price Soars to 13-Year High (07/07/2014)
"Palladium's performance sets it apart from platinum. While platinum prices have been strong lately, reflecting the aftermath of the platinum sector strike in South Africa, that movement pales in comparison to palladium."
It has been more than a year since Citigroup Inc. published "Energy 2020: Independence Day," outlining the impacts of progress toward North American energy self-sufficiency. For this special 4th of July edition of The Energy Report, we reached out to experts in the energy investing space for an update on how recent political events and production trends in the field impact our ability to produce what we use. For Porter Stansberry, Marin Katusa, Chris Martenson, Bill Powers and Cactus Schroeder, the prospects for the future—and the associated investing opportunities—depend on the perspective.
Inflate Your Way to Gold Profits with Edward Karr (07/02/2014)
From his vantage in Geneva, Edward Karr, the founder of the investment firm RAMPartners SA, tells The Gold Report why European bankers are destined to inflate their way out of structural crisis and why that is good news for the price of gold. Karr believes gold has bottomed and should explode upward, and he profiles a handful of sleeping lions whose stock should roar back to life with rising precious metals prices.
"Bioscience investors are putting their money into companies making good drugs with solid data that meet critical needs in the real world. They're helping fuel R&D into terrible and terrifying diseases, and they're funding the distribution of those products into a waiting market."
Juniors can't fund their projects, which means that the majors' reserves will continue to shrink. Rick Mills argues that this process can have but one result: higher metals prices across the board. In this interview with The Mining Report, the owner and host of Ahead of the Herd.com highlights a half-dozen gold, silver, copper and nickel companies that will leverage these high prices, and introduces us to a Canadian company's unique cobalt project in Russia.
|"VIT's Eagle gold project is shovel-ready, with all permits in hand and an agreement with the local First Nations."|
|"Our thesis is that GUY provides a rare combination of a high margin, long life asset, gold price optionality and M&A potential."|
|"We are initiating coverage of PVG with an Outperform Speculative rating supported by relative valuation, asset quality, development stage, financing level, and safe haven status."|
|"KDX has a legitimate shot to vault itself into the ranks of mid-tier gold producers."|