Looking for Lithium Mega-Deals with Thibaut Lepouttre
Source: Peter Byrne of The Energy Report 09/17/2014
Where will Tesla Motors get the tons of lithium it will need to make advanced batteries at its Nevada gigafactory? Is there an opportunity for profit in lithium mining as supply shrinks? For an answer, The Energy Report caught up with Thibaut Lepouttre at his home base in Belgium, where he edits Caesars Report, a newsletter that analyzes international mining projects. In addition to the lowdown on lithium, Lepouttre talks about several low-profile firms with phosphate and uranium mining projects.
Malcolm Gissen and Marshall Berol: Welcome to the Golden Era of Oil & Gas
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Energy Report 09/11/2014
Few things in life are certain, but Encompass Fund managers Malcolm Gissen and Marshall Berol are convinced that the world needs much more energy, and that this is great news for oil and gas companies and their investors. In this interview with The Energy Report, Gissen and Berol highlight eight oil and gas producers with potential for dynamic expansion, and two premium companies in the burgeoning sector of oil and gas services.
Where to Look for Yield During a Time of Low Gas Prices: Elliott Gue
Source: Peter Byrne of The Energy Report 09/11/2014
With gas prices stuck at historic lows for the foreseeable future, bored investors can look toward master limited partnerships to increase profit yields on energy portfolios. Elliott Gue, energy investment strategist of Capitalist Times, spends his day finding great energy deals in the margins and curves. In this interview with The Energy Report, Gue does the dirty work and gives us his strategy so that investors can golf, yacht, and have fun without worrying about losing the value of their savings to inflation.
Oil Field Services Surprise: Brandon Dobell on the Upstart that Could Compete with the Big Three
Source: Tom Armistead of The Energy Report 09/04/2014
Consolidation is coming to the oil and gas industry, says Brandon Dobell of William Blair & Co. As economic recovery takes root, oil prices will stabilize at current levels and interest rates will remain low, creating conditions for mergers and acquisitions among explorers and producers and, in a ripple effect, among the oil field service companies they employ. In this interview with The Energy Report, Dobell offers a surprising prediction for a service company he expects to see playing in the big leagues soon.
How is Doug Casey Preparing for a Crisis Worse than 2008? He and His Fellow Millionaires Are Getting Back to Basics
Source: JT Long of The Mining Report 09/02/2014
Trillions of dollars of debt, a bond bubble on the verge of bursting and economic distortions that make it difficult for investors to know what is going on behind the curtain have created what author Doug Casey calls a crisis economy. But he is not one to be beaten down. He is planning to make the most of this coming financial disaster by buying equities with real value—silver, gold, uranium, even coal. And, in this interview with The Mining Report, he shares his formula for determining which of the 1,500 "so-called mining stocks" on the TSX actually have value.
Ethan Park Expects to Harvest a Bumper Crop from Potash and Phosphate Juniors
Source: Peter Byrne of The Energy Report 08/26/2014
Ethan Park of Extract Capital could teach a college graduate-level course on the differences between phosphate and potash. Park's basic advice to The Energy Report: Don't miss out on making money with these essential commodities just because they smell like, well, fertilizer.
Canaccord's Luke Smith: Five Aussie Companies with Cash Flows, Low Costs and MOUs
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report 08/26/2014
Now more than ever, only select mining companies are attracting investors. Luke Smith, head of mining research for Canaccord Genuity in Melbourne, argues that low costs, increasing cash flows and improved net cash positions are crucial for gold companies. Solid contracts with end-users and strong institutional support are crucial for commodities. In this interview with The Mining Report, Smith highlights two undervalued Australian gold companies and three Australian companies in graphite and lithium that have already seen explosive share growth and appear poised for even greater gains.
Musings on the Second Great Recovery Experiment and the Promise of Natural Gas: Ron Muhlenkamp
Source: Tom Armistead of The Energy Report 08/21/2014
Like the economy as a whole, the Muhlenkamp Fund is still struggling to extricate itself from the morass of the Great Recession. Ron Muhlenkamp, founder of Muhlenkamp & Co. Inc., sees a forerunner to this downturn in the 1980–82 recession. In this interview, he tells The Energy Report how good policy ended the earlier slowdown and set the stage for two decades of prosperity. He also explains why bad policy is hampering recovery now, and what this means for investors.
Jim Collins: Five Names to Love from the LD Micro Conference
Source: Streetwise Reports' Special Situations Staff 08/20/2014
The conference circuit can be a brutal one, with scores of companies vying for investor attention, but some vendor halls hold more opportunities than others. In this interview with Streetwise Reports' Special Situations, Jim Collins, author of The Portfolio Guru, shares his finds from the productive LD Micro Conference, an event he describes as a "micro-cap love-in." He details a quintet of investing opportunities, from areas as varied as deep-sea exploration support services, Wi-Fi energy delivery and drinks for kids.
