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InvestorIntel Week in Review for July 18-24, 2022

After a brilliant week of global intelligence on the critical minerals sector last week on InvestorIntel.com, I would like to welcome Mel Sanderson to our editorial team as a new feature columnist. A Thunderbird Professor and Director for American Rare Earths Limited (ASX: ARR | OTCQB: ARRNF), Mel joins our star cast of industry-leading columnists with a focus on ESG & Critical Minerals. Check out the headline story last week Did ESG really topple the government of Sri Lanka?

Perhaps the reason for the outstanding content is the new appointment of Stephen Lautens to the role of Publisher, Editor in Chief, and Director for InvestorIntel.com. If you want to see what I am talking about check out some of our headline stories from last week — (special thanks: Jack Lifton, Dean Bristow, Byron W King, and Cam Currie), and again, welcome Stephen Lautens:

While InvestorIntel.com is focused on the overall capital market, our Top 10 Trending section is in my humble opinion something anyone interested in markets will deem a treat. For instance, the Lynas story written a month ago by Jack Lifton is back on top and 7 of the Top 10 are all critical mineral stories. Frankly, my favorite on this Top 10 for critical minerals was Dean Bristow’s piece on the new S&P/TSX Battery Metals, which is ranked #3, and our new Editor in Chief Stephen Lauten’s #10 position on how China may be a good Bond villain, but in the case of the rare earths smear campaign — evidence is, what?

Now the non-critical minerals sector found our audience’s interest in the interviews with Steve Saviuk of Valeo Pharma Inc. (TSX: VPH | OTCQB: VPHIF | FSE: VP2) and John Putters from Visionstate Corp. (TSXV: VIS) intriguing…. recommend you watch and leave a comment, thank you.

Top 10 Trending on InvestorIntel.com

  1. DoD awards Australia’s Lynas $120 million to build a heavy rare earths facility in the USA: I have questions https://bit.ly/3bqMHqX (June 28, 2022 – Editor, Jack Lifton)
  2. The Critical Minerals List is Becoming More Critical https://bit.ly/3a2XIOy (June 27, 2022 – Editor, Robert Scannell)
  3. The new S&P/TSX Battery Metals Index – what were they thinking? https://bit.ly/3P9nbFA (July 14, 2022 – Editor, Dean Bristow)
  4. Gold company Presidents and CEOs talk about the return of gold investments and investors https://bit.ly/3y0scZt (June 27, 2022 – Interview Host, Stephen Lautens)
  5. Steve Saviuk of Valeo Pharma talks about revenue growth following impressive market gains https://bit.ly/3ONggBB (July 5, 2022 – Interview Host, Tracy Weslosky)
  6. Tungsten – the other critical metal and a way to play it https://bit.ly/3IK8B4S (July 1, 2022 – Editor, Byron W King)
  7. Jack Lifton talks with Dr. Anthony Mariano, “the most senior rare earths geologist on the planet” https://bit.ly/3yr7fIT (June 28, 2022 – Interview Host, Jack Lifton)
  8. Gordana Slepcev of Lomiko Metals talks about their 18,000m drill program and graphite’s ESG future https://bit.ly/3R82DyF (July 6, 2022 – Interview Host, Tracy Weslosky)
  9. John Putters of Visionstate talks about doubling its WANDA facilities software subscribers https://bit.ly/3bYHvdR (July 7, 2022 – Interview Host, Tracy Weslosky)
  10. China may be a good Bond villain, but rare earths experts are skeptical it’s behind smear campaign https://bit.ly/3aZcCGo (June 29, 2022 – Editor, Stephen Lautens)

Speaking of intriguing, we did several outstanding interviews last week when it comes to breaking news.

InvestorIntel Interviews

  • July 21, 2022 – Zentek CEO Greg Fenton talks about bringing new antimicrobial HVAC filters to market https://bit.ly/3aQPRV3
  • July 20, 2022 – Terry Lynch of Power Nickel talks about its new NI 43-101 mineral resource estimate at Nisk https://bit.ly/3cvVA2E
  • July 18, 2022 – Anthony Tennyson of Awakn Life Sciences on commercializing its addiction treatment therapeutics https://bit.ly/3yLQIhr
  • July 18, 2022 – Cam Currie of Canaccord Genuity talks about metals as a vital hedge against inflationary pressure https://bit.ly/3RGyWF2

Do you follow our Member section? Here is the ii8 System user news highlights from last week.

ii8 System News Releases for the Week in Review for July 18-24, 2022:

  •  July 22, 2022 – Search Minerals Files NI 43-101 Technical Report for the Deep Fox and Foxtrot Project in South East Labrador https://bit.ly/3Bf4wnu
  • July 21, 2022 – Lomiko Announces Closing of Flow-Through Private Placement and Update on Regional Graphite Exploration and Bourier Lithium Project https://bit.ly/3b1yFfh
  • July 21, 2022 – Ucore Secures Line of Credit Financing, Maintains Its Fast Track Plan for RapidSX Commercial Deployment https://bit.ly/3PKfCF7
  • July 21, 2022 – Neo Performance Materials Announces Second Quarter 2022 Earnings Release & Conference Call https://bit.ly/3aXMFXx
  • July 20, 2022 – Search Minerals Receives $1,075,481 From Exercise of Warrants https://bit.ly/3v3JJj2
  • July 20, 2022 – Visionstate Corp. Provides Corporate Update https://bit.ly/3B4TNfe
  • July 20, 2022 – Awakn Life Sciences’ Phase III Trial Approved for Approximately CA$2.5 Million Funding from UK State Covering 66% of Costs https://bit.ly/3PD65jd
  • July 20, 2022 – American Rare Earths Limited: June 2022 Quarterly Activities Report https://bit.ly/3PkEvaA
  • July 19, 2022 – Sixth Wave Updates on Affinity(TM) System Installation Schedule https://bit.ly/3B1efh7
  • July 19, 2022 – Power Nickel Releases Initial NI 43-101 Compliant Mineral Resource Estimate on the Nisk Project https://bit.ly/3craiIr
  • July 19, 2022 – Moovly Partners With DAM Solution Provider Widen to Offer Enterprises Brand-Aligned Video Creation Solutions https://bit.ly/3aRqi66
  • July 18, 2022 – Zentek Files a Provisional Patent on the use of ZenGUARD(TM) as an Anti-Inflammatory Agent https://bit.ly/3PiFrMC
  • July 18, 2022 – Volcanic Presents Update on Plans for Guatemala and Proposes Extension of Previously Issued Share Purchase Warrants https://bit.ly/3IMAJEy

