Precious metal miners: fathoming the abyss

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Wed, Nov 30, 2016 - 1:18pm
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Should we be buying the dip?

This is well worth the time to watch...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIHGHZITa-Y

Wed, Nov 30, 2016 - 3:37pm
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Sorry...

Wrong forum.

Sat, Dec 3, 2016 - 6:10pm (Reply to #161)
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Mining investors assume precious metals are bottoming out

American stock markets have retreated from the all time highs set last week, with the S&P giving back 1% over the week and Nasdaq sliding 2.65%. Only the DJIA made another tiny advance.

Gold started and ended the week advancing, but the three day slide in between turns the result red: -0.32% to $1177. Silver is better off, advancing 1.58% on balance to close at $16.72. PGM's are mixed, with platinum recovering 2.77% after the horrifying slide in November. Pt closed at $928. Palladium continued its ascent to a $768 year high but backed off, retreating to $739, a tiny 0.4% decline for the week.

Mining investors are assuming the precious metals retreat has run its course. The HUI index advanced 4.34% to 183.4. As a result HUI/Gold firmed to 0.154 well off its November low; you find the updated graph at the Gold Miner Pulse page. Residuals relative to the HUI/Gold least squares trendline have turned positive. This indicates a bullish sentiment among mining investors.

Our Contributor driven Explorer and Junior Mining spreadsheet somewhat lags with a 3.11% advance. For comparison, GDX adds 3.69% and GDXJ is up 4.91%. Over the week, we have 13 picks advancing, with 6 declining. Over the long haul, there is no change: declines still outnumber advances 13 to 6. Osisko Royalties comes close to breaking even. The long term blunt average decline stands at 12.22%, while the cap weighed advance sweetens to 4.07%.

An update was made of the long term gold miner performance list. Since Nov 2010 only 16 miners are advancing, while 11 are down over 95%!

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Mon, Dec 5, 2016 - 12:52pm
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Brazil Resources announces a name change

The new name and symbol will occur on December 7th. And we all know that day has been known "day of infamy"!

VANCOUVER , Dec. 5, 2016 /CNW/ - Brazil Resources Inc. (the "Company" or "Brazil Resources") (TSX-V: BRI; OTCQX: BRIZF) is pleased to announce that its board of directors has approved a change of its name to "TwatMining Inc.", effective December 6, 2016 , in order to better reflect its existing business. The Company also announces that it will concurrently complete a continuation (the "Continuation") under the Canada Business Corporations Act (the "CBCA").

Chairman of the Board, Amir Adnani , stated: "We are pleased to change the name of the Company to TwatMining Inc. to better reflect the type of person we wish to attract as a shareholder."

The Company's common shares are expected to commence trading on the TSX Venture Exchange (the "TSX-V") under the new symbol "TWAT" and on the OTCQX International market (the "OTCQX") under the new symbol "TWTLF" on December 7, 2016 . The Company expects that on the same date its listed warrants will commence trading on the TSX-V under the new symbol "TWAT.WT" and on the OTCQX under the new symbol "TWTWF".

About TwatMining Inc./Brazil Resources Inc.

Fri, Dec 9, 2016 - 10:47am
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Inca One (IO.v), a scam pump job?

Sat, Dec 10, 2016 - 11:51am (Reply to #164)
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With the year also ends the 2016 gold recovery

American stock markets resumed their 'Trump' rally after last week's retreat, steaming up to fresh all time highs. Main indices DJI, S&P and Nasdaq Comp advance over 3% since previous Friday Dec 2. Simultaneously the greenback continues strengthening and long term Fed funds rates keep firming. These combined tendencies cannot hold for very long, yet while they do it doesn't bode well for precious metals.

Gold retreated about 1.5% over the week, mainly on account of the Friday slide to $1159.6. We have less than 10% left of the 2016 gain (gold closed at $1061 last trading day in 2015). Silver still found some support from non-ferro metals firming and holds on to a 0.6% weekly gain to $16.82, despite the Friday rout. Platinum and palladium jointly ease 1.5%, yet there is an important difference: Platinum slid very deep since peaking at $1165 early August, while palladium made a fresh 12M high only last week. With less than $200 price difference, platinum ($914/Oz) now is very cheap relative to palladium ($728).

