A2A with Brent Cook of Exploration Insights


For our final A2A of 2016, we were joined today by independent mining analyst Brent Cook. While we hope that all A2As are beneficial, this one was particularly valuable as Brent's wisdom and experience can actually help to make (and save) you some fiat. Therefore, please be sure to give this a listen.

Today's show began with a general discussion of the year in review as well as Brent's take on whether mining CEOs will now have a different view of the Bullion Banks in light of the recent discoveries of coercion and price manipulation. From there, Brent shares his opinion on more than twenty individual companies and their prospects, the names of which were submitted by Vault subscribers here at TFMR.

Again, I think you'll find this to be an extraordinarily helpful podcast and I urge you to give it a thorough listen.



Dec 15, 2016 - 3:56pm


Awful day but looking forward to listening to Brent.

Dec 15, 2016 - 4:13pm

Oh no!

Brent has a purple tie.

Dec 15, 2016 - 4:13pm



Craig Hemke is with us today to share his thoughts on the similarities between gold trading in the past month compared to a year ago. As gold continues to move down people are now wondering if we will see a pop similar to what we saw in January this year. There are a number of similarities but also a couple differences to consider.


Dec 15, 2016 - 4:31pm

Oh no, no

And blue hair.....we're done for

Dec 15, 2016 - 4:42pm

Oh No Is Right

You took my 4th Position. Keep Stacking

Dec 15, 2016 - 4:50pm

Dern... wished I was on line and

asked Brent about Sinclair's mine ... Buckreef... in Tanzania... dern...

Dec 15, 2016 - 4:58pm

physical gold on deposit at COMEX

I just finished Grant Williams "nobody cares" presentation from Jan 5th. An excellent review for anybody that has not listened to it. Question, what is the current paper to physical ratio at the COMEX? Craig? anyone?

Dec 15, 2016 - 5:04pm

Here ya go

Gold $1128 at comex, $1179 in Shanghai (closed)

Silver $15.94 at comex $17.91 in Shanghai (closed)

Dec 15, 2016 - 5:11pm

The Internet's Own Boy: The story of Aaron Swartz

This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.

The Internet’s Own Boy follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz's help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz's groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron's story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity.

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Danforth Coxwell
Dec 15, 2016 - 5:14pm

What I would like to see...

is the paper price of gold increase and the actual price of physical (SGE fix), increase at a higher percentage rate. This would suggest that the Comex has lost control of the market.

Dec 15, 2016 - 5:17pm

Northern Shield Resources Question

@brent_cook - listened to the A2A podcast at tfmetals report - northern shield resources $NRN https://www.northern-shield.com/ was one of the companies a subscriber wanted to know if you had an opinion on it. I will link the podcast if it is made into a public thread. TIA


Dec 15, 2016 - 5:51pm

Jeff Christian was likely right about one thing

When he said that there would be much less fiscal stimulus that Trump had promised and market expects. Trump ideas have stanch opponents in both houses. Same goes for his personality.....And now I hear the powerful Fed Chair, Yellen, opposes Trump's fiscal stimulus and more fiscal spending, saying that the economy is improving on its own (or just freaking about inflation)....And when market realizes that Trump has a problem to get his way.....we may finally see a market correction, and renew interest in bonds.

AIJ canary
Dec 15, 2016 - 6:04pm

RE: Canary

"powerful fed chair Yellen" Really? You must mean, "Pathetic puppet Old Yellen" Here's a part of my McHugh update from an earlier thread.... "For the Fed to start unwinding its balance sheet now is the dumbest thing they could do, given the fiscal stimulus Trump is planning to do, which was clearly revealed to all months ago, and endorsed by the electorate. The Fed should know better if anyone on their pompous bureaucratic staff is paying attention and extrapolating with their glorious models. In essence, Fed Chair Yellen has declared war on Trump and the U.S. She has initiated the next Great Recession. When asked if she would leave her post before her term is up in 2018 since Trump has been elected President, she essentially said, "No way." This means either Trump will have to deal with a coming massive recession caused by the Fed, or Congress will have to impeach her for dereliction of duties, perhaps even treason, because otherwise she isn't going anywhere. The losers in this war will be all Americans, and those overseas we do business with. The Fed should not even think about unwinding its balance sheet until the economy is roaring, when an inflation tightening is warranted, long after the Trump fiscal stimulus has done its work, generating a roaring U.S. GDP. I am not sure if the Fed is evil or stupid - or both. It has just declared war on the American economy, the American consumer, the markets, and has once again initiated the next recession, just like it has pretty much caused every recession since it came into existence in the middle of the night, two days before Christmas, when most of Congress was absent for the vote in 1913. Unwinding the Fed's balance sheet now is economic suicide."