 Morning Chatter Excerpts* for July 25, 2022:

Canada’s main stock index futures was slightly higher boosted by commodity prices. Wall Street futures edged higher as markets braced for a Federal Reserve policy meeting during the week and a slew of earnings reports that would likely show the impact of a strong dollar and soaring inflation on corporate America. European shares rose, after earlier falling on weak German data. Japan’s Nikkei snapped a seven-day winning streak to end lower. The U.S. dollar fell and major rivals gained as risk appetite returned to currency markets. Gold prices inched higher. Oil climbed as markets juggled Fed hike with supply fears.

Wall Street futures edged higher as markets braced for a Federal Reserve policy meeting during the week and a slew of earnings reports that would likely show the impact of a strong dollar and soaring inflation on corporate America. European shares rose, after earlier falling on weak German data. Japan’s Nikkei snapped a seven-day winning streak to end lower. The U.S. dollar fell and major rivals gained as risk appetite returned to currency markets. Gold prices inched higher. Oil climbed as markets juggled Fed hike with supply fears.

STOCK & NEWS Highlights select from the Morning Chatter:

  • China regulator denies report on data strategy to avoid U.S. delistings
    China’s securities regulator denied a media report that said Beijing planned to sort U.S.-listed Chinese companies based on the sensitivity of the data they hold in an attempt to stop U.S. regulators from delisting hundreds of firms.
  • FTXis planning to offer Voyager Digital’s customers access to some of their funds, the latest relief measure by the Sam Bankman-Fried-led cryptocurrency exchange for the ailing crypto industry…Under the plan, Alameda Ventures, the trading firm also founded by Bankman-Fried, would purchase all of Voyager’s digital assets and digital asset loans, except the loans to bankrupt crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital….Voyager’s customers could then receive some of those funds if they open an account with FTX. Such customers could either withdraw the cash balance immediately or use it to make purchases on FTX’s platform, the company said.
  • Intel to produce Taiwanese company MediaTek’s chips: S. chipmaker Intel said it will produce chips for Taiwan’s MediaTek, one of the world’s largest chip design firms. The manufacturing arrangement is one of the most significant deals Intel has announced since it launched its so-called foundry business early last year.
  • Rogers Communications Inc: The telecom operator said on Sunday it will invest C$10 billion over the next three years in Artificial Intelligence, and more testing and oversight, just weeks after it reported network issues that caused widespread disruptions across the country. Chief Executive Officer Tony Staffieri said the company has made progress on a formal agreement between carriers to switch 911 calls to each other’s networks automatically – even in the event of an outage on any carrier’s network. “I believe this is the only responsible way forward and I am personally committed to making it possible for all Canadians,” Staffieri said in a letter on Sunday. Staffieri said that Rogers Communications is physically separating wireless and internet services to create an ‘always on’ network – to help make sure the customers don’t experience an outage with both cellular and internet services again.
  • Search Minerals Inc.(TSXV: SMY), is pleased to announce that the Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”) NI 43-101 Technical Report on the Deep Fox and Foxtrot Project (the “Technical Report”) has been filed on SEDAR. The Technical Report, which is dated July 18, 2022, has an effective date of May 31, 2022 and is entitled “Technical Report on the Deep Fox and Foxtrot Project, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Report for NI 43-101”…The results of the Technical Report were previously disclosed in summary form in the Company’s news release dated June 7th, 2022, “Search Minerals Announces Positive Preliminary Economic Assessment For The Deep Fox And Foxtrot Rare Earth Element Project With $2.23 Billion NPV”.
  • Tesla Inc: The electric vehicle maker has received a second subpoena from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over its Chief Executive Elon Musk’s tweets in 2018 about taking the company private, the automaker disclosed in a regulatory filing. The company said it received the subpoena on June 13 and will cooperate with the government authorities. The regulator did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. In November last year, the regulator had subpoenaed Tesla related to a settlement that required Musk’s tweets on material information to be vetted. Separately, Tesla said it has converted about 75% of its bitcoin holdings into fiat currency and has recorded an impairment charge of $170 million related to the asset.​

* Morning Chatter Note: I always start my day reading Kevin Thomsen’s Morning Chatter. If you would like a complimentary subscription to Kevin’s Morning Chatter, click here and/or send an email to news@investorintel.com with “Subscribe”, and we are happy to get you on his list.

Disclaimer: InvestorIntel Corp. does not own Morning Chatter and does not assume any responsibility for the content. The excerpts selected above were chosen by Tracy Weslosky and reorganized to integrate the Canadian and American news together.

Interested in last week’s InvestorIntel Week in Review? For the InvestorIntel Week in Review for July 11-17, 2022, click here https://bit.ly/3oabzWP

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  • 9-9:20 AM EST, Tuesday, July 26, 2022 — InvestorTalk.com with George Glasier from Western Uranium & Vanadium Corp. (CSE: WUC | OTCQX: WSTRF)
  • 9-9:20 AM EST, Wednesday, July 27, 2022 — InvestorTalk.com with Maritz Smith from Alphamin Resources Corp. (TSXV: AFM)
  • 9-9:20 AM EST, Thursday, July 28, 2022 — InvestorTalk.com with Don Bubar from Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. (TSX: AVL | OTCQB: AVLNF)
  • 9-9:20 AM EST, Tuesday, August 2, 2022 — InvestorTalk.com with Constantine Karayannopoulos from Neo Performance Materials Inc. (TSX: NEO)
  • 9-9:20 AM EST, Wednesday, August 3, 2022 — InvestorTalk.com with Trevor Doerksen from ePlay Digital Inc. (CSE: EPY)
  • 9-9:20 AM EST, Thursday, August 4, 2022 — InvestorTalk.com with Peter Cashin from Imperial Mining Group Ltd. (TSXV: IPG | OTCQB: IMPNF)
  • 9-9:20 AM EST, Tuesday, August 9, 2022 — InvestorTalk.com with James Tuer from Fjordland Exploration Inc. (TSXV: FEX)
  • 9-9:20 AM EST, Wednesday, August 10, 2022 — InvestorTalk.com with Peter Clausi from CBLT Inc. (TSXV: CBLT)
  • 9-9:20 AM EST, Thursday, August 11, 2022 — InvestorTalk.com with Jim Payne from dynaCERT Inc. (TSX: DYA | OTCQX: DYFSF | FRA: DMJ)

For any additional interest in participating in an InvestorTalk.com, please send an email to info@investorintel.com.