Despite retreating precious metal prices, the HUI index doesn't collapse: over the week it weakened 3.49%, mostly on account of the Friday slide. HUI/Gold holds up at 0.152 giving way after firming till Thursday. You find the usual updates at the Gold Miner Pulse page. Residuals relative to the HUI/Gold least squares trendline remain firmly positive. This indicates there is no panic among mining investors. The HUI behaves as if gold presently were struggling to keep above $1200. 

Among our benchmark ETFs GDX and GDXJ suffer comparable losses to the HUI. The gold explorer ETF GOEX however slid 5.5% and also SIL gave back 4.25%. With a 1.76% retreat our Contributor driven Explorer and Junior Mining spreadsheet holds up well, with special thanks to platinum explorer IVN, which also owns an important copper resource in the DRC. Of course declines (14) outnumber advances (4) last week, with PLG keeping steady. Over the long haul we still have 6 advances against 13 declines. The long term blunt average loss posts at 13.77%, while cap weighed we hold on to a tiny 2.07% gain. Keep your fingers crossed.

Gwyde
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 - 3:44pm (Reply to #165)
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Brazil resources now Gold mining inc

I just was listening to Brent Cook's reply to Gold Mining inc( Brazil resources) and he is spot on! I have been warning about this stock for quite some time now. 

Sat, Dec 17, 2016 - 5:53pm (Reply to #167)
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The rate hike excuse

After the FED rate hike, the stock market rally halted. Over the week, only the DJI continued its uptrend as if pulled by the 20K magnet. S&P and Nasdaq close the week only little beneath their recent all time highs. Higher US 10Y bond rates cause a bond market sell-off. Almost all stock market crashes have been caused by prior bond market events. The next one won't be any different, but we're not there yet. In the mean time the greenback continues strengthening: cash is king.

The rate hike excuse (however anticipated) does it again on the precious metals market: Gold slid 2.16% over the week, closing at $1134.6 after a modest Friday uptick interrupts the slide. Silver is off worse, with a 4.46% plunge to $16.07. PGM's are mixed with a timid 1.2% gain for the heavily beaten up Platinum to $925, while Palladium slides to $695, down 4.5% for the week. By now gold is down for the sixth consecutive week. Losing streaks like this are not that frequent, even during the 2012-2015 gold bear market.

Eventually the HUI/Gold ratio gave way to 0.145, with the HUI down 6.6% to 163.3. You find the usual updates at the Gold Miner Pulse page. Residuals relative to the HUI/Gold least squares trend line remain firmly positive. This indicates there still is no panic among mining investors. However cumbersome the miner slide may seem, mining shares still are higher than during the start of the gold recovery early February, when gold was around today's level. 

Among our Benchmark ETF's declines vary: while GDX suffers a 7.7% decline, barely off worse than the HUI, GDXJ plunged 112.64% and both SIL and GOEX are down around 9%. With a 10.4% weekly loss, our Contributor driven Explorer and Junior Mining spreadsheet is among the squad. Not a single miner escaped the downturn this week. Moreover we've lost Mirasol and Asanko gold among long term gains. Only 4 picks still quote above their list entry levels. The long term decline now stands at 22.8% (blunt average) while cap weighed we now are down 8.6%. 

An update was made of the long term gold miner performance list. Since Nov 2010 only 13 miners are advancing, while 11 are down over 95%! The page also includes an overview of list changes. This week, the penny stock Rubicon Minerals has been dropped from the list. Sandstorm gold is taking its place.

Gwyde
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 - 12:10pm
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Checking on how my Twat Mining investment is doing

Wow, really good to know how smart our ceo is, LOL!

https://incakolanews.blogspot.ca/2016/12/checking-in-on-twatmining-inc-t...

Fri, Dec 23, 2016 - 1:50pm
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Yamana Gold (AUY)

Sun, Dec 25, 2016 - 5:35pm (Reply to #169)
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Happy Xmas

Happy XMas to all.

This implies a short update. There were no hefty moves on stock markets during the week before XMas, with tiny weekly gains on the main American indices.

PM's continued sliding with gold resisting most (-0.21%). Large cap gold miners withstand the down trend, with the HUI up 2.2% for the week, making HUI/Gold firm. You find the usual updates at the Gold Miner Pulse page. Residuals relative to the HUI/Gold least squares trend line remain firmly positive. This indicates there is no panic among mining investors. However cumbersome the miner slide may seem, mining shares still are higher than during the start of the gold recovery early February, when gold was around today's level.

