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Featuring:
Vincent MetcalfeJohn KaiserChris TempleDana LyonsChris MartensonAl Korelin
Cory Fleck

Comments:
  1. On October 15, 2016 at 2:08 am,
    Archdeacon (!) Andrew says:

    I feel singularly honoured to have been given pole position to thank all of your contributors Al. And thanks in particular for your international call letting me know exactly when you were going on air. I am of course replying on behalf of Skeeta and all other grateful souls!! A

    • On October 15, 2016 at 2:21 am,
      Skeeta says:

      LOL
      Rev knocked me over this weekend….he was quicker on the draw 🙂
      Thanks as always for the show fella’s & your efforts?
      Much appreciated.
      Cheers.

      • On October 15, 2016 at 2:34 am,
        Skeeta says:

        Obviously not everyone’s cup of tea,
        But those who enjoy Casey should listen to James Althuchers interview with him (its + one hour)
        http://www.jamesaltucher.com/category/the-james-altucher-show/
        Cheers

        • On October 15, 2016 at 7:52 am,
          Chartster says:

          Thanks for the link, Skeeta. It was interesting.

        • On October 15, 2016 at 8:38 am,
          Excelsior says:

          Skeeta – Thanks for interview. Much appreciated.

        • On October 15, 2016 at 9:40 am,
          Al Korelin says:

          I am going to contact Doug this week and hope to get him on our Show shortly!

          • On October 15, 2016 at 9:55 am,
            Excelsior says:

            That would be a hoot Big Al. 🙂

            Any luck with inviting Sean Rockamoff from Impact onto the KER for a few quick update?

          • On October 15, 2016 at 12:27 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            BTW both Robert from Tocqueville and Ned Schmidt were great additions to the weekend show.

      • On October 15, 2016 at 9:40 am,
        Al Korelin says:

        Thanks Skeeta, Remember that I promised yesterday to respond to every comment on this site that I could appropriately respond to.

        You folks are all great!

    • On October 15, 2016 at 8:36 am,
      Excelsior says:

      Nice work Archdeacon (!) Andrew !

      Pole position.

      • On October 16, 2016 at 1:14 am,
        Skeeta says:

        LOL…I just know he’s going to be strutting around like a pigeon with his chest puffed out for the next week ha ha ha.
        Congrats Rev !
        Cheers.

        • On October 16, 2016 at 7:08 am,
          Excelsior says:

          😮

    • On October 15, 2016 at 9:38 am,
      Al Korelin says:

      No problem as I have free long distance to Canada! Love you Reverend.

  2. On October 15, 2016 at 4:59 am,
    Bobby says:

    I always liked Ned, great addition, Al!

    • On October 15, 2016 at 5:12 am,
      Bobby says:

      I would have liked to have heard more about GMO vs Organic growers.

      • On October 15, 2016 at 9:44 am,
        Al Korelin says:

        Bobby, we do plan to have that particular conversation with him. From my standpoint I am intrigued with the concept of organic food.

        How about you. And, I would appreciate a response on this one.

        Best.

        • On October 15, 2016 at 10:37 am,
          Bobby says:

          Al. I am all for Organic when possible. conventional production using pesticides properly is acceptable. I my opinion, GMO food is unacceptable and should be banned.

          • On October 15, 2016 at 11:08 am,
            Big Al says:

            As I understand it, Bobby, GMO foods can be very difficult to avoid. From what I know about them that is criminal.

          • On October 16, 2016 at 12:56 pm,
            Bonzo Barzini says:

            Hillary is owned by Monsanto and loves GMO’s and mandatory vaccinations too. She is satanic.

          • On October 16, 2016 at 1:21 pm,
            Big Al says:

            She is, more than anything else, extremely unlikeable.

      • On October 15, 2016 at 11:45 am,
        Excelsior says:

        Good thoughts Bobby and it GMO is very invasive indeed.

        Yes, I thought Ned was very interesting to listen to regarding the Agricultural sector and feel it is an interesting growth sector as well. I posted a list of Agricultural stocks last week and we’ve discussed some of the ETFs and Potash companies in here occasionally, but we = really should check in on how the Soft Commodity sector is doing more often.

    • On October 15, 2016 at 5:24 am,
      Bobby says:

      GOLD, come on Ned, the bottom has been called here hundreds of times in the last 5 years! nothing new here.

    • On October 15, 2016 at 9:41 am,
      Al Korelin says:

      Many thanks Bobby, I too am very impressed with him.

    • On October 16, 2016 at 12:44 am,
      Skeeta says:

      Agree with Bobby,
      Have always love Ned’s take, especially on the agriculture sector.
      Cheers.

  3. On October 15, 2016 at 5:01 am,
    CFS says:

    I appreciate the broadening of topics covered. I have wider horizon than most in this forum. I consider agricultural REITs and similar important investments areas and even more important is water and water related investments. In these areas, I have been looking also outside the US, because emerging markets and frontier markets are clearly faster growing locations, and it is usually easier to be profitable in an area which is rapidly expanding than one that is flat.
    The reason the pound is down is very simple. The EU has realized it has a much larger deficit if the UK IS going to stop paying an excessive share of EU bureaucracy, and wanted to extract a pound of flesh before they lost the chance.
    I only wish the Prime Minister May and the opposition realized the EU needs British trade much more than vice versa. The U.K. has two years to re-establish much better free trade agreements with its ex-Commonwealth countries; a trade which was penalized under EU rules.

  4. On October 15, 2016 at 5:26 am,
    Bobby says:

    Al, we need to talk WAR, who, what where and when.

    • On October 15, 2016 at 9:54 am,
      Al Korelin says:

      I do agree with you Bobby. We discussed that at length yesterday in our discussion group which, by the way, just finished reading Killing the Rising Sun. This really good read makes on stop and think about the irrationality of man. I pray, Bobby, that we are not at that point again. Unfortunately that gives me some doubts about Mr. Trump.

      • On October 15, 2016 at 10:05 am,
        CFS says:

        Talking of war, here’s Bill Holter

        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JmWbQMevv_I

      • On October 15, 2016 at 10:40 am,
        Bobby says:

        Wish I had the time to read a book, but family restraints leave me exhausted. I often fall asleep at the monitor just trying to keep up with current events.

        • On October 15, 2016 at 11:04 am,
          Big Al says:

          Bobby,

          Reading a book is one part of my life where I have decided to “make time”. I have to say that I am glad that I did.

      • On October 15, 2016 at 11:43 am,
        b says:

        Mr Trump says he can do business with Putin.
        Hillary is a neocon.

        • On October 15, 2016 at 5:42 pm,
          Big Al says:

          I have an interesting question regarding that b., “how long would someone like Putin put up with his bullshit? (That comment does not mean that I will not vote for him in the hope that the idiot can be reigned in!)

          • On October 15, 2016 at 6:47 pm,
            Bobby says:

            So Al, are you saying he’s the type of guy you would hang out with ? Do you see yourself hanging out with his “fans”? Invite over for a family dinner?
            Just curious,

          • On October 16, 2016 at 12:57 pm,
            Bonzo Barzini says:

            I’d rather live under Putin than Hillary. Putin has banned GMO’s.

  5. On October 15, 2016 at 7:08 am,
    CFS says:

    Don Coxe, one of the most knowledgeable commentators on commodities:

    http://www.financialsensenewshour.com/broadcast/fsn2016-1015-2.mp3

    • On October 15, 2016 at 8:51 am,
      Excelsior says:

      CFS – Thanks for the post w/ Don.

    • On October 15, 2016 at 9:55 am,
      Al Korelin says:

      Thanks for the link CFS

    • On October 15, 2016 at 11:55 am,
      Robert Moriarty says:

      CFS:

      Did you notice that Don Coxe called Gold the only asset class not manipulated by governments?

      • On October 15, 2016 at 1:51 pm,
        Markedtofuture says:

        Hi Bob,

        this Australian academic’s discovery of global gold price collusion got the ball rolling…

        PhD thesis stirs up a $1 billion gold-price trial for global banks

        PERTH, Australia — An Australian academic’s discovery of global gold price collusion has sparked a looming US trial in which four of the world’s major banks are being sued for up to $1 billion over claims they rigged the price of the precious metal at the expense of investors over a decade.

        Perth-based Andrew Caminschi can be revealed as the academic who unwittingly exposed a scandal during a painstaking study of tens of millions of gold transactions that took him 18 months.

        “It was needle in the haystack-type stuff,” Associate Professor Caminschi said yesterday of the anomalies he discovered in the data. “But once we found it, it was pretty damning.”

        In a key development, a US judge ruled last week that the four banks — Barclays, Bank of Nova Scotia, HSBC and Societe Generale — had a case to answer and that a lawsuit filed by investors would proceed to trial.

        Germany’s Deutsche Bank was also accused of manipulation but settled its case in April and has agreed to help the plaintiffs in their claims against the ­remaining defendants.

        Assistant Professor Caminschi, 42, said he would act as an expert consultant at the trial in New York and admitted he was surprised his otherwise obscure PhD thesis at the University of Western Australia — for which he had to build his own server — had damaged the banks and led to a shake-up of the century-old gold pricing system.

        “I never thought it would get to this,” he said. “I didn’t go out cartel-busting or bank-bashing — it was more like the data was just yelling at me.”

        During his research, the ­academic discovered apparent man­ipu­lation during the twice-daily meetings held by banks in London that determined the benchmark price of gold, which was then used by dealers, central banks and mining companies to trade the precious metal.

        The analysis of 14 years of raw data found that during these meetings, and before the benchmark price became known, trading volumes in gold derivatives would rise substantially. This suggested the banks were trading on, and potentially profiting from, information that was not available to the wider market — a theory that had been rumoured for years but never proven.

        “I went into my supervisor’s office and I had this heat map and there was a thin white line which runs through the heat map which symbolised areas of very, very intense trading,” ­Associate Professor Caminschi recalled.

        “We were only expecting to see that white line when the news came out, when people would adjust their positions based on the news.

        “When I showed it to my supervisor, and after I explained it, he said, ‘Oh shit’.”

        The research was first published in an academic journal in 2013.

        It was later picked up by industry publications and financial news provider Bloomberg, sparking attention from regu­lators and leading to scores of lawsuits.

        http://gata.org/node/16835

        • On October 15, 2016 at 3:24 pm,
          Big Al says:

          That was more than just a little bit interesting Markedtofuture. Thank you!

        • On October 15, 2016 at 4:10 pm,
          Robert Moriarty says:

          MTF:

          So the price fixing banks were front running the price? That’s never happened before with any other commodity. How much would you care to bet they were front running both up and down? How unique, a financial market that is manipulated.

          Don Coxe said governments were not manipulating gold. And I agree with him.

  6. On October 15, 2016 at 7:15 am,
    CFS says:

    For the goldbugs, John Embry:

    http://kingworldnews.com/john-embry-10-15-16/

    • On October 15, 2016 at 9:56 am,
      Al Korelin says:

      I know John a bit. Could he perhaps be “talking his book” here?

      • On October 15, 2016 at 10:08 am,
        CFS says:

        Sure. Don’t most people talk their book?
        Especially, if they’ve just written one. Double entendre intended.

        • On October 15, 2016 at 10:25 am,
          Big Al says:

          Of course, “most people talk their book” and that is why it is so important to not necessarily take everything as the “gospel truth”.

          I will say that I have a lot of respect for John and Rick so it is important to realize that I am not “throwing stones”!

  7. On October 15, 2016 at 7:53 am,
    CFS says:

    I think Trump gets it. Ron Paul should be pleased.

    https://youtu.be/L02igCmdN7E

    • On October 15, 2016 at 2:16 pm,
      Markedtofuture says:

      CFS – this is a troubling statement – *Speaking About Financial Regulations, Clinton Said “The People That Know The Industry Better Than Anybody Are The People Who Work In The Industry.”

      Here Are Hillary Clinton’s Three Speeches To Goldman Sachs For Which She Was Paid $675,000

      As has been widely reported, in 2013 Hillary Clinton was paid $675,000 for three speeches to Goldman Sachs. One was delivered on June 4, 2013 at the 2013 IBD CEO Annual Conference at The Inn at Palmetto Bluff in South Carolina, a second one took place on October 24, 2013 at the Goldman Sachs Asset Management AIMS Alternative Investment Symposium, and the last one was delivered on October 29, 2013 at the Goldman Sachs builders and innovators summit.

      The speech transcripts, in their entirety, were revealed for the first time in an email from Tony Carrk, research director at Hillary for America, in an email dated January 23, 2016, and disclosed to the public for the first time ever during today’s latest Wikileak of Podesta emails.

      In the email Carrk says: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-15/here-are-hillary-clintons-three-speeches-goldman-sachs-which-she-was-paid-675000

      • On October 15, 2016 at 3:19 pm,
        Big Al says:

        I am glad that I am not a Clinton. Someday the God that they seem to deny will have the final word.

      • On October 15, 2016 at 4:47 pm,
        Big Al says:

        For the most part that is a true statement. The logical next point is: “What do they do with their knowledge”?

        I would guess that she thinks that voters and other concerned folks will not ask that question.

  8. On October 15, 2016 at 8:30 am,
    CFS says:

    OFF TOPIC:

    https://youtu.be/ZDrXgJA1egA

    Whether you believe it or not, there are definite and observable signs that the ruling power structure will not give up power.
    Over two years ago it was pointed out that Federal government/Homeland Security was purchasing hollow point rounds in quantities sufficient to kill every person in the US several times over. (Such bullets are illegal to use in war, and are shoot-to-kill bullets, not shoot-to-wound rounds.)
    There are many indications of possible attempts to steal the election, by registering people that legally are ineligible to vote, by corrupting the computer system that counts votes, etc.
    With all the talk of war, there is even an increasing possibility that war and/or martial law could be used to delay or suspend the very election itself.
    We will all know in good time.

