Canada is a global exploration powerhouse, home to hundreds of companies exploring thousands of projects across the globe. That means Toronto’s stock exchanges let everyone participate in the search for new mines.
And new mines are needed, because the world is incessantly hungry for metals: copper to move electricity, iron to build structures, zinc to protect iron, gold to carry wealth, silver to solder electronics, and so on. As long as populations continue to climb and developing countries continue to grow, demand will not abate.
Incessant demand is the big picture, but it takes detail to turn that concept into cash. Many details matter, from each metal’s supply-demand balance to the politics of resource development in different countries to the availability of capital to build new mines.
And all that information still leaves unanswered the most important question of all: which horse to bet on.
That’s where Resource Maven can help.
Gwen knows mining and exploration. As a senior writer with The Northern Miner Gwen spent years visiting projects and interviewing geologists, management teams, and analysts to understand which projects and pieces of news mattered and why. In the midst of that she spent two years working with Marin Katusa of Casey Research, where she learned about capital markets and the newsletter business.
Now she has a deep base of knowledge and a network of contacts across the sector, exactly what is needed for successful resource investing.
Resource Maven offers full exposure to Gwen’s search for resource stocks with real potential. The search incorporates all the factors that play into a company’s odds of success:
- The markets. Gwen launched Resource Maven in late 2014 for a reason: the best time to invest is at the bottom and the metals markets are there. The pending bull cycle will offer a rare opportunity to multiply money as demand bests supply for many metals, prices climb, and investors return to the very real resource market.
- Geology. Before all else, a project has to offer prospective geology. With a background in chemistry and many years on the job, Gwen understands the basics of geology. When the talk gets too technical, she has a list of experienced geologists she is lucky to call friends who help her understand and assess.
- Location. Politics, fiscal regimes, social considerations, and infrastructure can make or break a project. Understanding these issues is essential in selecting resource investments with real potential.
- Money. Raising money for exploration is not easy; finding funds to build a mine is even harder. Success depends on the right kind of promotion, tight financial management, strong negotiating skills, and above all else retaining a focus on building shareholder value. It is here that the people running a company really matter.
Resource Maven followers get a view into that process through Gwen’s regular commentaries.
Resource Maven subscribers get the conclusions: which stocks are set to rise and why.