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(B)(N) CG Centerra Gold Incorporated

April 4, 2013

Drama. From its tony offices in Toronto, Canada, the relatively tiny Centerra Gold Incorporated oversees the production of a “mountain of gold” at 12,000 feet in Kumtor, Kyrgyzstan (Reuters, April 3, 2013, A fight over gold at the top of the world). It’s production contracts are also in play to nationalistic turmoil and greed (ibid, Reuters), and the company has long since lost the one virtue that we demand in any investment, no matter how exotic and promising – 100% Capital Safety and a hopeful return above the rate of inflation. How hard is that?

Exhibit 1: (B)(N) CG Centerra Gold Incorporated – Risk Price Chart

(B)(N) CG Centerra Gold Incorporated

Centerra Gold Incorporated is a gold mining and exploration company, engaged in the production of gold and related activities including exploration, development, mining and processing in the Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Turkey, China and the Russian Federation.

(Please Click on the Chart to make it larger if required.)

The company entered the Perpetual Bond™ in 2009 at$5 (please see Exhibit 1 above) and we sold the last of our interest at $18, more than a year ago, in the last quarter of 2011 (Red Line Stock Price (SP) above the Black Line Risk Price (SF)) and it’s currently trading at $6, having lost nearly 2/3rds of its market value in the last year. The “acquisition price”, however, remains at the Risk Price (SF) of $18 ($4 billion) and reflects what might have been under a better management, which, alas, appears to be hard to find.

The Risk Price (SF) is a calculation based on the demonstrated and generally available balance sheets of a company. It is our best estimate of the “price of risk” which is the stock price at which a Nash Equilibrium is obtained between “risk seeking” and “risk averse” investors. Please see our Posts, The Price of Risk, August 2012 and The Nash Equilibrium & Its Stock Price, October 2012, for more information on the theory.

Postscript

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