Recent Interviews

Gary Cope, President and CEO, Barsele Minerals

Gary Cope
President and CEO | Barsele Minerals
Suite 1130 - 1055 W. Hastings Street, V6E 2E9 Vancouver (CN)

+1(604) 687-8566

Interview Barsele Minerals: 'I have never seen a project with such good general conditions'.

Sébastien Plouffe, CEO and Director, Defence Therapeutics

Sébastien Plouffe
CEO and Director | Defence Therapeutics
1680 – 200 Burrard Street, V6C 3L6 Vancouver (CN)

+1 (514) 947 2272

Interview Defence Therapeutics: Platform strategy the key to success

Humphrey Hale, CEO, Managing Geologist, Carnavale Resources Ltd.

Humphrey Hale
CEO, Managing Geologist | Carnavale Resources Ltd.
Level 2, Suite 9 389 Oxford Street, WA 6016 Mount Hawthorn (AUS)

Interview Carnavale Resources: Good cards for long-term success

04. May 2021 | 11:50 CET

Barrick Gold, Rio Tinto, BHP, NewPeak Metals: Gold - The inflation protection comes!

  • Gold
Photo credits:

The technology stocks corrected somewhat in recent days, which also cost the blue-chip indices some points. But still, everything is technically in butter. However, we should keep an eye on two important adjusting screws. The bond and precious metals market! Bonds showed weakness recently because the increased US yields pulled all global bond markets into the red. The Bund future is also approaching the critical 170 mark again. If it breaks sustainably, a small sell-off in debt instruments should not be surprising. In this movement, the precious metals should start to rally. Yesterday, gold jumped to USD 1,797 - this will now be exciting!

time to read: 4 minutes by André Will-Laudien
ISIN: CA0679011084 , GB0007188757 , GB00BH0P3Z91 , AU0000104374

Gary Cope, President and CEO, Barsele Minerals
"[...] I wouldn't be surprised if the project ends up showing more than 5 million ounces. [...]" Gary Cope, President and CEO, Barsele Minerals

Full interview



André Will-Laudien

Born in Munich, he first studied economics and graduated in business administration at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in 1995. As he was involved with the stock market at a very early stage, he now has more than 30 years of experience in the capital markets.

About the author

Barrick Gold - A rock in the surf

Barrick Gold remains a rock in the surf. The number two Mayor from Toronto is a classic buy-and-hold stock for a long-term gold portfolio. That is because, for years, the industry giant has tactically relied on acquisitions rather than its exploration projects, a strategy that management says it will continue to pursue and, if necessary, supplement with diversification through the purchase of copper mines. Again, an important trend is being recognized and implemented.

In any case, the Barrick quarterly figures continue to be convincing, although slightly less gold was produced compared to 2019 due to Corona. However, the Company has come through the 2020 pandemic year entirely without mine closures and is implementing its debt reduction convincingly. On a net basis, Barrick has been debt-free since mid-2020.

In the summer of 2020, Warren Buffet, or rather his investment firm Berkshire Hathaway, made headlines because the traditionally gold-critical star investor had invested in Barrick Gold. As can be seen from a recent 13F report, the star investor has since completely liquidated his position. The Oracle of Omaha was right with his sale this time in the short term. But now, with clearly more favorable entry prices, the Barrick paper could become interesting also for Berkshire shareholders again!

Rio Tinto Ltd. - Force majeure burdens the quarter

Mining giant Rio Tinto Ltd. reported in its quarterly results that iron ore production fell 2% year-on-year to 76.4 million tons, but that was due to wetter-than-average weather at its mines through February. Labor availability was hampered due to the pandemic, this interrupted essential maintenance work and subsequently, Tropical Cyclone Seroja caused downtime in mine and port operations.

The port at the Amrun mine was closed for a full 14 days due to heavy seas and cyclones, but aluminum production still increased by 3% to around 0.8 million tons. Copper production totaled 120,500 tons in the first quarter, 9% lower than a year earlier. Then, on March 31, there was also a fire at one of the port's two processing plants, but the forecast for the full year remained stable.

"Despite all the adversities, we delivered a solid overall operational performance in the first quarter," said Chief Executive Officer Jakob Stausholm. "We have set clear priorities to develop a stronger Rio Tinto." This includes an ESG program that strives for impeccable environmental, social and corporate governance while continuing to deliver superior returns to investors. Rio Tinto remains a blockbuster in the resources sector with its market position.