InvestorIntel Appoints Publisher & Editor In Chief Stephen Lautens As Director

InvestorIntel Corp. is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Lautens as its new Director. He will continue to serve as InvestorIntel’s Publisher and Editor In Chief. As Publisher and Editor In Chief Mr. Lautens is responsible for overseeing content creation, maintaining editorial independence, and expanding InvestorIntel’s online presence as a trusted and number one source of capital market news.

“I am extremely excited to join the board of InvestorIntel,” Mr. Lautens said. “I have worked with InvestorIntel for the past three months as Publisher and Editor In Chief and am always impressed by our world-renown expert writers and the stories they cover. InvestorIntel has grown to be the leader in online news and analysis about critical materials, rare earths, ESG and emerging technologies.”

InvestorIntel Founder, CEO & Director Tracy Weslosky adds: “Authenticity, depth of knowledge and experience are criteria that our audience demands from us, and Stephen delivers all these qualities plus. The long game here is a commitment to performance through well-written independent content and intelligent video interviews that our audience can trust. Stephen joins ESG and Critical Minerals expert Jack Lifton as a Director.”

InvestorIntel Publisher & Editor in Chief Stephen Lautens (right) at a recent event with Northern Graphite Inc. CEO Hugues Jacquemin

Mr. Lautens has a wide range of experience in communications, investor relations and business development as part of executive management teams of both private and public companies. He has previously served as VP Corporate Development for a TSXV-listed Canadian exploration company with gold and oil projects in Cambodia. Before that, Mr. Lautens was VP Corporate Communications of Inter-Citic Minerals Inc. for almost eight years. Inter-Citic was a TSX-listed gold exploration company with a large project in western China that sold for $260 million in cash in a friendly takeover in November 2012 to Western Mining Co Ltd, a $5.5B mining company based in China, at a 123% premium to market share price.

Previously, Mr. Lautens worked as Executive VP of a company developing a project in partnership with China Minmetals Non-Ferrous Metals Co. Ltd., then one of China’s largest State Owned Enterprises. He also served as VP Business Development of The Workflow Automation Corporation, a private Canadian software technology company acquired by BEA Systems, Inc. (since acquired by Oracle) in 2000 for $46 million.

Stephen Lautens has been Governor of The National Newspaper Awards for over 10  years and is a past president of The National Club. Mr. Lautens was also president of the Lawyers Club and served two terms as president of the Toronto Press Club. He wrote a syndicated weekly column for almost 20 years, and his articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Canadian Lawyer Magazine, The National Post, The Calgary Sun, The London Free Press and The Toronto Sun. Prior to entering business, Mr. Lautens had his own law practice for over 10 years.

In 2012 Stephen Lautens was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his community and charity work. Among his other international honours, he was granted the Freedom of the City of London (UK) in 2008 and received the “Flame of Mercy” award from the CSLI – an international humanitarian NGO with Consultative Status at the United Nations, ECOSOC.

He earned a J.D. degree from Queen’s Law School, Kingston, and a history B.A. degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto. Mr. Lautens lives in and will be based in Toronto.

About InvestorIntel Corp.

Celebrating 21 years in business, InvestorIntel Corp. is the Publisher for InvestorIntel.com — “your independent source of capital market news.” Known for their well-written coverage of the public markets written by top-ranked analysts and business journalists, InvestorIntel.com offers an ii8 System for public companies seeking to increase brand awareness through digital media marketing. The ii8 System features regular video updates by CEOs with well-known market hosts and offers the InvestorIntel.com audience a chance to meet these company CEOs through the Q&A driven InvestorTalk.com event series hosted throughout the week. To subscribe to daily feature columns and ii8 interviews, click here.

For more information, contact Tracy Weslosky @Investor_Intel, +1 416 792 8228 or info@InvestorIntel.com.




InvestorIntel Week in Review for July 11-17, 2022

Meeting with Jack Lifton and Stephen Lautens later today to discuss a Critical Minerals Summit this Fall. As we continue to work with global leaders in this sector, finding a way to share the data we secure on the ESG and Critical Minerals sector is a priority for our readership and audience always ready to be first to market with the benefits of our investor intelligence.

Speaking of intelligence, may I graciously recommend that you watch this interview I did with Cam Currie, who is a Sr Investment Advisor with Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management and the Principal for the Currie Metals and Mining Group that was published early morning Click Here. Seriously, before you enter the market seas today, grab onto this Baywatch lifeguard and hear his advice —- he offers to save us from the stagflation undercurrents with some real advice (Tip: #gold, #basemetals, and #preciousmetals).

Would like to thank our friends at Silver Bullet Mines on announcing the production of silver last week. It did not escape notice to me in reviewing the Top 10 items that are Trending for our last 30-days that someone is looking up #scandium and #ImperialMining (see #6 and #7)….

