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AGORACOM Chief Commentator, Peter Grandich, Talks $1,200 Gold With The – But Fears $5,000 Gold

Posted by AGORACOM at 1:48 AM on Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

If you don’t follow Peter Grandich’s blog, then you are missing out on what is arguably the best gold analyst we have seen over the last several years.  He is quoted in the media so often that I can no longer keep up.  Wall Street Journal, Marketwatch, BNN – you name it, they are calling him.

To this end, please find enclosed a video of his latest commentary on Though Grandich is not betting on $5,000 gold and frankly wouldn’t want to live in a world that will have gone terribly wrong for gold to be at those prices, he is sticking with his $1,200 target by the end of the year.

He find support for his bullish stance on gold in the fact that it is no longer the domain of so called “extremists” that were laughed at when they predicted $1,000 gold a few hundred dollars ago. Specifically, he cites long-respected Wall Street stalwarts turned gold bulls such as:

  • Paul Tudor Jones
  • John Paulson
  • David Einhorn

Each of these men spoke about their recent conversion to bullish gold in this great article over at CBS Marketwatch.  This is a must read because these are some pretty great investors – just don’t forget the fact that Peter Grandich has been long on gold for several hundred dollars longer.

Way to go Petey!


AGORACOM Chief Commentator, Peter Grandich, Calls $1,000 Gold In A Month On BNN

Posted by AGORACOM at 9:52 PM on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

AGORACOM Chief Commentator, Peter Grandich, was on BNN• Business News Network’s Market Call this evening discussing, amongst other things:

  • The US economy
  • The US dollar
  • Base Metals
  • Gold and Precious Metals
  • Junior Resource Stocks

In particular, Grandich is calling for gold to break through $1,000 within a month.  Given his uncanny track record, investors should take note.  Click on the screen shot below to watch Peter’s episode.  Pretty powerful information, so viewing is highly recommended.



AGORACOM Chief Commentator, Peter Grandich, Quoted In Wall Street Journal

Posted by AGORACOM at 7:11 PM on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Despite the fact he is a New York Giants fan and should be my arch nemesis, I knew joining forces with Peter Grandich and appointing him Chief Commentator was going to create an incredible union.

His opinions are published in major media articles all the time including Marketwatch, BNN, Motley Fool and others but I was particulary happy to see his market comments mentioned in the Wall Street Journal along side the likes of analysts from Cantor Fitzgerald, Goldman Sachs and BMO Capital Markets.  Given his portfolio performance over the past several months, perhaps those anlaysts should be happy they were mentioned along side Peter.

Way to go Peter.  I told you blogging was going to be your introduction to the planet.


AGORACOM Ranks 57 In Profit 100 Ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

Posted by AGORACOM at 10:31 AM on Monday, June 1st, 2009

TORONTO, June 1st, 2009 – AGORACOM North America’s largest online investor relations community and social networking website for serious small and micro cap retail investors, proudly announces that it has been selected by PROFIT Magazine as one of Canada’s fastest growing organizations.

Measured against a running five-year revenue growth, AGORACOM ranks 57th overall in the 21st annual PROFIT 100 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by PROFIT Magazine using results reported for the period between 2003-2008.

“We are thrilled to have our company achieve the #57th position on the PROFIT 100, and honoured to have received this recognition in spite of a tough economy,” says AGORACOM Founder George Tsiolis. “We are especially proud of the fact we are a Web 2.0 organization that has demonstrated a successful business model beyond mere advertising, Web 2.0 is not just about Facebook, YouTube and social networking sites. We are using the web to deliver real services to real customers, while generating real revenues and profits. I hope others Web entrepreneurs can follow our lead.”

In 2008 over 1.3 million retail investors from more than 200 countries visited 7.9 million times to read 96 million pages of small-cap news and information.

“It was clear as day to me the investor relations model for small-cap public companies was inefficient and broken. Small public companies needed a faster, more cost-efficient way to communicate their message to current and prospective shareholders around the world. The Web was the solution,” added Tsiolis. “Today, that vision has translated into millions of investors communicating with hundreds of small-cap companies via a moderated online community. I want to deeply thank our clients for believing and now benefiting from this great model. We pioneered the space, are still the leaders and now expanding into Europe, China and a mobile platform, so I look forward to being part of The PROFIT 100 for many years to come. Finally, this achievement serves as a real credit to our management team, employees and families, all of whom have sacrificed so much to make this happen.”

