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

Here is the recent correction in the gold market, subsequent to the moves by bullion banks. I have been writing these missives since mid-1986, when I was able to hide under the cloth of "client service" rather than "investment research"...
When people use the term "money," it usually refers to a unit of currency used in the transacting of business and commerce. A woman works cleaning houses for a week and gets paid in a number of currency units and then goes to the...
To truly appreciate market crashes, you must have an ample serving of grey hair. Over the weekend, I must have received three dozen "Emergency Email Alert" notifications by newsletter services and financial intermediaries that got...
With Friday's Commitment of Traders Report, the ridiculous has just metastasized into the sublime as the Commercial Cretins have just gone "over the top" and added another 5.4M "ounces" to their synthetic gold short position. They are now...
George Soros has joined fellow billionaire investors Stan Druckenmiller and Ray Dalios on investing big in gold. Here following are the reasons behind these moves.
Here are ways investors might interpret the recent shifts in gold and silver "market tectonics."
I was emailing back and forth with my pal Brien Lundin, editor of Gold Newsletter, this week and as we were basking in the limelight of analytical brilliance, it occurred to me that having a stock that many of us own, Kaminak Gold Corp. (...
These charts tell the story how the mining shares and metals’ market have the forward momentum of thoroughbred Secretariat as he clinched the Triple Crown of US Horse Racing.
The "big story" circulating around the blogosphere yesterday and last evening was a paper authored by Pimco' s "strategist" Harley Bassman that essentially opined that "the Fed should unleash a massive Fed gold purchase program that could...
Last Friday afternoon after I read the COT (Commitment of Traders report) numbers, I immediately looked over at the quote terminal only to see that the HUI (NYSE Arca Gold BUGS Index) was going to close out the week a tad below 200 and...

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China is poised to become world's biggest gold consumer.