Top 10 Trending on InvestorIntel.com

  1. DoD awards Australia’s Lynas $120 million to build a heavy rare earths facility in the USA: I have questions https://bit.ly/3bqMHqX (June 28, 2022 – Editor, Jack Lifton)
  2. Dev Randhawa of Fission 3.0 talks about US reliance on Russian uranium https://bit.ly/3yi2Zv6 (June 23, 2022 – Interview Host, Tracy Weslosky)
  3. Byron W King talks to Energy Fuels and Ur-Energy about ramping up US uranium production https://bit.ly/3u0oLRn (June 24, 2022 – Interview Host, Byron W King)
  4. The Critical Minerals List is Becoming More Critical https://bit.ly/3a2XIOy (June 27, 2022 – Editor, Robert Scannell)
  5. Gold company Presidents and CEOs talk about the return of gold investments and investors https://bit.ly/3y0scZt (June 27, 2022 – Interview Host, Stephen Lautens)
  6. Peter Cashin of Imperial Mining talks about scandium’s importance and the need for domestic supply https://bit.ly/3yc3kzx (June 22, 2022 – Interview Host, Byron W King)
  7. Peter Cashin on the “earth shattering” PEA for Imperial Mining’s Crater Lake Scandium-REE deposit https://bit.ly/3n5CouN (June 21, 2022 – Interview Host, Tracy Weslosky)
  8. The Uranium Bull in the Room – Why the Excitement is Back https://bit.ly/3Ngjc8p (June 23, 2022 – Interview Host, Tracy Weslosky)
  9. Tungsten – the other critical metal and a way to play it https://bit.ly/3IK8B4S (July 1, 2022 – Editor, Byron W King)
  10. Jack Lifton talks with Dr. Anthony Mariano, “the most senior rare earths geologist on the planet” https://bit.ly/3yr7fIT (June 28, 2022 – Interview Host, Jack Lifton)

Other InvestorIntel Interviews published last week for your viewing enjoyment include:

  • July 15, 2022 – Peter Clausi of Silver Bullet Mines talks about its first silver production https://bit.ly/3citw2X
  • July 15, 2022 – Pierre Gauthier of Auxico Resources talks about recent off-take agreements and rare earths trades https://bit.ly/3cbRpZT

And in case you missed some of our InvestorIntel Feature Columns, I must confess that my personal favorite was the one done by Dean Bristow on the new S&P/TSX Battery Metals Index.

  1.  With a new PEA Search Minerals’ rare earths projects deserve a serious look https://bit.ly/3zarye2
  2. The new S&P/TSX Battery Metals Index – what were they thinking? https://bit.ly/3P9nbFA
  3. Graphite: The Top 5 North American Players to Watch https://bit.ly/3z11Kkg
  4. Friedland likes Fjordland’s chances of finding nickel https://bit.ly/3aw8UDP
  5. InvestorIntel Week in Review for July 4-10, 2022 https://bit.ly/3nW0VTu
  6. The Secret that Elon Musk and Twitter Share https://bit.ly/3P0Ou4H

I always start my Monday by reviewing some of the ii8 System client news releases for the week prior to today. If you see below, we had news from Imperial Mining – must call Peter Cashin for an interview….

 News Releases:

  •  July 18, 2022 – Zentek Files a Provisional Patent on the use of ZenGUARD(TM) as an Anti-Inflammatory Agent https://bit.ly/3PiFrMC
  • July 18, 2022 – Volcanic Presents Update on Plans for Guatemala and Proposes Extension of Previously Issued Share Purchase Warrants https://bit.ly/3IMAJEy
  • July 15, 2022 – Bald Eagle Announces Results of its Annual General and Special Meeting of Shareholders https://bit.ly/3odzjJU
  • July 15, 2022 – Romios Announces Appointment of Stephen Burega as CEO https://bit.ly/3IVAM13
  • July 15, 2022 – Awakn Life Sciences Provides a Business and Corporate Update https://bit.ly/3B0zNKG
  • July 14, 2022 – Nano One Annual General Meeting and Investor Update https://bit.ly/3Odsr9I
  • July 14, 2022 – Sixth Wave Commercializes Affinity(TM) System with $3.5M License to AESI https://bit.ly/3yEUARl
  • July 14, 2022 – Further Outstanding Drill Results achieved at Halleck Creek Rare Earth Project https://bit.ly/3AOlZmw
  • July 13, 2022 – Silver Bullet Mines Corp. Produces Silver https://bit.ly/3z4cSx2
  • July 13, 2022 – Azincourt Energy Identifies Uranium Enrichment at the East Preston Project https://bit.ly/3yAKHUH
  • July 12, 2022 – Silver Bullet Mines Corp. Announces Settlement of Debt https://bit.ly/3o23ROB
  • July 12, 2022 – Westward Gold Announces its Inaugural Drill Campaign is Nearing Completion https://bit.ly/3RuTdgA
  • July 12, 2022 – Imperial Mining Increases Scandium and Rare Earth Recoveries on Its Crater Lake Development Project, Quebec https://bit.ly/3NYOlxy
  • July 12, 2022 – Ucore Upscales its REE Demo Plant Capabilities and Streamlines the RapidSX Commercial Deployment Plan https://bit.ly/3O0dKXD
  • July 12, 2022 – Troilus Reports Metallurgical Recoveries of 95.5% Gold, 95.9% Copper and 92.8% Silver From Zone Z87 Pilot Plant Test Program https://bit.ly/3O1RVHd

Wishing everyone an outstanding week and thank you for reviewing my Week in Review. To follow me on Twitter, go to @TracyWeslosky.




Finfluencers beware – Australian investors have a new social media sheriff

It will come as no surprise that there are people who try to take advantage of investors and the market in creative and sometimes illegal ways. Some are as old as co-ordinated “pump and dump” market manipulation campaigns that have been around since the earliest days of the Vanderbilts. Others are new, like predatory short selling.

One of the newest has attracted the attention of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). In 2021 the ASIC announced that its was undertaking a review of the growing number of online financial influencers to understand how they operated and how the financial services law applies to them. These “finfluencers” rose to prominence in 2020 when a group used the Reddit platform to deliberately drive up the price of GameStop to punish hedge funds that had shorted the company stock. These finfluencers have also proliferated on social media and other discussion board platforms, touting “hot stocks” and quick buck promises to the new generation of young investors who can effortlessly buy and sell shares online in their self-serve brokerage accounts.

