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Brian Bagnell's Tips for Smart Oil and Gas Investing
Source: Tom Armistead of The Energy Report  02/04/2016

In today's tough price environment where most oil and gas juniors are losing money, a strong balance sheet is the key to survival, says Brian Bagnell. Access to liquidity will also help these companies hold on until prices rise again. Bagnell, a research analyst for Macquarie Capital Markets, tells The Energy Report he expects a gradual turnaround to begin late this year, and gives his tips on identifying companies that can weather the storm.


Which Energy Companies Are Being Added to US Global Funds in Anticipation of an Oil Rebalance?
Source: JT Long of The Energy Report  01/26/2016

There are still winners in the energy space, but you have to move quickly. In advance of the rebalance U.S. Global Investors CEO Frank Holmes is expecting toward the end of 2016, he and analyst Samuel Pelaez point to the sectors taking advantage of opportunities, including refiners, midstream MLPs, low-cost producers, airlines and chemical companies. In this interview with The Energy Report, they name their favorites and outline the fundamentals that will make 2016 look a lot different than the year that just ended.


Chen Lin: Chinese Volatility Could Fuel a Lithium-Price Rocket Launch
Source: JT Long of The Energy Report  01/19/2016

When China's stock market started cratering at the beginning of the year, veteran investor and newsletter writer Chen Lin was rubbing his hands in anticipation of the opportunities that would be opening up, particularly in lithium and natural gas. In this interview with The Energy Report, the author of What is Chen Buying? What is Chen Selling? shares his insights on what pushed battery-grade lithium prices up fourfold and which companies could benefit from a continued supply-demand imbalance. As a bonus, he also lists the three companies he thinks could take advantage of high overseas natural gas prices to actually return money to investors in the energy space.


Dundee's David Talbot Says Green Energy Trend Is Your Friend
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Energy Report  01/05/2016

David Talbot of Dundee Capital Markets forecasts uranium demand growth of about 6% compounded annually through 2020, which ought to be more than enough to kickstart depressed U3O8 prices. Nuclear energy is part of a growing trend away from fossil fuels toward green energy and things like lithium-ion batteries for cars and energy storage. Talbot explains that lithium demand is expected to grow even faster than uranium demand, and the market is already undergoing a supply deficit. In this interview with The Energy Report, he offers his top picks in the uranium and lithium spaces, as well as a graphite name, all poised to ride the green energy trend higher.


A Year of Tips for Winning the Natural Resource Investment War
Source: The Energy Report Staff   12/29/2015

Energy investors are no strangers to boom-and-bust cycles. In fact, a number of the experts interviewed by The Energy Report in 2015 took a certain amount of glee in the opportunities they knew would open up in low-price markets for oil and gas, uranium and lithium. Let's take a trip around the world as we recall the words of wisdom these experts shared, and see if they can spark a better understanding of what we can expect during the next turn around the sun.


Gear Up for a Violent Uranium Price Spike: Cantor Fitzgerald's Rob Chang
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Energy Report  12/22/2015

The price of uranium is still in the doldrums, but that will change soon—and violently, says Rob Chang of Cantor Fitzgerald Canada. In this interview with The Energy Report, he explains that electric utilities will begin to run short of fuel even before 2020, when 33 additional reactors are expected to come on line. With that in mind, Chang predicts that prices could triple in the next few years, and highlights a half-dozen equities that will likely supply the increased demand and thereby deliver multiples to investors.


Shale Investing 101: Matt Badiali Reveals the Science Behind Oil Investments that Pay Off Big Time
Source: JT Long of The Energy Report  12/08/2015

As Matt Badiali, geologist and editor of the Stansberry Resource Report, explains, it has only been in the last few decades have we learned to release the potential of the massive oil and gas reservoirs in the U.S. Now we are learning how to tell if a shale project will be profitable. In this Energy Report article, he shares three names he is watching closely.


Is There a Bright Spot in Commodities? Ask Paul Renken
Source: Tom Armistead of The Energy Report  11/10/2015

Demand for commodities is in the doldrums, but the fundamentals of uranium and lithium are favorable when compared with other materials, says Paul Renken, mining analyst for VSA Capital Ltd. In this interview with The Energy Report, Renken notes that rising demand for batteries will soon exert pressure on lithium production capacity and that well-placed uranium juniors are in position to meet demand from nuclear power plants now in development. Investors must be patient, but diligent selection will be rewarded.


