Rick sees weak global demand for almost everything, however there is a sentiment change for resource stocks. He thinks this change is somewhat justified- although many recent resource prices do not appear to reflect any underlying rationale. Mr. Rule is cautiously optimistic about gold stocks and the gold price. We are in one of those flight-to-safety periods where the US dollar does well, and interest rates go up.
The outlook for precious metals is still positive, and may be similar to the late 1970’s. In two to three years, he anticipates much higher commodity prices, as current prices do not promote resource development. He shares details on why precious metals and related stocks may be the best option for 2017.
Uranium stocks can go a lot further but they may fall by 30% – 40% first. Rick is bullish in the long term, and confident that the price will go from $23 to $60. The current price however is still an unmitigated disaster for the business. He recommends those in the uranium market should have a three to five year outlook and be prepared to take a lot of pain for your gains.
Rick thinks that if you own GoviEx, with the view that in 2017 something fundamental will change, then you are misguided. He discusses the real reasons why you should hold GoviEx. This is a game that if it works, you get to put a zero behind your initial investment or you will be shaken out by a 50% decline. If you aren’t prepared to hold for three to five years don’t own stocks like this.
Rick Rule, founder and chairman of Sprott Global Resource Investments Ltd., began his career in the securities business in 1974. He is a leading American retail broker specializing in mining, energy, water utilities, forest products and agriculture. His company has built a national reputation on taking advantage of global opportunities in the oil and gas, mining, alternative energy, agriculture, forestry and water industries.