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takeprofits
Travis has asked me to write a monthly column with comments on the markets and stock picks from my broad database that now approaches 400 stocks with investment tips I have learned as a well-seasoned investor in a broad range of markets. I have 15 sector-specific personal portfolios such as base and precious metals, energy, (from oil/gas to uranium, wind/solar and more), agricultural/fertilizer, coal/iron ore, lithium, graphite, rare earths, and critical and specialty metals (a very lucrative but neglected sector), in short, mostly commodities, but I also have a keen interest in new technologies and emerging markets. Another thing you might want to know about me is that I have been an avid organic gardener for over 50 years. Myron Martin is a paid contributor to Stock Gumshoe, he has agreed to our trading restrictions but he chooses his own topics and his words and opinions are his own.

Author Archives

  • Thoughts from Myron—Drill Baby Drill

    In my life-long studies of the Federal Reserve I have been collecting historical quotes that only become more relevant as each year passes. Certainly this one should be on every investor’s list of quotes that are foundational to understanding how our economic and financial system actually operates. Observed Reginald McKenna, President of the Midlands Bank […]

  • Thoughts from Myron—Focus on Silver

    Ed. note: Today we have another piece from Myron Martin, who writes for us primarily about junior miners. He has agreed to our trading restrictions, and, as usual, we have not reviewed, approved or screened his stocks or ideas, and the opinions he expresses are solely his own.  Myron’s past commentaries can be seen here. There […]

  • Recent Author Comments

    On "God's Gold" at less than $9 a share teased by Jim Rickards
    As Travis has repeatedly pointed out, it pays to be somewhat skeptical of newsletter writers claims because they are often exaggerated, but on the other end of that spectrum is excessive cynicism where people fail to do due diligence to sort fact from fict[...]
    On Friday File -- Last of the year
    I owned Northern Dynasty many years ago in its early exploration stage but after earning some decent profits on it I sold it because of the permitting and financing delays. While it is true that a Trump presidency has a strong potential to change the dyna[...]
    On Friday File: "The Third-Most Important Base Metal Is About to Rally"
    Speaking of ZINC, long time readers should be aware that one of the recommendations in one of my columns (check Gumshoe aechives) was Trevali Mining TV-v with their Santander mine in S. America and then a second zinc focused mine in the Bathurst mining dis[...]
    On Examining Retirement Revival's "Is This Junior Mining Company Your Next 10-Bagger?"
    I invested in Nevsun years ago and eventually sold at a good profit and being an early investor in Reservoir Minerals which has given me a nice return as well, as soon as I heard that Nevsun was making an offer for Reservoir I bought back in to Nevsun. Mgm[...]
    On Friday File: "The $13 Billion Gold Anomaly"
    Sometimes plays that seem obvious take longer to play out than first expected, sorry now that I didn't hang on to my Stillwater position but I do have a position in PLG plus WELLGREEN, another Toronto listed stock with proven platinum resources and am als[...]
    On What's the "Huge Flaw in the U.S. Government and Financial Markets" that pinpoints the "Magic Date" of January 29, 2017?
    As a senior citizen who ended up in hospital with pneumonia 2 years ago the article by Ernie Tremblay about no new antibotics having come on the market in the last 30 years; his "fear mongering" about bacteria becoming resistant to current antibiotics beca[...]
    On Casey's "Total Destruction of the European Union" Pitch
    As a Canadian and a hockey player until I was 72 I am thinking in terms of a hat-trick on this thread. I correctly predicted the Brexit vote as I did the election of Trump because I measured the mood of the people for change and the same for the Italian re[...]
    On What's "The Billionaire Gold Syndicate" and why does Frank Curzio think it can return 32X your money?
    I probably sound like a broken record, but in my decades of experience investing in junior miners I have seldom gone wrong buying stocks the most successful investors in the sector are buying into, YES there is always some promotional hype, but once yo[...]
    On Friday File: Apple, Miners, Wanna-Buys and more
    For what its worth, I totally endorse the comments by Travis on B2Gold which I have held for a long time already and made me some nice profits as I expect it to continue to do. I have over a hundred more in my portfolio chosen at an early stage that I have[...]
    On Insurance, Snow, REITs and Criteo -- Earnings Check-in
    Diversification is the favourite ploy of financial planners whose interests are well served if they can keep you fully invested, (usually through mutual funds) in sectors that are in a down cycle, be it financial stocks, real estate or bonds while rarely w[...]
    On "The Reason Why the World’s #1 Stock Picker Just Came Out of Retirement"
    I want to assure everyone that I am not a "stock pumper"per se, I only write about stocks I have personally vetted and invest in myself for long term gains, when to take profits depends on the prevailing market sentiment and each individuals personal situa[...]
    On "Private Offering" for next "Multi-Billion Dollar Gold Venture" from Money Map
    Echo that, anyone who gets out of a tiny stock like FF on a 5% down move is not going to very successful in the junior mining sector.[...]
    On "Private Offering" for next "Multi-Billion Dollar Gold Venture" from Money Map
    DRAMARBURGER lists some interesting juniors that I also own but he comes across as if he was a better stock picker than the millionaires (multiple) that invested in First Mining. He also by implication is saying that he is smarter than Keith Neumyer who ha[...]
    On "Private Offering" for next "Multi-Billion Dollar Gold Venture" from Money Map
    Your experience is not surprising, they pretty well all do it. They make promises they don't keep when circumstances change from their viewpoint. I have a lifetime membership with Agora and they pulled the same trick on me using the excuse that a particula[...]
    On "Private Offering" for next "Multi-Billion Dollar Gold Venture" from Money Map
    I am with you on 2 of them and while there is no question Barrick is a #1 gold producer (ABX) they have far to much DEBT for my risk tolerance and management has made too many mistakes. In fact I feel they are far more interested in feathering their own ne[...]
    On Some Stupid Ideas for the Month
    I am happy to see that Travis is devoting his considerable talents in picking up the pieces on the junior mining sector until I can get fully back to my previous level of contribution. I am happy to report that I am now walking without a cane, (after my hi[...]
    On Conflict Diamonds
    From some of the sources that I read regularly I have strong reservations about statins. The National Health Institute pegs them as one of the seven most dangerous and overprescribed drugs on the market. The theory of cholesterol as a villain has many hole[...]
    On May Idea of the Month: Automotive Electronics
    Good to see Travis more positive on precious metals.[...]
    On Microblog: A Major Turning Point on the Horizon?
    For those who may be wondering. Gold Quest has been in my portfolio for several years and I agree it will become a mine so I would rate it "accumulate on any market swoons. Buying right in the first place is paramount with any stock. With thousands of juni[...]
    On Microblog: A Major Turning Point on the Horizon?
    This past week I made a recommendation that people read/watch the You Tube series by Mike Msloney on the "Hidden Secrets of Money" I get about 100 E-mails per day on average and inevitably I do not manage to red them all, so on weekend when the brrrage slo[...]

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