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Dear Katusa Research reader,
Vancouver is still buzzing from the 2018 Vancouver Resource Investment conference.
The event was an incredible success, with over 8,000 registered attendees, packed workshops, and lots of great investment ideas. Many presentations weren’t just “standing room only,” but also had people peeking through curtains from the outside. If you didn’t show up early for the speaker you wanted to hear, you weren’t getting in.
To me, the attendance and interest is a promising sign for the natural resource and venture capital markets. It tells me that investors have a solid appetite for taking risk. If commodity prices continue moving higher, this interest will act as fuel for the rally… and send gold stocks, copper stocks, oil stocks, and others soaring.
At a closing panel with Jim Rickards, Peter Schiff, and Teeka Tiwari, I asked the crowd who was there for gold and natural resources and who was there for cryptocurrencies and marijuana deals. The answer shocked me.
My gut initially told me that the 8,000+ attendees wanted to know about early-stage marijuana companies and blockchain deals… and maybe listen to natural resource insights if they had time. But the vast majority of hands went up from people who were there for gold and natural resources.
I also saw a lot of millennials in the crowd. In previous years, there was a massive disparity in age, and I’d venture to guess that the median age was somewhere around 60.
Not so anymore.
A large segment of the crowd was young, hungry, and smart. I was asked many good questions about gold juniors, oil explorers, and even what my favorite cryptocurrencies were. The new generation of resource investors and speculators is arriving. The guard is changing.
I know many Katusa’s Investment Insights readers were not able to make it to the conference. And I want to deliver the best material to my readers. So, I’d like to share with you what I believe is one of the most valuable discussions from the conference. It’s a video of currency and geopolitical expert Jim Rickards and I talking about what we believe is around the corner for the investment markets.
By watching this video, you’ll learn:
- Jim Rickards’ favorite cryptocurrencies
- What is the biggest intellectual failure that people make between cryptocurrency and blockchain
- How much of your portfolio Jim Rickards says you should have in gold
- What market-rattling “black swan” Jim thinks we’ll see in 2018
- Why Jim doesn’t think that the next bailout will work
- Of Jim’s gold portfolio, find out what % is in physical gold vs. gold equities
Just click on the screen below to watch the video. I hope you enjoy it.
P.S. If you weren’t one of the 8,000 people that attended the conference, don’t fret. Until Midnight Sunday, January 28th you can get my top 3 stock recommendations from the show right here.