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Pinetree developed a positive view of uranium in 2004 based on several macro factors including global growth led by China and India and the renaissance of nuclear power, seen as a clean reliable base-load generating technology. Growth in energy needs, primarily from China and India, combined with concerns for the environment continue to keep the price of uranium high. On the supply side, the flooding of the Cigar Lake project and Ranger mine are removing supply in the near and medium term. Unless a significant number of additional mines are brought to production soon, we see demand outstripping supply into the foreseeable future.
Pinetree began investing in uranium when it traded at $20/lb. With no official uranium market it is difficult to assess the spot price for uranium. Only small quantities of uranium were actually selling at the high levels seen in early 2007. At Pinetree, we believe a realistic spot price for uranium is between $80-$100 lb, a price which makes many new discoveries very economic to mine. Pinetree is investing in junior uranium companies that are not locked into historical contracts and as a result are able to take advantage of higher uranium prices when negotiating supply agreements.
Uranium Investments as at December 31, 2013.
Please see our disclosure criteria regarding the investments that are displayed below.
||Total fair value
||% of total fair value
Macusani Yellowcake Inc.
|17,750,633 common shares
Mega Uranium Ltd.
|14,750,000 common shares
1,500,000 warrants expire Oct 26, 2014
NexGen Energy ltd.
|3,508,000 common shares
250,000 warrants expire Feb 28, 2015
250,000 warrants expire Mar 12, 2015
500,000 warrants expire Apr 19, 2015
|26,174,771 common shares
500,000 warrants expire Feb 9, 2014
5,000,000 warrants expire Jan 11, 2015
250,000 warrants expire Apr 15, 2015
1,000,000 warrants expire Dec 20, 2018