Dec 19, 2022
This week's Stansberry Investor Hour guest is hailed by Dan Ferris as "the blueprint for a great guest." And co-host Corey McLaughlin says, "I get excited when I know he's going to be talking somewhere." Rick Rule is back for his fourth appearance.
For our newer listeners, Rick is one of the most accomplished natural resource investors on the planet. He began his financial career in the securities business in 1974 and has been principally involved with natural resource securities ever since. And over his long career, Rick has originated and participated in hundreds of debt and equity transactions with private, pre-public, and public companies. Even after a decade of serving as Sprott U.S. president and CEO, he's still spending his retirement years in the markets as founder and CEO of Rule Investment Media.
After opening with "the most entertaining [news] item" on their minds this week and an in-depth discussion on natural resource stocks, last week's latest Consumer Price Index report, Big Tech layoffs, and unemployment numbers... the duo chat with Rick about how to navigate the market these days.
The get-rich-quick fads – like meme stocks, cryptocurrencies, Cathie Wood's ARK universe, and SPACs (that's "special purpose acquisition companies") – are all "over and done," according to Dan. And success now requires some elbow grease...
All that easy money that was a narrative plus a chart that goes up to the right... it's all done. Now, you have to be a bargain hunter. You need to do the bottom-up work. As Rick Rule likes to say, "You need to do the arithmetic." And for people who do the arithmetic and do the work, this is their time to shine.
Rick touches on the fundamental analysis behind it all, untangling the complex interplay between the oil industry and politics for listeners. And Dan, who has been itching to know what Rick has to say about investing in natural resources, gets his answer...
There's a very good intermediate-term play in the oil and gas sector. Ironically, that's almost guaranteed by our government. [... ]
If you are willing to subject yourself to government stupidity both in the United States and Canada – which is to say, if you are willing to subject your purse to the twin threats of Biden and Trudeau – then the opportunities become truly staggering.
While Rick doesn't shy away from natural resource investments that carry "complex political risk" and require some arithmetic legwork, he understands listeners might hesitate to do the same. If you're eyeing oil and gas stocks, he suggests Big Oil could hold the key for some great intermediate-term returns.
So, whether it's hunting for the latest investment opportunities in uranium, natural gas, or precious metals... or poking fun at a few world leaders... Rick covers it all in this week's episode.