Recent Interviews

Justin Reid, President and CEO, Troilus Gold Corp.

Justin Reid
President and CEO | Troilus Gold Corp.
36 Lombard Street, Floor 4, M5C 2X3 Toronto, Ontario (CAN)

+1 (647) 276-0050

Interview Troilus Gold: "We are convinced that Troilus is more than just a mine".

John Jeffrey, CEO, Saturn Oil + Gas Inc.

John Jeffrey
CEO | Saturn Oil + Gas Inc.
Suite 1000 - 207 9 Ave SW, T2P 1K3 Calgary (CAN)


Saturn Oil + Gas CEO John Jeffrey: "Acquisition has increased production by 2,000%"

Gary Cope, President and CEO, Barsele Minerals

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

+1(604) 687-8566

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

16. June 2021 | 14:26 CET

Blackrock Silver, JinkoSolar, K+S - Betting on the trend

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Silver is not only in demand as a "crisis currency," but also from industry. The precious metal is characterized by several advantageous physical properties that make it extremely valuable for industrial use. For example, silver plays a major role in solar and battery production. As a result, the price of silver has already risen significantly in recent months. But what if the trend continues for longer?

time to read: 3 minutes by Carsten Mainitz
ISIN: CA09261Q1072 , US47759T1007 , DE000KSAG888

Steve Cope, President, CEO and Director, Silver Viper
"[...] In our experience, the local communities are supportive and friendly. [...]" Steve Cope, President, CEO and Director, Silver Viper

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Carsten Mainitz

The native Rhineland-Palatinate has been a passionate market participant for more than 25 years. After studying business administration in Mannheim, he worked as a journalist, in equity sales and many years in equity research.

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BLACKROCK SILVER CORP - Investors are excited

On June 8, the Company reported the completion of a CAD 10 million capital increase, with shares placed at a price of CAD 0.75. Good drilling results in the recent past have led to high demand from investors. Currently, the share price stands at CAD 0.75, bringing the Canadian Company's total float to CAD 130 million. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the private placement to explore the Company's portfolio of gold and silver projects in Nevada and for general working capital purposes. The Company also secured First Majestic Silver as a new investor in a previous financing round.

Blackrock Silver is focused on exploring and developing projects in the "Silver State" of Nevada. The most significant, historic silver discoveries in the US state included the Comstock Lode and Tonopah Silver District in western Nevada within the so-called Walker Lane Trend. Blackrock Silver's larger project "Tonopah West" covers an extensive area west of the Tonopah Silver District. Blackrock's objective is to prove the western extension of the District and restore the Tonopah Silver District to a significant producing area. To this end, 40,000 meters are being drilled as part of the current drilling program.

Blackrock Silver's strategy is to explore deeper extensions of the high-grade vein system at Tonopah, which has already proven to be a major success. With the completion of the capital raise, the Company is well-capitalized through 2021 to rapidly advance exploration and prepare the first resource estimate at Tonopah West by the end of the year. The project has the potential to become a world-class silver discovery in the US state.


The Company represents the entire value chain for solar power products, ranging from silicon wafers to solar modules. The Company has been growing faster than the market for years. This momentum is based on innovation. JinkoSolar is ranked tenth on the list of the world's most important new energy companies and is the first manufacturer to mass produce a solar panel with an efficiency of around 25%. Even the German DEKRA recently awarded top marks to the Tiger Pro product, a so-called double glass module, certifying above-average durability even under the most challenging conditions.

Even if most analysts consider the share to be exhausted at the moment, the Company's valuation is moderate. We are convinced that the long-term framework conditions are fully intact. The energy turnaround has only just begun. Government climate protection targets, regulations and subsidy programs are giving the whole thing a significant boost. The Company will publish quarterly figures on June 25. We are curious to see what the market and the analyst community will make of these.

K+S AG - One man's grief is another man's joy

A few weeks ago, the Belarusian authorities forced a Ryanair passenger plane from Athens to Vilnius to make a stopover in Minsk and arrested the government critic Roman Protasevich and his girlfriend Sofia Sapega, who were on board; this not only caused political waves. The European Parliament is currently calling for further sanctions. According to a resolution adopted on June 10, punitive measures should be taken against crude oil processing, the manufacture of petroleum products, and the potash, steel and wood processing industries.

Immediately after the incident, the stock exchange smelled a rat, as it was suspected that the weakening of the competitive position of the state-owned fertilizer producer Belaruskali would strengthen Germany's K+S. K+S was then able to leave the EUR 10 mark behind quickly and is currently trading at around EUR 11.84, valuing the Company at just under EUR 2.3 billion. K+S is the world's largest salt producer and belongs to the top group of international potash suppliers. At the beginning of the week, Commerzbank upgraded the share from "hold" to "buy" and raised the price target from EUR 10 to EUR 15.


Carsten Mainitz

The native Rhineland-Palatinate has been a passionate market participant for more than 25 years. After studying business administration in Mannheim, he worked as a journalist, in equity sales and many years in equity research.

About the author

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29. July 2021 | 10:25 CET | by Carsten Mainitz

Blackrock Silver, K+S, Barrick Gold - China first!

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The Chinese government is demonstrating with all its might who has the last word. The regulation of industries and business models, which, as recently seen in the Chinese education sector, destroys the existence of companies and has weighed heavily on Chinese stocks in recent days. If the situation continues to escalate, it could easily negatively color the world's stock markets' mood. That is when it is worth looking at precious metals stocks, as they usually benefit disproportionately from rising commodity prices in times of crisis. Who will come out on top?


26. July 2021 | 12:55 CET | by Armin Schulz

First Majestic Silver, Silver Viper, Fortuna Silver Mines - Is silver picking up again?

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Inflation in the US climbed again in June, reaching 5.4%, the highest level since 2008. With the expansion of the money supply in the US, it is no wonder. The money supply also increased significantly in Europe. In some cases by EUR 50 billion in one week. Nevertheless, the inflation rate in Germany fell slightly to 2.3%. An end to money printing is not in sight. In contrast to gold, silver is a sought-after raw material in the industry. The price increase in precious metals has stopped since June, and there has been consolidation. It is only a matter of time when the price of silver will pick up again as inflation forces people to invest their money in assets. So today, we take a look at three silver stocks.


19. July 2021 | 12:53 CET | by André Will-Laudien

SGL Carbon, Millennial Lithium, Standard Lithium, Blackrock Silver - Millions of batteries needed!

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If current trends in Germany remain valid, the share of electric vehicles in new sales will shake the 25% mark in the next 5 years. In a recent forecast, the Center of Automotive Management (CAM) predicts new car sales of around 480,000 battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids this year, representing a good 15% share of new registrations of an estimated 3.3 million passenger cars. The assumption is that battery and plug-in hybrid vehicles will each account for around 50%. By 2025, according to the forecast, the e-vehicle share will rise to 27% of new sales, of which about 65% are expected to be pure electric vehicles. The scenario for the battery industry is thus set.