    It would not be prudent to blindly ignore the possibilities and simply wait until something happens and then try to think a bout a reaction. Clearly the Government has been preparing. For example, even distributing armored vehicles within the US as it pulled out from Iraq and trying to federalize police forces. I never thought I would see the corrupt power structure in the USA behave like a third world dictatorship, but many elements of such are taking place currently.
    Could the racial hatred being stirred by the administration be part of a deliberate plan to divide and weaken resistance? I do not know, but I at least ask myself the question.
    Never have I seen a country so divided and polarized.

    • On October 15, 2016 at 9:03 am,
      GH says:

      Stirring up racial tensions must be a plot of the TPTB. They certainly get injustice whenever they want it–e.g Assange & Manning. They knocked former the IMF head out of power effortlessly.

      So if they wanted to see justice done, cops that have been caught on video murdering in cold blood would be prosecuted, convicted, and punished, and the public outrage would not exist. Justice doesn’t happen, outrage continues, and the corporate media fans the fires. All intentional, part of the divide and conquer tactics that let the scumbags controlling the US stay in power, IMO.

      • On October 15, 2016 at 10:02 am,
        Al Korelin says:

        GH,

        I happen to agree completely with your second paragraph. Funny, but I always though that was the way that our justice system worked. Guess that I was wrong.

    • On October 15, 2016 at 10:00 am,
      Al Korelin says:

      I, very unfortunately, have to agree with you CFS.

      The action that I personally am taking is simply to stay very well informed; be ready to act very quickly based on events; and, I am getting deeper into my faith. You may not like the final action, but I truly believe that only God can save us.

      • On October 15, 2016 at 10:25 am,
        CFS says:

        I wish I knew what to do. Is it necessary to be somewhere isolated to be safe from nuclear war? Is life that worthwhile to destroy your current style of living in order to extend time alive?
        Are ruling powers stupid enough to start nuclear conflict?
        Is retaining power, even for an egocentric maniac, worth the death of millions of ordinary people?
        What use is wealth or power for a person bombed back to the Stone Age?

        • On October 15, 2016 at 10:52 am,
          Big Al says:

          A lot of very interesting questions!

          My question, CFS, is where the hell has society gone?

          I will be right back as my pooch needs to go out. Give me ten minutes.

          • On October 15, 2016 at 2:22 pm,
            Markedtofuture says:

            George Soros owns voting machines in 16 states!

            In the US, Smartmatic has offered technology and support services to the Electoral Commissions of 307 counties in 16 States:

            http://investmentwatchblog.com/george-soros-owns-voting-machines-in-16-states/

          • On October 15, 2016 at 3:16 pm,
            Big Al says:

            Markedtofuture it is already starting I earnest. Look at all of the fraud being reported today in Indiana. (Land of the “free” and home of the brave!)

            Kathy and I, at the suggestion of one of our recent guests started to watch “Designated Survivor” yesterday. I have no idea at this point where it is going but, so far it is really good!

          • On October 15, 2016 at 3:16 pm,
            Big Al says:

            By the way the guest/friend is Craig Hemke.

  9. On October 15, 2016 at 9:04 am,
    Excelsior says:

    World’s two largest gold producers disagree on mine value
    MINING.com Editor | about 20 hours ago

    “In an interview with Bloomberg, Newmont Mining’s CEO Gary Goldberg reiterated what he has been saying for the past six months: that he’d be interested in buying Barrick Gold’s half of the Kalgoorlie Super Pit at the right price.

    Kalgoorlie is Australia’s largest open-pit gold mine. It has produced 50 million ounces over 30 years and is jointly owned by Barrick and Newmont (NYSE:NEM), the latter being its operator at least until 2020.

    Barrick (TSX, NYSE:ABX) started a sales process of its 50% stake in July. The Toronto-based company has declined to say how much it is worth, but experts say it could fetch as much as $1 billion.

    “We’re not misaligned in terms of where we see some of the value of the resource that’s there,” Goldberg told Bloomberg. But “people have different assumptions on exchange rates, and gold price, those sorts of things,” he added….”

    http://www.mining.com/worlds-two-largest-gold-producers-disagree-on-mine-value/

    • On October 15, 2016 at 9:05 am,
      Excelsior says:

      Philippines to extend ban on new mines, review current permits
      Cecilia Jamasmie | a day ago

      http://www.mining.com/philippines-extend-ban-new-mines-review-current-permits/

      • On October 15, 2016 at 9:07 am,
        Excelsior says:

        NGOs want Venezuela to halt mining concessions, claim violations of Indigenous rights
        MINING.com Editor | a day ago

        http://www.mining.com/ngos-want-venezuela-to-halt-mining-concessions-claim-violations-of-indigenous-rights/

        • On October 15, 2016 at 9:11 am,
          Excelsior says:

          Antofagasta’s Los Pelambres mine faces potential $24 million fine, closure
          Cecilia Jamasmie | a day ago

          “Chile’s environmental regulator SMA is seeking sanctions against Antofagasta’s (LON:ANTO) Los Pelambres copper mine for breaching its environmental permit in relation to the management of water resources and nearby flora.”

          “The alleged violations include the extraction of water from unauthorized sites, the construction of unapproved wells and the failure to reforest some areas as required by law.”

          “The nine charges (in Spanish), the second of their kind against the mine in the last 19 months, could lead to a $23.8 million fine and even the temporary or indefinite closure of Los Pelambres, SMA said in an e-mailed statement…”

          http://www.mining.com/antofagastas-los-pelambres-mine-faces-potential-24-million-fine-closure/

          • On October 15, 2016 at 9:16 am,
            Excelsior says:

            So the theme I got from some of these recent news releases was to keep in mind the ever changing jurisdiction risks, and environmental risks that different miners are exposed to.

          • On October 15, 2016 at 10:19 am,
            Al Korelin says:

            If those allegations are true, I would have to say that someone in charge of legal compliance “was asleep at the wheel.”

          • On October 15, 2016 at 10:27 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Agreed Big Al. It will up the courts to decide if there was fault, but yes, if the allegations are true then it doesn’t look good.

          • On October 15, 2016 at 11:10 am,
            Big Al says:

            Certainly not for the companies and I would have to obviously include “for the investors”.

            Just further shows the importance of truly understanding the corporate ability to comply and the legal environment of the geographic area.

            Fundamentals that certainly need to be considered as I always have.

          • On October 15, 2016 at 11:52 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Absolutely Big Al. Any company can have an accident or make a mistake, but it can be a deal killer. The sad part is that a large number of these issues have been preventable with a little planning, foresight, and regular review. Some management teams have never had an issue, and some teams have had a few issues. Mining has no shortage of challenges that can crop up…..that’s for sure.

          • On October 15, 2016 at 3:41 pm,
            Big Al says:

            Wild, wild West, but also populated by some very sophisticated individuals. Investors simply have to identify them!

          • On October 15, 2016 at 3:53 pm,
            Big Al says:

            Correct, the mining industry has absolutely no shortages of challenges.

          • On October 16, 2016 at 7:30 am,
            Excelsior says:

            One year on, Brazil battles to rebuild after the Samarco mining disaster
            Jon Yeomans, Donna Bowater – 15 OCTOBER 2016

            “It has been nearly a year since the Samarco mining disaster in Brazil flooded a river valley with mud…”

            http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/10/15/one-year-on-brazil-battles-to-rebuild-after-the-samarco-mining-d/

        • On October 15, 2016 at 10:15 am,
          Al Korelin says:

          On the surface I have to agree with the NGO’s. But then again look how the US treated our “first nations” folks.

          What is your opinion on this Excelsior?

          • On October 15, 2016 at 11:10 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Well, it’s a very sensitive subject as far as ancestral lands of the First Nations, and the special interest groups lobbying for a cessation of extractive businesses. I believe there are ways to respect the land, the community, and still mine responsibly.

            Personally, I always prefer that all stakeholders and the community are conferred with during the exploration, planning, and permitting phases of the mining cycle to get all concerns heard and addressed. There are typically extensive community meetings, discussing the positives and negatives, with both First Nation groups, special interest groups, environmental groups, the local and regional governements, and the local communities. At that point everything is supposed to get aired out and debated and a resolution formed.

            There are 2 sides to every story, and often times there are individuals or organizations that just rally against any and all mining projects and they make false allegations and a bunch of noise to purposely disrupt and derail legitimate projects.

            These organizations that just protest any and all metals mining or Oil/Gas drilling have a NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) mentality.

            Ironically these same groups are doing their protesting with vehicles that run on gas and were built out of elements extracted from the ground, or smart phones or laptop crammed with base metals and specialty metals that they tweet away on.
            These anti-mining groups fail to realize that none of there commotion would be possible without mining and processing.

            The opposition groups always fail to mention all the infrastructure (power, water, roads), jobs, companion businesses, education, and money & resources that a mining company brings into an area. There should be a way to strike the balance.

            Having said that I do see where there are legitimate times not to mine a good deposit if it will disrupt a historical site or site of extreme importance to a people.

            We’ll have to see how this plays out an if it noise and nonsense, or if this is a valid concern being voiced by the majority of the community and the government once fully reviewed.

          • On October 15, 2016 at 5:49 pm,
            Big Al says:

            Great comment, Excelsior.

      • On October 15, 2016 at 10:06 am,
        Al Korelin says:

        Thanks very much for that very important bit of news Excelsior.

        • On October 15, 2016 at 10:13 am,
          Excelsior says:

          It has been a tense few days for some of these miners. A good reminder that mining and extraction based businesses are very risky.

    • On October 15, 2016 at 12:41 pm,
      Excelsior says:

      This post is for Chris Temple regarding a story unfolding in Ecuador – SolGold, and it was originally posted this last Monday:

      ____________________________________________________________________________

      —> On October 10, 2016 at 5:21 am,
      Excelsior says:

      Chris Temple – If you see this I’d be curious to get your thoughts on SolGold.

      This is from a poster on CEO over the weekend:

      @Oliver – “SolGold* (SOLG LN) 18.8p, Mkt Cap £229.3m – Board considers investment proposal from BHP Billiton”
      ” Solgold reports that it has received a proposal from BHP Billiton to acquire a 10% interest in Solgold for US$30m and to earn in to the Cascabel project itself through spending US$275m “to acquire 70% “ of Solgold’s 85% interest in the local company ENSA.”

      > The board considers the proposal is “NOT in the best interests of Solgold and its shareholders.”
      > The BHP Billiton proposal is subject to a number of conditions which include a 60 day period of due diligence on the property and that the Solgold board should recommend the withdrawal of the motions “to approve the previously announced US$33 million financing with Maxit > Capital LP (Maxit) and Newcrest Mining Limited (Newcrest) and shareholders not approving the same”. $SOLG.L $CGP $BHP

      #Ecuador by SP Angel – Economics / Mining”

      **Here is the full press release for reference:

      SolGold Receives Investment Proposal from BHP Billiton
      10 October 2016

      http://solgold.com.au/userfiles/2016%2010%2010%20-%20Proposal%20Received%20from%20BHP%20Billiton.pdf

      • On October 16, 2016 at 6:48 am,
        Excelsior says:

        Chris Temple – I’m sure you’ll touch on the Lundin “Fruta del Norte” project, as it is the flagship asset in development in Ecuador, but I wondered if you still follow Cornerstone Capital Resources (CTNXF) or have kept up with the merger of Ecuador Gold & Copper (EGLDF) into Ross Beatty’s Odin Mining (ODMEF)?

        Any thoughts on these companies would be appreciate, but you may be covering that on your presentation on Tuesday night. Thanks.

  10. On October 15, 2016 at 9:19 am,
    Excelsior says:

    Gold Stocks Screaming Buy

    Adam Hamilton – Oct 14, 2016

    http://www.321gold.com/editorials/hamilton/hamilton101416.html

    • On October 15, 2016 at 9:21 am,
      Excelsior says:

      Gold Stocks: Accumulation Opportunity Now
      Super Force Precious Metals VIDEO Analysis
      Morris Hubbartt – Oct 13, 2016

      (click on the BLUE links for the Technical Analysis VIDEOs from Morris)

      http://www.321gold.com/editorials/sfs/hubbartt101416.html

      • On October 15, 2016 at 9:27 am,
        Excelsior says:

        CFS posted this interview from Palisade earlier in the week, but for those that may have missed it….

        _______________________________________________________________________

        Lior Gantz: Becoming A Metalionaire – Go On the Offensive with Gold and Gold Stocks!
        POSTED ON OCTOBER 12, 2016 BY COLLIN KETTELL

        http://palisaderadio.com/lior-gantz-becoming-a-metalionaire-go-on-the-offensive-with-gold-and-gold-stocks/

      • On October 15, 2016 at 10:15 am,
        CFS says:

        Ex, I posted the two above yesterday also, but they bear repeating, so no problems.

        • On October 15, 2016 at 11:22 am,
          Excelsior says:

          Ha! Well, sorry about that CFS. I didn’t see that you had already put them up yesterday.

          Oh well, like you said no harm in the re-post as many readers only come here for the weekend shows anyway.

          Cheers!

          • On October 15, 2016 at 6:40 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            I really enjoyed that Adam Hamilton editorial and encourage other investors to give it a few minutes as he makes some great points about contrarian buying and why it is so difficult to do for investors.

      • On October 16, 2016 at 7:11 am,
        Excelsior says:

        I don’t know what it is about Morris Hubbartt when he does his technical analysis videos, but he absolutely cracks me up. It may be his intensity or pace or chart titles or love of flags, pennants, head and shoulders, and other chart patterns, but it always gives me a grin. He’s a sharp guy, but I love the passion he has.

