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

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...
As I reflect back upon the events of the past twently-one months, I have some difficulty remembering what our lives were like before this manmade pathogen threw the global economy into chaos. Reading an excellent article by former NY times...
Sector expert Michael Ballanger extolls the virtues of a pair of newsletter writers, and discusses how moving to communications to the internet has impacted trading, including in the precious metals market.
Last week was a gratifying week for a number of reasons but it was also a frustrating one for many of we Ontario-ians that worship the summers out on Georgian Bay. Canadian boating season usually runs from the last week of April to the...
For many of those following the writings of this “dithering old fool” that continues to hold an unfailing conviction in the strategic importance of gold and silver ownership in an otherwise out-of-control fiscal and monetary world, let me...
During the past week, we had to endure yet another Fed Open Market Committee (“FOMC”) meeting during which we were spoon fed ample dollops of hopium sprinkled with equal portions of hubris and deception. As the “prepared remarks” were...
In 1932, a couple of songwriters named E.Y. “Yip” Harburg and Jay Gourney were struggling to come up with a song for a new musical called “New Americana” when returning to the studio , they were approached by a frail, young man with...
I have a confession to make: I am reaching the end of my personal level of nonviolent tolerance when being forced to listen to non-elected "authorities" standing in front of TV cameras reading their "prepared notes" from Teleprompters...
When I was a very young boy, schoolchildren were not driven to school or to the bus stop; they walked from their houses, usually in groups, with older boys instructed to look after both the younger ones and the girls, lest they get lost.
Minting of gold in the U.S. stopped in 1933, during the Great Depression.

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