Ask The Expert - Rick Rule

Ask The Expert - Rick Rule - February 2018

By Craig Hemke, Sprott Money News


Rick Rule (President and CEO of Sprott US Holdings) leads a world-renowned team of earth science and finance professionals. As a frequent guest on television, radio, and at industry conferences, Rick shares his wealth of knowledge about various resource sectors ranging from oil and gas, to alternative energy, to mining. 

This month, Rick stops by to answer seven of your burning questions:

1 - What’s driving the rally in gold, and can it continue?

2 - What’s holding silver back?

3 - What percentage of an individual portfolio should be allocated for physical bullion?

4 - How much has interest in crytpos affected demand for more traditional investments?

5 - Is it true Sprott is rolling out a gold-backed crypto? If so, where will the gold be held?

6 - What do you think about the claims made by mining companies in Australia’s Pilbara region?

7 - What do you think of the copper business—specifically in the Kalahari Region in Botswana?


Don’t miss this wide-ranging and informative interview. Watch it here:


Ask The Expert - Rick Rule - February 2018

By Craig Hemke, Sprott Money News


Check out these other articles by our contributors:

Russian Gold Reserves Explode; The Long Term Plan to Dethrone King Dollar Continues - Nathan McDonald (22/02/2018) Silver's Key Resistance - Craig Hemke (20/02/2018) 
The Fed’s “Catch 22” - Dave Kranzler (20/02/2018)




giovanni_f Thu, 02/22/2018 - 17:06 Permalink

smart Rick, knows how to make a killing from cash-strapped miners by making them issue ridiculously cheap warrants for him and the other buddies from Sprott

Ethelred the Unready Thu, 02/22/2018 - 19:19 Permalink

A gold-backed crypto almost sounds like a contradiction.   Crypto backed by scarcity is beginning to make a sort of sense (except that it seems anyone can create a new crypto).   There may be a fixed supply of Bitcoin but then there is Ethereum, etc., etc., etc.

Der Libertäre Fri, 02/23/2018 - 01:35 Permalink

Clearly commercial questions were given as "client questions". I liked Sprott once, but those days are over. I think Eric is a good one. But when a company is billions honesty dies.

Victims: The Central Fund of Canada with its forever reputation of trust. The great Marc Faber with a one of a kind reputation of honesty. Even Eric himself also with a honorable reputation.

We all must make a living and I do not blaim others for surviving, but the interviewer stands for ... TF metals?