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Contributed Commentaries Will Sandstorm’s Newest Risk Pay Off?

Full Article: Contributed Commentaries Will Sandstorm’s Newest Risk Pay Off?

By: David Erfle

The mining sector continues to sell-off much more than the gold price as the market continues to discount the up-coming VanEck GDXJ Junior Gold Miner ETF re-balance I touched upon last week in this column. More than $800M was collectively taken out of GDX and GDXJ on April 26th, which was the largest one day out-flow in their trading history.

Nevertheless, the M&A in the space also continues to heat up with another high profile proposed merger which was announced on April 26th. Gold-copper developer/explorer Mariana Resources Ltd (MARL.V) said this past Wednesday it has reached an agreement to be acquired by mining company financier Sandstorm Gold (SSL.TO), which currently holds a 7% stake in the compan

Full Article: Contributed Commentaries Will Sandstorm’s Newest Risk Pay Off?

By: David Erfle

 

Disclaimer© 2010 Junior Gold ReportJunior Gold Report’ Newsletter: Junior Gold Report’s Newsletter is published as a copyright publication of Junior Gold Report (JGR). No Guarantee as to Content: Although JGR attempts to research thoroughly and present information based on sources we believe to be reliable, there are no guarantees as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein. Any statements expressed are subject to change without notice. JGR, its associates, authors, and affiliates are not responsible for errors or omissions. Consideration for Services: JGR, it’s editor, affiliates, associates, partners, family members, or contractors may have an interest or position in featured, written-up companies, as well as sponsored companies which compensate JGR. JGR, it’s owner and affiliates/associates may buy/sell and trade the company’s stock written up/video created on from time to time. JGR has been paid by the company written up. JGR has been paid by the company written up. Thus, multiple conflicts of interests exist. Therefore, information provided herewithin should not be construed as a financial analysis but rather as an advertisement. The author’s views and opinions regarding the companies featured in reports are his own views and are based on information that he has researched independently and has received, which the author assumes to be reliable. No Offer to Sell Securities: JGR is not a registered investment advisor. JGR is intended for informational, educational and research purposes only. It is not to be considered as investment advice. Subscribers are encouraged to conduct their own research and due diligence, and consult with their own independent financial and tax advisors with respect to any investment opportunity. No statement or expression of any opinions contained in this report constitutes an offer to buy or sell the shares of the companies mentioned herein. Links: JGR may contain links to related websites for stock quotes, charts, etc. JGR is not responsible for the content of or the privacy practices of these sites. Release of Liability: By reading JGR, you agree to hold Junior Gold Report its associates, sponsors, affiliates, and partners harmless and to completely release them from any and all liabilities due to any and all losses, damages, or injuries (financial or otherwise) that may be incurred.

Forward Looking Statements
Except for statements of historical fact, certain information contained herein constitutes forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements are usually identified by our use of certain terminology, including “will”, “believes”, “may”, “expects”, “should”, “seeks”, “anticipates”, “has potential to”, or “intends’ or by discussions of strategy, forward looking numbers or intentions. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results or achievements to be materially different from any future results or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts, and include but are not limited to, estimates and their underlying assumptions; statements regarding plans, objectives and expectations with respect to the effectiveness of the Company’s business model; future operations, products and services; the impact of regulatory initiatives on the Company’s operations; the size of and opportunities related to the market for the Company’s products; general industry and macroeconomic growth rates; expectations related to possible joint and/or strategic ventures and statements regarding future performance. Junior Gold Report does not take responsibility for accuracy of forward looking statements and advises the reader to perform own due diligence on forward looking numbers or statements.

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Billions: Gold When It Counts

Full Article: Billions: Gold When It Counts

By: Brandon Green, Feature Writer for Strategic Wealth Preservation

It is not uncommon for many people to get a little, ok VERY, excited when word of a television show focusing on their industry surfaces. In my case, the industry is investment markets and the show is ’Billions’. I can remember just over a year ago being out with industry colleagues and everyone on the street knew it was coming.