Ranking Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth, the PROFIT 100 profiles the country’s most successful growth companies. Published in the June issue of PROFIT and online at, the PROFIT 100 is Canada’s largest annual celebration of entrepreneurial achievement.

“The PROFIT 100 are an inspiration to entrepreneurs at all stages of growth, from startup to major corporation,” says Ian Portsmouth, editor of PROFIT. “Their business practices and product innovations are exemplary of how businesses can succeed in uncertain times”.


AGORACOM is North America’s largest online investor relations community for small-cap companies. We’ve partnered with the world’s biggest Internet companies, including Globe Investor, Yahoo, AOL, Google and Blackberry to market our clients to a massive audience of new small-cap investors. Over 300 small-cap public companies and their CEOs have trusted AGORACOM and our online investor relations model to reach millions of current and prospective small-cap investors from around the world. No rumours, profanity, stock bashing or hyping. Our traffic ranking is above the top 0.5% of all websites around the world. Visit AGORACOM online at or follow us on Twitter at

About PROFIT Magazine:

PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success, is Canada’s preeminent publication dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. For more than 25 years, Canadian entrepreneurs across a vast array of economic sectors have remained loyal to PROFIT because it’s a timely and reliable source of actionable information that helps them increase their revenues, boost their profitability and get the recognition they deserve for generating positive economic and social change. Published six times a year by Rogers Publishing Ltd., PROFIT is distributed almost exclusively to the chief executives of companies with 5 to 250 employees and annual revenue of $1 million to $25 million, reaching 306,000 readers across Canada. Visit PROFIT online at



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AGORACOM Interview: Electronic Shareholder Forums and Online Investor Relations

Posted by AGORACOM at 1:39 PM on Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Pleased to announce we just completed this interview with Zack Miller (former Seeking Alpha guy) of New Rules Of Investing. Great discussion concerning online investor relations, electronic shareholder forums and the future of investor relations.

I was also labeled as “indefatigable” in his intro, which was a really nice touch – after I looked up the definition 🙂

The information contained in the interview is well worth the 5 minutes. Moreover, when you’re done, have a look at Zack’s other interviews and articles. Great stuff if you want to be on the cutting edge of the future of investing.


AGORACOM Chief Commentator Peter Grandich On BNN Market Call

Posted by AGORACOM at 1:33 AM on Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Good morning to you all.  As we approach the new year, investors are looking for trends and trading strategies for 2009.  Last night, AGORACOM Chief Commentator Peter Grandich was a guest on BNN Market Call and the 20-minute interview + phone-in session will be well worth your time.


All bias aside, the reason we acquired and merged Peter into AGORACOM was due to his uncanny ability to call the direction of the general markets and specific commodities.  As such, if you’re looking for information pertaining to overall trends, Peter is about as good as you are going to get.

He’ll be the first to admit his specific stock picks in the junior resources sector blew up on him in 2008 despite healthy gold prices – but stock picking is something best left to you once you’ve taken his market calls into account.


Here are just a couple of highlights:

  • Time to get back into oil stocks as there is limited risk to the downside. On the upside, he likes $75-90 over the next 12-24 months.
  • He is acquiring ETF’s that short US Treasury Notes.  This is the last of the bubbles and it is going to pop as interest rates head tremendously higher.
  • 2009 will be a trading market vs a bull market


Financial Post: AGORACOM Is The Site Retail Investors Famously Use To Fight Takeovers.

Posted by AGORACOM at 6:22 PM on Saturday, November 1st, 2008

Good evening, folks.  This story was originally posted by the Financial Post on the morning of October 27th in anticipation of the Noront Resources AGM proxy showdown – but seems to have been replaced by this story using the same URL.  This was probably done after the surprise “compromise” announcement on the very same morning.

Fortunately, I was able to pick up the cached version.  I don’t know how long Google caches an article, so I’ve grabbed an image of the salient excerpt:



Cool. Thanks to Peter Koven for the great words.  Here are my posts on the Noront Battle and the Aurelian Battle.