Lawrence Roulston - Resource Opportunities

Lawrence Roulston, editor of Resource Opportunities , is a geologist, with engineering and business training, and more than 20 years of hands-on experience in the resource industry. Lawrence is ideally suited to publish Resource Opportunities. After completing his studies at the University of British Columbia in 1975, Mr. Roulston worked as an analyst for Cominco Ltd. and for a mid-sized Calgary oil group for several years. In 1984 he became the CFO for a group of mineral exploration companies. He was also vice-president in an investment management firm focused on the resource industry. From 1994 to 1997, he was CEO and director of a mineral exploration company. Since then, he has been a resource industry consultant and independent mining analyst. Mr. Roulston's years of hands-on experience and extensive personal contacts in the industry provide unique insights that have generated an impressive track record for Resource Opportunities.

Mining industry trends and what they really mean

Metals investors with a longer term outlook stand to win big.


The aftershocks of the Japanese earthquake are still being felt around the world. People everywhere are reeling from the triple whammy of a massive earthquake, a terrifying tsunami and now the prospects of a nuclear accident. The human misery is unimaginable, with thousands or even tens of thousands killed and hundreds of thousands of people left homeless. On top of the devastation already unleashed on Japan, the drama continues at the Fukushima nuclear plant.

Where Next?

With gold well into record territory, investor enthusiasm is boiling over. There is a wide range of opinions on the outlook for metals, reflecting the uncertainty in nearly all of the variables that impact metal […]

Avoiding Contagion

Investors are fearful of the spread of sovereign debt problems. That fear has become contagious. Markets around the world have been hit by a wave of selling as nervous investors head for safety. The […]

Lawrence Roulston: Don't Get Hung Up on Headlines

Source: Karen Roche of The Gold Report 5/19/10 One of the first things mainstream journalists in Western media learn is how to tease angles out of stories that play on fear, scandal and disaster. […]

The Dangers of Short Term Thinking – Lawrence Roulston Markets continue to oscillate in reaction to news headlines, with little attention to the big picture or to the longer term implications. The early headlines about the financial situation in Greece led some to […]

Outlook for 2010

Economic news in North America and Europe continues to focus on the fragile state of the recovery.  The focus of discussion is whether the recovery is sustainable.  Undoubtedly, there are serious problems remaining to be […]

Gold In Record Territory – Where will it go from here?

The announcement that the Indian central bank purchased 200 tonnes of gold (6.43 million ounces) from the International Monetary Fund ignited a rally in bullion. With the price now firmly above $1,100 for the first […]