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Steve Palmer

AlphaNorth Asset Management

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Steve Palmer is a founding partner, president and chief investment officer of AlphaNorth Asset Management and currently manages the AlphaNorth Partners Fund, AlphaNorth Growth Fund and AlphaNorth Flow-Through LPs. Prior to founding AlphaNorth in 2007, Palmer was employed as vice president at one of the world's largest financial institutions, where he managed equity assets of approximately CA$350M. Palmer managed a pooled fund, which focused on Canadian small-capitalization companies, from its inception to August 2007, achieving returns that were ranked No. 1 in performance by a major fund ranking service in its small-cap, pooled-fund category. He also managed a large-cap fund, which ranked in the first quartile of performance among other Canadian equity pooled funds. Palmer earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Western Ontario and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Recent Interviews

Steve Palmer: Change Up Your Portfolio's Sector Weightings to Capture Profits (11/12/13) Steve Palmer's AlphaNorth Partners Fund didn't make a 130% return by adhering to a strict natural resource weighting. In this interview with The Mining Report, Steve Palmer describes how his fund uses "bottom-up analysis" to find profit opportunities in metals, energy, life sciences and tech stocks. Small-cap equities may not be leading the pack now, but they are still the best-performing asset class in the long term, says Palmer, and he names some companies that are already outperforming.

Don't Be a Retail Lemming—Buy at the Bottom: Steve Palmer (4/11/13) A short-term investor's trash is a long-term investor's ticket to returns, and with resource stocks hitting all-time lows during a time of robust commodity prices, now is the time to snap up promising energy companies, Steve Palmer asserts. As a founder of AlphaNorth Asset Management, one of Canada's market-leading investment firms, Palmer has a practiced eye for spotting winners in a troubled market. He shares his picks in this interview with The Energy Report.

Gold in 2013: Fund Managers Reveal Reasons for Optimism (1/21/13) The Gold Report's first-ever survey of fund managers who invest heavily in junior gold mining stocks reveals cautious optimism on the sector's performance in 2013. The historical performance of gold in the year following a U.S. presidential election, the devaluing of the U.S. dollar and current low valuations for gold miners all bode well for an upturn this year, but some doubts remain. Learn how professional investors decide which companies are worth investing millions of dollars in this year.

Recent Quotes

"I look for companies with growth potential, such as MMT, which is getting very significant results at the wellhead." (11/12/13) Mart Resources Inc. - The Metals Report Interview with Steve Palmer More >

"LLG is run by a very experienced team that has been getting good drill results at its project in Quebec." (11/12/13) Mason Graphite Inc. - The Metals Report Interview with Steve Palmer More >

"URE has secured contracts significantly above current spot prices and above long-term prices." (4/11/13) Ur-Energy Inc. - The Energy Report Interview with Steve Palmer More >

"UAX is one of the better small caps and could find an economic deposit in Canada." (7/24/12) Athabasca Uranium Inc. - The Energy Report Interview with Steve Palmer More >

"ZMS has several paths to success, each of which could add several hundred million dollars in value to the company." (4/26/12) Zecotek Photonics Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Steven Palmer More >

"ZMS has multiple initiatives, each of which could be worth several hundred million dollars for the company." (4/3/12) Zecotek Photonics Inc. - Steve Palmer for CanTech Letter More >

"MGA is cheap, with a defined deposit in a good jurisdiction." (10/18/11) Mega Uranium Ltd. - The Energy Report Interview with Steve Palmer More >

"UAX is in the right neighborhood with a lot of high-grade uranium." (10/18/11) Athabasca Uranium Inc. - The Energy Report Interview with Steve Palmer More >

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