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A Midsummer Highballer Update Part 1 – Defense Metals (DEFN.V) and Teuton Resources (TUO.V)

Janet Yellen recently stated that the U.S. wants to end its dependence on China REEs and will focus instead on “friend-shoring” (diversifying their supply chains with trusted trading partners). She recently told Reuters there’s now a push for increased trade ties with the likes of South Korea “to improve the resilience of supply chains and […]

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Defense Metals (DEFN.V) continues to methodically de-risk its Wicheeda Rare-Earth Project in mining-friendly BC

“There will come a time when Earth sheds us like dead skin, and it will be our own fault” – John Dutton, Yellowstone (one possible scenario) If we are to create a cleaner, greener, carbon-free world—to avoid the direst climate-related shocks gathering on the horizon—global greenhouse gas emissions need to drop 50% by 2030 and […]

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Defense (DEFN.V), Cartier (ECR.V), Goldseek (GSK.C), HighGold (HIGH.V), and Prime (PRYM.V) – A Highballer Roundup

I’ll dispense with the usual preamble. Right to it. Y’all. Defense Metals (DEFN.V) In this era of escalating geopolitical tension and tight commodity supply chains, Defense Metals is exploring/developing a rare-earth elements (REE) deposit that holds strategic importance in a commodity arena dominated by Chinese interests. The Company continues to deliver robust newsflow from its […]

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Commodities push higher in the wake of Putin’s war – updating Goldseek (GSK.C), Forum (FMC.V), Teuton (TUO.V), and Defense (DEFN.V)

Yesterday’s breakout in the precious metal could set the stage for a massive run in the medium to long term as a de-escalation in Putin’s military aggression against his sovereign (peaceful) neighbor appears highly unlikely. If you were to quiz the likes of Pierre Lassonde, this currency of last resort has the potential to run […]

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A Highballer update featuring Banyan (BYN.V), Defense (DEFN.V), Forum (FMC.V), Goldseek (GSK.C), HighGold (HIGH.V), and Prime (PRYM.V)

The price strength in precious metals continues with gold closing out last week’s session at the highest level in some eight months. A flight to safety—mounting tensions along the Russia-Ukraine border and recession fears—underpin this recent price strength. I follow a good number of companies in the junior space, some of which have been presented […]

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Defense (DEFN.V) tables a PEA, Goldseek (GSK.C) drops final Beschefer assays, Harfang (HAR.V) delivers Serpent results, Forum (FMC.V) plots a course for 2022

The past two weeks have been particularly brutal for investors in the junior exploration arena. High-quality stocks are being tossed with little regard for their underlying intrinsic value. At this conjuncture, year-end tax-loss selling season looms large—it seems more outrageous this year than last. If you correctly predicted this rout, and have dry powder, some […]

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A Highballer roundup featuring Forum (FMC.V), HighGold (HIGH.V), Prime (PRYM.V), Skyharbour (SYH.V), Sokoman (SIC.V), and Defense (DEFN.V)

As the reality that inflation is not as “transitory” as the Fed would have us believe kicks in—though chairman Powell now concedes that it will likely be more “persistent” than previously thought—some are calling for violence in the gold arena. An October 22nd Bloomberg headline… Gold’s Inflation-Haven Appeal Means ‘Violent’ Run-Up May Be Ahead We’ve […]

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Updates from Defense Metals (DEFN.V), Harfang (HAR.V), Skeena (SKE.T), and a MONSTER drill hole out of the HighGold Mining (HIGH.V) camp

An October 4th roundup I published over at Equity Guru—Unabated selling, dry powder, the upside of buying when you’re the only bidder in the room…—generated a fair amount of positive feedback: The above tweet is courtesy of Blackrock Silver‘s CEO, Andrew Pollard. Blackrock is a Nevada-based explorer/developer currently active with four drill rigs in a […]

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A Highballer roundup featuring Banyan (BYN.V), HighGold (HIGH.V), Prime (PRYM.V), Defense (DEFN.V), Forum (FMC.V), and Skyharbour (SYH.V)—and a hurried heads-up on Sokoman (SIC.V)

We’re a few hours away from the conclusion of a two-day Fed meeting. Better than expected retail sales last week (the retail sector currently accounts for two-thirds of the GDP in the U.S.) might’ve turned the Fed hawkish. We’ll find out when Chairman Powell steps up to the mic. Talk of tapering its $120 billion-a-month […]