Once the show started , it really did live up to many of our hopes for what we thought it could be, including capturing the unique lingo, such as:

Full Article: Billions: Gold When It Counts

By: Brandon Green, Feature Writer for Strategic Wealth Preservation

 

Disclaimer© 2010 Junior Gold ReportJunior Gold Report’ Newsletter: Junior Gold Report’s Newsletter is published as a copyright publication of Junior Gold Report (JGR). No Guarantee as to Content: Although JGR attempts to research thoroughly and present information based on sources we believe to be reliable, there are no guarantees as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein. Any statements expressed are subject to change without notice. JGR, its associates, authors, and affiliates are not responsible for errors or omissions. Consideration for Services: JGR, it’s editor, affiliates, associates, partners, family members, or contractors may have an interest or position in featured, written-up companies, as well as sponsored companies which compensate JGR. JGR, it’s owner and affiliates/associates may buy/sell and trade the company’s stock written up/video created on from time to time. JGR has been paid by the company written up. JGR has been paid by the company written up. Thus, multiple conflicts of interests exist. Therefore, information provided herewithin should not be construed as a financial analysis but rather as an advertisement. The author’s views and opinions regarding the companies featured in reports are his own views and are based on information that he has researched independently and has received, which the author assumes to be reliable. No Offer to Sell Securities: JGR is not a registered investment advisor. JGR is intended for informational, educational and research purposes only. It is not to be considered as investment advice. Subscribers are encouraged to conduct their own research and due diligence, and consult with their own independent financial and tax advisors with respect to any investment opportunity. No statement or expression of any opinions contained in this report constitutes an offer to buy or sell the shares of the companies mentioned herein. Links: JGR may contain links to related websites for stock quotes, charts, etc. JGR is not responsible for the content of or the privacy practices of these sites. Release of Liability: By reading JGR, you agree to hold Junior Gold Report its associates, sponsors, affiliates, and partners harmless and to completely release them from any and all liabilities due to any and all losses, damages, or injuries (financial or otherwise) that may be incurred.

Forward Looking Statements
Except for statements of historical fact, certain information contained herein constitutes forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements are usually identified by our use of certain terminology, including “will”, “believes”, “may”, “expects”, “should”, “seeks”, “anticipates”, “has potential to”, or “intends’ or by discussions of strategy, forward looking numbers or intentions. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results or achievements to be materially different from any future results or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts, and include but are not limited to, estimates and their underlying assumptions; statements regarding plans, objectives and expectations with respect to the effectiveness of the Company’s business model; future operations, products and services; the impact of regulatory initiatives on the Company’s operations; the size of and opportunities related to the market for the Company’s products; general industry and macroeconomic growth rates; expectations related to possible joint and/or strategic ventures and statements regarding future performance. Junior Gold Report does not take responsibility for accuracy of forward looking statements and advises the reader to perform own due diligence on forward looking numbers or statements.

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PDAC Attendees Not Concerned About US Rate Hikes

Full Article: PDAC Attendees Not Concerned About US Rate Hikes

By: David Erfle

While the gold price sold off further towards the issuance of the February Non-Farms Payrolls report (NFP) this Friday, I witnessed a very jovial crowd which was very eager to put more money to work in the sector.

Talk of further rate hikes and dollar strength was less of an issue compared with the large sums of capital from all over the world which continues to pour into the sector via joint ventures, private placements, bought deal flow-though shares, and on-going global miner purchases of large percentages of micro-cap and small-cap juniors.

