SOURCE: Maybach Financial Group

Maybach Financial Group

January 31, 2008 16:46 ET

Dancing With Disaster Focusing on Skye Resources Inc., Lundin Mining Corp., and Gerdau Ameristeel Corp

NOTE TO EDITORS: The Following Is an Investment Opinion Being Issued by Maybach.

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There have been 720 mining disasters in the U.S. between March 18, 1839 and August 6 2007 with a total fatality rate of 15,222 (this includes federal inspector fatalities). By far the most accidents seem to happen at coal mines and explosions are definitely the most common type. They are caused by the accumulation of flammable gas and/or combustible dust in the air near an ignition source.

Minimizing methane concentrations through appropriate drainage and ventilation, eliminating ignition sources and adding rock dust to inert the coal dust are all ways to help reduce the risk of an explosion in both underground mines and surface processing facilities. Barriers, to suppress propagating explosions, are a common way to mitigate explosions. Sometimes, however, the unthinkable happens.

Skye Resources Inc (TSX: SKR) mid day trading found stock at $5.47, down $0.03 (-0.55%) on trading volumes of 433,966, just $1.64 above the 52 week low of $3.85. Skye announced their decision to defer further discussions for financing of its Fenix project until conditions in the credit market improve. Current activities will be continued so that the ramp-up for major works can be initiated quickly. Ian Austin, President and CEO of Skye, said, "We have chosen what we believe is the most prudent course of action for our shareholders. The delay will be managed to preserve maximum value from the activities completed to date…. Results from our ongoing financial and project work strengthen our belief that Fenix is one of the best brownfield nickel projects under development. We are confident that the project can be financed in more normal credit markets and we will monitor conditions closely to be ready to act quickly once they improve."

Lundin Mining Corp (TSX: LUN) was down $0.26 or -3.31% to $7.59 on volumes of 2,540,173 for a mid day level just $0.60 above the 52 week low. The company has had to revise its 2006 & 2007 taxes to reflect corrections made due to an incorrect tax rate used at its Portugal location. Another factor is the amendment to the original allocation regarding the cost of acquiring EuroZinc Mining Corporation, however, a significant difference to the net earnings for the year ending December 31, 2006 is not expected.

Gerdau Ameristeel Corp (TSX: GNA) stocks rose $0.31 (2.56%) to $12.40, with volumes of 699,923, in mid day trading to sit just $2.12 above its 52 week low of $10.28. The economic problems plaguing the country don't seem to be impacting Gerau Ameristeel as they announced plans for a capital project which would expand its Jacksonville Steel Mill in Baldwin, Florida. Approximately 400,000 tons will be added to the Jacksonville rolling mill to match up with the melting capacity of 100,000 tons. The expansion is expected to be completed by 2010. Vice President of Commercial and Downstream Operations, J. Neal McCullohs, commented, "This planned expansion will complete our plans to have a global scale rebar plant in Florida to serve the Southeastern U.S. with the highest quality, lowest cost products in the industry. We have been a market leader in rebar in this region and we believe this project will enable us to continue to serve our customers long into the future."

After witnessing the recent plunge in the markets influenced by the resource sector, the falling housing slump and employment issues, smart investors and hedge funds are shifting interests into other sectors.

The markets are changing and investors are scared. The Bull Run that we have been use to over the past four years is starting to become more like a stampede in the other direction.

Stock markets are normally volatile, but investors have enjoyed a four-year run of below normal volatility and steady upward movement. Ups and downs, yes. But the Bull Run has been great over the past three to four years and has not ended as abruptly as many have predicted.

But while the end of the Bull Run has been predicted for more than a year, long-term investors shouldn't be worried. Of course, only if you know what you are doing.

First off, don't throw all your eggs into one basket.

Secondly, and most importantly, pick winners that last.

And pick winners that have little effect against the daily ups and downs of the economy. Visit to sign up free to receive your Special Report #1 and #2 for information on how to combat the markets or visit for your free subscription and BONUS reports.

We've seen oil markets spike, we've seen oil markets fall. We've seen wars, we've seen terrorist attacks. Chances are that the events that occur have a short term impact when you consider the overall factors of a 5-year forecast. We need to learn to take advantage of these economic factors. Think of homeland security.

Most investors -- and unfortunately far too many brokers -- go on a buying spree the minute a rally starts in a particular sector. Correspondingly, they panic at the first sign of a downturn and tend to sell off some great stocks -- right before the dead cat bounces.

But Maybach isn't about day-trading and making money fast. It's about being patient and learning the secret of how to get rich slowly. Visit to receive two Special Reports -- free when you sign up! Or visit for your free subscription and BONUS reports.

It's also about adding stocks to your portfolio that have little or no effect against the state of the economy.

The world as we know it has changed. Gone are the days of tradition and old school values. The entertainment industry is booming with the new technology in flat panel TVs. Take a look at some of the most recent headlines and you'll also see that the movies are setting box office records. Visit under our focus section to receive a free report on this sector.

Another sector we need to be focusing on right now is homeland security -- for obvious reasons of course. Visit under our focus section to receive yet another free report on this sector.

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