Analyst and editor of CFMonitor.com publishing investment decision making data and reports. We are currently focused on inflation, gold, Africa and Banro Corporation (TSX-V:BAA)(AMEX:BAA) and Loncor Resources Inc. (TSX-V:LN)(AMEX:LON). Banro has moved into production and expects to produce 120,000 oz in 2012 from its 11.3 million oz resource in the DR Congo. Loncor is exploring the 4,550 sq km Ngayu greenstone belt in the DR Congo and producing grades in the 10 g/t region and delineating what we believe will be their first deposit in the 1.5 to 2 million oz high grade range. We provide or have previously provided paid research services for Banro and Loncor. I am a beneficial owner of options in Loncor which expire in less than 3 years. We also provide investor relations services for Whetstone Minerals (TSX-V:WMI). I am a beneficial owner of options in Whetstone which expire in less than 3 years. Whetstone is consolidating and developing the major greenstone belt within the Zimbabwe Craton. Whetstone is headed by Alan Dolan, founder of African Minerals (AIM:AMI), the GBP 1.5 billion iron ore producer in Sierra Leone. Cooper has been granted share purchase options in Loncor and Whetstone which expire in less than 3 years.