Interview Of TSX-V Market Veteran & Lithium Sector Bull, Ron Loewen

So, what’s a typical day like for you?

Well, you need to work hard to be successful. I generally put in about a 12-16 workday, 6 days a week. I like to involve my children in my work and would love to see them follow in my footsteps. A hard driving business and work ethic is in my blood. My daily routine involves a lot of research into the sectors I follow. I search out new reports and articles that I read and post on various social media platforms. This routine helps keep me informed and up to date. I basically study anything related to green energy and green energy metals. This knowledge has helped me work with companies like Visual Capitalist to collaborate on ‘infographics’ that inform the public about Lithium and the markets. Currently, Visual Capitalist and I are collaborating on a very in-depth, industry relevant piece.

You mentioned that you consider yourself a technical market contrarian, what are your thoughts on the market now? 

The TSX-V is well off its bottom, up about 20% from January 20th 2016, and capital is becoming easier to find. Despite the uptick in small caps, the TSX Venture is still down about 75% from its March 2011 high. There seems to be a growing consensus that markets are improving. I’ve been assisting early stage Lithium exploration companies for the last 18 months an undoubtedly there has been a mini boom there for companies on the TSX-V that have seen this new opportunity.

With that in mind, what kinds of companies are you involved with?

I’m selective in the companies and the people I advise. I’ve been involved in mentoring natural resource companies, especially Lithium juniors. One of my most significant investments has been Nevada Lithium junior Dajin Resources Corp.(DJIFF) I assisted, through advice and mentoring, in its reorganization. I also helped them find attractive Nevada-based Lithium targets and raised $1.1 million of fresh capital in October 2014 to breathe new life into the company.

Skin in the game is absolutely essential. That’s why I invest my own capital in companies I get behind and have been successful in attracting my associates and other high net worth individuals to do the same. Since Dajin’s funding, restructuring and reorganization 18 months ago, it has been trading with significant volume while other juniors find their stocks completely illiquid. And, as of last week, Dajin touched a new high of $0.18 per share.

Beyond Dajin, I’ve gotten to know the management team of Pure Energy Minerals (HMGLF). I think that company is well positioned as a pure, Nevada focused Lithium play. Pure Energy has been a success for me and for many of its shareholders. Western Lithium (WLCDF) is another junior that I’ve traded successfully, but I was not involved in any way with them and don’t know the management. But still, I am impressed with how the company operates. With my team of experts, I think we’ve learned a great deal about Lithium, especially Lithium assets in southern Nevada. 

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DisclosuresThe views of Mr. Loewen are not necessary those of the ...

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