  11. On October 15, 2016 at 9:31 am,
    Excelsior says:

    VIDEO – Weekend Review: [technical analysis using Japanese Candlesticks and Elliot Wave to look at Gold in relation to the Dollar]

    Gold Holds Up Well Against a Higher Dollar as Equities Look to Continued Easy Money
    October 14, 2016 – 5:59pm
    by Gary Wagner

    http://thegoldforecast.com/video/gold-holds-well-against-higher-dollar-equities-look-continued-easy-money

  12. On October 15, 2016 at 10:22 am,
    Al Korelin says:

    I know that in the case of Hecla, we are talking silver. Cory and I are holders of a few shares of Hecla. What is your opinion of this company?

    • On October 15, 2016 at 11:17 am,
      Excelsior says:

      Yes, it’s a very well run company and followed by many institutional and retail investors alike. As a result, it is more properly valued at present than some of the smaller and lessor know Silver Jrs.

      I have owned Hecla in the past to trade counter-trend rallies in the metals, and had a position at the end of 2015 into early 2016, but no position in it at present.

      (HL) is a very solid company that has made a number of great acquisitions to grow it’s pipeline of projects (most recently with Mines & Managment acquisition) and the attempt at Dolly Varden Silver.

      What is interesting with Hecla is how much of their asset mix has shifted over to Gold, and the last I saw it was Gold that made up the larger part of their revenue mix (over Silver, Lead, Zinc). I think this is why they are going after smaller Silver companies to get the Silver side of the equation back up.

      • On October 15, 2016 at 11:29 am,
        Excelsior says:

        Big Al – The virtues of Hecla get debated quite often on Seeking Alpha. I’ll post 3 such reviews, but am disclosing that they get financially compensated to write articles, may be biased or opinionated (but really who isn’t?), and sometimes their research needs to be double-checked for accuracy. Often these editorials point out interesting strengths and weaknesses to investors, so it can be a nice addition to only reviewing the company’s website.

        __________________________________________________________________________

        Hecla Mining: This Is Another Opportunity
        Sep. 20, 2016 – Alpha Investor (2,946 followers)

        http://seekingalpha.com/article/4007344-hecla-mining-another-opportunity

        • On October 15, 2016 at 11:34 am,
          Excelsior says:

          This is an earlier piece from the same author above, but highlighting some different info:

          Why Hecla Mining’s Rally Will Continue
          Aug. 24, 2016 – Alpha Investor (2,946 followers)

          http://seekingalpha.com/article/4001744-hecla-minings-rally-will-continue

          • On October 15, 2016 at 3:56 pm,
            Big Al says:

            Thanks for the first article you mentioned in Seeking Alpha, Excelsior.

          • On October 15, 2016 at 6:49 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            You bet. I like following Hecla’s success as it is a noteworthy company exposed to both Gold and Silver.

        • On October 15, 2016 at 3:58 pm,
          Big Al says:

          I have to assume that you mean that Hecla compensates the writers. Is that correct? If it is, Excelsior, do you have a source?

          • On October 15, 2016 at 4:29 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            No – Seeking Alpha pays contributors for their articles based on the number of reads (as it helps them sell advertising). That is what I was referring to… not Hecla paying them. Sorry about that confusion as it was poorly worded on my part.

          • On October 15, 2016 at 5:59 pm,
            Big Al says:

            That is probably ok. Actually, a very interesting idea now that I think about it, Excelsior.

          • On October 16, 2016 at 5:43 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Yes, I’ve considered doing some writing for Seeking Alpha, but am not really disciplined enough to sit down and crank out a whole article.

            Avi Gilbert posts on Seeking Alpha quite often, so you could ask him how it works if interested in the concept.

      • On October 15, 2016 at 11:31 am,
        Excelsior says:

        Hecla Mining: Be Careful
        Aug. 18, 2016 – Christopher F. Davis (13,225 followers)

        http://seekingalpha.com/article/4000610-hecla-mining-careful

      • On October 15, 2016 at 5:46 pm,
        Big Al says:

        We got our shares in Hecla by virtue of the shares that we owned in Mines Management.

        • On October 15, 2016 at 6:05 pm,
          Excelsior says:

          Yes it was good to see that merger wrap up with Mines Management.

          Now the question is will Hecla make another move at Dolly Varden Silver. The last time they couldn’t make the deal work and DV did a poison pill financing to keep Hecla from moving forward. Still I could see them revisiting the deal and trying to put something together that works for both parties.

  13. On October 15, 2016 at 11:24 am,
    CFS says:

    Using the consensus of professional analysts for Hecla, of which there are 9,
    2 rate it a strong buy, 6 rate it a hold, 1 a moderate sell.
    This would rate it 19th of 26 silver mining stocks, up one position in the last quarter.(It was ranked 20th at end of 2nd quarter.)

    Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Hecla Mining Co. (NYSE:HL) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Tuesday (10/12). Zacks Investment Research currently has $5.75 target price on the stock.
    HL has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Rodman & Renshaw began coverage on Hecla Mining in a research note on Tuesday, September 6th. They issued a buy rating and a $9.00 price objective for the company. BMO Capital Markets cut Hecla Mining from an outperform rating to a market perform rating and set a $7.00 price target for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, August 23rd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded Hecla Mining from a neutral rating to an overweight rating and set a $8.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, August 9th. FBR & Co upped their price target on Hecla Mining from $4.00 to $5.00 and gave the stock a mkt perform rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 20th. Finally, Scotiabank upgraded Hecla Mining from an underperform rating to a sector perform rating and upped their price target for the stock from $3.75 to $6.15 in a research note on Wednesday, July 13th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $5.51.

  14. On October 15, 2016 at 11:38 am,
    CFS says:

    As we all have observed, the general stock markets have performed well so far this year.
    What is surprising to me is that over the last six months, if I look at net cash flows into and out of major hedge funds and mutual funds and ETFs, only for one in the last six months has there been a net cash flow in. This is a curious anomaly for a market that is close to highs for the year. Of course, I cannot monitor the cash flow from rich individuals, but comments made by Buffett, Icahn, etc., do not seem to imply exuberance for stock investments. This would seem to be additional evidence of Treasury involvement in propping up the stock markets.

    • On October 15, 2016 at 3:54 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Yep, that is a very interesting anomaly!

  15. On October 15, 2016 at 12:36 pm,
    CFS says:

    Big Al, your asking Excelsior made me look through my list of major silver miners, look at analyst projections, Zacks rating on earning surprises, etc., and come up with a short list of larger silver stocks…..
    Obviously explorers, hitting a great hole have a much better chance of a major upward move, but here is my list of producers, which best potential higher up the list, assuming a bull market.
    Tahoe Res
    ASM Avino Silver & Gold
    SSRI Silver Standard
    GPL Great Panther Silver
    SLW Silver Wheaton Corp
    AG First Majestic Silver
    MAG MAG Silver Corp
    PAAS Pan Amer Silver Corp
    BVN Compania Mina Buenaventura

    My biggest holding of these is SLW, because it has lower downward risk.
    Analysts rate ASM Best, followed by GPL, SVM.TO, TAHO, SLW, BVN, MAG….
    I’m a little surprised at AG not being placed higher by analysts, because it’s shorts, currently over 544,000 have to be covered sometime soon I would have thought.
    I am not a trader and am lazy enough to only rebalance every six months or so.

    It surprises me that analysts do not use measures like AISC as having higher relevance.
    But I guess mining is also an art, which depends on management plus some luck.

    • On October 15, 2016 at 12:53 pm,
      Excelsior says:

      Good thoughts CFS. I am also surprised that more analysts don’t look at AISC either (but as we’ve discussed in the past there are actually different ways to come up with the calculations or massage the numbers. Even though the AISC can be finagled a bit, it is at least a metric that can be looked at from quarter to quarter with a specific company, and this can be measured against other peers for the general trend and underpins the profitability of industry.

      I generally like the smaller Silver production and Silver development companies (Avino, Americas Silver, Impact Silver, Excellon, Santa Cruz, Alexco, Brixton, Aurcana, Bear Creek, Minco, etc…) with more torque to both the upside and downside, but they may not have the same “professional” analyst coverage or liquidity.

      • On October 15, 2016 at 1:32 pm,
        CFS says:

        You would think professionals would not take a companies AISCs, but work out their own self-consistent numbers. Maybe that’s to difficult. I don’t know.
        I agree the smaller companies can have higher volatility and can be susceptible to promotion (or lack of it) One my gripes with MND.

      • On October 15, 2016 at 1:35 pm,
        Excelsior says:

        Comparative Line Chart of 10 Silver Producers (5 Jr Silver Producers + 5 Sr Silver Producers):

        *It is easy to see the out-performance of the smaller Jr producers of the larger Sr. Producers.

        Impact, Excellon, Americas Silver, Santacruz, Avino, are the small Jrs

        Tahoe, Fresnillo, Pan American, Silver Standard, and Endeavour are the larger Srs

        http://stockcharts.com/freecharts/perf.php?IPT.V,EXN.TO,USA.TO,SCZ.V,ASM.V,THO.TO,FNLPF,PAA.TO,SSO.TO,EDR.TO&n=200&O=011000

        • On October 15, 2016 at 1:54 pm,
          Excelsior says:

          Tahoe acquired a great company (Lake Shore Gold) earlier in the year, but is one of the few silver producers that didn’t even make it up over 100% this year. (talk about under-performance). Lake Shore Gold investors would have been MUCH better served to sell on the news of the merger and redeploy into one of the smaller Jr Silver companies or even some of the mid-tiers like First Majestic, Fortuna, or Great Panther.

          Regardless, it is clear that the lessor known or followed Jr Silver companies just trounced the larger Silver producers found on the Kitco lists. Just sayin’……

          • On October 16, 2016 at 1:01 pm,
            Bonzo Barzini says:

            Time to buy TAHO !

          • On October 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Bonzo Barzini – It may very well be time to buy Tahoe Resources. Surely they have some catching up to do to the other Silver & Gold miners, and with Lake Shore Gold acquired, they should have a very nice growth profile.

            Was there anything else you are aware of that happened this year that would have caused them to stay more stagnant in comparison to their peers?

          • On October 17, 2016 at 6:53 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Here’s another “opinionated article” from Seeking Alpha on Great Panther. One of the reasons I’m posting it is due to the discussion that takes hold down in the comments section about Great Panther versus Santacruz Silver and Great Panther versus Coeur. Hecla is also mentioned. Enjoy!

            _________________________________________________________________________

            Is Great Panther Silver A Buy?
            Oct. 13, 2016

            http://seekingalpha.com/article/4011998-great-panther-silver-buy?auth_param=c9otd:1bvvpe8:fbd65f724380d474e4cd62880ad85837&uprof=45

      • On October 15, 2016 at 1:45 pm,
        Excelsior says:

        Comparative Line Chart of 5 Silver Development companies + 5 Sr Silver Producers:

        **It is easy to see the out-performance of the smaller Jr Silver Development stage companies over the larger Sr. Producers.

        Brixton, Alexco, Aurcana, Minco, Bear Creek are the Jr Silver Development companies

        Tahoe, Fresnillo, Pan American, Silver Standard, and Endeavour are the larger Sr producers

        http://stockcharts.com/freecharts/perf.php?BBB.V,AXR.TO,AUN.V,MSV.TO,BCM.V,THO.TO,FNLPF,PAA.TO,SSO.TO,EDR.TO&n=200&O=011000

        • On October 15, 2016 at 1:58 pm,
          CFS says:

          TAHO has been disappointing but I’m hoping it will finally digest all its acquisitions and improve costs and production. It has some time because I do not see a rapid increase in silver price, just a steady climb to resume next year.

          • On October 15, 2016 at 2:03 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            From what I’ve read on other commentaries, the economics at Tahoe are supposed to be pretty robust. One would think that the acquisition of Lake Shore Gold would have only helped the cause, but as one of the larger Silver companies (now with a growing gold mix to the assets) it has really been a noticeable under-performer in the Silver mining sector.

            Could this mean it may be undervalued now and ready to outperform on the next leg up?

            Tahoe Resources Inc. – Corporate VIDEO Slide Presentation
            September 19, 2016 – Denver Gold Forum 2016

            http://www.denvergoldforum.org/dgf16/company-webcast/THO:CN/

    • On October 15, 2016 at 1:04 pm,
      Excelsior says:

      CFS – I also agree that the exploration companies that deliver can have some of the most extreme moves like Silvercrest, Defiance, Dolly Varden, Orex & Canasil, Bayhorse, Levon, Kootenay, and Silverbull have moved earlier this year.

    • On October 15, 2016 at 1:31 pm,
      Paul W says:

      I sold First Majestic in August when it was at it’s lofty highs but bought it back last week. It has really taken a hammering from the shorts, it’s stock price falling in half. It may have been too high in July and August but I think this correction is unjustified. It is a well run company and will offer good leverage when silver goes higher. I also own Fortuna but my core silver holding is SLW.

      I think anybody considering any mining stocks should look at the archived presentations given at the Denver Gold Forum before making any decisions.

      http://www.denvergoldforum.org/dgf16/

      • On October 15, 2016 at 2:26 pm,
        Excelsior says:

        Great recommendation on investors checking out the Denver Gold forum presentations.

        I was writing to an investor friend privately today and we’ve been having a nice discussion about First Majestic and Impact Silver, and he asked me if I thought Impact had more leverage (since it is more pure at 89% silver) versus First Majestic at (70% silver) makeup.

        I put together this comparative year-to-date Line Chart with just First Majestic and Impact mapped out. It appears to be roughly a 2 to 1 correlation.

        http://stockcharts.com/freecharts/perf.php?FR.TO,IPT.V&n=200&O=011000

        • On October 15, 2016 at 2:30 pm,
          Excelsior says:

          What was also interesting is we compared First Majestic to Americas Silver and they both had very similar trajectories this year.

