Natural Resources

May 23, 2023
Pacific Trader: Lundin Gold shines in uncertain times
Michael McCullough

In the first quarter of this year, the company notched a new high of 140,021 ounces of gold recovered at an all-in sustaining cost of US$728 per ounce. With gold continuing to flirt with US$2,000 an ounce, that makes for a tidy profit.

May 9, 2023
Pacific Trader: Western Forest Products is in the deep (value) woods
Michael McCullough

The stock: Many investors are keeping their powder dry in anticipation of a recession setting in later this year. They’re looking to buy stocks on the cheap as earnings sag and sentiment sours. But in some sectors, there’s no need...

Mar 14, 2023
Pacific Trader: How Ero Copper quietly doubled in value
Michael McCullough

The stock: Among the vaunted “critical minerals” required to effect the global energy transition away from fossil fuels, copper stands out. First, the world already produces and consumes a lot of it, enough that it’s known as “Dr. Copper” for...

Feb 1, 2023
Pacific Trader: This Ivanhoe Mines looks like another money-maker
Michael McCullough

IVN shares have rallied nearly 60 percent over the past six months to $12.33 as of Tuesday’s close. Earlier this week, the company released its first development plan for Kamoa-Kakula since 2020, which was well received by analysts.

Jan 24, 2023
5 things we learned from federal Conservative Party leader Pierre Poilievre's visit to Vancouver
Nathan Caddell

After sharing the stage with some of his biggest political rivals in Vancouver for Lunar New Year celebrations, Conservative Party leader Pierre Poilievre pulled absolutely no punches a day later at the Association for Mineral Exploration’s annual conference. In both...

Dec 14, 2022
Leadership 2022: CEO Michelle Carr wants to pump diverse thinking into the BC Oil & Gas Commission
Rushmila Rahman

This year, we focus on those who have taken on new roles at the top of an organization recently, and quiz them about the changing landscape of leadership. Given the remarkable career Michelle Carr has built doing exactly what she went...

Dec 13, 2022
Pacific Trader: Sigma Lithium catapults to critical mineral front ranks
Michael McCullough

The stock: You wouldn’t know what a miserable year on the markets 2022 has been from the looks of Sigma Lithium Corp. (TSXV, NASDAQ:SGML). The Vancouver-based junior miner’s stock is up more than 250 percent year to date, based on...

Nov 29, 2022
Pacific Trader: Canfor is rooted in deep value
Michael McCullough

Morningstar named Canfor Corp. (TSX:CFP) one of the 10 cheapest stocks in Canada in October. As of Tuesday, it was still trading at $23.89, or 35 percent below the investment intelligence agency’s fair value estimate of $37.

Nov 2, 2022
Pacific Trader: The B.C.-based gusher that has nearly doubled this year
Michael McCullough

The stock: It’s hard to find a stock that is up at all in 2022, let alone one that is up 96 percent. Yet that’s the position International Petroleum Corp. (TSX:IPCO) finds itself in after another quarterly earnings report released...

Aug 9, 2022
Pacific Trader: B2Gold bucks the commodity slump
Michael McCullough

Precious metals prices have actually crept up in recent months. And the biggest gold producer hereabouts is B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO; NYSE:BTG), with operating mines in Mali, the Philippines and Namibia and exploration and development projects on four continents.

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