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POSTED ON August 20, 2012 BY Tommy Humphreys and Tekoa Da Silva

Reformed Calgary/Bogotá-Based Oil & Gas Junior Hits 65 Feet of Colombian Pay And The Market Responds Featuring commentary from Frank Giustra, Jeff Boyce and Ralph Gillcrist, three key stakeholders in the company, Petroamerica Oil Corp. Caution: See PTA’s Foward Looking Statements. Jump to audio. It’s been a tough ride for Petroamerica Oil Corp. (PTA) shareholders,… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 18, 2012 BY Tommy Humphreys

Could a mine opening ceremony be a catalyst to LUC’s share price? Lucara Diamond Corp ($LUC on the TSX big board) is a Lundin Group diamond mining and development company that I owned and wrote about last year. I entered at an average cost of $.87 cents and sold at $1.11 (Sources: 1, 2). For those new… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 15, 2012 BY Tekoa Da Silva

I’ve always felt listening to be a focused endurance activity. It’s different than a debate and different from a session of small talk. I further liken it to searching for something in the dark. We are looking around when we listen, getting to know the environment of the other person’s mind, drawing out as much information as… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 14, 2012 BY Tommy Humphreys

Today I’ll tell a tale that may not even be true, but I got a big kick of it and it involves two of Canada’s most famous mining personalities, the late Murray Pezim and the great George B. Cross. Pezim was the gregarious stock promoter immortalized in Sports Illustrated who helped finance several tremendous mineral… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 13, 2012 BY Tekoa Da Silva

Twenty-two years ago, two men dressed as Boston Police Officers walked into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, bound and gagged the young security guards, and walked out of the museum’s side entrance 90 minutes later, carrying a few hundred million dollars worth of art. It was the largest art heist ever in modern times, and… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 12, 2012 BY Tommy Humphreys

“Don’t be in a big hurry to find the investments.” I sought advice from a generous friend today, Mr. Bill Lupien. Bill is an entrepreneur, author and hedge fund manager with a long and distinguished career in the equity markets that my words won’t do justice today. (You can learn more about him from Bloomberg).… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 11, 2012 BY Joseph Staples

The creative lives a helpless life. As an artist, I find more and more that it’s less about making images than it is about managing fear. The truth is when you are sitting there trying to start a new piece of artwork it’s not lack of ideas or skills to pull them off that stops… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 10, 2012 BY Tekoa Da Silva

“We have to get confidence back… if we can get that confidence back, I think the sentiment will change and you’ll have people investing in gold equities again.” I had the opportunity to sit down on a call with Stephen Letwin this week, President, CEO, and Director of IAMGOLD Corporation, one of the world’s largest… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 08, 2012 BY Tekoa Da Silva

Lived from 1862-1939 President of US Steel Corporation, Bethlehem Steel, Mr. Andrew Carnegie’s right hand man. * Not to be confused with Charles R. Schwab, the financial services entrepreneur born in 1937 (read his Wikipedia).  Memorable Quotes: “A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.” “I never criticize anyone. I believe… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 06, 2012 BY Tekoa Da Silva

Buying Into Panic Can Pay Millions–And Sometimes Billions–If You Have The Guts. The hypnotizing stench of market pessimism never ceases to amaze me. It wraps itself around it’s victims like a heavy smoke—choking them into a deep financial slumber. Some wake up weeks, months, or years later, dazed and confused, while others simply perish. Optimism… Continue Reading

POSTED ON July 30, 2012 BY Tekoa Da Silva

Lived from 1809-1865 16th President of the United States Assassinated April 1865 —- Memorable Quotes: “I will study and get ready, and perhaps my chance will come.” “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” —- -As a young boy, his dying mother called… Continue Reading

POSTED ON July 24, 2012 BY D'Arcy Stuart

“A beautiful young woman came in on the arm of an elderly gentleman, and Scott (Fitzgerald) sent a groom to fetch a box of orchids, which he then sent to the lady with his compliments. The young lady promptly sent the orchids back to Fitzgerald, who, in his moment of rejection, took one out and… Continue Reading

POSTED ON July 18, 2012 BY Tekoa Da Silva

“If the market never cocks a gun at your forehead and shakes you down for all you’re worth—you may never have the opportunity to build something of greater strength, proportion, or personal significance than that which you’ve already built.” As a young investor and student of the markets over the last 8 years, I have seen… Continue Reading

POSTED ON July 06, 2012 BY Tommy Humphreys

If a recent 43-101 report proves accurate, the next round of drinks may be on controversial Vancouver gold mining promoter Frank Callaghan. Image:HiAlpha As the chief promoter and CEO of Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd over the past 18 odd years, Frank Callaghan has fostered a mixed reputation, and it’s not just for his penchant for… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 29, 2012 BY Tommy Humphreys

Originally published on, CEO.CA’s predecessor site, and republished by WSJ, Business Insider, among others. I had wanted to interview Kevin O’Leary ever since I attended a small presentation on his O’Leary family of mutual funds that he gave to money managers in Vancouver last spring. Before those financial gatekeepers, O’Leary was his usual fast… Continue Reading

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