Don’t Just Look At Gold; Opportunities In Zinc, Copper, Lithium Says Brent Cook (Kitco News – January 22, 2018)

(Kitco News) – While gold could do reasonably well in 2018, one famed analyst is recommending that investors shouldn’t be focused on just one precious metal.

On the sidelines of the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference, Brent Cook, creator of Exploration Insights, told Kitco News’ Daniela Cambone that along with gold and silver he sees opportunities in copper, zinc and lithium.

“What we’re really looking for is high-margin, early-stage discoveries in any metal that a company can make money on, that a major company will buy,” he said. “So, I don’t care if it’s lithium, zinc, copper, gold, it’s more about the upside potential.”

He said that he likes lithium and zinc because of dwindling supply and growing global demand. However, he added that there’s specific criteria for investing in a company, mainly that they have a viable resource that is a potential takeover target for a major producer.

For 2018, Cook said that his top zinc pick is Tinka Resources, which is developing its silver-lead-zinc project in Central Peru. His top lithium play is Advantage Lithium, which is developing its Cauchari in Argentina. Finally as a junior exploration play, the team at Exploration Insights likes Evrim Resources (EVM.V), developing gold and silver projects throughout Mexico.

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