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This is where you will find the services and sources that I personally use. They’re all tailored to the individual investor, and offer insights valued by both novice and expert resource enthusiasts.

People are the most important asset behind any endeavor. The resources listed here, in my experience, are backed by those with honesty and integrity.

Gold & Silver

Guide to Investing in Gold & Silver, by Mike Maloney. To this day, it remains the #1 best-seller on gold and silver. Free download here.

The Great Silver Bull, by Peter Krauth. Well researched, published in April 2022.

Coming soon: The Great Gold & Silver Rush of the 21st Century, by Mike Maloney. We’ll post a link here as soon as it’s available. I was a contributing editor on this book.


The best thing I ever did to educate myself about the mining industry (beyond what I learned from my Dad and his friends) was to subscribe to high-quality newsletters.

Newsletters are an invaluable tool. Subscribing to the right ones catapulted my knowledge of the industry to a level that enabled me to begin speculating on my own.

Subscribing to mining newsletters is a habit that continues to this day. The talent behind each of these will add to your understanding of the resource world.

Equally important, you will get access to analysis and outlooks that will challenge your assumptions. It is never a good idea to get married to your viewpoints—no matter how logical they seem.

Here's who I read. I think they’ll be as useful for you as they were for me.

Independent Speculator, by Lobo Tiggre. Lobo was my mentor, and I consider him to be one of the best analysts in the business. His My Take service is inexpensive and takes requests from subscribers on specific companies.

Gold Newsletter, by Brien Lundin. Brien has been in the industry for several decades. The letter is focused mostly on junior mining stocks and has great ideas every month. Link includes a discount.

Silver Chartist, by Steve Penny. One of the few publications in the industry that offers a weekly letter. It focuses on technical analysis, and I occasionally contribute articles on mining stocks. The link includes a discount.

DIY Resources

Mining Explained, by The Northern Miner. Written for the resource novice and presents boots-on-the-ground insight into how mining really works.

This is must-reading for those who want to understand the industry and do their own stock picking. The book should be available on Amazon—just be sure to get the most recent edition.

Annual Survey of Mining Companies, by Fraser Institute. An excellent resource for gauging political risk. The information is sourced directly from miners working in the countries evaluated.

Insider tracking and more. Can be useful, but careful, some comments by bloggers are not always accurate. Best to follow Joe Friday here: “Just the facts, Ma’am.”

My favorite mining stock investment strategy. This free report is from the Independent Speculator I mentioned above. It contains the most comprehensive research on the topic. I consider it a must-read for every mining stock investor. Be sure to follow the specific buy and sell guidance!

Mining Conferences

These are geared for retail investors.

Prospector and Developer’s Association of Canada (PDAC). The grandaddy of mining conferences. Held in Toronto every year, usually in March.

Vancouver Resource Investment Conference. Arguably the best conference for junior mining stocks, usually held in January. I speak at this event.

Silver Symposium. As the name declares, it’s all about silver. Held near the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho area. I speak at this event.

New Orleans Investment Conference (NOIC). One of the longest-running investment conferences in the US.

There are a growing number of mining conferences each year. Check this page regularly for new additions worthy of your consideration.

I’ll also post a schedule of coming events where I will be speaking as part of the conference faculty.

Professional Assistance

If you are not confident to invest in individual mining stocks but still want exposure to the industry, there is a solution. And you don’t need an Elon Musk-size bank account to qualify.

Hiring a financial planner is easy—but there’s a catch. Most of them attend the same schools and use the same financial models—and those schools and models almost never include gold.

As we showed on our Why Gold page, this time in history demands that gold be an integral part of your portfolio.

To build the strongest portfolio for the current environment, you need someone who recognizes that need. Not an advisor using an outdated model or the same old formulas.

Fortunately, there is such a money manager. And they’re available to anyone who has a reasonably sized portfolio.

My colleague and friend Adam Taggart started Thoughtful Money for this very reason.

I’ve worked with Adam, a Stanford MBA grad, and can attest to his character, motivation, and financial acumen.

He and his team can build a portfolio with the necessary exposure to gold and prudent positioning in mining stocks.

The first step is to see if they’re right for you. Schedule a free consultation here.

If they’re a fit, you could take the guesswork out of picking mining stocks, yet still capture the upside they can offer.

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