          Here is a comparative Year-To-Date Line Chart with just First Majestic & Americas Silver.

          http://stockcharts.com/freecharts/perf.php?FR.TO,USA.TO&n=200&O=011000

          • On October 15, 2016 at 5:11 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Here is an “informal chat” with 3 younger investors active on CEO that I respect a great deal. The section at 1:45 mins with Jayfire (who runs his own website – fifigher dot com) discussed First Majestic and discusses his stink bids in it and how he feels AG is now oversold.

            ______________________________________________________________________

            @MiningBookGuy – “Finally had a chance to listen to the next segment of my ‘informal chat’ with Jayfire & TheNextBigRush:”

            Mining Stocks Are Crashing! Are we selling?

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKdYJpsqQcI

        • On October 15, 2016 at 3:06 pm,
          Big Al says:

          Thanks for the chart Excelsior

          • On October 15, 2016 at 4:27 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Glad to share as always. We can all debate which companies have the most upside leverage to rising metals prices, but the charts do a good job of cutting through the opinions and noise. They clearly show how the Jr Silver miners outperformed some of the larger Silver Srs. That is why some of us on here were mentioning at the end of 2015 and beginning of 2016 to be selective, and that some of these smaller companies (perceived as too risky by some) would outperform the household names on the Kitco list…… and they definitely did and I’d expect them to continue to do so when the next upleg in the bull market gets under way.

    • On October 15, 2016 at 3:39 pm,
      Big Al says:

      So I have to assume based on your list that Hecla has no interest to you!

      • On October 15, 2016 at 4:24 pm,
        Excelsior says:

        Big Al I responded to you about Hecla up above and posted 3 different articles for your. I’ve been a shareholder in the past, (as recently as the end of last year through the beginning of this year). It has more revenue coming in from gold than silver at present, so it is very much a hybrid company, but very solid and well run.

        • On October 16, 2016 at 1:03 pm,
          Bonzo Barzini says:

          Hecla began in 1891, 125 years ago. Buy!

          • On October 16, 2016 at 1:20 pm,
            Big Al says:

            Bonzo,

            I have come to the conclusion that it is a good core holding for someone like myself.

          • On October 16, 2016 at 6:34 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            +125

  16. On October 15, 2016 at 1:31 pm,
    Paul L. says:

    I just read that Germany is looking to ban engines by 2030. Read on an Audi fan site. I happen to be a fan of Audi & Porsche.
    http://fourtitude.com/news/Industry_News_3/germany-looks-to-ban-internal-combustion-engine-by-2030/

    • On October 15, 2016 at 1:37 pm,
      Excelsior says:

      The Race for Lithium Heats Up
      MINING.com Editor | a day ago

      http://www.mining.com/the-race-for-lithium-heats-up/

      • On October 15, 2016 at 3:50 pm,
        Big Al says:

        Glad that I read this article to the end!

        • On October 15, 2016 at 4:34 pm,
          Excelsior says:

          Agreed Big Al. Those last 2 paragraphs sum it up well:

          “PwC is in the same boat. The firm quotes the Deutsche Bank saying that Lithium supply is likely to triple in the next decade. “Speculation often overshoots demand and lithium may not be an exception, as miners shift rapidly into the South American market.”

          “Nevertheless, PwC’s analysts are sure that the mineral supply in the upcoming years is not going to go to waste. “Large corporate actors -particularly in the electric vehicle market- are designing their products around lithium-ion technology and this will not change overnight.”

          • On October 15, 2016 at 4:36 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            So much for Friedlands claim that vehicles will just start using hydrogen cells instead.

            Big Al – I really recommend you check out the Tony Seba Video further down at the bottom of this blog. It does a great job of painting the big picture on how “Disruptive Industries” change our world and the marketplace in short spans of time.

    • On October 15, 2016 at 1:40 pm,
      CFS says:

      True, Paul, also looking to use solar energy primarily for charging.
      The world is changing!
      We need a major advance in battery technology, but it does not seem immediately on the horizon. Nanotechnology applied to batteries too quickly has caused fires, so I wonder.

      • On October 15, 2016 at 2:23 pm,
        Paul W says:

        What about the grid? Where do they get the electricity to charge all these electric vehicles that are supposedly going to be used. Imagine the surge in power when everybody gets home at 5 or 6 pm and plugs in to their house with these super efficient, fast charge vehicles. Even doing it with trucks is next to impossible. Chris Martenson did a very interesting interview a few weeks ago on this subject. Well worthwhile.

        https://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/100873/alice-friedemann-when-trucks-stop-running

        Some of the commentary when it comes to electric vehicles is just ridiculous. There is no free lunch and physics apply. Watts in must be able to handle the watts out. There is a huge amount of inefficiency built in to a power system. The only hope is a powerful home generation system or storage bank system tied to an efficient grid but the costs will be huge. It would take many decades just to upgrade the grid. I have lived off solar and wind for years. Solar and wind are great when it comes to powering an efficient home but there is no way it will keep up with the thousands of watts needed for an electric vehicle.

        Meanwhile the same NIMBY greenies saying to ban fossil fuels will be fighting the upgrades to the power stations, the power lines, the wind towers. Even if it is a good idea, they won’t want it near them. Some of them have even blocked the solar farms. The do all this while paddling around in their plastic/petroleum based kayaks while constantly social networking and telling everybody what a great person they are with their petroleum based cell phones.

        You might as well power everything on unicorns and butterfly wings.

    • On October 15, 2016 at 3:37 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Paul L, I cannot believe what a fantastic auto our recently acquired Audi is!

      • On October 15, 2016 at 3:58 pm,
        Excelsior says:

        Nice.

      • On October 15, 2016 at 5:42 pm,
        Excelsior says:

        Big Al – check out the last sentence from that Super EV Lamborghini article:

        “A follow-up from Audi seems likely as well, maybe even an EV that would replace the R8.”

        • On October 15, 2016 at 5:52 pm,
          Big Al says:

          Since the car was specifically for Kathy, we purchased an SUV. (Q5)

          • On October 15, 2016 at 6:01 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            I’ve heard they are perfect for hauling around grandchildren 🙂

      • On October 17, 2016 at 9:30 am,
        Paul L. says:

        I personally own a loud S4 which I tracked once and a A6 4.2 along with 2 Porsches. I have driving Audis since 1988. The acceleration in deep snow is unbelievable.

  17. On October 15, 2016 at 1:48 pm,
    CFS says:

    Lithium battery technology currently has a thermal runaway problem. Increasing energy density by miniaturization causes the battery to heat up relatively more, requiring more heating-sinking, which adds back to size. Universities and manufacturers are working hard on the problem, but an automobile environment has extremes, which are hard to cope with. Something that might work in Alaska in winter, probably would fail in Death Valley in summer!

    • On October 15, 2016 at 1:55 pm,
      Excelsior says:

      Maybe that is what they meant in the article above about the Lithium sector “heating up”

      • On October 15, 2016 at 2:25 pm,
        Paul W says:

        More hype…the lithium pumpers are deperate to get out and getting their last gasp of air. They did the same thing when they pumped rare earth metals and graphene. Funny how you never hear about that anymore.

        • On October 15, 2016 at 2:47 pm,
          Excelsior says:

          Yes, I think that they are a little different in that the Rare Earth story was predicated about the need for them in tech & renewable energy applications and about China’s strangle-hold on them. Eventually pricing cratered and collapsed that bubble. The only companies with advanced deposits in production and processing of the Rare Earths Molycorp, Lynas, and Great Western Minerals all bit the dust. It should be noted that there are still a few legitimate companies mining specialty metals, but most of the sector was and remains garbage or at least remains uneconomical at today’s prices.

          In a similar vein, most of the Lithium exploration companies are also garbage and nothing more than marketing fluff. However, the fact that the electrification of the world through both an increase in the energy grid, and the growing Battery and Back-up Battery market is a bit of a horse of a different color.

          There are some real Lithium production success stories like Orocobre, Galaxy Resources, and the latest into production the JV with Mineral Resources/Ganfeng Lithium/NeoMetals. It is important to note that these producers are not without risk, but that they have achieve the production milestone; which is more than most mining companies (especially Lithium companies) will ever be able to say.

          There are also a few legitimate development stage companies like $LACDF Lithium Americas Corp (because they are clearly moving towards the path to development with their JV partner $SQM who is one of the Big 3 Lithium producers). In addition, Lithium Americas Corp, has already proven that they can take an idea to fruition and have made it into production with their Organoclay mine and production facility (a unique other revenue stream).

          $NMKEF Nemaska Lithium is another development stage LI company that is much further along in their permitting and resource development than most of the other fluff marketing stories parading around the #Lithium space.

          $PILBF Pilbara Minerals is anotheras they are on track to also make it to production in the not so distant future.

          Earlier in the year I remained encouraged by the off-take agreement and success that Pure Energy Minerals (PEMIF) was having, but then as they attempted to expand their resources, the drill results were a dud.

          Other companies that show promise are $CRECF Critical Elements Corp, $DJIFF Dajin Resources, $BCRMF Bacanor minerals, and $KDR.AX Kidman Resources.

          These are my thoughts on the Lithium sector and I’ve been following it closely since 2012 (and didn’t just jump on the hype this year like many investors that don’t know how to separate the winners from the marketing nonsense).

          It has been fascinating to watch the marketing fluff stories in the Lithium sector shoot up much higher than some of these real companies on a share-price basis, but they’ll also come crashing back down in the future when the marketplace comes to it’s senses and realizes the we really don’t need 80+ more Lithium companies. If a company has not defined their resources, moved the permitting process along, and honed in on development and production then they are late to this party.

          The 4 largest companies Albemarle, FMC, SQM, and Talison can also raise up their production levels for decades to mop up some of the excess demand. That is why I feel most comfortable owning the select companies that have already proved they can make it to production or that are moving into the development phase at present. People betting on pure exploration are simply fueling the bubble.

          • On October 15, 2016 at 3:33 pm,
            Big Al says:

            Thanks for you thoughts on Lithium. I will talk with Cory about a discussion regarding that sector.

          • On October 15, 2016 at 3:42 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Thanks Big Al. There really isn’t much to discuss as far as the quality miners that wasn’t highlighted up above.

            The rest of the sector is a train wreck waiting to happen, and all those exploration stocks investors have bid up to nose bleed valuations on simply a land staking in Nevada or the Lithium Triangle in South America are just marketing stories.

            The other thing is that most analysts are simply too dismissive of all companies (which is correct either), or they don’t understand the fundamental demand drivers in Lithium and INCORRECTLY think it is just about Tesla or Electric Cars.

            One of the best blogs we had on Lithium was the Gwen Preston interview you guys did a while back. Here is a link back to that show for those that may have missed it:

            THE RESOURCE MAVEN GWEN PRESTON – TUE 19 APR, 2016
            BE SELECTIVE IN THE LITHIUM SPACE

            http://www.kereport.com/2016/04/19/selective-lithium-space/

          • On October 15, 2016 at 11:34 pm,
            Skeeta says:

            I took a lot of my profits out of Kidman Resources @ 79-80 cents,
            I had too, it was becoming too large a % of my portfolio for me to be comfortable with personally as my average in price was 10.17 cents.
            I also did the same with Exterra (another junior gold explorer I own that hit lithium & took off upwards).
            I still own shares in both.
            But my profits from them will be deployed elsewhere when I feel comfortable to do so.
            Which is still not presently at the moment.
            We still need another good shake down for many to hit the panic button & unload imo,
            It may just be further down than I expect too?
            Next week is going to be very, very interesting….I look forward to watching it unfold.
            Enjoy your weekend fella’s!
            Cheers.

          • On October 16, 2016 at 7:04 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Good thoughts Skeeta. Yes, I mention Kidman again down below as a legitimate discovery, but I’m still of the opinion they have a bit of an identity crisis as a Lithium Gold company, and they’d we well served to spin out either the Lithium or Gold assets into a separate vehicle. Still their deposit is impressive.

            I posted on Friday a bit about Teranga Gold and Gryphon Minerals finally getting the merger completed. I remain very positive about the future of the combined company now all under the Teranga name.

            We had a fun conversation on the projected annual production of Teranga on CEO:

            https://www.ceo.ca/tgz

        • On October 15, 2016 at 3:09 pm,
          Big Al says:

          I love the resource sector as all of you folks are aware, Paul W. I do have to admit that Lithium and assorted rare earth companies have never really interested me. Obviously, that could change. But for now I am sticking to the tried and true gold, silver, oil and, at the right time, uranium.

          I understand these commodities and I know many of the unscrupulous promoters who have haunted these sectors for years.

    • On October 15, 2016 at 3:25 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Not being a scientific person CFS, I had absolutely no idea of that. Thank you.

      • On October 16, 2016 at 7:33 am,
        Excelsior says:

        Remember when the Boeing planes caught fire, the lithium powered batteries on the kids hover-board and scooters caught fire, or recently when peoples cell batteries exploded into fire…… What CFS wrote about up above is the reason why this keeps happening. It is definitely a challenge to the Lithium Battery space that is working on being resolved.

  18. On October 15, 2016 at 2:01 pm,
    CFS says:

    I did take it as a sense of humor in word choices.

    • On October 15, 2016 at 2:04 pm,
      Excelsior says:

      🙂

  19. On October 15, 2016 at 2:19 pm,
    CFS says:

    I just listened to Gary.
    https://blog.smartmoneytrackerpremium.com
    He seems to expect a big move up in gold sooner than later.
    Perhaps silver will do likewise.

    • On October 15, 2016 at 3:17 pm,
      Big Al says:
        “Sooner or later” CFS. Now, there is a great time frame.
  20. On October 15, 2016 at 2:33 pm,
    Paul W says:

    BNN on Lithium. The large South American miners can turn on their lithium taps any time they want.

    http://www.bnn.ca/video/prepare-yourselves-for-a-lithium-bust~971574

    Bracing for a lithium bust

    Investors in lithium stocks, excited by starry-eyed forecasts of endless demand for the battery material, may be in for a traumatic letdown themselves.

