The Base Metal Breakout

  The Base Metal Breakout – Industrial Commodities Threaten Their Decade-Long Downtrend By Sam Broom Summary: * Base metals are showing signs of real strength, with prices across the complex breaking out, or threatening to do so. * Copper and zinc have looked the strongest of the bunch and both have recently broke out of multi-month consolidation patterns. * The moves we are seeing have the hallmarks of a supply (destruction) driven rally, which tend to be sharp and ferocious in nature. * An industry-wide decline in reserve quantity (depletion) and quality (grade), accompanied with a complete lack of new discoveries means we believe we’re likely to see an increase in M&A as prices begin to rise, which is why we’re interested in quality exploration and development stage plays. Every now and then you get a feeling that the market is sending a message. Last week was one of those weeks as we witnessed a whole host of commodities either breaking out of multi-month consolidation patterns, or seriously threatening to do so. The topside moves were generally spread across the commodity complex, but by far the most significant moves were seen in the base metals where we witnessed breakouts across the board, some in rather spectacular fashion. From a higher level, this is best shown in a chart of the Bloomberg Industrial Metal Index, which has now broken out above a down trend that has been in place since the index peaked way back in 2007, over a decade ago. … Continue reading

This Important Chart Shows Why Gold Could Hit $6,000 by 2019

This Important Chart Shows Why Gold Could Hit $6,000 by 2019 By Justin Spittler Editor’s note: Today, in place of our usual market commentary, we have another important essay for you from International Speculator editor Louis James. Last week, Louis explained why it’s not too late to get in on the big gold boom right now, saying “I think we’re all about to make a pile of money.” Today, he shows you just how high gold could go as this bull market gains momentum. As you’ll see, right now is the ideal time to own gold stocks… Dear Reader, “You’re crazy, buying gold now!” That’s what one of my students said to me in the summer of 2008. I was teaching one of my seminars on entrepreneurship, that time in the Republic of Georgia. Gold had risen for seven years and was trading around $800 per ounce. This student was a very bright Azeri fellow, business savvy and economically astute. But also a product of his education. He said it was foolish to buy gold, which had no real use, when it had become so expensive. I told him, and the whole class, to watch what happens to gold when everything almost everyone thinks they know about economics gets called into question. They had that opportunity a few months later, in the crash of 2008. As you may recall, gold initially took a hit. There were margin calls and fund redemptions left and right. Jobs disappeared and money vanished into … Continue reading

Stock Warrants – The Next Million Dollar Opportunity

June 6, 2016 By Dudley Pierce Baker Founder-Editor Common Stock Warrants   Are you interested in making money and finding those ‘Million Dollar Opportunities? Would you like to be a millionaire by investing in the Precious Metals (PM) sector? Do you know about stock warrants? If not, this is your lucky day, so listen up. Many professionals as well are not particularly knowledgable on stock warrants and will frequently recommend that their subscribers buy shares on XYZ corporation when there are interesting stock warrants available which will cost you much less and offer you the potential of many times more in gains. Frankly, many professionals in the business, brokers and newsletter writers, don’t know what stock warrants are trading because folks, it takes a hell of a lot of time to keep up with the comings and goings of stock warrants which are currently trading and available for investors to buy. Not to worry, this is what I do for my subscribers. A few years back I was in New York for a resource conference and I was asked by a very popular newsletter writer and a service which you would know (but I will not tell), “Dudley, I hate to ask you, but, what is a stock warrant?” Dam, I could not believe it. So never rely on your investment professional, brokers, other investment newsletters, etc. to tell you about stock warrants. My suggestion is for you to do your own homework and of course, listen to me. It … Continue reading

FieldPoint Petroleum Aggressively Reduces Warrant Exercise Price

Editors Note: FieldPoint is in the oil & gas business and based in Austin, Tx. They like many in the oil & gas sector have seen their share price punished. What I like is that they are being pro-active with this major short term reduction in the exercise price of the stock warrants which are currently trading. AUSTIN, Texas, June 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — FieldPoint Petroleum Corporation (NYSE/MKT: FPP) today announced that it has approved a temporary reduction to the exercise price of its publicly traded warrants (the “Warrants”).  The Warrants were issued as a dividend to the holders of its common stock on March 26, 2012 and currently trade on the NYSE MKT under the ticker symbol “FPP WS”. The issuance of shares of the Company’s common stock upon exercise of the Warrants (“Warrant Shares”) has been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended in a Registration Statement on Form S-3, SEC File No. 333-180419. Phillip Roberson, President and CFO of the Company, stated, “Recent market conditions have created excellent opportunities that we have not been able to take advantage of. We believe that this temporary reduction in exercise price will provide an economical method of raising capital at an attractive price for our loyal supporters. This new capital will improve our liquidity, reduce our warrant overhang, strengthen our operating budget, and support our acquisitions strategy.” The Warrants are currently exercisable to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock at price of $4.00 per share.  Due to recent declines in commodities prices and the … Continue reading

