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

Sector expert Michael Ballanger examines the rise of copper and what that rise means—and portends—for other markets, including the precious metals.
If someone were to ask me my opinion precious metals tape action during the period January 28th to February 1st, 2021, two words would come to mind with the first being “enlightening” and the second word “engaging”. The events of those...
Listening to a particularly popular "weekly wrap-up" (featuring a gold perma-bull and a certain prominent billionaire's "favorite technical analyst") last Saturday afternoon, I was immediately struck by the reversal in the analyst's so-...
Listening to a particularly popular “weekly wrap-up” (featuring a gold perma-bull and a certain prominent billionaire’s “favourite technical analyst”) last Saturday afternoon, I was immediately struck by the reversal in the analyst’s so-...
It was several months ago in the midst of heated and widely-accepted civil disobedience, looting, and civic trespassing by members of Antifa and the Black Lives Matter movement that I opined that the “demonstrations” (as opposed to “armed...
The events of this week are dominating the news cycle with a sitting president days away from being replaced while Congressional and Senatorial leaders debate whether he should be impeached immediately. If I were having a chat with Mr....
As I sat down in mid-December to formulate the draft outline for my 2021 Forecast Issue, I was immediately engulfed with a feeling of impending dread, not by way of dissatisfaction with the investments currently being held in my portfolio...
As I sat down in mid-December to formulate the draft outline for my 2021 Forecast Issue, I was immediately engulfed with a feeling of impending dread, not by way of dissatisfaction with the investments currently being held in my portfolio...
As this is being penned, I am seated in my den just after 7 a.m. looking out into the pitch darkness of an early December morn and the only light is a reflection off the cool waters of the lovely swamp Lake Scugog emanating from the...
As this is being penned, I am seated in my den just after 7 a.m. looking out into the pitch darkness of an early December morn and the only light is the reflection off the cool waters of the lovely Swamp Lake Scugog emanating from the...
Goldschläger and Goldwasser are liqueurs containing pure gold flakes.

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