BHP Group plc - The Australian giant is getting greener

Mining giant BHP also delivered its quarterly report last week, reporting record iron ore production from its Western Australian properties. Production figures are up 4% year-to-date to 188.3 million tons of iron ore, iron ore prices are the highest in 10 years, and margins are adequate.

Looking ahead, the mining Company expects to further strengthen its relationship with Asia and seek lower carbon emissions in line with the Paris Climate Agreement. Relying on the solid performance of its Pilbara projects, BHP has maintained its fiscal 2021 guidance and expects production volumes to be in the upper half of the forecast range. The copper forecast was raised to a range of 1.5 million to 1.6 million tons as the mining group expects stronger performance at its Escondida mine in Chile.

Because of the pandemic, there are still minor project-related uncertainties, but the share price of the Australian giant will probably continue to point north. The Company also boasts a dividend yield of over 5%.

NewPeak Metals - A global portfolio of promising properties

Australian explorer NewPeak Metals Ltd. has several projects with great geographic diversification. These are located in New Zealand, Argentina and Finland. The high deal flow is due to the enterprising management team around David Mason, Neil Stuart and Nick Mather. Together, they bring over 70 years of mining experience to the table.

The Company reports the completion of drilling in the West Block at the Cap Burn gold project in Otago, New Zealand, along with the resumption of drilling in the East Block. Initial drilling in the Vetas Cachi area returned elevated silver grades associated with promising gold mineralization. At Vetas North West, Morena and Sofia, the gold present was visible even to the naked eye. Later in 2021, NewPeak is focused on preparing for drilling at the Las Opeñas Gold Project in San Juan Province, Argentina. The main target is a complicated vein system ranging from 200m to 2,200m in length.

In Bergslagen, Sweden, initial exploration has now added tungsten to the metal portfolio, a strategically important and rare metal. The acquisition of further southern Finnish gold concessions from Sunstone Metals was also successfully completed. NewPeak Metals raised an additional AUD 1.6 million in the current quarter, which has been used to fund ongoing drilling. The secondary listing in Frankfurt has taken place, now European investors also have the opportunity to invest at a low cost. The share price in Australia is between AUD 0.002 and 0.003, bringing the market capitalization to AUD 14.2 million. Due to the large spread, please be sure to limit.


André Will-Laudien

Born in Munich, he first studied economics and graduated in business administration at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in 1995. As he was involved with the stock market at a very early stage, he now has more than 30 years of experience in the capital markets.

About the author

Conflict of interest & risk note

In accordance with §34b WpHG we would like to point out that Apaton Finance GmbH as well as partners, authors or employees of Apaton Finance GmbH may hold long or short positions in the aforementioned companies and that there may therefore be a conflict of interest. Apaton Finance GmbH may have a paid contractual relationship with the company, which is reported on in the context of the Apaton Finance GmbH Internet offer as well as in the social media, on partner sites or in e-mail messages. Further details can be found in our Conflict of Interest & Risk Disclosure.

Related comments:

23. July 2021 | 10:40 CET | by Nico Popp

Daimler, Theta Gold Mines, Barrick Gold: Long-term opportunities lurk here

  • Gold

Raw materials and certain primary products are in short supply. The automotive industry is a good example of this. Here, the post-Corona boom is not picking up speed because necessary semiconductors are not available. In some cases, companies from the automotive sector have already concluded their own contracts with chip manufacturers to lift the emergency. We show whether there are nevertheless winners in the auto industry and explain the developments for which the scarcity of chips and other preliminary products could have a signal effect.


22. July 2021 | 10:51 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Carnival, Triumph Gold, TUI - It is starting again!

  • Gold

Since the beginning of July, the cruise ships are now sailing again. AIDA already has 5 ships on the water again, and Carnival plans to bring a capacity of 75% back onto the water in the fall. These are the plans as of today. However, concerns about the pandemic development are also spreading because the travel industry is still very tense about the infection situation in the fall. A rampant spread of various mutations caused by summer tourism is expected for the winter. The good price-performance of various travel providers in the second quarter has also gone into reverse gear again. We take a closer look.


21. July 2021 | 13:54 CET | by Carsten Mainitz

Barrick Gold, White Metal Resources, Yamana - Soon, things are going to happen here!

  • Gold

When the markets shake out, it can not hurt to have a little gold in the portfolio. Whether physically or in the form of shares is a matter of taste. If you are more speculative, you should look for young exploration companies. The big picture speaks in favor of rising prices for the precious metal in the medium term. We show you three stocks that can help you profit from a rising gold price. Who is winning the race?