Michael Ballanger

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

On March 6th, I put out a “less-than-ideal” BUY SIGNAL on the precious metals but made the comment that silver needed to get “in gear” lest the rally fail and true to form, the rally failed two days ago when silver couldn’t even surmount...
Here is what I wrote at 7:00 a.m. Friday morning with the S&P futures called down 10 points: "There are certain times in one's trading career when despite all of the planets appearing to be aligned in one's favor, a large asteroid...
After over forty years in the world of money and markets, I have arrived at the conclusion that aging can be a double-edged sword where the advantages created by many years of experience are many times odiously offset by innate biases that...
I was poring over the Federal Reserve minutes from Feb. 21, and as I was rolling my eyes and looking around my den for something to throw, I was reminded of the comments from then-Fed chairman Ben Bernanke years ago when he was asked if...
The year 2019 has started out with rallies in virtually everything—stocks, bonds, metals and even cryptocurrencies—as the spectre of a Friendly Fed has given rise to animal spirits of the most extreme nature.
The Year 2019 has started out with rallies in virtually everything – stocks, bonds, metals and even cryptocurrencies – as the spectre of a Friendly Fed has given rise to animal spirits of the most extreme nature. 
Unarguably, the finest piece of work that I have ever seen on the state of the global financial world – ever - is the one recently created and presented by Grant Williams of RealVisionTV.
Could there have ever been constructed four finer sentences strung together for the purpose of defining eight items related to money and social standing than the following?
The best news I could ever impart upon the world of gold and silver owners would be that the Great Intervention Bull Market of 2009–2018 in common stocks has ended and that the world is going to gravitate back to the traditional safe...
As the month of October fades away and is replaced by the month of November, which represents the start of the "best six months of the year" for stocks, traders are all sharpening pencils, firing up slide rules and priming keyboards in...

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In 1933 President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 6102 which outlawed U.S. citizens from hoarding gold.

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