In this episode, Mickey Fulp, aka “The Mercenary Geologist” shares regarding how he approaches resource speculation and investing. He shares why he prefers the USA as a mining jurisdiction over Canada and gives insights into how he personally manages his own mining portfolio. Mickey also provides his thoughts on the vanadium market and his top commodities for 2019.
Mickey is a Certified Professional Geologist with a B.Sc. Earth Sciences with honor from the University of Tulsa, and M.Sc. Geology from the University of New Mexico. Mickey has 35 years experience as an exploration geologist and analyst searching for economic deposits of base and precious metals, industrial minerals, coal, uranium, oil and gas, and water in North and South America, Europe, and Asia.
Mickey worked for junior explorers, major mining companies, private companies, and investors as a consulting economic geologist for over 20 years, specializing in geological mapping, property evaluation, and business development. In addition to his professional credentials and experience, Mickey is high-altitude proficient and is bilingual in English and Spanish. From 2003 to 2006, he made four outcrop ore discoveries in Peru, Nevada, Chile, and British Columbia.
Mickey is well-known and highly respected throughout the mining and exploration community for his ongoing work as an analyst, writer, and speaker.
1:35 Why Mickey likes the USA and dislikes Canada as mining jurisdictions
5:25 Mining is a value industry not a growth industry
7:24 Mickey’s take on the recent major gold miner mergers
10:28 How Mickey approaches short-term trading of junior miners
11:35 What Mickey’s personal mining stock portfolio looks like
13:05 How Mickey managed his mining portfolio during the down-cycle of 2011 to 2015
16:03 Mickey’s thoughts on discerning the top and bottom of a commodity cycle
18:18 Thoughts on Vanadium
22:36 Top commodities for 2019
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