Category: Legends
13 Posts
POSTED ON January 20, 2014 BY Stockwatch

A. E. (Ted) Turton, broker, promoter, financier and mentor to many, has died age 84. Mr. Turton stood out in the investment business; he cared more about people and their projects than about accumulating wealth. From time to time he could be a rascal, but he was always a gentleman. Loyal, humble and dignified, he… Continue Reading

POSTED ON December 19, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

Malcom Perry of the Vancouver Sun reported that Ted Turton, who co-founded Canaccord Genuity Group (CF:TSX) with Peter Brown, died this week at the age of 84. Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family. Mr. Turton and Mr. Brown paid $23,000 in 1968 for a small brokerage firm called Turton & Co. which became Canarim Investment… Continue Reading

POSTED ON December 05, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

Millions around the world have been inspired by Nelson Mandela’s dedication to freedom and human dignity.  After being imprisoned in Apartheid South Africa for 27 years, he came out and created a free, united country based on dialogue between all citizens.  Humanity is forever indebted to him. RIP Madiba “I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 08, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

“There was no firm like it.  And there probably won’t be another one like it.  It was  tough to get into and tough to get out. Hotel California.” I’ve heard the name, Gordon Capital, a few times in my career.  I find when talking about Gordon Capital, it is often complimented with a fond smirk… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 15, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

Pretium Resources (PVG:TSX) released more stellar high-grade results from its Brucejack project  located 65km north of Stewart, BC.  The results come from the resource zone known as the Valley of the Kings which hosts the company’s world-class 6.6 million ounces of gold at an average grade of 13.6g/t gold.  The Company is currently performing an… Continue Reading

POSTED ON July 26, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

The all-star tech incubator, Difference Capital (see Tommy’s article), announced the closing of a $45-million financing which brings the total funds raised in the previous two financings to $101-million and a total of $185-million since May 2012.  You don’t see many junior miners able to raise that kind of money, especially in this market.  So,… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 23, 2013 BY Reid McKay

The top ten political foibles by former Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi Born in 1936 Silvio Berlusconi started out as a vacuum salesman by day, and earning a reputation by night singing at nightclubs on cruise ships. In 1961 he graduated from law school, and started a residential housing construction company based in his native… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 14, 2013 BY Reid McKay

It seems that Canadian gold mining company, Bandera Gold Ltd.  (CVE:BGL), has been caught up in an elaborate scam. In 2005 Bandera paid $6.5 million to Mexican mining firm Minera San Jorge for a 60% stake in the two Cinco Minas mines located outside Guadalajara, but never received the paperwork proving their stake. Southridge Minerals, subsidiary… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 12, 2013 BY Gonzalo Tudela

It is astounding to witness a group of 32 entrepreneurs from different parts of the world come together in one place. The energy of the room where a meeting of the minds took place is unlike anything I have ever experienced. There was a small, but incredibly important take-away that I got after observing and… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 07, 2013 BY Reid McKay

CEO Ivan Glasenberg, a superstar trader in the commodities industry, is being catapulted into the media spotlight after his company, Glencore, is to merge with Xstrata. Though the merger stands to make this billionaire an even wealthier one, it may come at a price not measured in dollars. Having made past deals with Apartheid South Africa,… Continue Reading