Fund Adviser Björn Paffrath's Mantra: In the End, Performance Matters
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report 08/19/2014
Björn Paffrath, Switzerland-based fund adviser and newsletter writer, says there is certainly an elevated risk of a correction in the broad market but the upside in the mining sector is worth looking at as the market turns. Paffrath expects more M&A activity in the fall and says he's always looking for opportunities that really impact the performance of the funds. In this interview with The Mining Report, Paffrath shares some silver, base metals and tungsten positions.
America's First Oil Sands Producer and Other Natural Resources Surprises: Peter Epstein
Source: Tom Armistead of The Energy Report 08/14/2014
The natural resources space has been difficult in recent years. Potash prices collapsed, uranium spot prices hit a nine-year low, the gas market was in glut. Only oil has stayed strong. But Peter Epstein of MockingJay Inc. has found some gems in the resource rubble, and foresees better times ahead. In this interview, Epstein tells The Energy Report who stands to capture the graphite market, how to catch the next wave in potash, and offers his thoughts on when investors might catch a break in the uranium market.
Where Is Casey's Marin Katusa Stashing His Money When Europe Heats Up?
Source: JT Long of The Mining Report 08/12/2014
Under the cloud of a "colder war" with Russia, Europe is embarking on an energy renaissance. In this interview with The Mining Report, Casey Research energy expert Marin Katusa shares four junior names he thinks could profit from a move into modern energy production techniques, and one truly contrarian name for those expecting the worst.
Looking for the Next Big Thing? Jason Sawatzky Has a Suggestion
Source: Tom Armistead of The Energy Report 08/07/2014
For Jason Sawatzky, the word is "oilfield services." They are not glamorous, but they are necessary, and Canada's explorers and producers need oilfield services as they prepare to fill pipelines with natural gas to be liquefied and exported. AltaCorp Capital's director of institutional equity research tells The Energy Report that Canada is pushing hard to approve liquefied natural gas plants, and Canada's proximity to Asian markets gives it an edge. A whole portfolio of companies is poised to support and profit from the business opportunities that will come with that industry.
David Sadowski: Are You Ready for Upward Pressure on Uranium Prices?
Source: Peter Byrne of The Mining Report 08/05/2014
Take advantage of the temporary bear market in uranium juniors, David Sadowski tells The Mining Report. The Raymond James mining analyst explains why uranium prices are low and why they will rise in the medium term. Hint: It has something to do with how orange juice is produced. And he talks about why a gold lining makes the metals market a solid bet.
Africa: New Land of Opportunity? Ashley Kelty Points to the Positives
Source: Tom Armistead of The Energy Report 07/31/2014
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.
From Argentina to the Athabasca: Etienne Moshevich on Hot Prospects
Source: Tom Armistead of The Mining Report 07/29/2014
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.
John Chu: Investors Can Feast on Fertilizer Yields
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report 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.
Steve Palmer Buys the Summer Sleepers
Source: Peter Byrne of The Energy Report 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.
Jocelyn August: Upcoming Catalysts for Precious and Base Metals, Uranium and Oil and Gas Plays
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report 07/22/2014
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.
Catalyst Check: Updating the Progress of Energy Stocks on the Natural Resources Watchlist
Source: JT Long of The Energy Report 07/17/2014
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.
Jeb Handwerger: Are You Ready for Doubles and Triples in Uranium Mining Stocks?
Source: JT Long of The Energy Report 07/10/2014
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.
Energy Independence: Financial Fact or Political Fiction?
Source: JT Long of The Energy Report 07/03/2014
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.
Are You Ready to Capitalize on Emerging World Growth and U.S. Oil Independence?
Source: JT Long of The Energy Report 06/26/2014
With 400 million more people set to get on the grid in India alone, smart investors will profit from new demand for all kinds of energy. In this interview with The Energy Report, Frank Holmes and Brian Hicks of U.S. Global Investors share some of their favorite ways to build a diversified portfolio that takes advantage of opportunities large and small, domestic and international.
What Is Chen Selling? One of His Tenbaggers. What is Chen Buying? Two Others with Tenbagger Potential
Source: Tom Armistead of The Energy Report 06/24/2014
Chen Lin doesn't get attached to stocks, only to profits. The author of What is Chen Buying? What is Chen Selling? buys low, sells high, then tells his subscribers what he's doing and why. In this interview with The Energy Report, Lin describes a recent success and explains his high expectations for two oil and gas producers. Savvy investors: Pay attention.
Brent Cook's Tips for Finding Juniors that Can Survive the Dust Bowl
Source: JT Long of The Mining Report 06/24/2014
As romantic as the idea of the gold explorer who strikes it rich in lightning fashion is, the far more common tale is one of hard work and persistence. For investors, that means doing due diligence to search out the likely success stories. In this interview with The Mining Report, Brent Cook of Exploration Insights shares the telltale signs of success he looks for in the junior gold, phosphate and uranium sectors and discusses the synergies that stand to benefit some recent mergers.
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