Jim Wallingford
Long/short equity, deep value, special situations, contrarian

UR-Energy: Uranium's Death Is Greatly Exaggerated

In June 2007 uranium hit $138 a pound. Cameco (NYSE:CCJ) was north of $50 a share versus the $20 it goes for today. Uranerz (NYSEMKT:URZ) was just a bunch of acreage at the time but still commanded a $7 price tag in May of 07. Today you can have a share for around $1.13. This with the company on the eve of actual production.

Yes, uranium was a hot place to be in 2007. Then there was that small financial panic in 2008 with the predictable pulverizing of speculative investments. And the effect on non-speculative investments wasn't that pretty either. Uranium declined in price to around $40 in 2010. But, you can't keep a good metal...

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