Full Article: PDAC Attendees Not Concerned About US Rate Hikes

By: David Erfle

Disclaimer© 2010 Junior Gold ReportJunior Gold Report’ Newsletter: Junior Gold Report’s Newsletter is published as a copyright publication of Junior Gold Report (JGR). No Guarantee as to Content: Although JGR attempts to research thoroughly and present information based on sources we believe to be reliable, there are no guarantees as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein. Any statements expressed are subject to change without notice. JGR, its associates, authors, and affiliates are not responsible for errors or omissions. Consideration for Services: JGR, it’s editor, affiliates, associates, partners, family members, or contractors may have an interest or position in featured, written-up companies, as well as sponsored companies which compensate JGR. JGR, it’s owner and affiliates/associates may buy/sell and trade the company’s stock written up/video created on from time to time. JGR has been paid by the company written up. JGR has been paid by the company written up. Thus, multiple conflicts of interests exist. Therefore, information provided herewithin should not be construed as a financial analysis but rather as an advertisement. The author’s views and opinions regarding the companies featured in reports are his own views and are based on information that he has researched independently and has received, which the author assumes to be reliable. No Offer to Sell Securities: JGR is not a registered investment advisor. JGR is intended for informational, educational and research purposes only. It is not to be considered as investment advice. Subscribers are encouraged to conduct their own research and due diligence, and consult with their own independent financial and tax advisors with respect to any investment opportunity. No statement or expression of any opinions contained in this report constitutes an offer to buy or sell the shares of the companies mentioned herein. Links: JGR may contain links to related websites for stock quotes, charts, etc. JGR is not responsible for the content of or the privacy practices of these sites. Release of Liability: By reading JGR, you agree to hold Junior Gold Report its associates, sponsors, affiliates, and partners harmless and to completely release them from any and all liabilities due to any and all losses, damages, or injuries (financial or otherwise) that may be incurred.

Forward Looking Statements 
Except for statements of historical fact, certain information contained herein constitutes forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements are usually identified by our use of certain terminology, including “will”, “believes”, “may”, “expects”, “should”, “seeks”, “anticipates”, “has potential to”, or “intends’ or by discussions of strategy, forward looking numbers or intentions. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results or achievements to be materially different from any future results or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts, and include but are not limited to, estimates and their underlying assumptions; statements regarding plans, objectives and expectations with respect to the effectiveness of the Company’s business model; future operations, products and services; the impact of regulatory initiatives on the Company’s operations; the size of and opportunities related to the market for the Company’s products; general industry and macroeconomic growth rates; expectations related to possible joint and/or strategic ventures and statements regarding future performance. Junior Gold Report does not take responsibility for accuracy of forward looking statements and advises the reader to perform own due diligence on forward looking numbers or statements.

 

A Walk Through a Cemetery in France

Bob Moriarty
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May 14, 2016

After hearing the comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin to the UN in September of 2015 I realized it was time for me to try to write the book others have been telling me I needed to write since 1970, about my experiences in war.

Putin’s speech said things no American politician would dare discuss. He talked about America’s disastrous policies in the Middle East.

“But how did it actually turn out? Rather than bringing about reforms, an aggressive foreign interference has resulted in a brazen destruction of national institutions and the lifestyle itself. Instead of the triumph of democracy and progress, we got violence, poverty and social disaster. Nobody cares a bit about human right, including the right to life. I cannot help asking those who have caused the situation; do you realize what you’ve done? But I am afraid no one is going to answer that. Indeed, policies based on self-conceit and belief in one’s exceptionality and impunity have never been abandoned.”

I did the book in three weeks. After all, I have been writing it in my head for 47 years. All I accomplished in three weeks was to finish typing it. I surprised myself; it was better than I thought it would be.

Then I tried to figure out how to get it into print. The natural publisher seemed to be the Naval Institute Press. After all I was the youngest Naval Aviator in the Vietnam era and flew some 832 missions in combat. I sent them the first twenty pages and a cover letter detailing my background at the first of November. I figured it would take them a week or so to get back to me and by then I’d be about finished. I completed the book and I’m still waiting to hear from them. Time passes at the speed of molasses in winter in the publishing business it seems.

A 321gold reader, who is also an editor, emailed me from Japan, and we polished the book and I figured I should self-publish, at least on iTunes and Kindle format. While I’ve been an Apple aficionado since Christ was a corporal, I found working with Apple to be far more work than it was worth. On the other hand, working with Amazon to put a book into Kindle format was about as hard as falling off a bike. Once the Kindle version was up, I thought I would give CreateSpace a shot at making a paperback version.