Weekly moves of our Benchmark ETF's go both directions, with none of them able to catch up with the HUI.

GDX leads with a 1.36% gain, while all others continue their losing streak. With a timid 0.44% gain for the week, our Contributor driven Explorer and Junior Mining spreadsheet is not too bad off. 

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Sun, Jan 1, 2017 - 5:31pm (Reply to #172)
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What's left of the 2016 gold rally

As the final curtain on 2016 was drawn, it's time to take stock of the markets during the year.

American stock markets are up, with the DJI failing to gain 20K but booking a decent 13.4% gain over 2016 closing at 19763. Last Wednesday we were within a sigh of 20K. The S&P added 10.05% over the year to close at 2238.8 while the Nasdaq Comp added 8.43% to 5383.1.

Despite a poor last quarter, gold holds on to a 8.5% gain over 2016, closing at 1150.9. Silver does better with a 14.8% advance to $15.88. After a four year slide, PM miners now outperform the metals, with the HUI up close to 64% closing at 182.3 on Dec 30. As a result, HUI/Gold firmed to 0.158. The detailed yearly article provides more info.

It is illustrative that, despite timid advances of precious metals since before XMas, miners showed resilience with the HUI advancing 7.9% over the short trading week (moreover despite sliding towards 2017 on Friday Dec 30). Gold was up 1.65% over the week, while silver only added 1.65%. The PGM's were mixed with Pt lagging with a 1.12% advance to $901 but Palladium showing more vigor: up 2.9% to $678.

Our Benchmark ETF's were mixed, with only GDXJ outperforming the HUI index. The Global-X silver miners ETF SIL only advances by a modest 2.75%, while the gold explorer ETF GOEX slides against the trend. With a 9% advance for the week, our Contributor driven Explorer and Junior Mining spreadsheet is well off. The long term (blunt average) decline is mitigated to 15.46% while cap weighed were again breaking even.

Asanko Gold and Mirasol Resources once more turn long term declines to advances, bringing the advance/decline ratio to a less cumbersome 6 to 13. Both Osisko Royalties and Osisko Mining mitigated long term declines to single digits.

Among references, the gold and silver COMEX future contracts now are rolled over to Dec 2017.

Gwyde
Tue, Jan 3, 2017 - 10:58am (Reply to #173)
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RE: What's left of the 2016 gold rally

A stubborn typo after editing delay (did you notice?) So here's the paragraph again:

It is illustrative that, despite timid advances of precious metals since before XMas, miners showed resilience with the HUI advancing 7.9% over the short trading week (moreover despite sliding towards 2017 on Friday Dec 30). Gold was up 1.65% over the week, while silver only added 1.28%. The PGM's were mixed with Pt lagging with a 1.12% advance to $901 but Palladium showing more vigor: up 2.9% to $678.

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Sun, Jan 8, 2017 - 11:13am (Reply to #173)
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Rallying into 2017

Precious metals have been steaming ahead into 2017 ending on a soft spot on Jan 6. Gold ends the week at $1172.2, up 1.85% while silver added 3.53% to $16.44. The HUI index is up 7.58% to 196.58, making HUI/Gold firm to 0.168.

With a 8.36% advance, our Contributor driven Explorer and Junior Mining spreadsheet is outperforming both the HUI and GDX, but other benchmark ETFs do even better. The long term (blunt average) decline is mitigated to 8.39% while cap weighed the advance extends to 9.13%: on average small and mid-caps are better off than the few micro or nano-caps on the list.

Three picks (OSK.TO, OR.TO and BTG) climbed out of the red, improving the advance/decline balance to 9 against 10. No picks are down over the week, but Miranda Gold and Continental Gold are flatlining. Among the 7 double digit advances, Argonaut Gold makes the most impressive weekly gain (+29%), yet the stock still is down 62% since inclusion.

