Gold News: Eric Sprott Sounds Off


Eric Sprott is a Canadian gold investor, according to popular descriptions. Yet Mr. Sprott is more than that. He’s also a walking history book for the precious metals sector.  His company, Sprott Inc, manages precious metals assets and appears on the US stock exchange as SPOXF. And did we mention he’s become a billionaire along the way?  Well, he must know something worthwhile. Today’s gold news is a case in point.

This week he spoke at the Precious Metals Investment in Symposium in Perth, giving his thoughts on metals analysts and market perception in no uncertain terms.  “No friggin’ idea” is how he characterized most precious metals analysts, pointing out that while silver is currently out of favor, traders exchange 5/8ths of the world’s annual production of silver every day.  How can that possibly mean disinterest? Mr. Sprott had other interesting things to say, which we’ll let you discover yourself in today’s featured article.  Then let us know what you think about what he says. And please, have a great weekend!

(Disclaimer: The author of this article, your friendly Gold Enthusiast, owns a few hundred shares of SPOXF he intends to keep for several years, and has recommended it to subscribers in the past. We are not recommending you buy it now, just pointing out Mr. Sprott’s comments.)

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Mike Hammer

Mike Hammer has had a wide-ranging career, with trading and investing as continuing themes. Mike graduated with a business degree and spent years as a financial advisor, before moving to New York and to pursue a career in IT and education. For more than a decade Mike has been working with the Adam Mesh Trading Group as a stock market and commodities mentor. He’s trained over 200 individuals, spoken at several national conventions, and is a frequent contributor to educational webinars.

Mike writes The Gold Enthusiast daily newsletter, runs the Golden Hammer trading service, and participates in the Mesh Private Portfolio. He also keeps a position in international education which keeps him in touch with "the student mindset".

Mike focuses on the precious metals markets, the energy industry, and the financial sector. His motto is "Plan your trade, then trade your plan!"

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