Marin Katusa's Transformative Vision of a Post-Fission/Denison Merger Uranium World
Source: JT Long, The Energy Report  11/03/2015

Investors have spoken, and they said they don't want a merger of Fission Uranium and Denison Mines. In this interview with The Energy Report, Marin Katusa, founder of Katusa Research, shares his insight on why Fission investors rejected the deal and where he is finding value in the uranium and oil sector today.


U.S. Global's Frank Holmes and Brian Hicks: The One Essential to Transform Your Resources Portfolio? Patience.
Source: JT Long of The Energy Report  10/27/2015

For investors willing to take a long-term view on their resource portfolios, this could be the best of times, says U.S. Global Investors CEO and Chief Investment Officer Frank Holmes. If you add patience to your portfolio management strategy, holding discounted oil and gas and metals mining stocks is one way to leverage the price equilibrium that will come when China's growth hits the market. In this interview with The Energy Report, Fund Manager Brian Hicks shares the names of the juniors farther up the food chain that he is adding to the fund.


Why Opportunistic Investor Chen Lin Is Hoping for $20/Barrel Oil
Source: JT Long of The Energy Report  10/20/2015

A quick drop to $20/barrel oil could be the best thing for energy companies with enough cash in the bank to take advantage of the sharp bounce predicted in the wake of such a dramatic fall. In this interview with The Energy Report, newsletter writer Chen Lin names two companies that could not only survive the oil price downturn, but also are perfectly positioned in the global market to start generating barrels of cash for investors.


Jim Collins Prescribes Five Micro-Cap Names to Build Portfolio Immunity
Source: JT Long of Streetwise Reports' Special Situations  10/08/2015

In a volatile macroeconomic world, micro caps can offer some immunity as they move based on company news rather than front page headlines. But you have to pick your companies carefully. In this interview with Streetwise Reports' Special Situations, Jim Collins, founding partner of The Portfolio Guru, shares the names of a handful of companies he found in his travels to the LD Micro Conference and beyond.


Piper Jaffray's Brett Wong: How to Profit from Government Mandates in Biofuels
Source: JT Long of The Energy Report  10/06/2015

New proposed EPA requirements for the renewable fuel standard program, combined with challenging sugarcane harvests in South America, could increase demand for biodiesel, creating opportunity in a struggling energy sector. In this interview with The Energy Report, Piper Jaffray Analyst Brett Wong names a growing company that could profit from government mandates.


Extra: Jeb Handwerger Predicts New Wave of Lithium and Graphite Winners in Wake of Tesla Deal
Source: JT Long of The Energy Report  09/22/2015

Don't buy things that are trending on Twitter or the front page of USA Today, warns Gold Stock Trades publisher Jeb Handwerger. Buy them when they are unloved and on the back page. In this interview with The Energy Report, he singles out the unloved companies that could become media darlings in the coming boom in energy metals, uranium and—eventually—oil sectors. And he stresses the importance of the single most important commodity in the investing space ever—time.


Thomas Drolet Warns of a Coming Grand Canyon of Uranium Supply Deficit and Shares Three Ways to Profit by It
Source: JT Long of The Energy Report  09/15/2015

A Grand Canyon of supply deficit is opening up in the uranium markets, with 66 nuclear reactors under construction globally and more restarting in Japan. As Russia and China shore up their supply chains in Kazakhstan and elsewhere, the rest of the world could be scrambling for new sources to keep the lights on. In this interview with The Energy Report, Thomas Drolet, head of Drolet & Associates Energy Services, illuminates junior companies in the Athabasca Basin, southern Alberta and South America that could be strategic sources for countries shoring up domestic supply and for majors that need replacement resources.


Veteran Investment Strategist Joe McAlinden Reverses View, Predicts Recovery for Gold, Oil and Housing
Source: Gordon Holmes of The Gold Report  09/14/2015

With the markets in whiplash mode, Joe McAlinden, founder of McAlinden Research Partners and former chief global strategist with Morgan Stanley Investment Management, believes volatility is going to stick around for a while, and we might see a correction double of what we've had so far. In this interview with The Gold Report, McAlinden bucks conventional wisdom to argue that an interest rate hike is good for gold and oil, and lays out his investing strategy for this period of market uncertainty.


NexGen Energy: A Bold New Uranium Venture for a World in Short Supply
Source: Peter Byrne of The Energy Report  09/08/2015

NexGen Energy Ltd. has a strong, well-focused uranium project located in the cornucopia of the Athabasca Basin. Without hype, CEO Leigh Curyer and Corporate Development Manager Travis McPherson, part of an experienced team of "pure-play uranium professionals," make the case for investment in a project with obvious legs.