    “If you want to make an investment in the space, then you need to look to companies that are able to play in the lowest quartiles of cost,” says Jon Hykawy, president of Stormcrow Capital, a physicist who has worked on rechargeable batteries, fuel cells and both wind and solar power.
    Among his favourites: Lithium Americas (LAC.TO), which is working with industry giant Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM) to develop a brine deposit in Argentina.

    • On October 15, 2016 at 2:38 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Thanks Paul W

    • On October 15, 2016 at 2:53 pm,
      Excelsior says:

      I agree with Jon Hykawy that Lithium Americas with their JV partner SQM is one of the more solid names in the space and mentioned that in the longer Lithium miners summary up above. I also agree with his premise that most of the 80+ marketing fluff stories are in in for a “traumatic letdown”.

      As mentioned above the new producers and development stage companies with permitting and advanced deposits in place are the only ones I would touch.

      Thanks Paul W.

      • On October 15, 2016 at 3:04 pm,
        Excelsior says:

        It’s interesting that Jon Hykawy also mentioned Nemaska Lithium as another quality company, and that was also mentioned in my review of the quality Lithium miners up above.

        • On October 16, 2016 at 7:35 am,
          Excelsior says:

          If you check out the Chris Berry interviews posted below he also sees value in Lithium Americas corp. So that’s 3 different people giving (LACDF) the nod. Just sayin’……

      • On October 16, 2016 at 11:04 am,
        GH says:

        I’ve noticed LIT has finally started down. I guess you think this is a pause in a longer-term bull for the handful of good companies, rather than a longer term change in trend (similar, say, to the PM miners)? I believe we are in a new commodities bull, so that’s may guess, anyway. The way to play it for me, then, would be to watch for LIT to bottom on the weekly chart, and then either buy LIT, or a basket of the good companies for someone who likes more octane.

        • On October 16, 2016 at 12:04 pm,
          Matthew says:

          Yes, LIT looks like a new bull market whereas Nemaska (NMX.TO) looks like a big top. Note that LIT bottomed 14 months ago and NMX bottomed 36 months ago. Perhaps LIT has 22 months to go.

          • On October 16, 2016 at 5:37 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Nemaska is the most speculative of the ones I hold just for clarity and in 5th position in my holdings.

            My primary 4 positions are:

            The 3 new producers: Orocobre (OROCF) , Galaxy Resources (GALXF), and NeoMetals (RRSSF). [I should point out that Mineral Resources (MALRF) actually has twice the stake in the JV than NeoMetals, but I like the secondary Titanium project that NeoMetals has, so that is why I went with them).

            The 4th position is in Lithium Americas Corp (LACDF) as the most advanced development company. Nemaska Lithium (NMKEF) is bring up the caboose. 🙂

          • On October 17, 2016 at 8:26 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Canaccord Genuity initiates coverage on four lithium names Monday in a new report titled “Lithium 2.0: The Second Coming”

            Critical Elements $CRE is the top pick in the group with a Spec Buy rating and C$0.80 target. “Its Rose mineral project in low sovereign risk Québec offers production by 2021 and a solid after-tax IRR. German chemical distributor HELM is a strong partner. The company trades at a sizeable discount relative to peers on EV/t and P/NAV(5%) bases.”

            Lithium Americas $LAC gets a spec buy rating and C$1.10 target. “On our price deck, the Cauchari-Olaroz brine project generates a 40% after-tax IRR.”

            Lithium X Energy $LIX gets a spec buy rating and C$2.50 target. “Minimizing upfront capital and focusing on production of an intermediate product at its Sal de los Angeles brine project, Lithium X may generate a peer-leading 69% after-tax IRR.”

            Nemaska Lithium $NMX gets a spec buy rating and C$1.90 target. “Higher capex is borne by higher value products, generating a respectable 34% after-tax IRR.”

            The report also covers Neo Lithium $NLC’s new discovery, but the company is not officially under coverage.

            Contact your CanaccordGenuity rep for a copy of the report.
            The author is Eric Zaunscherb, CFA

            Eric Zaunscherb joined Canaccord Genuity in June 2014. He has over 25 years — and three cycles — of experience as a mining analyst, including seven years with his own independent research firm. He has also worked for a number of well-known investment dealers, most recently with Morgan Stanley in London. As a geologist, Mr. Zaunscherb designed and implemented mineral exploration programs in diverse North American environments. He graduated from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, in 1984, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology. In 1990, Mr. Zaunscherb gained the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He is a member of the CFA Institute and various mining industry organizations.

        • On October 16, 2016 at 5:21 pm,
          Excelsior says:

          Good thoughts GH. Yes, I believe the Lithium prices will come down, and make most of the marketing fluff exploration companies go bye-bye. Only a handful of the more solid companies will survive (the producers and near term development companies) that have large enough deposits, low enough costs, off-take agreements, processing agreements, and an experienced team that can navigate through the roller coaster.

          As for the ETF (LIT) I’m not really a fan. Much of the makeup is the “Big 3” larger chemical conglomerates (like FMC, Albemarle, and SQM) and companies like “Panasonic” just because they make many batteries. There are better smaller companies with more oomph that don’t make TVs, Radios, etc….

          Personally, just like with Gold or Silver or Uranium…… I’d rather identify a group of solid companies that I feel will be out-performers and build my own ETF.

          By building my own ETF, it enables me to exit positions when I want to jetison a company, or adjust the weighting how I see fit.

          Up above I named a dozen companies that seem like they have the best potential in this sector, but only 2 or 3 of them is even in the ETF (LIT). Personally, I hold positions in 5 of them., and I may add 2-3 more and call it a day in the LI sector.

          • On October 16, 2016 at 6:11 pm,
            GH says:

            I use ETFs like LIT as a way to follow sectors I’m interested in. But yes, like URA, its moves are way too tame to catch my interest.

            After you words, I wonder in this case if LIT is even adequate to use as a proxy/alert tool. I tried relating it to a few of the stocks…not so impressive…

            http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=LIT&p=W&yr=10&mn=0&dy=0&id=p81544781526&a=410250191

          • On October 16, 2016 at 6:13 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            (LIT) has too much exposure to the chemical industry and manufacturing to be a good proxy for the Lithium miners IMO.

          • On October 16, 2016 at 6:16 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Here’s the complete makeup:

            Global X Lithium ETF
            Fund Holdings Data as of 10/14/2016
            % of Net Assets Name
            22.453 FMC CORP
            13.07 QUIMICA Y MINERA CHIL-SP
            6.934 ALBEMARLE CORP
            6.037 OROCOBRE LTD
            4.678 BYD COMPANY (144A)
            4.325 GS YUASA CORP
            4.145 PANASONIC CORP
            3.944 SIMPLO TECHNOLOGY CO LTD
            3.936 GALAXY RESOURCES LTD
            3.914 SAMSUNG SDI CO LTD
            3.851 TESLA MOTORS INC
            3.57 LG CHEM LTD
            3.333 FDG ELECTRIC VEHICLES LTD
            3.256 DYNAPACK INTERNATIONAL TE
            2.408 ADVANCED LITHIUM ELECTROC
            2.401 LITHIUM AMERICAS CORP
            1.998 COSLIGHT TECHNOLOGY INTL
            1.836 VITZROCELL CO LTD
            1.056 CHANGS ASCENDING ENTERPRI
            0.813 BLUE SOLUTIONS
            0.778 BACANORA MINERALS LTD
            0.725 ULTRALIFE CORP
            0.331 CHINA BAK BATTERY INC
            0.065 CASH

          • On October 16, 2016 at 6:21 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            The only companies I want to own out of there are Orocobre, Galaxy Resources, Lithium Americas (and maybe Bacanora). Why the hell would someone want the 3 largest producers [which are mostly CHEMICAL companies], Panasonic, Samsung, Tesla, LG Chem, and the other lessor known MANUFACTURING companies for LITHIUM MINING exposure?

            Again, if people want a good exposure to strictly Lithium mining, then the 12 companies mentioned down below is a much better list in my opinion. Just my 2 cents.

          • On October 16, 2016 at 8:12 pm,
            GH says:

            Thanks for the usual abundance of info, Excelsior.

            I may have to look into generating my own indices…how hard could it be? Just a data feed to excel and a chart. Too bad stockcharts doesn’t make it easier to do there. From what I see, only ‘Pro’ level users can make more than one index.

          • On October 16, 2016 at 8:58 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Yep. I just keep a watch-list for each sector or sub-sector on excel spreadsheets, but then break out different spreadsheets with my personal picks or a wishlist to acquire. I’ve never tried giving them a weighting and feeding all that data into a cumulative ETF, but I would guess you just take each stocks % performance (up or down) [muliplied by x] the percentage weighting in the “ETF” and then get the cumulative % gain or loss. It sounds easy and like a lot of work all at once 🙂

          • On October 16, 2016 at 9:10 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            One could manually import the percentage gains into the Excel spreadsheet daily or weekly and then just set up the formula on the columns so that weight x (gain/loss) = ______ and then take the sum up those columns for the ETF average.

  21. On October 15, 2016 at 3:13 pm,
    Paul W says:

    I posted it before, but for those that missed it Rick Rule’s comments on lithium are also worth heeding. It starts at the 12:30 minute mark.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y-BQ6sY9TI

    • On October 15, 2016 at 3:30 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Thanks Paul W

    • On October 15, 2016 at 3:51 pm,
      Excelsior says:

      I have a great deal of respect for Rick Rule and Robert Friedland, but they need to stick with Gold/Silver/Base Metals/and Uranium. Rick’s understanding of the Lithium demand drivers is off-base and not well informed.

      Again, as repeated over and over, there should be a distinction made between the 80+ marketing fluff stories and the legitimate companies. I do agree that for most of the insane valuations some of these “Johnny come lately” Lithium explorers are in for a world of hurt.

      • On October 15, 2016 at 3:55 pm,
        Excelsior says:

        5 Basic Lithium Facts
        Here’s a look at five basic Lithium Facts Investors should know.
        Investing News Network • September 12, 2016

        http://investingnews.com/daily/resource-investing/energy-investing/lithium-investing/five-basic-facts-about-lithium/?nameplate_category=Lithium%20Investing

        • On October 15, 2016 at 5:48 pm,
          Matthew says:

          Ex, Rule did say that demand would grow but that supply is incredible. Since I am no lithium market expert, can you tell me why Rule and Friedland are wrong and not your sources?

          Can you name two or three that are a good buy right now or do you consider them a “hold” for those who already own them?

          Thanks for any info you might share.

          • On October 15, 2016 at 6:28 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Yes, I covered most of that up above in the longer Lithium thread from 2:47 pm.

            The demand estimates are mentioned in many of the articles below, and the 4 largest Lithium producers can expand their production, but they can not mop up all that demand. There really are a handful of legitimate new producers and emerging development companies worth following and they are all outlined up above.

          • On October 15, 2016 at 6:36 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            **I’d also really recommend the very balanced approach to the sector taken by Jon Hykawy in the BNN video above. He is also spot on with endorsing the 2 development companies Lithium Americas Corp and Nemaska Lithium which I’v highlighted on here regularly in 2015. Orocobre is now doing better than he insinuates (but they did have a few speedbumps ramping up into production) Again I’m surprised Jon neglected to mention Galaxy Resources has made it into production, or latest into production will be th JV with Mineral Resources/Ganfeng Lithium/NeoMetals. Still on balance a good video.

            _______________________________________________________________________

            *** Lastly I really recommend watching the Tony Seba video below for a big picture of the changes in the marketplace. I disagree with a few points on it, which is fine, but the video is well worth watching. (I’ve viewed it 3 times now and it does a good job unpacking the developing disruptive technologies).

          • On October 15, 2016 at 8:14 pm,
            Matthew says:

            Thanks, Ex. I have to say that there is no way I could buy either of those companies at this time when I look at the monthly charts (in particular) and their respective valuations.

            In fact, funds/institutions have been significant buyers lately and I’d be selling to them if I owned the shares of either company.

            I watched that Tony Seba video a few months ago (probably thanks to you) but I strongly believe that he is vastly overstating lithium’s “disruptive” potential. Again, I am no expert but it just doesn’t compute. For now, uranium and oil remain “no-brainers” in my book, and both have rarely been cheaper in real terms.

            I’m sure that collectivists everywhere love Seba, though (not calling you a collectivist, I know better).

          • On October 15, 2016 at 8:17 pm,
            Matthew says:

            I was referring to Americas Corp and Nemaska Lithium when I said I couldn’t buy either one.

          • On October 16, 2016 at 6:38 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Yes, I remain very happy investing Uranium and Oil companies as well, where I often like some of the Smaller Producers and Development stage companies with a few exploration companies thrown in the mix. I like some of the prospects for Renewable Energy as well, but tend to go with the conglomerates over 1-trick ponies in that space.

            As for Lithium I’ve recommended for over a year the exact same companies and after following the space very heavily since 2012, it is my strategy to go with the most “Conservative” names in the space – [ie…. the companies that made to production, or are near term development companies]. The swath of 80+ companies jumping on the LI bandwagon and staking ground like crazy in Nevada and South America, are the marketing fluff that I would avoid, and they need to be separated from real companies that have been pursuing Lithium production for years not months. The other thing is that the larger companies have made some great acquisitions in the past to consolidate multiple projects and several smaller companies into one. This is a distinct advantage to have several flagships in one.

            For clarity in the Lithium Miners beyond the 4 largest companies (FMC, Albemarle, SQM, and Talison)…..

            Again, these are a FUNDAMENTAL reasons and after following them for years, not based on TECHNICAL charts. The technical indicators should be used on when to get positioned in these companies. I’m just highlighting the “real” Lithium players as opposed to the “froth” garbage.

