Expert Opinion

Christopher Ecclestone

Christopher Ecclestone is a seasoned mining strategist and the Principal at Hallgarten & Company, a renowned firm based in London. With an extensive background in the finance and mining sectors, Ecclestone has established himself as a thought leader and expert in mining strategy and economic analysis.

A native of Melbourne, Australia, Christopher’s academic foundation was laid at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, from which he graduated in 1981. His early career saw him working for both Federal and State governments in Australia, where he honed his skills in policy analysis and economic planning.

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Shae Russell, Cocktails & Commodities

Shae Russell has been an equities analyst with a focus on investment writing for 14 years with the last five centered on the domestic and international mining sector. Discover a dynamic blend of macro analysis and mining insights tailored for resource speculators. Tune in twice weekly to the “Cocktails & Commodities” podcast and join her and a diverse panel of mining experts as they delve into the latest industry developments, and featured company discussions making headlines with drill rig deployments, and analyze the commodities shaping market trends.

Gwen Preston

Gwen Preston is a renowned expert in the field of mining. She spent years as a mining journalist giving her a deep base of knowledge and a broad network of contacts. She understands which projects and pieces of news matter.

The team at MiningIR love her writing and her knowledge which is why we’re pleased to feature her on our site. Sign up for a free trial of her leading newsletter at

Ellis Martin

Ellis Martin studied business and journalism at Boston’s Northeastern University as well as performing arts and telecommunications at the University of Albuquerque and the University of New Mexico.

Since 1970, Ellis has been a journalist, program director, station manager, and talk show host throughout the USA working at multiple radio stations where he had an audience in over 100 cities throughout 5 states and 50 counties.

Today, The Ellis Martin Report purveys interviews globally to 3.1 million subscribers of Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, Dow Jones and Yahoo Finance and exists in both radio and podcast format, downloadable through iTunes, TuneIn Radio and other applications.

Alain Corbani

Head of Mining at Montbleu Finance, Portfolio Manager of the Global Gold and Precious Fund and author of ‘The Alain Review’ for MiningIR.

Alain Corbani, Head of Mining at Montbleu Finance SAS, has a finance career spanning over 30 years. Alain serves as an analyst and portfolio manager and has extensive expertise in the mining and natural resources sector. His role at Montbleu Finance involves overseeing the firm’s mining investments and managing the Global Gold & Precious Fund, which focuses on investments in gold and precious metals. Alain Corbani’s experience and leadership in the field make him a key figure in the finance industry, particularly in the domain of mining and precious metal investments. Contact: [email protected]

Louis James

“Louis James” was legendary speculator Doug Casey’s protégé at Casey Research for almost 14 years, until early 2018. He joined the Casey team in 2004.

By 2007, he was writing and making investment recommendations in Casey’s flagship newsletter, the International Speculator.

Now he brings his experience, his connections and his deal flow directly to you, without the barrage of marketing hype used by larger publishers.

David Morgan

A precious metals aficionado with degrees in finance and engineering, he originated The Morgan Report, a monthly report that covers economic news, the global economy, and to make substantial capital gains by investing in the Resource Sector. The Model Portfolio covers top-tier, mid-tier, speculative and special situations.

David considers himself a big-picture macroeconomist whose main job is education—educating people about honest money and the benefits of a sound financial system.

His ideas can be seen in the movie Four Horsemen, a Feature Documentary. Watch the full length video below.

Dr. Byelongoe Elisée Isheloke

Elisée is a business economist with interests in mining economics, mineral beneficiation policy interventions and green economy. His research for the last 7 years has focused on studying the influence of quality initiatives on the operations of a metal recycling company and the effects of BRICS partnership on mineral beneficiation. The two studies led to him obtaining a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a PhD. He lectured at the Durban University of Technology before joining the Minerals to Metals Initiatives at the University of Cape Town as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow.

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