Much to my astonishment, Amazon can print one paperback book at a time through CreateSpace. There is no minimum order for books to be printed. That’s handy. If you go to one of the many self-publishing houses and have to place an order for 1000-3000 books in order to get the price down for a hardback, you will find yourself waltzing around stacked boxes of books to get to your bed.

You can have the greatest book in the world and post it on Kindle and CreateSpace but before you do you need a cover. For the first printing of my book we used a picture of an F-4B with some napalm canisters in front of it. I put the book up, got some sales and a few people didn’t like the cover.

Today you can make a major change to a book or its cover in a day. It took me longer. I went to a site that offers custom designs from hundreds of artists from all over the world. I wanted something that showed not only the tools of war but the cost as well. It was handy but the entire process took about two weeks to get and judge the potential cover.

The design I chose showed an F-4 dropping bombs over a jungle at the top and a military cemetery at the bottom. Neither the government nor the actual military ever want to show their citizens what the real costs of war are not only in gold but also in blood. So you never see a heroic war film set in a cemetery when they all should be. I was quite happy with the 2nd cover. The $399 I paid for the design was well spent.

In November I needed some peace and quiet to type the book so I called in a marker from a friend who had offered the use of his retreat in The Alps. I stayed in the snowy mountains for almost a month working. Somehow I managed to capture not only the end of fall but also the beginning of winter. It was pretty nice.

In early March I took a vehicle from England to my mountain hideaway. The trip was about 600 miles and even with the great roads in Europe it was too far for a one-day drive. So in advance I made up my mind to stop for the night near Reims east of Paris. I went to booking.com and fed in my location and asked for a nearby B&B. It found one, highly rated, near my location at a good price. I was driving down this tiny country road west of Reims when I came across a giant military cemetery.

Since I had only finished the 2nd cover of the book a week or so before and knew how easy it was to change the design, I stopped and took a lot of pictures. Then I walked through the well-tended cemetery. As I strolled I read each of the grave markers. The graves were of young men from 17 into their 30s. They all died in early September of 1914 at the start of WWI.

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Most people will still remember what ignited WWI but they probably have forgotten or never knew the nuances of how the war actually began. Obviously there was the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and his pregnant wife on June 28 of 1914. Austria-Hungary intended to use the incident as an excuse to attack Serbia. Russia supported the Serbs so they mobilized, then Germany mobilized, so France mobilized to support their ally by treaty, Russia. England made it clear that they would back France in case of war and they mobilized as well.

Germany believed they could end the pending war with a swift victory over the French and British troops in France. They invaded Belgium and bypassed the French forts guarding the border with Germany. All of a sudden the entire world was at war without anyone in particular to blame when in fact everyone in general was responsible.

If the stupidity of yesterday sounds a lot like the stupidity of today, perhaps there is a reason. Nato just launched a “missile defense shield” in Romania ostensibly to protect Europe from Iranian missiles fired at it. Unless Nato knows something utterly unknown to the rest of the world, Iran has no conflict of any sort with Europe. Not content with just infuriating Russia, the US seems determined to create as many powerful enemies as possible in the South China Sea where they continue to ignore Chinese warnings to avoid what China considers their territorial waters.

In 1648 to end the Thirty Years’ War, the countries of Europe agreed to a new concept of sovereign nations in an agreement called the Treaty of Westphalia. That is, every nation had a right to self-defense and secure borders without outside interference. Later international doctrine such as the Nuremberg Trials determined that wars of aggression were the “supreme international crime.”

Under the Bush Doctrine the concept of independent and secure states was turned on its head with the US claiming a new right of preemptive warfare against anyone who might ever be an enemy of America. Should Russia and/or China claim a similar right of preemptive self-defense, they could feel justified on a first strike against the US and be at least as legally justified as the US attacks on Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan, and Libya.

It’s hard to imagine the carnage involved in a World War. My walk through two French cemeteries from the opening days of WWI brought that home to me. The crosses lined up as far as the eye could see. As you walk down a row and inspect what are but forgotten names now, a hundred years later, you cannot help but wonder what life would have been like for those young French soldiers with the ribbon of their lives clipped all too early.

