SOURCE: Maybach Financial Group

Maybach Financial Group

February 05, 2008 03:01 ET

Not All That Glitters Focusing on Noront Resources, Continuum Resources Ltd., and Mega Silver Inc.

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

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Like magpies and crows, we are drawn to that which outshines its surroundings. Unlike the afore mentioned birds however, we strive to bring the shiny baubles into the light rather than hide them away in our nests. Putting the best of the best on show is more our style. We scrabble in the mud, dust and grit hoping to find that elusive masterpiece, that 'star of the show' that will indemnify our reputations for eternity.

Gold and silver prices set new peaks on Friday but slipped back again in early trading on Monday. Analysts expect that they will again reach new highs after consolidating gains. Despite the slip in gold and silver prices, platinum hit a record on Monday while palladium also reached a six-year high. Monday 10:50a.m. EST, saw gold contracts for April fall to $9010.70 a fall of $12.80 (1.4%) despite slightly higher oil prices and a relatively unchanged U.S. dollar.

Noront Resources (TSX-V: NOT) traded at $4.42 Monday morning, down $0.04 or -0.90% on volumes of 202,518, near the mid-point of the 52 week high of $7.05. Firm commitments from several investors have been received for private placement of 6,500,000 units of Noront with aggregate gross proceeds of $26,000,000. The units are a combination of one common share and another half share purchase warrant which entitles the investors to a common share at an exercise price of $5.00 for two years from date of issue. The agreement is expected to close on or before February 6th, 2008. President and chief executive officer, Richard Hemis said, "This placement will permit Norton to accelerate the exploration and definition of its very attractive nickel-copper-platinum-palladium discovery in the James Bay Lowlands." Drilling results at The Double Eagle Project, which includes the James Bay Lowlands, have continued to add to the potential of the discovery over the last several months.

Continuum Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: CNU) was up $0.01(5.71%) to $0.185 on trading volumes of 147,000, just $0.70 above the 52 week high of $0.15. Friday saw the announcement of Continuum's Letter of Intent with Mr. Raul Diaz, their former General Manager in Mexico. The agreement covers Continuums interest in the claims making up the Natividad Mine and the surrounding properties which are wholly-owned by Continuum. A deadline of February 29, 2008 has been set for the definitive agreement to purchase. CFO of Continuum, Robert McMorran, stated: "Over the past several weeks the Board has reviewed its options with respect to maximizing shareholder value, including a review of the status of all of the properties in the Company's mineral portfolio. [sic]. . . it was evident to the Board that the Company's shareholders were best served at this time by the Company focusing its exploration efforts on other properties it holds in Oaxaca, Mexico. Of immediate interest are the Tres-Hermanas and Lachiguiri properties which the Company intends to actively explore during 2008."

Mega Silver Inc. (TSX-V: MSR) trading Monday morning at $1.82, up $0.32 (21.33%), on volumes of 208,833 just off the 52 week and day high of $1.99. Mega Silver's investor relations agreement with Doyle Investments Inc was announced Monday morning in Vancouver, B.C. Doyle will provide services to Mega including the dissemination of news and information and maintaining contact with brokers and the investment community. "We are delighted to have Doyle working with us at Mega Silver," said Ken Carter. "As we have only recently commenced trading on the TSX-V, Doyle will help the market understand Mega Silver, its projects, positioning strategy and the opportunities in this strong silver market." For the initial 12 months of the agreement, Mega Silver will pay Doyle $5,000/month plus expenses. Doyle will also receive 400,000 stock options at a price to be set in accordance with exchange requirements and pursuant to Mega Silver's stock option plan.

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.

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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.

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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.

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