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

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.
In the business of writing a weekly letter, my expressed intention is to communicate a raft of opinions on the precious metals, junior and senior mining issues, and opportunities deemed as “special situations” where obscurity reigns and...
"Man, Powell is such a hitter. He is relentless in his desire to help the underclass of this country. More than anyone. It's truly incredible. . .and joyous!" —March 17 tweet from CNBC "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer
“Man, Powell is such a hitter. He is relentless in his desire to help the underclass of this country. More than anyone. It’s truly incredible…and joyous!” (March 17th tweet from CNBC “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer)
I had not intended to hit the keyboard today having worked all week to prepare the Special Situations Report on my top performing Norseman Silver Inc. (NOC.TSXV / NOCSF:US OTC Qb) (whose 65% YTD advance and 869% advance since the March...
“Today we’re still a long way from our goals of maximum employment and inflation averaging 2% over time…” – Jerome Powell March 4, 2021. The week that just passed presented us with more than a few seminal moments, those points in time...
As I look back upon the week and month that ended February 2021, I am reminded that this is the anniversary of the week that I tweeted out: "I say we are less than two weeks (and maybe hours) from the arrival of a Bear Market in global...
Palladium, platinum and silver are the most common substitutes for gold that closely retain its desired properties.

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