In its review, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission found that apps like TikTok, Telegram and Twitter are increasingly being used by social media influencers who are being compensated for online buy recommendations directly by the companies they promote in cash or stock. Others engage in “dealing by arranging”, where finfluencers promote a link for their followers to access an Australian financial services (AFS) licensee’s trading platform to trade financial products. The finfluencer then receives a payment from the licensee for each click-through when buying the products through the link that accompanies a glowing buy recommendation.

As a result of their review of this increasing problem, this March the Australian Securities and Investments Commission published an information sheet (INFO 269) for social media influencers who discuss financial products and services online setting out how financial services laws apply them. It concluded that these types of online activities violate Australian securities laws, and violators can face stiff penalties including hefty fines and up to five years in jail.

Some of these finfluencers have brazenly flouted their wealth and luxurious lifestyles from their unlicensed online advice-giving, making them prime targets for the ASIC, which warns that it “monitors select online financial discussion by influencers who feature or promote financial products for any misleading or deceptive representations or unlicensed financial services.” The new guidelines published in the ASIC’s information sheet make it clear it also applies to Australian financial services (AFS) licensees who use an influencer, who may also be liable for any misconduct by the influencer.

How big a chill this will place on the vast world of social media influencers is unclear, as is how deeply the rules will apply to other providers of financial information. Australia’s example seems to make a distinction between the providers of financial commentary and those recommending or touting stocks. As the ASIC explains:

“You can share factual information that describes the features or terms and conditions of a financial product (or a class of financial products) without giving financial product advice. However, if you present factual information in a way that conveys a recommendation that someone should (or should not) invest in that product or class of products, you could breach the law by providing unlicensed financial product advice.”

Where does this leave legitimate reporters and other financial sector commentators? While the new ASIC interpretation bulletin casts a seemingly wide net, writers and publications who do not give investment advice, recommendations, or receive compensation for positive reviews or driving clicks to a trading site, do not appear to be the ASIC’s intended target. Analysis and reporting on corporate news (provided that it is not misleading) is an important part of educating investors so they can make their own informed investment decisions. The ASIC’s purpose is to protect investors and promote market integrity by controlling online influencers who profit from featuring or promoting financial products using aggressive, misleading or deceptive representations. The result will be that you may see fewer breathless “It’s a buy!” quotes in financial reporting.

Australia is not the only jurisdiction concerned about the problem posed by social media tipsters, promoters, pumpers and finfluencers who have a direct financial interest in driving stock activity, commissions, or manipulating the market. Other security commissions are looking at the issue and making efforts to educate and curb the wild west of social media stock promoters, especially in the hot and overly-hyped areas of crypto and cannabis, and it may not be long before they too start to take a harder stance along the lines of Australia.

The web is a big place with lots of dark corners and bad actors, and has provided fast buck artists with the opportunity to reinvent and use old pump and dump or other market manipulation tricks on a whole new generation of young or gullible investors. It is overdue for a clean-up that separates financial information from naked and self-serving promotion by the so-called finfluencers.




Jack Lifton Appointed Editor-in-Chief and Co-Publisher of InvestorIntel Corp.

Toronto, October 05, 2021 — InvestorIntel.com, ‘the stock source’ for investors in the capital markets, is pleased to announce that Critical Materials industry expert and renowned resources writer Jack Lifton has been appointed Editor-in-Chief and Co-Publisher of InvestorIntel Corp. in addition to serving on the company’s Board of Directors.

“I am delighted that Jack Lifton has taken on the key roles as Co-Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of our leading online source of investor information,” said InvestorIntel founder Tracy Weslosky. “Jack will lead and manage InvestorIntel’s talented team of writers and researchers that has made us one of the industry’s most trusted independent sources of stock investment news and information.”

“Jack and I first met in 2008 as guests on CNBC’s Squawk Box in an episode on rare earths,” Weslosky continued. “I was with him in Alaska in 2011 when he coined the term ‘Technology Metals’ to describe the magnetic and EV materials’ markets that have become so important to investors. Since then Jack has been a popular speaker at more than a half a dozen of our annual Technology Metals Summits and has hosted the Critical Materials Corner series on InvestorTalk.com. His popular column for InvestorIntel often trends in the top 10 most read content on the site, and now we are pleased to have him formally in a senior management position at InvestorIntel.”

“I look forward to continuing to work with Tracy and the talented writers at InvestorIntel as Co-Publisher and Editor-in-Chief to produce top content of interest to the investment community,” said Lifton. “InvestorIntel.com has been at the forefront of bringing issues and new opportunities to investors for more than a decade through articles and video. I am very pleased to take on these new positions to continue to increase InvestorIntel’s reach as a top investor content platform.”

Jack Lifton is also the CEO of Jack Lifton, LLC and is a consultant, author, and lecturer on the market fundamentals of technology metals. He is on several technical advisory boards in the mining and metal refining sector and is also a founding co-principal of Technology Metals Research, LLC. He has advised governmental agencies both at home and abroad on metals industries supply chain issues and has done extensive due diligence on mining, refining, and the fabrication of metals for financial institutions globally. He is a member of numerous professional societies and is a frequent speaker at both professional and industry events on both the markets for technology metals and materials, and on the use of new and newly applied technologies for the extraction, refining and fabrication of rare metals and materials.

About InvestorIntel Corp.

Celebrating 20 years in business, InvestorIntel Corp. is the Publisher for InvestorIntel.com: the stock source for investors in the capital markets. A leading online source of investor information written by top-ranked analysts and business journalists, InvestorIntel.com offers an ii8 System for public companies seeking to increase brand awareness. The ii8 System, which features video interviews with well-known market hosts, also includes access to a Moovly Media Inc. (TSXV: MVY) license for the creation of their own videos and building compelling marketing presentations. Additional benefits include hosting a Q&A driven InvestorTalk.com event and daily data-driven market feeds through InvestorChannel.com.

For more information, contact Tracy Weslosky @TracyWeslosky, +1 416 792 8228 or Tracy@InvestorIntel.com.




Jack Lifton Hosts USA Rare Earth’s Pini Althaus and Vital Metals’ Geoff Atkins on Critical Minerals Corner

Don’t miss this exclusive discussion between leading industry experts on the increasingly vital role Critical Minerals play in future technologies and what opportunities it holds for investors for more than a decade on Friday, June 18, 2021.