            Here are the 3 producers. They are my top holdings in this space because they are not a “scam” or “marketing fluff” – They freakin’ made it to production and are emerging into competition with the big 4 companies. I rarely hear Metals Experts” sight the successes of these companies over the last 2 years when they rip on the Lithium sector. That is because they are not fully informed and haven’t kept up with the legitimate progress in the sector.

            1) Orocobre (OROCF) – First company after Talison to make into LI Production

            2) Galaxy Resources (GALXF) (they also built the most advanced Battery plant in the past and processed the Talison ore, but sold it to an Asian conglomerate to focus on mining)

            3) JV with Mineral Resources (MALRF)/Ganfeng Lithium (Asian consortium)/NeoMetals (RRSSF) – the most recent company ramping up into LI production

            __________________________________________________________________

            As for Development Stage Companies that actually have a shot Production:

            4) Lithium Americas Corp (LACDF) [Formerly Western Lithium before their big merger] – They have an organoclay plant that they built and is in production. The big story is that (SQM) [one of the big 3 producers] chose to be their 50/50 JV parter in South America and they will likely get bought out and into production (regardless of what monthly charts show now)

            5) Nemaska Lithium (NMKEF) – They have an advanced deposit, have permitting well down the road, and were busy far before the recent LI boom. As a result they have a developing path towards production

            6) Pilbara Minerals (PILBF) – They also have an advanced stage asset, the permitting moving down the road, and they will likely get their project into production next year.

            As for remaining Lithium projects that may have a chance:

            7) Pure Energy Minerals (PEMIF) – they have a nice start to a deposit, and an off-take agreement, but ran into snags in their exploration program. I’m still watching them with interest but would hold off until they define their asset better.

            8) Bacanora Minerals (BCRMF) – they are moving their resource along, and currently there is a company trying a hostile takeover. It’s interesting to see how this is going to shake out, but their deposit is real.

            9) Dajin Resources (DJIFF) – They have 3 different N. American projects, and a S. American project that many geologist have been excited about in the past, but they can’t seem to get traction or financing at the right times and their share price has suffered. Still many have commented that their resources have merit. They may be a sleeper stock.

            10) Critical Elements Corp (CRECF) – They have a large Lithium/Tantalum project that has a PEA and looks like it is moving into development. There has been a fair bit of interest in their project again this year of course.

            11) Kidman Resources (KDR.AX) – they have found one of the larger hard rock deposits in Australia but also have very nice Gold resources. They are looking towards development of their Lithium project, and I wonder if they may spin out the Gold assets or spin out the lithium assets separately. Skeeta could tell you more on this one.

            12) Frontier Lithium (formerly Houston Lake Mining) – They have a nice deposit shaping up, and have recently improved their pegmatite hard rock resource to be one of the highest grade LI deposits in N. America. I believe Chris Temple has followed them in the past and may be more up to speed.

            **Anyway, there are other companies investors are watching that seem like more fluff than substance at present. It has taken years to develop the list of real companies up above, and I keep the door open for the fact that some of the newer companies jumping into the scene may still dig up a few interesting projects. My point is simply that I feel this is an INCREDIBLY RISKY sector, but that there are safer bets in the companies that made it to production first, or that have advanced deposits, understanding of processing, PEAs, or Feasibility Studies, and the permitting process started. Most of the explorers, that may be more exciting and have crazier share performance, are nothing more than land and marketing and epitimize the bubble. I’m just betting more conservative in this sector personally.

            If anyone has any other LI companies they feel are really into something real it would be great to hear about them (please just NOT Lithium X, Alset Energy, Aberdeen, Macarthur Minerals, or Nevada Sunrise Gold) – not sold on those.

      • On October 15, 2016 at 3:56 pm,
        Excelsior says:
      • On October 15, 2016 at 3:57 pm,
        Excelsior says:

        6 Types of Lithium-ion Batteries
        From Iron Phosphate to Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide, there’s more than one type of Lithium Ion Battery out there.
        Investing News Network • October 5, 2016

        http://investingnews.com/daily/resource-investing/energy-investing/lithium-investing/6-types-of-lithium-ion-batteries/?nameplate_category=Lithium%20Investing

      • On October 15, 2016 at 4:01 pm,
        Excelsior says:

        U.S. plans to stockpile more Lithium compounds used in Batteries
        CYCLICAL CONSUMER GOODS | Wed Oct 5, 2016

        http://www.reuters.com/article/lithium-us-stockpiles-idUSL8N1AW3NN

      • On October 15, 2016 at 4:06 pm,
        Excelsior says:

        The Future Lies In Lithium 

        Sep 26, 2016 Guest(s): Chris Berry President, House Mountain Partners

        http://www.kitco.com/news/video/show/Mines–Money-2016/1370/2016-09-26/The-Future-Lies-In-Lithium—Speaker

      • On October 15, 2016 at 4:07 pm,
        Excelsior says:

        NYC Sets New Goals for Energy Storage and Solar Capacity
        Sep 28, 2016 – By PennWell Editors

        http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2016/09/nyc-sets-new-goals-for-energy-storage-and-solar-capacity.html

      • On October 15, 2016 at 4:15 pm,
        Excelsior says:

        The trend is happening….. With people’s knowledge and without their permission

        Personally, I choose to take an interest in trends that are developing for investment purposes, but understand that some people are not interested in this component of the Energy discussion or ridicule it without understanding the pace of change or implementation that is occurring real time all over the planet.

        One part of the growth story is the expansion of Ceramics, Glass, and Lubricants. Another section of the Demand story that is a major driver is with Back Up batteries being used in Solar, Wind, corporate backup, and for powering remote locations without fossil fuels.

        Electric Cars, Electric Buses, and Electric Bikes are gaining traction, and over the next decade they’ll make up a much larger part of the vehicle marketplace (how much of that marketplace is still hotly debated of course). Many cities want electric bus fleets or electric ride-share programs to cut down on smog and pollution, so from that standpoint…. projecting growth in those areas does make sense.

        Regardless of if EVs ever take off as big as some speculate isn’t necessary. My point in this thread was that Battery Backup power is a huge developing industry, and it is most crucial to store the energy created in Solar & Wind into a form that can be released consistently to the energy grid. This is a huge driver for Lithium, Nickel, Copper, Cobalt…….

        It cracks me up when people go out of their way to dog Lithium, (and in most cases it becomes immediately obvious that they have done very little personal research into this marketplace).

        I’m quite comfortable being a contrarian investor, and witnessed the same critique and jabs thrown at Gold/Silver, people go out of their way to hate on Uranium and Nuclear power, they go out of their way to rip on Renewable Energy, and they likewise go out of their way to scoff at Lithium demand.

        This reminds me of what Arthur Schopenhauer said about any new revolutionary idea:

        “All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”
        So let’s see how this applies to Lithium as Energy Storage:
        1) First it is ridculed (X check)
        2) Second, it is violently opposed. (X Check)
        3) Third, it is accepted as being self-evident (In the process of becoming self-evident) 🙂

    • On October 15, 2016 at 4:21 pm,
      Excelsior says:

      We’ve posted this Tony Seba VIDEO on the KER before, but I highly recommend anyone watching it that wants to understand how Disruptive industries & technologies change our lives and the marketplace in relatively short spans of time.

      **** The middle and end are focused on the #Lithium and #Battery markets and they are real eye-openers!!)

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kxryv2XrnqM

  22. On October 15, 2016 at 4:30 pm,
    Paul W says:

    This proves my point. Massachusetts defines “all in” as an incentive for a further 600 MW of storage by 2025. According to the EIA, they currently use 3248 thousand MW of electricity. Yes, that is thousand. I know one is peak and one is a total but even if you don’t grow demand any more (ie no electric vehicles), it is like a drop in a bucket. Also, an incentive is not a mandate. Will people actually take them up and how will it get done by 2025? Who pays for it? Like I said before, there is no free lunch. It sounds to me like govt trying to appease some voters just to say they are doing something. Many, many questions remain about this one….

    • On October 15, 2016 at 4:44 pm,
      Excelsior says:

      Good thoughts Paul W, and I do agree with you that all this charging of laptops, smart phones, tablets, power tools, back up batteries, and electronic vehicles will tap the existing energy grids and that power will have to come from somewhere.

      In addition, I also believe that in some instances it is the governments trying to appease voters, and the real clincher will be if people take them up on the incentives. Great point.

      In the Tony Seba video above (which I highly recommend watching at least the middle to the end segment – on Lithium & Batteries) it is his supposition that this new power will mostly come from Solar. I’m not as sold on that concept and see major headwinds for Solar that have still not been resolved. For Solar to really be viable, then it is going to have to utilize large commercial Lithium Back Up Batteries, so that just underpins the Lithium story.

      Tony also sees Nuclear being phased out, but all the evidence is just the opposite where there are 444 reactors in use on a global basis and 63 more under construction. These new reactors are even larger (the equivalent of 2-3 smaller older design reactors) and their lifespan is 30-50 years. I can’t see the world abandoning and orphaning all these giant reliable base-load power plants for Solar over night, but that’s a different discussion.

      Cheers!

      • On October 15, 2016 at 9:00 pm,
        Paul W says:

        Solar and wind will never replace fossil fuels or nuclear. At best, all they can do is take up some of the demand. When the sun is behind clouds for weeks or the wind isn’t blowing, you need a peaking power plant to take up the slack. If you advocate electric vehicles, and really want to stop using fossil fuels as much as you can, I think you need to embrace nuclear power or accept cleaner fossil fuels like natural gas. The problem is that the same people pushing electric vehicles will fight nuclear and drilling for gas tooth and nail….especially if it in their own back yard.

        • On October 16, 2016 at 5:29 am,
          Excelsior says:

          Great comments Paul W. Yes, I agree that the energy mix will be made up of a number of different inputs and it is a bit much when people assume solar or wind can pick up all the base-load power.

          This is precisely why I remain very interested in the Uranium sector as it is one of the few low-cost 24/7 around the clock base load power plants that is Zero Carbon Emissions. I find it interesting that some of the larger green energy proponents are just now coming around that realization and shifting from protesting Nuclear to embracing it. The other component is that the global infrastructure is already in place. Education – it’s a wonderful thing.

          Japan has resisted restarting its reactors since the 2011 disaster, but they’ve been importing coal (which is much dirtier and has produced a noticeable increase in smog) and they’ve been buying oil/gas [the only reason it’s gone on as long as it has is due to the very low oil prices the last 2 years. If oil was up over $100 a barrel they would have already been forced to turn all their reactors back on].

          Most of the emerging countries in the Middle East, Asia, India, N. Africa, and in Europe are still building, planning and using Nuclear power plant, because they understand it is 24/7 base-load power and very effective.

          The only other country vocally resisting Nuclear is Germany (but they’ve never really been a player in the space anyway). The main countries with nuclear fleets are the USA, Russia, France, South Korea, Japan, and China is emerging to be quite a force to be reckoned with to reduce down their smog issues and feed the energy needs of their people. So while Germany’s vocal stance is noteworthy, they’ve been importing Nuclear power from France, and have a growing air pollution problem now from switching over to coal and petroleum based problems (ahh the irony 🙂 )

          __________________________________________________________________________

          Greenwashing after the Phase-Out: German ‘Energy Revolution’ Depends on Nuclear Imports
          By Laura Gitschier and Alexander Neubacher

          Germany’s decision to phase out its nuclear power plants by 2022 has rapidly transformed it from power exporter to importer. Despite Berlin’s pledge to move away from nuclear, the country is now merely buying atomic energy from neighbors like the Czech Republic and France.

          http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/greenwashing-after-the-phase-out-german-energy-revolution-depends-on-nuclear-imports-a-786048.html

          __________________________________________________________________________

          You also mentioned Nat Gas, and that is an interesting market as well. The main problem is that on a global basis there just isn’t the infastructure (yet) and the Liquefied Natural Gas market is still developing the proper ports and plants. I could see it growing to take out old coal plants. They’ve already started converting some Coal plants to Nat Gas plants, and that trend will likely continue. The new laws for zero carbon emissions like the Paris summit last year, or the carbon taxes that politicians keep forcing on the public may throw a wrench in the gears of the Nat Gas movement, but there is definitely opportunity there.

          Regardless people don’t just want more energy, the world needs it as it continues to be electrified, and it will come from many inputs Coal is still around, Oil & Nat Gas, Nuclear, Hydro-Electric, Solar, Wind, Geothermal, Tidal, Methane Extraction, etc…

        • On October 16, 2016 at 6:46 pm,
          Excelsior says:

          This isn’t a positive news release for Nuclear power in Japan:

          _________________________________________________________________________

          Tepco shares slump after anti-nuclear novice wins Japan election
          WORLD NEWS | Sun Oct 16, 2016

          http://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-nuclear-election-idUSKBN12G0HM

  23. On October 15, 2016 at 5:15 pm,
    Excelsior says:

    For investors interested in Base Metals – here are the presenters at the Australian Nickel Conference that is coming up this next week:

    https://www.australiannickelconference.com/presenters/

    • On October 15, 2016 at 5:20 pm,
      Excelsior says:

      2016 Precious Metals Summit Zurich
      November 2-3, 2016

      Here is the list of presenters. It is the same people that were involved with the Beaver Creek show, so I’m postulating that the different mining companies in attendance (see the list on the link below) will have Video presentations posted after the show. Investors may want to bookmark this page:

      http://www.precioussummit.com/event/2016-summit-zurich/?section=companies

      • On October 15, 2016 at 5:22 pm,
        Excelsior says:

        2016 Precious Metals Summit London
        November 4, 2016

        The same people are also doing this show in London the very next day. Here is a list of the companies in attendance, and again, I’d expect Video corporate slideshows to be available after the show.

        http://www.precioussummit.com/event/2016-summit-london/?section=companies

  24. On October 15, 2016 at 6:09 pm,
    Matthew says:

    Ned Schmidt is a real pro so it should be no surprise that he knows that the dollar has not really been strong.

