Article: StreetSweeper’s Short Thesis On Almaden: Stock Is ‘Fool’s Gold

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StreetSweeper’s Short Thesis On Almaden: Stock Is ‘Fool’s Gold

Jayson Derrick, 19 April 2016

Shares of Almaden Minerals Ltd. AAU 0.08% were trading higher by more than 9 percent on Tuesday, despite The Street Sweeper stating in a new research report the company’s stock is “fool’s gold.”

Almaden Minerals saw its stock rise on misconceptions surrounding a “highly speculative” gold mine project in Mexico (Ixtaca) to cost more than $1 billion, The Street Sweeper’s Sonya Colberg wrote. Meanwhile, the company only has a “measly $2-or-$3 million in the kitty,” or a “tiny, tiny sliver” of the amount it would need to finance any mining projects of such a large scale.

Almaden announced back in October a plan to secure financing to acquire a mine in Alaska. The company pitched a $6.5 million option deal to acquire the mine and argued that it will reduce its Ixtaca ramp costs by $70 million – a figure that was an “arguably highly inflated guesstimate.”
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Article: NovaGold Lower Slightly After StreetSweeper Report

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NovaGold Lower Slightly After StreetSweeper Report

Benzinga, 07 January 2016

Shares of NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSE: NG) were trading lower by more than 1 percent on Thursday following a negative report by The Street Sweeper on Wednesday. The Street Sweeper’s Sonya Colberg argued that while “there may be gold” in NovaGold Resources’ properties, investors “better not count” on the company “digging it out.”

Colberg noted that NovaGold owns 50 percent of 2 separate properties in Alaska (Donlin Gold) and Canada (Galore Creek). Meanwhile, the company is awaiting government approval for over 100 permits in its Alaska property while its Canadian property hasn’t seen any gold recovery despite numerous attempts since 2003. “Expected expenses are massive,” the report stated. ” The prospects are iffy. The risks are enormous. And the excavation route goes straight through investors’ wallets.”
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