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

It was one of those days that all sexagenarians loathe; you have to go to the doctor, and whether it's the GP (general practitioner) or the dentist or the proctologist, nothing reminds you more rapidly of your advancing age than going to...
"Gold is money; everything else is credit." —J.P. Morgan. Dating back to the mid-80s, and usually around the end of November, I begin to formulate strategies and portfolios looking out to the upcoming New Year, taking into account...
My first faithful dog Fido (circa 1963) and I used to play a game years ago before his eyes and hips started to go a tad "wonky," and in that respect, we were and are quite similar. They say that dogs tend take on the appearance of their...
"For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." —Sir Isaac Newton (Newton's Third Law) In nature, where everything moves freely absent human interference, her omnipotent forces are allowed to manifest themselves in manners...
"People everywhere are being fed propaganda, lies and false stimuli of all kinds, but deep in their hearts, deep in their instincts, they know something is wrong."—G. Edward Griffin, author of The Creature from Jekyll Island
Sector expert dissects recent Fed and other government actions and discusses his recent precious metals trades.
You have all heard me opine about the (un)dependability of rules-based investing in a managed market environment, where it is not kosher for a financial advisor to fire off a promotional tweet about their favorite stock but it is perfectly...
It was only a few hours ago that I was cruising through a lovely early-autumn Friday afternoon preparing for one of the last weekends at the marina for the 2019 season when I came across the much-heralded (and often misinterpreted) COT...
Precious metals expert Michael Ballanger dissects the recent Federal Reserve injection of liquidity into the market and contemplates what could be behind it.
Why don't we start things off a tad differently this evening? Let me relate to you all a parable from the Book of Quantitative Easing where all is good and noble in the world of government oversight, the most widely used oxymoron in the...
It is estimated that the total amount of gold mined up to the end of 2011 is approximately 166,000 tonnes.

Gold Eagle twitter                Like Gold Eagle on Facebook