    Gold is still worth 20% more dollars this year for a reason.

    • On October 15, 2016 at 6:15 pm,
      Excelsior says:

      Matthew – You’ll like the chart I posted up above with First Majestic versus Impact Silver. Year-to-date (IPT) has had about a 2 to 1 upside leverage compared to (AG).

      • On October 15, 2016 at 8:25 pm,
        Matthew says:

        You’re right, I do like that chart. Here’s what I said at the beginning of the year:

        IPT priced in FR:
        http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=IPT.V%3AFR.TO&p=D&yr=0&mn=10&dy=0&id=p49118439304&a=450748116

        • On October 16, 2016 at 5:39 am,
          Excelsior says:

          That is a great chart Matthew! Yes, it was previous IPT charts you posted that got me intrigued.

          For ease of reference, (without people having to go find the Silver mining thread up above in this blog), then I’ll just post the comparative year-to-date Line Chart with just First Majestic and Impact right here.

          It appears to be roughly a 2 to 1 correlation as far as the upside leverage that Impact provides to a rising Silver price over First Majestic.

          http://stockcharts.com/freecharts/perf.php?FR.TO,IPT.V&n=200&O=011000

          • On October 16, 2016 at 5:51 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Also check out the 10 Silver company comparative charts up in the middle of this blog. It is abundantly clear that the Small Silver Producers and Jr Silver Development companies trounced the larger Silver companies (which is to be expected).

            Also there was a line chart with 10 Silver Exploration stocks that shows just how well many of the better explorers have done this year – with Silvercrest blowing almost everyone away.

    • On October 15, 2016 at 7:05 pm,
      Paul W says:

      Ned Schmidt is a great addition to the show. I have avidly listened to him every time he is interviewed on Financial Sense Newshour but it has not been often enough. It is really hard to find a good agriculture analyst and good agriculture stocks. I would love it if you made him a weekly or monthly guest. If you interview him again, please ask him about Input Capital. It is the first agriculture streaming company, with very smart management and a core agriculture holding for me.

      • On October 15, 2016 at 7:10 pm,
        Excelsior says:

        +1 Agreed Paul W.

  25. On October 16, 2016 at 1:34 am,
    Archdeacon (!) Andrew says:

    Being off-message seems to be my role here! Is Provigil Hillary’s smoking gun?

    http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/111-3.jpg

    • On October 16, 2016 at 9:01 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Hilly is taking a few days off,and stocking up on Meds.

      • On October 16, 2016 at 1:19 pm,
        Bonzo Barzini says:

        She has suffered a massive internal fart.

  26. On October 16, 2016 at 6:49 am,
    FranSix says:

    The S&P market depth has declined on the week, and $VIX is positioned for a correction:

    http://schrts.co/dmYiwW

    • On October 16, 2016 at 11:14 am,
      GH says:

      I agree Fransix. My charts of $VXO and UVXY have been saying for a bit over a week that we’re on the brink, and the price action in UVXY this week was quite bullish.

    • On October 16, 2016 at 11:16 am,
      GH says:

      Nice chart, btw, thanks!

  27. On October 16, 2016 at 7:05 am,
    CFS says:
  28. On October 16, 2016 at 7:29 am,
    CFS says:

    HRC’s duplicity and amorality is totally absent from MSM, but is now being presented by Wikileaks.

    http://nypost.com/2016/10/15/the-hillary-emails-reveal-a-life-full-of-deceit/

    But will the public pay any attention?
    Life-long Democrats clearly don’t seem to care whether they elect an unconvicted traitor, or criminal as long as they get their handouts.
    They will get a surprise with the economic collapse or war that may be coming.

    • On October 16, 2016 at 9:06 am,
      Ebolan says:

      But will the public pay any attention?

      Absolutely not.

      Hitlery wins in a landslide and the sheeple baa with alacrity.

      Prepare yourself for 8 years of HilBillary.

      At this point, thinking Trump has any chance is like thinking in March of 1945 that Germany would win WWII.

      Trump will be extremely lucky to do as well as McCain did in 2008.

  29. On October 16, 2016 at 7:55 am,
    CFS says:
    • On October 16, 2016 at 9:02 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Thanks

  30. On October 16, 2016 at 8:17 am,
    Dick Tracy says:

    Matthew must be a cyberborg, when he wakes up in the morning with a headache it isn’t caused by barometric pressure, I’m convinced he has some form of artificial intelligence that feeds him information while he is asleep. I haven’t been following a lot of posts lately but I remember about four months ago Matthew mentioned that ALX was one if not his favorite uranium explorer. Just today I read about Denison mines play on ALX this last thursday. Between the two robo advisors Matthew and Excelsior, they definetely have the market digested. DT

    • On October 16, 2016 at 8:41 am,
      Excelsior says:

      Thanks DT – I am a robot (remember 🙂 ) At present it feels like market indigestion.

      Yes, I posted the press release on that synergy between ALX and Denison earlier in the week, and I do hold shares in Denison (for multiple reasons). ALX does have a great land package, and I believe the maps were posted a few weeks ago showing where Denison, ALX, Fission, Nexgen, UEX and Cameco were intermingled in close proximity. Gotta love the high grade Athabasca Basin.

    • On October 16, 2016 at 9:24 am,
      Matthew says:

      You got me, DT. The problem is, I’m the beta version; that’s why I completely missed the action in SilverCrest. 🙁

      When the new me, iMiner, is ready to go, watch out!

  31. On October 16, 2016 at 10:31 am,
    CFS says:

    It may be nothing, but…..
    Purdue airport ceased being used as a commercial airport after 911.
    It is now only used for Purdue aviation students, National Guard and a few private planes. (It used to be home to the playboy bunny plane, a while ago)
    This morning heavy transports have been taking off. It may be they are heavily loaded or the wind is in the wrong direction, but 3 in the last half hour have drowned out my radio volume!

  32. On October 16, 2016 at 11:21 am,
    James the lesser says:

    Beautiful day in NYC.

    Brooklyn never looked better.

    Wish I could say the same for gold and silver.

  33. On October 16, 2016 at 12:37 pm,
    GH says:

    Has anyone watched the latest video from Gann Global? A guy named Tom Dennahan this time, rather than James Flanagan.

    Tom presents an Elliot Wave perspective that expects gold down around $680 by 2022/3. I don’t really know anything about Elliot Wave. And I don’t agree with the projection–I have a hard time imagining how a US dollar doubles its purchasing power of gold 6 or 7 years out.

    But it’s good to see their perspective and bear it in mind as things unfold.

    http://www.gannglobal.com/webinar/2016/November/16-10-EWI-WebinarVideo.php?inf_contact_key=6619b27d929d6a0ad1e7ffbc7695faf13d69a93fbd095a1eb091dc0ab48b39e6

    • On October 16, 2016 at 1:22 pm,
      Big Al says:

      I have not seen it GH.

      Today is a bit crowded for me as Kathy and I are headed to Vancouver to visit with our daughter.

    • On October 16, 2016 at 1:23 pm,
      GH says:

      Oops, Tom DENHAM.

    • On October 16, 2016 at 1:29 pm,
      Matthew says:

      No doubt that target comes with “if this” or “if that” contingencies. Remember Alf Fields’ $4,500 call in 2011?

      I believe Rick Ackerman’s 800ish call remains valid but many people don’t understand that all trends begin on the charts of least degree. So there’s no excuse for getting into trouble over such a target because you’ll already be aboard the long side when gold goes high enough to finally negate the low target.

      And just because a target of Rick’s might remain valid does not mean that he necessarily still thinks it will be met. Not surprisingly, his experience with his method has made him a good handicapper.

    • On October 16, 2016 at 1:30 pm,
      Matthew says:

      Thanks for the link, I’m going to watch now.

      • On October 16, 2016 at 1:53 pm,
        Matthew says:

        I just started and, right off the bat, he’s comparing apple to oranges. The late 1970’s advance is not comparable to the one that took gold to 1923.

      • On October 16, 2016 at 2:28 pm,
        Matthew says:

        Good video; great food for thought.

    • On October 16, 2016 at 5:08 pm,
      Excelsior says:

      Thanks GH. There is also Elliot Wave analysis from Gary Wagner posted up further in the blog, that is based on a more immediate time frame.

  34. On October 16, 2016 at 1:22 pm,
    Bonzo Barzini says:

    I don’t know about lithium mines but we should all take lithium orotate, selenium, iodine, and magnesium.

    • On October 16, 2016 at 1:26 pm,
      Bonzo Barzini says:

      That was not investment advice!

      • On October 16, 2016 at 5:06 pm,
        Excelsior says:

        It was still prosperity advice. Thanks Bonzo Barzini.

        • On October 16, 2016 at 5:52 pm,
          Excelsior says:

          Most people are deficient in magnesium and selenium.

          • On October 17, 2016 at 7:45 am,
            Bonzo Barzini says:

            Most are deficient in iodine too. Eat lots of kelp or seaweed and never drink tap water. I buy magnesium citrate powder in a jar and selenium capsules from Swanson’s in Fargo. Iodine prevents thyroid problems as well as cancer of the breast, ovaries, and prostate.

          • On October 17, 2016 at 8:06 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Yes, I eat both kelp and seaweed (and actually just had some 15 minutes ago) but I have thyroid challenges and need a little extra iodine. Bladderwrack also works well.

    • On October 16, 2016 at 5:13 pm,
      Ebolan says:

      Could you recommend some supplement tablets?

      • On October 16, 2016 at 5:51 pm,
        Excelsior says:

        Avoid tablets when possible and opt for capsules, liquid gels, or liquid vitamins. Much easier to metabolize and digest than tablets.

    • On October 16, 2016 at 5:43 pm,
      GH says:

      You might add to that list B12 and Vit D (though it’s best gotten from the sun).

      I wasn’t aware of the lithium… All the others are said to be commonly deficient in many people. Though I’ve heard controversy around that for iodine and selenium.

      • On October 16, 2016 at 5:43 pm,
        GH says:

        make that Vit D3.

        • On October 17, 2016 at 7:49 am,
          Bonzo Barzini says:

          Best to get vitamin D from the sun, 20 or 30 min a day when your shadow is shorter than your height. If you take D3 in capsules you should also take vitamin K2 and magnesium with it. This is not investment advice!

          • On October 17, 2016 at 8:10 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Great point Bonzo Barzini – the combination of D3 and K2 help with Calcium absorption. Most people in Northern latitudes still don’t get enough Vitamin D even if they do go out in the sun 20-30 minutes according to my doctor. The best thing to do is have it measured in your blood tests. Since I started supplementing, I’m back in a “normal” range again.

          • On October 17, 2016 at 8:36 am,
            Bonzo Barzini says:

            Yes Excelsior, unless the sun is about 50 degrees above the horizon you won’t get enough UVB-rays to make vitamin D, so you northerners are out of luck. Move to the sun belt. Florida needs more Republicans!

      • On October 16, 2016 at 5:50 pm,
        Excelsior says:

        Yes, you must have sufficient B12 and Vitamin D. Most people don’t get enough D from the sun and should supplement. (it isn’t really even a vitamin – more of a regulating hormone that manages a number of systems in the body).

        As for Selenium most don’t get enough because the soil is depleted and the foods just don’t have the quantities they used to. Some iodine is key (especially for low thyroid) but you definitely don’t want to get too much iodine either as it can be detrimental in larger amounts. I like the nascent Iodine.

        • On October 16, 2016 at 6:39 pm,
          Excelsior says:

          Here’s a good link with Vitamin D info for anyone interested.

          https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminD-HealthProfessional/

        • On October 16, 2016 at 7:24 pm,
          dw jones says:

          excelsior, you might be deficient is vit-D from all the time you spend posting on this blog? haha—just kidding! cheers!

          • On October 16, 2016 at 8:51 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Ha! You’re correct dw jones. The sun – what’s that?

            I’m taking Vitamin D supplements as a result. 🙂

        • On October 17, 2016 at 8:41 am,
          Bonzo Barzini says:

          How many drops of iodine do you take? I take 1 or 2 drops of Lugol’s daily. Do not take it at the same time you take vitamin C as they cancel each other.

          • On October 17, 2016 at 10:32 am,
            Excelsior says:

            1-2 drop of Nascent Iodine. Thanks for the head up on not taking them the same time as the Vit C. I typically take the Iodine by itself anyway, but good to know.

          • On October 17, 2016 at 11:24 am,
            Bonzo Barzini says:

            Be sure to take at least 3 grams of Vit C a day w/L-lysine and L-proline to prevent heart disease and cancer. And I like statin drugs, mercury fillings, and flu vaccines as much as I like Hillary!

          • On October 17, 2016 at 11:33 am,
            Excelsior says:

            I appreciate the heads up and funny last sentence.

  35. On October 16, 2016 at 1:26 pm,
    James the lesser says:

    These guys need to be avoided like the plague.

    Anyone who throws out numbers 5,6,7 years in advance is a con artist, a lier or just plain deluded.

    It’s hard enough to figure out what is going to happen tomorrow.

    As far as Elliot Wave goes, it is a bunch of nonsense.

    It works except when it doesn’t, like a lot of other methods.

    I will give you a recent example – Brexit.

    When Britain voted to leave the EU gold shot up 100 bucks.

    Could anyone have figured that out before hand looking on a chart?

    Of course not.

    No one could have looked at a chart and using Elliot Wave conclude gold would go up $100

    No way, no matter what they say.

    Gold is driven by sentiment. End of story.

    Don’t let these Elliot Wave guys snowball you. They want to sound impressive.

    They are not.

    Remember that commercial – if it came in a bottle everyone would have a beautiful body.

    If it came in a chart everyone would be rich.

    What I have been saying for 5 years on this blog I will say yet again…

    The only two things that matter in any type of speculating are:

    Value and Edge.

