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 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...
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-...
In 1934 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt devalued the dollar by raising the price of gold to $35 per ounce.

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