Toronto, June 11, 2021 — InvestorIntel.com, ‘the stock source’ for investors in the capital markets, is pleased to announce the inaugural presentation of the Critical Minerals Corner series with industry expert Jack Lifton to be held on Friday, June 18th from 9 AM to 10:15 AM EST.

Critical Minerals Corner is part of the highly successful InvestorTalk.com series which allows investors and analysts to listen and ask questions direct to industry leaders racing to acquire and produce these materials critical to our future.

In this first event, Jack Lifton will feature guests Pini Althaus from USA Rare Earth, LLC and Geoff Atkins from Vital Metals Ltd. (ASX: VML). After introducing their companies, Jack Lifton will moderate a 30-minute discussion for investors on who will likely be first to production of rare earths in North America. This will be followed by a live 30-minute Q&A from the audience.

To register, click here

Jack Lifton commented in preparation for Critical Minerals Corner: “The US domestic markets use some 12,000 tons per year of rare earth permanent magnet enabled components. Nearly all of which are made in China. To decouple the US magnet market from China will require the reconstruction of a number of companies in each stage of the total domestic rare earth permanent magnet supply chain. Producing mines, chemical processors capable of separating mixed rare earths into individual rare earths; specialized metallurgical concerns capable of turning rare earth chemicals into metals and magnet alloys; and last, but not least, magnet fabricators must be organized and put into production. No one company can do this at the levels required even for the US military. There will be dozens of companies involved. Do not, for a minute, believe that any one venture could supply the nation’s needs for rare earth permanent magnets.”

USA Rare Earth is a private company earning and acquiring from Texas Mineral Resources Corp. (OTCQB: TMRC) an 80% operating joint venture interest in The Round Top Heavy Rare Earth and Critical Minerals Project located in Hudspeth County, West Texas. Round Top hosts a wide range of critical heavy rare earth elements, high-tech metals, including lithium, zirconium, hafnium, and beryllium.

Vital Metals (ASX: VML) is an explorer and developer with highly prospective mineral projects, focusing on the world-class rare earth Nechalacho project in Canada. It plans to commence production at Nechalacho in 2021 and aims to produce a minimum 5,000 tonnes of contained REO by 2025.

Critical Minerals Corner is exclusive to the InvestorTalk.com series and will not be recorded. Registration is CAD$25 through this link, click here or cut and paste the following URL link to register: https://investortalk.com/upcoming-events/ola/services/critical-materials-corner-hosted-by-jack-lifton-with-guests-pini-althaus-from-usa-rare-earth-llc-and-geoff-atkins-from-vital-metals-ltd-asx-vml?olaT=2021-06-18T13%3A00%3A00.000Z&olaR=2644470

Jack Lifton is the CEO of Jack Lifton, LLC and is a consultant, author, and lecturer on the market fundamentals of technology metals. He is a member of numerous professional societies and is a frequent speaker at both professional and industry events on both the markets for technology metals and materials, and on the use of new and newly applied technologies for the extraction, refining and fabrication of rare metals and materials.

About InvestorIntel Corp.

Celebrating 20 years in business, InvestorIntel Corp. is the Publisher for InvestorIntel.com: the stock source for investors in the capital markets. A leading online source of investor information written by top-ranked analysts and business journalists, InvestorIntel.com offers an ii8 Program for public companies seeking to increase brand awareness. The ii8 Program, which features video interviews with well-known market hosts, also includes access to a Moovly Media Inc. (TSXV: MVY) license for the creation of their own videos and building compelling marketing presentations. Additional benefits include hosting a Q&A driven InvestorTalk.com event, daily data-driven market feeds through InvestorChannel.com, and breaking news social media alerts through InvestorNewsAlert.com.

For more information, contact Tracy Weslosky @TracyWeslosky, +1 647 289 7714 or Tracy@InvestorIntel.com.




Critical Materials Industry Expert Jack Lifton Joins Board of InvestorIntel Corp.

Toronto, June 2, 2021 — InvestorIntel.com, ‘the stock source’ for investors in the capital markets, is pleased to announce that Critical Materials industry expert Jack Lifton has joined its Board.

“I am delighted that Jack Lifton has joined our Board,” said InvestorIntel founder Tracy Weslosky. “We first met in 2008 as guests on CNBC’s Squawk Box in an episode on rare earths. I was with him in Alaska in 2011 when he coined the term ‘Technology Metals’, and we have been referring to these heavily sought-after magnetic materials and EV materials as such ever since. Since then, he has been as speaker at over half a dozen of our annual Technology Metals Summits,” Tracy continued, “and pens a weekly column for us which often trends in our Top 10 most read content on our site. An expert on supply chain issues facing many of the critical materials controlled outside of the United States, Jack will be hosting a series on InvestorTalk.com called the Critical Minerals Corner.”

Jack Lifton is the CEO of Jack Lifton, LLC and is a consultant, author, and lecturer on the market fundamentals of technology metals. Critical Materials include copper, the rare earths, the platinum group metals, the steel alloy metals, lithium, cobalt, graphite and most of the rare critical metals and materials necessary for our health, safety, and technologies, both consumer and military.

“Critical Materials play an increasingly vital role in future technologies,” said Jack Lifton, “and InvestorIntel.com has been at the forefront of bringing issues and opportunities to investors for more than a decade. I am very pleased to be joining the Board to continue to bring the importance of this sector to a wider audience.”

Jack is on several technical advisory boards in the mining and metal refining sector and is also a founding co-principal of Technology Metals Research, LLC. He has advised governmental agencies both at home and abroad on metals industries supply chain issues and has done extensive due diligence on mining, refining, and the fabrication of metals for financial institutions globally. He is a member of numerous professional societies and is a frequent speaker at both professional and industry events on both the markets for technology metals and materials, and on the use of new and newly applied technologies for the extraction, refining and fabrication of rare metals and materials.

About InvestorIntel Corp.