    End of story, period, finito

    Value and edge

    Please entrain that into your head

    • On October 16, 2016 at 7:47 pm,
      Gator says:

      James….you make some valid points…many agree with you…

    • On October 16, 2016 at 9:40 pm,
      Glenfidish says:

      James

      There is no perfect system! If there was everyone would be filthy rich. My method has always been the same since day one here, buy/hold and sell when the bubble comes. I have mentioned here on open air that I have made some adjustments but for the most part I hold a small portfolio no more then 6 stocks a la classic old school method and will wait for much higher gold prices to cash in. I’m not held by debt or any obligation to sell. I simply have an asset that is long term and will cash out accordingly.

      Now we all have are own beliefs and to each there own! I value many in here and there methods of investing. I for one do not like trading and my good pal Matt and shad no that. It we all respect one another. I’ve mentioned many A times that you need to be in tuned when trading and that it’s a different animal. Been there done that and not for me. I personally don’t handle high levels off stress accordingly. I’ve made my biggest gains believe it or not when I’m not looking. That works for me and buffet style. Although I’m. It a buffet follower lol.

      But I will say this, over the years I look for astute and good track record investors that seem to hit it off more often then none. I’ve been to every website imaginable and pretty much know most of the “popular” bloggers. From kereport to gold tent to kitco etc all of them. There are 4 that always stand out and surprisingly they are two bulls and two bears if they respectfully allow me to say that.

      By far the most impressive charting hands down that I have seen in the last ten years goes to Matthew and no one imo comes close to how his patterns/tecqniues/skills and his own taste of style gives him winning trades 8 out of 10. I can confirm that personally because I have done studies on matts previous calls. I’ve gone back in time to check and see and it’s pretty amazing how his accuracy on buys comes in few days before or to the day and the stocks take off. Matt has my top votes hands down.

      Second to Matt but very close in his own methods and cycles is Gary savage. Gary does have the balls to call in real time as does Matt and you just don’t see that by many so called gurus. When combing mats and Gary’s cycle together, I don’t see how one loses money and I mean that sincerely.

      From a bears point of view and matts arch rival, I can’t believe I’m saying this but bird has made on record some pretty good calls as to turn dates and price calls. Bird is like the devil bird on my right shoulder always causing me to think twice because he is good in his own ways. To bad his ego and personality get the best of him.

      Lastly there is one more bear that over the years has had an impressive accuracy, he post by the name antinagmatic on mítico gold forum under commodities. This guy has made impressive bear calls and deserves some respect because he also does it in real terms.

      I would say three out of the four make real time calls, bird at times does not. I can’t say bird makes real calls 100% of the time but his calls are good. In the end I follow many others but when it comes to time and direction these four guys have my attention. It I ultimately make my own call. From a personal level Matt is the one I known most and he is a geniun stand up guy. That’s what makes his art and kraft so much more special.

      I know many of you in here feel somewhat the same or may disagree with some thins but these guys have talent but mostly have survivor skills which is most difficult in the trading / investing world.

      All the best and as my good friend Matt would say, fear is a good sign and weather it takes weeks or months the buying I did today I felt good about! That’s investing

      • On October 16, 2016 at 9:45 pm,
        Glenfidish says:

        I meant antimagnetic is on kitco site!

        • On October 16, 2016 at 9:53 pm,
          Excelsior says:

          Are you talking about the Kitco Gold forum? which room or category to antimagnetic post in?

          • On October 16, 2016 at 9:59 pm,
            Glenfidish says:

            Yes shad

            He post in kitco gold forum chat room! Then scroll down to commodities. He is posting frequently lately. Impressive system he has on turn dates.

          • On October 16, 2016 at 10:04 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            I’ll check him out. Thanks Glenfidish.

          • On October 16, 2016 at 10:10 pm,
            Glenfidish says:

            Your welcome shad!

            Shad what I like about you is very similar to me, we are both open minded! That’s what makes us I belief successful as well.

          • On October 16, 2016 at 10:28 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            The mind is like a parachute….. It works best when it’s open 🙂

            Thanks man.

      • On October 16, 2016 at 9:49 pm,
        Excelsior says:

        Agreed Matthew is about the best chartist I’ve seen and incredibly accurate. (and a damn good stock picker).

        • On October 16, 2016 at 9:58 pm,
          Glenfidish says:

          Might I add one person who deserves massive credit and does the work no one else does when it comes to sharing prized companies and valuable information is you shad! The amount of Information you put out is incredible. I’ve followed you closely and I know you are sincere because you share very solid companies. If I thought for one minute you are a seller then I would say. But you give top names time and time again. Your targets are also very good and have proven to be valuable as Matt has said on numerous occasions.

          Shad I will say this one last time, the team here at kereport had the best of everything and I disagree with Peter or Brian the other day when saying “this is a site for beginners”! Not even close with all do respect to the one who said it. Matt and bird alone smoke all of goldtent and other sites ta analysis by far I watched for years. Matt is a master charter. He even writes poems as he goes to illustrate lol.

          • On October 16, 2016 at 10:27 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Thanks for the kind words Glenfidish. Yes, the KER has a great deal of talented posters & contributors & guest speakers and is a place for investing beginners and veterans alike.

            Yes, Matthew is a master charter, and Bird did have a unique vantage point (just an undesirable ego, manners, and interpersonal relations). Rick Ackerman is one of the best technicians I’ve seen as well and truly is a blessing for everyone on the KER. Let’s not forget Doc Postma – one of my favorites as well, and he’s taught Cory well in the ways of the Force. 🙂 I have learned a great deal from Doc over the years as well.

            Here on the KER for technical analysis I also think FranSix, GH, and Gabriel (never been sure if Gabriel is GH by the way), are very good at charting as well. I also used to enjoy the Spanky & Don Corleone Elliot wave analysis on here for a different vantage point.

            There are 3 guys at CEO that are very good at charting @ylr and @goldfinger and @pamplonatrader. If you’re ever over there, they post charts fairly regularly. At goldtent I always liked SPOCK.

            I concur that Gary Savage is a very interesting cycles guy, and I still check out his site fairly regularly. Gary’s nemesis Avi Gilburt is one of the best Elliot wave guys I’ve seen as well. I also like Gary Wagner quite a great deal for Elliot Wave, and post his thoughts every weekend, but nobody ever says anything….I guess people don’t like him, but I’ve learned a great deal from Gary W. I also post Morris Hubbartt each weekend, and while he is not technically as precise, I love his shot-gun approach to chart patterns, fib retracements, volume action, and trendlines for identifying the direction and for support & resistance. Speaking of support & resistance I think Jim Wyckoff at Kitco does a great job, and Peter Hug is also worth reviewing. Another who I always review is Jordan Roy-Byrne. Secretly I can’t help but review Clive Maund either, despite his sporadic track record. Jeffery Kern at the Ski gold stocks also has a unique perspective. There are more but I’m tired and my brain is tapped.

            Ever Upward.

          • On October 16, 2016 at 10:43 pm,
            Glenfidish says:

            Hahah shad

            As usual your long list of gurus is as long as your companies you list! I will respect your calls and your thoughts and as for me I’m ok with it. I will stick to my top 4 and will include doc/rick and yourself.

          • On October 16, 2016 at 10:51 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            funny. yes – I don’t do short lists….. (ha!)

            Really, I have a great number of other posters on the KER that I think are very sharp at stock picking, sector information, macro economics, news junkies, and some whose enthusiasm or bearishness is also instructive, thought-provoking & entertaining…… but that list above was just some of the “technical” guys I’ve learned a great deal from. Honestly, just about everyone that posts here on the KER are good folks in my experience. That isn’t the case on many other blogs, but each blog has sharp folks that show up.

            If you can’t read all the blogs, at least read some of them……

          • On October 17, 2016 at 12:11 am,
            Matthew says:

            Thanks guys, you’re both way too kind, that’s all I can say.

          • On October 17, 2016 at 6:35 am,
            GH says:

            Thanks Ex, useful info, as usual–a few new leads for me :-).

            Oh, and no, I’m not Gabriel…I don’t remember him…hasn’t posted in a while? I’ve been following KER steadily for 2 or 3 years.

          • On October 17, 2016 at 6:41 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Thanks GH – I just wandered. I haven’t seen Gabriel post since the end of last year, but he used a white backdrop on his charts and they had a similar look, so I just wandered if the G stood for Gabriel. He did a good job charting as do you sir.

            Keep up the great work!

        • On October 16, 2016 at 10:13 pm,
          Glenfidish says:

          Agreed matt is the best all time stock picker and value picker I have ever seen as well! His ability to scout is unremarkable. Shad your also up there in my top 5! You bring amazing value

  36. On October 16, 2016 at 1:54 pm,
    Markedtofuture says:
    • On October 17, 2016 at 7:51 am,
      Bonzo Barzini says:

      I don’t care if Trump raped them and cut their heads off. He is still our last hope!

  37. On October 16, 2016 at 1:56 pm,
    Markedtofuture says:

    Latest Wiki Dump Reveals Heavy Press Collusion Over Hillary’s “Excellent Health” Medical Statement

    “We will provide the full text of HRC’s physician’s letter, summarizing that she is in excellent health and is medically fit to perform the duties of President. we expect the stories that pop at 2 pm to have headlines such as “CLINTON IN ‘EXCELLENT HEALTH,’ MEDICAL RECORDS SAY” … “CLINTON RELEASES HEALTH REPORT.”

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-16/latest-wiki-dump-reveals-heavy-press-collusion-over-hillarys-excellent-health-medica

  38. On October 16, 2016 at 5:35 pm,
    b says:

    Ricks newsletter was interesting today.
    He mentions knowing him for years, having foresight and learning from everyones favorite guy around here, yupper “farmer”.
    So funny.

  39. On October 17, 2016 at 12:18 am,
    Matthew says:

    Take a look at the loonie; it just might finally be time for the next leg up to get going. After taking five months to break the 200 day MA, the reversal came just in time to stop the 20 dMA from crossing below the 200 dMA. The SAR has flipped to long and the other indicators look good:

    http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=%24CDW&p=D&yr=0&mn=10&dy=0&id=p20559221012&a=477198301

  40. On October 17, 2016 at 5:46 am,
    Excelsior says:

    Wow – I had almost missed this news on OceanaGold on Friday. Not a positive development here, especially considering all the issues OceanaGold has had in the Philippines lately.

    ________________________________________________________________________

    ICSID TRIBUNAL FINDS IN FAVOUR OF GOVERNMENT OF EL SALVADOR IN ARBITRATION PROCESS
    14 October 2016

    “OceanaGold Corporation (OGC) (OCANF) has been advised that the arbitration tribunal constituted by the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes has found in favour of the Government of El Salvador in its dispute with an OceanaGold indirect subsidiary company, Pac Rim Cayman LLC. ICSID granted an award of US$8 million to the Government of El Salvador to cover its legal fees and costs.

    OceanaGold inherited the arbitration process when it acquired Pacific Rim Mining Corp. in November 2013 and the Company has stated from the beginning that its goal was to reach an amicable resolution of this matter which would benefit all parties.

    Whilst disappointed, OceanaGold will review the ICSID’s ruling in detail before evaluating the next steps related to its El Salvador business unit. The Company believes that a modern resource industry that operates in a safe and sustainable manner and within internationally recognised best practices has the potential to unlock a sustainable and multi-decade development opportunity for the Republic of El Salvador. However, the Company recognises that the Government will need to take positive and definitive steps towards establishing a stable business environment if it wishes to attract foreign investment to establish this opportunity.”

    http://www.oceanagold.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/161014-OceanaGold-El-Salvador-Arbitration-Outcome-News-Release-FINAL.pdf

  41. On October 17, 2016 at 6:06 am,
    confused says:

    Matt,
    Doc better be buying back some of those stocks he sold in the summer.

  42. On October 17, 2016 at 6:10 am,
    Excelsior says:

    Gold Near Four-Month Low as Hedge Funds Flee at Fastest Pace Yet
    Thomas Biesheuvel – October 16, 2016

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-17/gold-rises-as-u-s-rate-outlook-assessed-against-investor-demand

    • On October 17, 2016 at 7:53 am,
      Excelsior says:

      Gold Market in Crisis, Risks Collapse: LBMA
      Monday, 10/17/2016 06:51

      “There, that got your attention. But is anyone really listening…?”

      “GOLD MARKETS need gold, and that can only ever come out of a mine in the first place or come from a refinery when recycled, writes Adrian Ash of BullionVault, currently in Singapore attending the London Bullion Market Association’s 2016 conference.’

      “So a huge and critical business works to lend cash as well as gold bullion, so that miners and refiners can finance production and source metal to sell….”

      https://www.bullionvault.com/gold-news/gold-market-lbma-101720162

      • On October 17, 2016 at 7:56 am,
        Excelsior says:

        Break-Out Imminent For Range Bound Gold
        Monday October 17, 2016 08:17
        By Peter Hug, Kitco Metals Global Trading Director

        ” Gold continues to be bound between the $1,250 – $1,260 range, but I suspect the range is in imminent danger of a break-out. we are seeing higher- than- normal demand coming out of Hong Kong, with physical silver purchases outpacing gold. The market will look to the upcoming ECB meeting for signs of increased monetary stimulus. Fed Chair Janet Yellen expressed concern on Friday about the strength of the recovery and suggested aggressive measures may be needed in the future to ensure growth. Gold may break to the downside, especially if the dollar continues to be bid, but the macro-picture suggests that serious issues are just ahead. It’s a matter of when, not if, gold resumes its uptrend.”

  43. On October 17, 2016 at 7:33 am,
    Excelsior says:

    Yen Chart – Textbook Market
    by Peter Brandt – October 17, 2016

    https://www.peterlbrandt.com/yen-chart/

  44. On October 17, 2016 at 8:00 am,
    Excelsior says: