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and I am back with the classic newsletter that coined the phrase “Melt-Up” for metals equities … and the same one that got me in hot water years ago.

THIS IS all about gold, metals and their corresponding prospectors and producers. Please subscribe to The Calandra Report for $48/year; in our first week we signed up about 200 folks at $25 and at $38.

Join us. The $48 is USA or Canadian. Heck, I will accept Costa Rican, Colombian, Ghanaian … Australian, Cambodian. This is my show, so the payment system is PayPal, fairly simple and yes, NOT ideal. Better idea? Let me know. Melt-ups (at) is the email for sob stories!

Some of you were longtime or original subscribers to The Calandra Report in 2003, to Thom Calandra’s Stockwatch before then, to my Ticker Trax … and others. 

The Calandra Report is already out once or twice per week in simple e-mail form to our TCR network. 

I think the idea here is to take advantage of what appear to be cheap prices for metals equities, and in some cases other forms of resources (properties, warrants, net smelter royalties, debt). We’ll have the occasional trading opportunity, too: metals, energy, agriculture.

You will hear from TCR 1) when I have done the scrub-work necessary to ensure what in my view will be a profitable trade or hold; and 2) ascertained no sellers in the shadows will spoil a one-day or one-week profit on the way to a longer-length hold and so-called liquidity, or selling, event.

Many people in the biz know me by face, by name or both. On the other hand, the kids here at home call me names and sneer in my face. They likely will not be subscribing. 

The new TCR letter is designed to empower a group of profit-seekers and buccaneers in Canada, the USA, Germany, Colombia, Mexico, Hong Kong and three ex-pats adrift in the kingdom of Cape Verde, northern Africa. 

Please join me in my attempt to achieve some of the very high highs we notched not so long ago in the business of investing. I am not a financial adviser nor am I a broker or a banker. I do not accept fees for financings, and I rarely invest in equity placements. I am a large shareholder in several prospectors in Colombia, Ghana and … well, did I mention Colombia? Also in Quebec and to a lesser extent, Nevada, Mexico, and, to my regret, Tanzania. 

All of my holdings and all of my family’s holdings are listed online and have been for many years. See My Portfolio under TCALANDRA on Stockhouse. I rarely invest unless I both have met the principals and seen the properties.

I have mostly positive testimonials from those in the metals biz whom we all respect as investors and as researchers. Also from mining executives, brokers, geologists, promoters and financiers. These include: Brien Lundin, Joe Martin,  Bob Allen, Patrick Highsmith, Abraham Drost, Brad Cooke, Joanne Freeze, Chris Powell, Bill Murphy, Mike & Chris Berry, Pamela & Mary Anne Aden, Julio Benedetti, Paul Zweng. (Editor: enough already!)

I have received negative feedback as well, which is based on my settlement with the USA Securities & Exchange Commission for trading activity whilst I was producing the original The Calandra Report some years ago. I fuc*ed up; I am sorry. I got greedy. I have said it 10,000 times in print, for broadcast and person to person, on stages and across tables; I paid the price financially and emotionally.

Might I point out that no one ever has questioned the accuracy of my reports? This does not mean I am a guaranteed success; I loved Great Basin Gold in Nevada and South Africa; I loved Canaco in Tanzania. I saw the projects. I invested. I got creamed.

Been burned. Learned.

Still, I have formal training and 30 years of experience as a wire, newspaper and Internet journalist, with a Master’s degree in English from the University of Arizona. I am in no way restricted as an investor, a traveler or as a board member or executive of publicly traded companies. My biography and career with the best financial names in the biz, some of which I kick-started, are seen here: Thom Calandra.

I am a long-term stakeholder with a view on how to achieve $10 million and more of additional assets in the coming two years. Most of our holdings here at home have been in the portfolio for three to four years. Like all of us in metals, we have lost about 40 percent of our portfolio value since March 2011. I have to repeat that because I am somewhat peeved at myself FOR GOING DOWN WITH THE SHIP. MY chartist friends pity me.

In the past five years, I have been visiting prospector sites, researching them, writing about them (mostly for free), and taking market stakes in them, with no discounted stock, side deals or quid-pro-quos. My so-called skin is usually in the game. Not always. Subscribers are first to know when my opinion changes on something specific. I state my exact share positions. I like to give subscribers a week to purchase something … if I do not already own it. Ditto on sales. Today, for example, Aug. 21, I visited something near Elko, Nevada, and gave the TCR audience a heads-up and initial report. I do not own it and hope to purchase it in a week.

I am a partner at Torrey Hills Capital in San Diego, CA, a firm with one of the most developed pedigrees in the business of filling rooms, polishing presentations and evaluating mining properties and talent. The firm gets paid cash and stock options for organizing non-deal USA road shows and running its web site. I am beholden to none of Torrey Hills’ 25 or so clients. The new TCR is here for subscribers and not for clients of Torrey Hills. Sometimes their paths will cross. 

I am not a geologist. I speak at several conferences each year, including those organized by Joe Martin in Canada and Brien Lundin in New Orleans. I am a swimmer, a biker, and a runner. First and foremost, I am a writer. I also have a heart for folks who have dedicated their lives to natural resources and to a lesser extent, drugs (OK, biomedical). Thom Calandra’s bio

If you are interested, please try TCR.Especially if you are not dozing at this point, or furious for that matter. Give me a chance. I know most everyone there is worth knowing in the metals biz.

Join us. 

You will receive TCR via simple email. This is a PayPal button for subscribing.

TCR now $48 a year. SUBSCRIBE HERE.  If you detest PayPal, what can I say? Ping me at the email above. I hope to occasionally publish dated TCR reports on and on the Cambridge House Cafe and That is good for biz, you think?


Your friendly reporter, 

Thom Calandra

Tiburon, California: USA

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