The Germans closed within 30 km of Paris. If only they could capture the city, the war would end. But a stupid German general, and are there really any other sort, disobeyed his orders and turned to the southeast to chase down a faltering French army on the verge of collapse. His actions opened a 30-mile gap in the German lines. The French were quick to take advantage. Meanwhile the British general in charge of the British forces needed a swift kick up the backside to rush his men into battle.

In what was called the Miracle of the Marne, the French put together a fleet of six hundred taxis to rush fresh soldiers to the battle. It was little more than a symbolic gesture but isn’t war little more than a collection of symbolic gestures? The tide turned, the Germans retreated and began digging trenches for a new style of warfare unknown in history.

The battle was significant for a number of reasons. It ended the concept of cavalry charges across open ground since machine guns could slaughter hundreds of men in minutes. It began trench warfare that lasted another four years. In the first half of September 1914, the French lost over 100,000 soldiers. They [the French] lost 1.3 million during the entire four years of the war and lost 7.5% of that total in a two-week period.

One of the cemeteries I walked through was filled with some of those men. It was moving. War costs not only money but also blood. WWI bankrupted the UK, destroyed the Russian Empire and caused the Russian Revolution, ended the Ottoman Empire and the Austria-Hungary Empire. No one really won. No one wins any war. But everyone loses. All that matters is just how much damage you have done to your own country by participating in a stupid war.

Many scholars of war agree that the harsh terms of the Treaty of Versailles signed in 1919 directly led to the rise of Hitler and WWII. So a war begun over something as simple as an assassination of a minor royal figure ultimately led to the deaths of 17 million in WWI and 60 million in WWII.

I called my book The Art of Peace. It can be ordered from Amazon in either Kindle format or paperback for either $14.99 or $19.99.

It’s the story of a young man going to war and his feelings about war in the hindsight of fifty years of history. It’s a pretty good book. I’m proud of it. You don’t need to read the book to understand just how I feel about stupid wars. Just go spend a day walking through a military cemetery and you will know exactly my feelings.

Article source: http://www.321gold.com/editorials/moriarty/moriarty051416.html

Analyzing a Junior Mining Company

Kal Kotecha PhD

Imagine buying the house next door for half price, would you? Junior mining stocks have been on a fire sale for some time now but why are we nervous about pulling the trigger and buying? Why doesn’t the colloquial statement ring true? “Buy low and sell high.” It makes sense, but then why do most of us buy high and sell low? Fear and panic sets in when we see our stock prices collapse. It seems counterintuitive but buying when people are panic selling generally leads to profitability.

My PhD thesis focused on the affective heuristics of the 2008 stock market crash. Basically that investors are emotional beings that invest emotionally – both in times of highs and lows in the market. Like many, I sustained a lot of personal losses and am starting to become more aware of my ‘emotional investing patterns.’ When do I invest? What makes me motivated to buy a certain stock? Am I panic buying/selling? Have I done my research?

Being a newsletter writer, I have ‘learned’ to do more investigation on the companies I write than I would if I invested purely for myself. But in saying that, it is prudent for the investor to perform in-depth research before buying a stock. In the junior mining field that includes:

  • Having an in-depth knowledge of the history of the management team. This is probably the one most crucial aspect. If the team has a track record of success, chances are they will continue in that course. I urge investors to call the President of the junior mining company, not just the Investor Relations rep. If he/she is too busy to talk to you then they do not deserve your investment. Ask him/her about the project, company goals, finances etc. Get a ‘feel’ of the company from its leader.
  • Know the project/property well. If there are any drill results, analyze them. Talk to an independent geologist and get an opinion on the project and surrounding property.
  • Analyze the balance sheet – is there debt, why? How much cash is on hand? Will there be another financing needed?
  • If the company is going into production, what are the start-up costs? Can they sustain it? How long is the mine life? What will be the projected net revenue?

And importantly, have an exit plan and stick with it whether the company’s stock falls or rises…once that goal has been realized, take your profit or minimize your losses. Do you due diligence so you won’t have to suffer from buyer’s remorse.

Happy investing!

Kal Kotecha PhD