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VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF

Season 3, Episode 5: The Case for Precious Metals Miners, With Sean Fieler, Equinox Partners

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Sean Fieler, president and chief investment officer at hedge fund firm Equinox Partners, joins the podcast to make the case for an unloved part of the equity markets: gold and silver miners.

This case is based on several variables, starting with unprecedented fiscal and monetary policy that has marked this particular epoch in global financial markets. “The idea that gold and silver wouldn’t do well in that environment are totally at odds with financial history,” says Fieler.

It goes a lot further than this, of course. Fieler discusses the variables and even presents some favorite stocks.

Content Segments
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  • The case for underlying gold and silver miners, including the compounding of fiscal and monetary policy. (3:03);
  • Why invest in miners rather than in the physical commodity, or futures contracts thereon? (7:26);
  • One concern with ETFs tracking prices of physical metals: the administrators are not necessarily reliable counterparties (9:00);
  • There are risks with owning miners as well, of course (11:41);
  • More information on the guest (15:17);
  • One surprising fact: West Africa is a good place to build a mine. Latin America is much more difficult (17:27);
  • Ghana’s fledgling securities market may be a good opportunity for investment (19:48);
  • One favorite stock: Endeavor Mining Corp (OTC:EDVMF) (21:35);
  • A microcap name to watch: RTG Mining (GREY: RTGGF), a copper and gold miner in the Philippines (25:19);
  • A little background on the fund, which predates the gym of the same name (27:52).
Not intended as investment advice.

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Season 2, Episode 2: Energy Markets at a Turning Point, With Economist Peter Sainsbury

The history of tobacco companies and lead markets may hold lessons for investors

Economist and energy specialist Peter Sainsbury joins the podcast to discuss his thesis, that the fossil fuel industry faces a dilemma similar to what confounded big tobacco a generation ago.

Oil companies in particular are starting to be seen as “sin stocks” with institutions divesting themselves on ethical grounds. Much like tobacco companies reinvented themselves in the 1990s, energy companies can undergo a similar renaissance. Indeed the process of oil companies divesting harmful assets is already underway. This causes opportunities for investors. But first, expect headwinds.

Content:

  • Peter Sainsbury introduces his thesis (1:59)
  • The impact on energy companies’ share prices (8:16)
  • What about alternate energy? (10:27)
  • Background on the guest (15:58) and other areas of interest, including gold and gold miners (18:15)
  • Palladium may be frothy. One little-known indicator worth tracking (23:16)
  • Potential catalysts for supply-side disruption in energy markets (27:08)

For more information on Peter Sainsbury:

Not intended as investment advice.

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