Celebrating 20 years in business, InvestorIntel Corp. is the Publisher for InvestorIntel.com: the stock source for investors in the capital markets. A leading online source of investor information written by top-ranked analysts and business journalists, InvestorIntel.com offers an ii8 Program for public companies seeking to increase brand awareness. The ii8 Program, which features video interviews with well-known market hosts, also includes access to a Moovly Media Inc. (TSXV: MVY) license for the creation of their own videos and building compelling marketing presentations. Additional benefits include hosting a Q&A driven InvestorTalk.com event, daily data-driven market feeds through InvestorChannel.com, and breaking news social media alerts through InvestorNewsAlert.com.

For more information, contact Tracy Weslosky @TracyWeslosky, +1 416 792 8228 or Tracy@InvestorIntel.com.




Peter Clausi of InvestorIntel Interviews Chris Thompson of eResearch on Initiating Coverage of Moovly Media Inc.

Moovly has struck a chord with large enterprise customers seeking to integrate a feature-rich video creation system into existing platforms

Toronto, April 23, 2021 — Peter Clausi with InvestorIntel.com, a leading online source of investor information, interviews Chris Thompson, President of eResearch Corp., the independent source of equity research, about his latest analyst report on Moovly Media Inc. (TSXV: MVY).

In this InvestorIntel interview, which may also be viewed on YouTube (click here to subscribe to the InvestorIntel Channel), Peter has Chris discussing his price target for Moovly, the catalysts behind the stock’s continued growth and why he thinks you should consider becoming a shareholder. Chris evaluates the company using revenue projections and a discounted cash flow with Moovly’s focus on larger Enterprise Customers and its steady stream of partnership news to validate his position.

Chris starts when Peter asks why the stock has performed so well this last quarter, “the product itself has grown; it’s got now 3.7 million users who are using the Application. It also has got some great partnerships and I think that just the momentum of those announcements and those deals have helped investors become more aware of the company — it must be driving revenue upwards as well.”

He adds: “They do have a good e-commerce base that’s out there growing steadily month on month, but they had a bit of a boost with the COVID stay at home (audience) where people wanted to make videos. Moovly focuses on (offering) a feature-rich platform for video creation and so it really sort of keyed in for people staying at home and wanting to create videos from home. “

“But I think more and more it’s the enterprise customers who are coming in who are using some of their features like their API to integrate into their own products — as they also have an automation tool that allows you to customize videos very quickly… those types of features have really sort of struck a chord with the larger enterprise clients who are looking for a partner on the video creation platform.”

To watch the full interview, click here 

About eResearch Corporation

eResearch Corporation is a respected source for institutional-quality, equity research focused primarily on small- and mid-cap companies. The focus is on identifying companies that have interesting prospects, sound management, and significant potential for share price appreciation. The company complements its corporate research coverage with a diversified selection of informative, insightful, and thought-provoking research publications from a wide variety of investment professionals. The professional investment research and analysis is provided directly to the subscriber network of discerning investors, electronically through its website (www.eresearch.com) and through social media. 

About Moovly Media Inc.

Moovly is the leading provider of creative cloud-based tools to create compelling marketing, communications and training videos and video presentations. Moovly’s advanced Studio Editor with millions of assets seamlessly integrated (via partnerships with Getty Images & Storyblocks) is all you need to create engaging video content to promote, communicate or explain your product, service or message. With clients including users from over 300 of the Fortune 500, small businesses, freelancers and Ivy League universities, Moovly is an intuitive, cost-effective choice for DIY creation of engaging video-based content.

To learn more about Moovly Media Inc., click here 

Disclaimer: Moovly Media Inc. is an advertorial member of InvestorIntel Corp.

This interview, which was produced by InvestorIntel Corp. (IIC) does not contain, nor does it purport to contain, a summary of all the material information concerning the Company” being interviewed. IIC offers no representations or warranties that any of the information contained in this interview is accurate or complete. 

This presentation may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation.  Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and assumptions of management of the Company as of the date made. They are inherently susceptible to uncertainty and other factors that could cause actual events/results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements. Additional risks and uncertainties, including those that the Company does not know about now or that it currently deems immaterial, may also adversely affect the Company’s business or any investment therein.

Any projections given are principally intended for use as objectives and are not intended, and should not be taken,  as assurances that the projected results will be obtained by the Company. The assumptions used may not prove to be accurate and a potential decline in the Company’s financial condition or results of operations may negatively impact the value of its securities. Prospective investors are urged to review the Company’s profile on www.Sedar.com and to carry out independent investigations in order to determine their interest in investing in the Company.

If you have any questions surrounding the content of this interview, please email info@investorintel.com.




Global Energy Metals to Host Investortalk.com Webinar Highlighting the Company’s Investment Exposure to the Electrified Future

March 16, 2921 (Source) — Global Energy Metals Corporation (TSXV:GEMC) | (OTC:GBLEF) | (FSE:5GE1) (“Global Energy Metals”, the “Company” and/or “GEMC”) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting an InvestorTalk.com Webinar on March 17th, 2021 at 9:00 am EST. The pre-market webinar will provide a corporate overview presented by President & CEO, Mitchell Smith, followed by a live Q&A session.

Highlights will include:

Participants may register for the InvestorIntel.com Investor Talks series webinar at the following link: 

Investor Talk with Mitchell Smith of Global Energy Metals Corp.

Global Energy Metals is developing a strong, diversified portfolio of strategic battery mineral projects and believes its projects are well positioned for further exploration and development at a time when there is renewed interest in the battery minerals sector as price fundamentals are realigning due to the much anticipated surge in demand and market growth that is supported by a global movement towards electric vehicle and new energy storage adoption.

Global Energy Metals’ current portfolio of cobalt, copper and nickel holdings is well exposed to this global transition towards a lower-carbon economy.

The Company previously announced a private placement offering, subject to Exchange approval, for a minimum of 2,000,000 units (the “Units”) of the Company at a price of $0.25 per Unit (the “Offering”), with each Unit comprised of one share and one transferrable share purchase warrant (a “Warrant”). Each transferrable warrant will be exercisable to purchase an additional share of the Company for a period of 24 months from the closing date at a price of CAD$0.30, subject to acceleration.