Flinders CEO Blair Way: What Tesla Needs to Know About the Graphite Sector
Source: Special to The Gold Report  09/08/2015

Tesla's moves toward manufacturing auto and home storage has set off a buzz of misunderstandings and opportunities in the graphite space as some 40 TSX and ASX junior miners position themselves to meet anticipated increased future demand for this critical mineral. In this interview with The Gold Report, Flinders Resources CEO and President Blair Way shares the four factors to consider when analyzing a graphite company. Warning: It is a very different proposition than investing in a gold company.


Keith Schaefer Picks the Companies You Will Want to Own If the Conservatives Win in Canada
Source: JT Long of The Energy Report  09/01/2015

Canadian natural gas prices have held up so well that the majors are taking strategic positions to prepare for an eventual demand spike. But the paydays could be delayed depending on the outcome of the Canadian federal election on Oct. 19. In this interview with The Energy Report, conducted on Aug. 26, Oil and Gas Investments Bulletin Publisher Keith Schaefer outlines the sectors that will profit first from a reversal in oil and gas prices, and what he is doing to position his readers for success.


Can Tesla Make Winners Out of These Lithium Players?
Source: Claudia Avalos of The Energy Report  08/31/2015

Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA:NASDAQ), long known for its ability to keep its buzz machine churning, gave lithium investors something to get excited about this weekend. On Friday, Bacanora Minerals Ltd. (BCN:TSX.V) and Rare Earth Minerals Plc (REM:LSE), owners of the Sonora Lithium Project, announced that they had finalized a conditional, long-term lithium hydroxide supply agreement with the car and battery giant. The Energy Report reviewed the commentary of leading lithium experts Simon Moores and Chris Berry to anticipate what the new agreement may mean for the sector.


Uranium Has a New Hot Spot: Haywood's Mick Carew
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Energy Report  08/18/2015

Several developments in the uranium space, including the restart of a reactor in Japan that has been offline since the Fukushima disaster, have primed the commodity for a price surge. In this interview with The Energy Report, Mick Carew, research analyst with Haywood Securities, explains how, in addition to the Japanese restart, expansion in the Athabasca Basin is bolstering prospects for consolidation in the sector, and describes how a Brazilian phosphate company with a first-rate product might produce for portfolios.


How AlphaNorth's Steve Palmer Copes with the Commodity Blues
Source: Peter Byrne of The Energy Report  08/11/2015

Steve Palmer's AlphaNorth funds have a history of making high returns from investments in Canadian commodity juniors, including energy and gold plays. With regard to the current commodity markets, however, Palmer pulls no punches: Profits are not easy to reel in. But the downturn does not signal the end of the world. Commodity markets change cyclically, and there is money to be made buying undervalued energy and precious metal juniors, including the handful of companies Palmer names in this interview with The Energy Report.


Randall Abramson Locks On to Unusual Bargains at Today's Oil Prices
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Energy Report  08/04/2015

To profit in the current oil and gas space, investors have to move down the food chain to find "unusual bargains," says Randall Abramson, CEO and portfolio manager with Toronto-based Trapeze Asset Management. Abramson expects global demand to return oil to $75–85/barrel inside 12 months, which means you won't have to wait long to see those bargains rise with the tide. In this interview with The Energy Report, Abramson discusses several bargains in the junior oil and gas space, as well as a handful of serviceable service names.


Experts' Guide to Getting the Most Out of Company Presentations
Source: JT Long of The Gold Report  07/28/2015

What can you really learn from the fuzzy project diagrams, site photos and columns of numbers often shown in dark rooms at conferences? A lot, if you know what you are looking for, according to the experts. Beyond the warnings about forward-looking statements, corporate presentations often contain the details that could make or break a project's economics. And many companies time the release of important information to coincide with events like the
Sprott-Stansberry Natural Resource Symposium, going on now in Vancouver. For those who weren't able to make the trip or are doing their homework in a hotel room somewhere, The Gold Report asks veteran investors what they look for in a corporate presentation when evaluating a possible opportunity. As a bonus, we included links to several company presentations shown in Vancouver so you can practice your analyzing skills.


World's Increasing Appetite Points to Upside for Ag Input Companies: Paradigm's Spencer Churchill
Source: Special to The Energy Report  07/28/2015

A rising middle class in Asia and elsewhere means an increasing demand for food. Paradigm Capital Analyst Spencer Churchill uses the stock-to-use ratio to predict grain prices, and that methodology leads him to predict price support/appreciation for a handful of major crops in 2015–2016. In this interview with The Energy Report, Churchill examines agricultural trends and discusses companies that can benefit from the world's increasing appetite, including one company with a streaming model unique in the ag sector.


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