Video: John Kaiser proposes a new system for financing junior miners

POSTED ON FEBRUARY 19, 2015 BY TOMMY HUMPHREYSCATEGORY FEATURED INTERVIEW, JOHN KAISER, MINERAL EXPLORATION In the good old days of Howe Street, venture stock-brokers would act as an intermediary between junior mining companies and investors. This is a somewhat murky ethical practice of the brokers having two masters, both the companies they were helping to get off the ground, and the clients with which they were to serve. Investors tolerated this conflict of interest because they knew what they were getting into, and sometimes, they made a lot of money backing early stage deals. However, in recent years, large banks have consolidated the brokerage business, now controlling 95% of Canada’s wealth, according to some estimates. The banks do not want their brokers and clients to play in speculative securities like junior miners because of the risks and perceived conflicts of interest. Also, the big banks want to earn a management fee on assets over the long term. Short term transactional business, while excellent in boom years, is not a consistent business model for them. These are not the only challenges facing the capital formation process for junior miners, according to veteran TSXV analyst John Kaiser. High frequency trading, discount brokerages, and declining commodity prices have all but killed the after-market for shares in junior miners. The result is a system that is collapsing on itself. Kaiser believes the easiest way to bolster the sector, which exists to provide capital to find and develop new mines, is to abolish Accredited Investor Exemption rules that currently … Continue reading

Favorite Fortuna Silver And Endeavour Mining: Insiders Selling And Buying

Savvy investors are aware of the advantages of following the buying and selling by the company insiders. While this is not the Holy Grail, insider activity can be a valuable insight to making money. An insider can be defined as an officer, director or 10% plus shareholder of a public traded company and they are required to report their transactions on a timely basis. Company insider buying is a much more reliable indicator than selling. There is only one reason for the insiders to be buying but there can be an array of personal reasons why a company insider is selling. History has shown us not to rely on only one insider, thus we advise looking for 2 or more insiders buying or selling as a potential gage for the future performance of the shares. We suggest investors visit, for Canada Companies and for the United States Companies. Both of these services are free and are owned by INK, a Canadian Company and institutional service of which we are subscribers. In the resource sector most of the companies are Canadian incorporated and thus their reporting requirements and filings are in Canada and all figures used in the examples below are in Canadian dollars. Now let’s showcase two Canadian Companies with recent insider trading activity which trade in the United States. Fortuna Silver (FSM:CA)   Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. is a rapidly growing silver producer with two low-cost operating mines and land holdings of more than 95,600 hectares in Peru and Mexico. Fortuna is … Continue reading

Favorite The Secret Of Investing With Stock Warrants

We start with the premise that warrants are a secret as so few investors know about the potential benefits via the additional leverage that warrants can offer. Did you know that virtually every company has some outstanding warrants in their capital structure? Simply, a warrant is a security giving the holder the right, but not the obligation, to purchase the underlying security at a specific price and expiring on a specific day in the future. Since the 1920s warrants have been issued in connection with initial public offerings and financing arrangements in which investors or the acquiring companies are seeking more leverage and thus warrants are viewed as an ‘equity kicker’ in those transactions. A call option would be defined very similar, except an option would be created/written by an investor where as a warrant originates from the company and the options will always have much shorter lives, usually 90 days to 1 year. Private Placement Warrants The warrants of most companies were issued in connection with a private placement and thus will never trade. Yes, a few investors will have the financial ability and legal opportunity to participate in a private placement in the resource sector but those offerings by U.S. companies outside of the resource sector give little opportunity for investment. Savvy investors like Rick Rule and Warren Buffett would never participate in a private placement without receiving warrants with at least two (2) years before expiration and many times substantially longer. Trading Stock Warrants Few investors are … Continue reading

How Many Stock Warrants Are Trading?

The Warrant Report How Many Stock Warrants Are Trading? We’re excited to have you on our mailing list. When I started our business in 2005 I was frequently asked, “Dudley, do you think there will continue to be enough warrants trading for you to always be in business?” Well, we have witnessed the list of warrants grow and as we recently expanded our services into the United States in addition to Canada, we are very busy with the new warrants coming to market and thus the new opportunities being made available for savvy investors like yourself. Over the last few days, I have included 13 more trading warrants to our databases and will upload all of these additions to our website this evening. Right now there are a total of 164 companies with stock warrants trading and some companies have two or more warrants trading bringing us to a total of 183 warrants in our databases. To name a few: AIG, Bank of America, New Gold and Sandstorm Gold. Frankly, no one has ever provided all of this information in one online investment newsletter, EVER!!! Tonight will be a good time for our updates as we are closing out the month of July and you can have all of this new information available to you within minutes of joining us. There is little NOT to like about warrants but if you are one of the few still skeptical investors visit our Learning Center. We maintain the United States companies and the Canadian … Continue reading

Favorite Warrant Advice | A Helping Hand

In this issue: Today’s Press Release for Common Stock Warrants Warrant Advice | A Helping Hand  Today’s Press Release for Common Stock Warrants This morning was our official press release announcing our new name and expansion of services. For our current subscribers we appreciate your business and for those just learning of our services, we trust you will join us soon. Read Here Warrant Advice | A Helping Hand Currently there are approximately 200 hundred companies which have stock warrants trading either in the United States or in Canada. The opportunities with warrants are spread among many different investment sectors from banking, mining companies (gold and silver), automotive, oil and gas, pipelines, biotech and many more. Our mission at Common Stock Warrants (CSW) is to provide our subscribers with the tools necessary for you to decide, which if any, warrants appear interesting. We have used this expression for years, “You Pick The Company, We’ve Done The Math”. “You Pick The Company” Investing in any of the stock markets in the world starts with investors deciding which companies in which to invest. Every investor has different areas of interest and each individual must perform their own research. Some investors will focus on earnings, others on cash flow and others on book value. At CSW, we provide you with the tools to perform this research, but the decision as to which company to pursue an investment in; is yours alone, or with the assistance or consultation with your financial advisors. Of course, … Continue reading