Jim Pelchat has been a nuclear engineer for roughly two and a half decades. He currently works at a nuclear power plant. It’s safe to say he knows his stuff.
On May 26, I had the chance of sitting down with him and asking all sorts of stupid questions. We talked about how much uranium inventory he thinks the utilities have, enrichment, conversion, Japanese restarts and more. Jim told me a lot of things about the nuclear industry that I didn’t know nor understand before.
In the second part of our conversation, we talked about Jim’s uranium stock market portfolio and his complicated relationship with Western Uranium & Vanadium, as well as UEC, GLO, URG, and EFR.
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Shortly: you will lose all of your money and possibly most of your braincells if you listen to talking heads on the internet. Especially if they have orange hair and no experience (me).
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00:00 Important warning
01:00 How much uranium inventory is there out there?
04:30 Are utilities trying to corner Sprott?
07:30 When will utilities start signing long-term contracts?
09:30 The SWU prices have gone up, what does that mean?
13:30 Will the uranium price overshoot?
16:30 What’s overfeeding and why does that matter?
20:40 Do all utilities start signing contracts at the same time?
23:20 Japanese restarts and what that means
25:00 Japanese uranium inventories
28:30 When does Japan start contracting?
35:00 How long will the uranium price stay elevated for?
39:00 Why doesn’t Jim own Bannerman?
45:00 Western Uranium & Vanadium Corp
53:30 Why no explorers in the portfolio?
57:00 Uranium Energy Corp
58:00 More WUC
01:02:20 Are utilities going to make more or less money?
01:08:30 When will Jim start selling?
01:16:00 Closing thoughts & ?jokes?
Was there something wrong with what the guest said? Did I fail to ask an important question? Please tell me about it. Criticism and skepticism are highly welcome.