International Metal Writers Conference 2017, Day 1: Notes from the Floor

- May 28th, 2017

Here’s what happened on the first day of the show.

The first day of the International Metal Writers Conference just wrapped up, and crowds were strong despite the sunny weather. 
Hosted by Cambridge House, the two-day show is being held in Vancouver from May 28 to 29, and features over 40 expert analysts and dozens of exhibiting companies. It’s an event that shouldn’t be missed, but if you did, don’t worry — the Investing News Network team was on the floor all day, and we’ve put together an overview of what happened.
One of the first talks of the day was “Top Picks at the Show,” a panel moderated by Rick Rule of Sprott US Holdings. It featured Brent Cook of Exploration Insights, silver guru David Morgan, Gold Stock Bull’s Jason Hamlin, the Outsider Club’s Nick Hodge and John Kaiser of Kaiser Research — all five panelists were asked to give at least two stocks picks, with one ideally being present at the show. Here are a few recommendations from the speakers:


The morning also brought a popular talk from David Erfle of JuniorMinerJunky:


 

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Frank Holmes of US Global Investors participated in a number of different talks and panels throughout the day, often presenting to a packed crowd:


Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies came up a number of times, with one talk coming from Jeff Berwick, chief editor and host at the Dollar Vigilante. In a talk titled “Why Cryptocurrencies Are Crushing Gold … and Why Gold and Gold Stocks Will Make a Comeback,” he discussed the relationship between precious metals and cryptocurrencies:


Investors looking for opinions on specific commodities got their fare share of advice throughout the day. A huge array of different metals were covered, from silver to uranium to lithium:


Finally, one of the day’s closing panels was moderated by Andrew Pollard, president of the Mining Recruitment Group. Pollard, whose company is a boutique executive search firm focused on the mining industry, spoke with young CEOs Dan O’Flaherty, Jordan Trimble and Steve de Jong about what younger people can bring to the space:


The Investing News Network will be on site for the second day of the International Metal Writers Conference as well — stay tuned for our summary! And also keep an eye out for our video interviews with speakers like Rick Rule, Mercenary Geologist Mickey Fulp and John Kaiser.
Don’t forget to follow us @INN_Resource for real-time news updates!
Securities Disclosure: I, Charlotte McLeod, hold no direct investment interest in any company mentioned in this article.

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