Frank Holmes of US Global Investors; Rick Rule of US Sprott Holdings; and Marin Katusa of Katusa Research share their top stock picks of the year.
At this year’s Vancouver Resource Investment Conference (VRIC), there were plenty of investors eager to learn more from mining experts and thought leaders.
One of the most well-attended panels on Sunday (January 21) featured Frank Holmes of US Global Investors (NASDAQ:GROW); Rick Rule of US Sprott Holdings; and Marin Katusa of Katusa Research. They shared a few of their top stock picks for the coming year.
Here’s a closer look at their favorite companies. If you missed VRIC this year, don’t forget to check out our notes from the floor for day one — and be sure to stay tuned for more articles and interviews from the conference.
1. Dolly Varden Silver (TSXV:DV)
Current price: C$0.76; year-to-date gain: 7.04 percent
Dolly Varden Silver is a mineral exploration company focused on exploration in Northwestern BC. Dolly Varden has two projects — its namesake Dolly Varden silver property and the nearby Big Bulk copper–gold property.
2. Tristar Gold (TSXV:TSG)
Current price: C$0.28; year-to-date gain: 23.91 percent
TriStar Gold is an exploration and development company focused on precious metals properties in the Americas that have the potential to become significant producing mines. The company’s current flagship property is Castelo de Sonhos in Brazil’s Pará state.
3. New Pacific Metals (TSXV:NUAG)
Current price: C$1.30; year-to-date gain: -11.56 percent
New Pacific Metals is a Canadian exploration and development company that owns the Silver Sand project, located in the Potosi department of Bolivia. It also holds the Tagish Lake gold project in the Yukon, and the RZY project in Chinan’s Qinghai province.
1. EMX Royalty (TSXV:EMX)
Current price: C$1.12; year-to-date gain: 8.74 percent
EMX Royalty leverages asset ownership and exploration insight into partnerships that advance its mineral properties, with EMX receiving pre-production payments and retaining royalty interests. EMX complements its royalty generation initiatives with royalty acquisitions and strategic investments. Its royalty and property portfolio spans five continents, and consists of a balanced mix of assets.