The net proceeds of the Offering will be used to fund the acquisition of the Monument Peak, Amiral and Chance Lake projects (the “Acquisition”) as well as for business development and working capital purposes.

For details on the financing and Acquisition please refer to the Company’s news release dated March 2, 2021.

InvestorIntel.com

InvestorIntel.com is a leading online source of investor information that provides public market coverage for both investors and industry alike. Offering coverage of emerging markets and investment opportunities to discerning investors, InvestorIntel is considered an online influencer in market analysis and video content. InvestorIntel.com has partnerships with InvestorChannel.com for data-driven market feeds, Moovly.com for video media platform technology, and Investor-Talks.com for regular pre-market presentations by CEOs involved in the capital markets.

Global Energy Metals Corporation

(TSXV:GEMC | OTC:GBLEF | FSE:5GE1)

Global Energy Metals is focused on offering investment exposure to the raw materials deemed critical for the growing rechargeable battery market, by building a diversified global portfolio of battery mineral assets including project stakes and sector specific equity positions. GEMC anticipates growing its business through the acquisition and development of battery mineral projects alongside  key strategic partners.  The Company holds 100% of the Millennium Cobalt Project and two neighbouring discovery stage exploration-stage cobalt assets in Mount Isa, Australia positioning it as a leading cobalt-copper explorer and developer in the famed mining district in Queensland, Australia. The Company holds an 85% interest in two battery mineral projects, the Lovelock Cobalt Mine and Treasure Box Project, located on the doorstep of the world’s largest lithium-ion battery production plant, GigaNevada that Tesla Motors Ltd. and partner Panasonic Corp. have built in Nevada, USA. Additionally, the Company holds a 70% interest in the past-producing Werner Lake Cobalt Mine project in Ontario, Canada.

For Further Information:

Global Energy Metals Corporation

#1501-128 West Pender Street

Vancouver, BC, V6B 1R8

Email: info@globalenergymetals.com

t. + 1 (604) 688-4219

www.globalenergymetals.com

Twitter: @EnergyMetals | @USBatteryMetals | @ElementMinerals

Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information:  

Certain information in this release may constitute forward-looking statements under applicable securities laws and necessarily involve risks associated with regulatory approvals and timelines. Although Global Energy Metals believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the event that management’s beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change.

GEMC’s operations could be significantly adversely affected by the effects of a widespread global outbreak of a contagious disease, including the recent outbreak of illness caused by COVID-19. It is not possible to accurately predict the impact COVID-19 will have on operations and the ability of others to meet their obligations, including uncertainties relating to the ultimate geographic spread of the virus, the severity of the disease, the duration of the outbreak, and the length of travel and quarantine restrictions imposed by governments of affected countries. In addition, a significant outbreak of contagious diseases in the human population could result in a widespread health crisis that could adversely affect the economies and financial markets of many countries, resulting in an economic downturn that could further affect operations and the ability to finance its operations.

For more information on Global Energy and the risks and challenges of their businesses, investors should review the filings that are available at www.sedar.com.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.




PDAC 2021: The world’s largest mining show goes virtual

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impose travel restrictions and limitations on the size of gatherings, large and in-person events in Canada are challenging to hold.

With this in mind, the 89th Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference shifted to cyberspace this year as the world’s largest mineral exploration and mining event decided that a virtual event would be safer than getting over 23,000 people together in a conference hall.

The annual conference, which brings together mining executives, geologists, analysts, investors, students, and government officials, will be held online and aims to offer attendees the same ability to connect with the global mineral exploration and mining community.

InvestorIntel returns again this year as a PDAC 2021 media partner.

Virtual PDAC

PDAC plans to offer over 100 hours and more than 100 sessions of unique content. Similar to previous years, the online event will be divided into different programs including Capital Markets, Investor Exchange, Presentation Rooms, Sustainability, Geoscience, and Short Courses.

An advantage of the virtual conference is that the platform will be available 24 hours a day and, after the “live” presentations are finished, the content will be available on-demand for three months following the conference.

With thousands of companies attending and presenting, even as a virtual attendee, preparation is key when “exploring” for the next investment “gem”.

Presentations for Investors

The Corporate Presentation Forum for Investors (CPFI) is changing for 2021 and will combine insights from industry thought leaders such as John Kaiser of Kaiser Research and Frank Holmes of US Global Investors, with links to selected company presentations.

To allow attendees to focus on specific commodities, the CPFI Showcase groups together similar companies into categories: base and energy materials, diamonds, gold explorers, gold producers, royalty companies, silver, and uranium.

Other key sessions and events for investors include:

During these presentations, attendees can participate in group discussions and breakout rooms, and connect with the speakers. Companies will have virtual booths with chat rooms and the ability to book 1-on-1 meetings with the exhibitors.

Questions to Ask Exploration Companies

The Investors Exchange returns in a virtual format, allowing investors to connect with leading junior mining companies, mid-sized producers, and major mining companies, to discuss investment and project potential.

Even at a virtual conference, plan to ask companies questions. Key factors when deciding to invest in an exploration company include:

  • Deposit: What commodity is the company targeting? What is the grade? How far below the surface is the mineralization?
  • Location: Where is the deposit located? Is it located in a mining-friendly jurisdiction? Is it accessible year-round? Is it near power?
  • Management: Does the management team have experience with that specific mineral? Have they been successful in the past? Who leads the company’s exploration efforts?
  • Funding: Do they have the cash in the bank to fund exploration for the next 12-18 months? How much financing will they require?

Virtual Entertainment and Cocktail

PDAC also wants attendees to enjoy the social side of the conference and included a variety of entertainment including musical acts, tours, and interactive events.

For example, hosted by an award-winning mixologist, the Peru Cocktail event includes learning how to create Peru’s famous signature cocktails. Don’t forget to have a bottle of Pisco and all of the ingredients at the ready.

Save the Date – PDAC is from March 8-11

The PDAC convention is scheduled to run this year from March 8-11.

To learn more about the virtual conference and download the PDAC 2021 Preliminary Program, you can visit the PDAC Convention webpage.

To register for the event, you can visit the PDAC Registration webpage.

Hope to see you “virtually” there!