Dec 15, 2016 - 6:10pm

Dec 15, 2016 - 6:10pm
Dec 15, 2016 - 7:19pm

BREAKING Trump Meets with Judge Andrew Napolitano Regarding Supr

BREAKING Trump Meets with Judge Andrew Napolitano Regarding Supreme Court Nomination

Judge Andrew Napolitano, who serves on the Ron Paul Institute Advisory Board in addition to being the senior judicial analyst at Fox News, met for an hour Thursday with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York City. Napolitano related in an interview with Fox Business host Stuart Varney that “the vast bulk of what” Trump and Napolitano “spoke about was the intellectual, ideological, temperamental qualities that [Trump] should seek in a replacement for Justice [Antonin] Scalia” whose place on the court has remained vacant since Scalia died in February.


Judge Napolitano Answers Some Really Good Fan Questions

Judge Napolitano Answers Some Really Good Fan Questions
Dec 15, 2016 - 7:21pm


Yen chart looks ready for a bounce.

Nikkei, S & P, DOW, Goldman Sachs, JPM all overbought.

Dec 15, 2016 - 7:30pm

Powerful Fed Chair Yellen

Markets listen to her every whisper, millions of investors watch her every eyebrow raise.....for Now.

Beautiful Siberia

Dec 15, 2016 - 7:49pm

BREAKING!! Julian Assange- FULL Interview with Hannity 12/15/16

Says 12/15 not 100% sure...

BREAKING!! Julian Assange- FULL Interview with Hannity 12/15/16
boomer sooner
Dec 15, 2016 - 7:55pm

Body slam today

I read somewhere that there is no bottom in sight because there is no buying power. If they threw $10B notional at the gold market yesterday (per hedge) didn't $10B get bought? Huh

Hell, if I have a swimming pool of money playing in a bathtub, I cretake the bastard overflow anytime as well.

Alabama- Take Me Down
Dec 15, 2016 - 8:03pm

Found this one interesting about the Russian Hacking meme

The Truth About Russia Hacking The Election For Donald Trump
Dec 15, 2016 - 9:05pm

Federal Cost of Living Adjustment COLA Update


Social Security 0.3% increase first in 3 years.

Federal Employees 5.7% will be voted on in congress in 2017


Dec 15, 2016 - 9:35pm

Thanks for that

That's really sad and pathetic.

Speaks volumes regarding the state of the bureaucracy and society.

Dec 15, 2016 - 9:38pm

Fake news? Invest in silver 28 min mark...


Banned TEDTalk about Psychic Abilities | Russell Targ


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Russell Targ is a physicist who spent several decades working in a US government program exploring "remote viewing" - an ...

Dec 15, 2016 - 9:47pm

Kuchek & JQuest

Both vids were excellent !


JQuest : "Federal Employees 5.7%"

Now that would be a great place for a Trump veto .

Instead, fire half of them and make the SS increase 1.3% with the savings .

Dec 15, 2016 - 10:02pm

New charts from Nick Laird

Just got these from Nick. Same format as the great silver charts he put out earlier this week. Be sure to see: https://www.goldchartsrus.com/chartstemp/GoldMarketManipulation.php

Dec 15, 2016 - 10:49pm


GLD lost 7.11 T

SLV lost 74 T today.

Dec 15, 2016 - 11:00pm

I hope Ted Butler will be vindicated one day

For all his work to expose this monstrous financial crime....I'd like to walk my doggies with him one day.


Dec 15, 2016 - 11:31pm

New WIllie w/ Will Perpetual Assets

The Battles Rage On - Jim Willie on Perpetual Assets - Part 1 & 2

The Battles Rage On - Jim Willie on Perpetual Assets - Part 1
The Battles Rage On - Jim Willie on Perpetual Assets - Part 2
Dec 15, 2016 - 11:34pm


Census Bureau: 4 Richest Counties in U.S. Are Suburbs of D.C.


No surprise DC is the closest to the money printing machine!

Average government worker now makes double what the average private sector worker makes (includes perks and benefits), back in the 50's it was the reverse.

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