Michael Ballanger

Junior Mining & Exploration Specialist

Originally trained during the inflationary 1970s, Michael Ballanger is a graduate of Saint Louis University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in finance and a Bachelor of Art in Marketing before completing post-graduate work at the Wharton School of Finance. With more than 30 years of experience as a junior mining and exploration specialist, as well as a solid background in corporate finance, Ballanger's adherence to the concept of "Hard Assets" allows him to focus the practice on selecting opportunities in the global resource sector with emphasis on the precious metals exploration and development sector. Ballanger takes great pleasure in visiting mineral properties around the globe in the never-ending hunt for early-stage opportunities.

Michael Ballanger Articles

Approximately eight months ago, after I was shown some Christmas 2020 family photos that (unfortunately) included this humble opinionator, I decided that carrying a strong resemblance to Orson Welles at my age was not exactly a smart way...
As a Georgian Bay boater, I have grown to respect one aspect of boating above all else and that is the arrival of inclement weather and as an investor and market prognosticator, I have also grown to be on the lookout for technical events...
As the remaining days of the Summer of 2021 tick away, I have always looked at Labour Day weekend as the unofficial last day of summer because after the holiday Monday, it has been “Back to School” and that was a stark reality for twenty...
The graphic shown above is a massive granite wall that is part of the Canadian shield, a large area of exposed Precambrian igneous and high-grade metamorphic rocks that forms the ancient core of the North American continent (also known as...
No doubt most of you know all about the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee, otherwise known as “GATA” founded in the late 1990’s by my two dear friends Bill Murphy and Chris Powell. I freely contribute to Bill’s website (lemetropolecafe.com...
I write this weekly missive on the evening of the day in which Americans celebrate their independence from British Colonial Rule, an event which happened in 1776, but was quickly mimicked by most other British colonies, the most notable...
Over the years, I have witnessed a number of debates over a wide variety of topics that ranged from capitalism-communism (1960s), civil rights (1960s), Kennedy assassination (1963), Turner vs. Mulroney (1984), Benson vs. Quayle (1988), and...
Over the years, I have witnessed a number of debates over a wide variety of topics that ranged from capitalism-communism (1960’s), civil rights (1960’s), Kennedy assassination (1973), Turner vs. Mulroney (1984), Benson vs. Quayle (1988),...
In the past week, precious metals investors, speculators, and traders have been forced to apply all kinds of salves, balms, and ointments to jangled nerves, rattled resolve, and battered net worth statements, all directly the result of an...
As I reflect back upon the events of the past twenty-one months, I have some difficulty remembering what our lives were like before this man-made pathogen threw the global economy into chaos. An excellent article by former New York Times...
Gold was first discovered in U.S. at the Reed farm in North Carolina in 1799, a 17-pound nugget.

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