The new year has begun, and that means that the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference (VRIC) is back.
Scheduled to take place January 29-30 at the Vancouver Convention Center, the two-day event will bring together dozens of experts from the resource sector and more than 300 junior mining companies.
“Chaos abounds right now. No matter which way you look, there is confusion and uncertainty… So how do you play that as an investor?” Jay Martin, president of Cambridge House, told VRIC before.
“The answer is ‘I don’t know.’ But we can create the conversations to go deeper into that.”
VRIC will include discussions focused on commodities such as gold, silver, copper, and uranium, as well as broader macroeconomic overviews. Martin said that he plans to address issues such as de-dollarization, inflation and the European energy crisis.
Speakers will include resource industry favorites like Rick Rule, Ross Beaty, Frank Giustra and many more. Canadian politicians Christy Clark and Brad Wall will also be present. Clark was BC’s premier from 2011 to 2017, while Wall was Saskatchewan’s premier from 2007 to 2018, and Martin plans to hear from him on issues like recent provincial legislation.
“I love understanding the psychology of decision making behind our elected leaders,” he said.
Another key part of VRIC is getting out on the show floor to talk to the companies. Martin noted that “cash is king” and suggested asking executives what their run rate is, how much money they have available, and when they will need to raise more.
For those unsure of which companies to consider, Martin’s suggestion was to show up early in the day, when he’ll be asking experts like Brent Cook, Gwen Preston and Tavi Costa for their conference picks.
Overall, he feels positive coming into VRIC – in addition to running Cambridge House, Martin hosts the Jay Martin Show on YouTube – and he said he’s started to see generalist money managers paying attention to gold.
“Individually it means nothing … but when I hear that consensus — money managers from across the board, American, European and Canadian allocating a small percentage of their portfolio to one thing — it’s a collective tsunami of money,” he said.
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Securities Disclosure: I, Charlotte McLeod, do not have any direct investment interest in any of the companies mentioned in this article.
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