Best wishes and prosperous trading

Gwyde
Sun, Jan 15, 2017 - 9:42am (Reply to #175)
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Mixed blessings

After a soft spot on Jan 06, precious metals have been firming on balance. Last week, gold added 2% to $1196, up 3.9% YTD. Silver adds 2.25% to $16.81, up 5.9%YTD. The HUI lags gold this week, up 1.39% for the week to 199.3. After its stellar performance, some 'relative correction' is not unhealthy: Au/Hui weakens to 1.666. You find fresh graphs of HUI/Gold on the Gold Miner Pulse blog page. On the Miners Performance page, a first 2017 update reveals a decent average improvement since end 2016.

Our Contributor driven Explorer and Junior Mining spreadsheet leaves behing the HUI and all benchmark ETF's. With a weekly advance of 6.45% we've been well off. There are 14 advances against 4 declines, with Miranda Gold flat over the week. Advances are led by Ivanhoe Mines IVN.TO (Turquoise Hill) with a 20% weekly gain. The long term decline is reduced to 2.48% while the cap weighed advance sweetens to 16.77% (+7.01%) thanks to advances of heavyweights Pretium Res and Osisko Gold.

Monday is Martin Luther King day, enjoy a short trading week on Wall Street.

Gwyde
Sun, Jan 22, 2017 - 9:41am (Reply to #175)
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Inauguration rally

Trump supporters from the rust belts have shown up in front of Congress less massively than anticipated, leaving the mile sparsely crowded at the inauguration of the most controversial president in decades. Traders obviously were watching in a screen window, while the algorithms were counting words indicating what the market reaction was likely to be. After a lackluster week, precious metals rallied, with gold eventually up 1.17% for the week to $1210 and silver firming 1.49% on balance to $17.06. PGM diverged, with platinum (up 2.2% on Friday) unable to recover from the midweek slide, easing by -0.41% on balance to close at $978, while palladium took the lead, firming 5% to $787.

The HUI gold miners index adds 1.67% over the week with HUI/Gold almost steady at 0.168. You find fresh graphs of HUI/Gold and SIL/Silver on the gold miner pulse blog page. Benchmark ETF's are struggling to catch up with the HUI: GDX equals its 1.67% weekly advance, but GDXJ lags with a 0.95% advance, while GOEX comes in last with a 0.54% timid advance. SIL is up 1.5%, in line with the metal. For a second consecutive week, we're beating the benchmark: our Contributor driven Explorer and Junior Mining spreadsheet adds 3.59%, climbing above break-even to a timid 1% long term advance. We still have 9 picks advancing against 10 declining over the long haul. Last week's advances were led by IVN (Turquoise Hill, former Ivanhoe Mines), nanocap Miranda Gold and explorer Osisko Gold (OSK.TO). 

Gwyde
Wed, Jan 25, 2017 - 5:34pm
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NEXUS GOLD CORP>

OK ; This is a junior miner ,it closed at .19 today on the OTC up 32% on the day.Simbols are OTC:NXXGF TSX-V:NXS 

FSE:N6E. I bought it .07 on the OTC last year. I would like an opinion on it if anyone would care to comment .Thank You

Fri, Jan 27, 2017 - 12:21am (Reply to #178)
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Z28

Sell 1/2 your position which is your invested capital and let the other 1/2 ride. Just my two cents worth.

Sat, Jan 28, 2017 - 5:21pm (Reply to #176)
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Resilience

While Dow 20K is the talk of the week, precious metals had a hard time, despite the Chinese new year. The usual shenanigans with futures expiring were the counter current driving gold below $1200. On balance gold ends the week off 1.55% to $1191.3 while silver manages to hold ground (+0.35%) at $17.12. After lagging most of 2017, platinum adds 0.6% to $984 while palladium pays the price for its prior audacious rally and now sheds 6% over the week to $740.

Resilience is the key-word for miners almost ignoring the gold slide. Despite selling off on Wednesday and Thursday, the HUI manages ending the week with a modest 0.1% gain to 202.8. As a result, HUI/Gold sweetens to 0.171 as is shown in the updated HUI/Gold graph on the Gold Miner Pulse blog page. On the Miners Performance page, a second 2017 update reveals a continuing improvement since mid January.

Miner ETFs stay close to home, with modest gains for GDX, GOEX and SIL but a small decline for GDXJ. With a 3% weekly gain, our Contributor driven Explorer and Junior Mining spreadsheet is beating the benchmarks for a third consecutive week. (Don't worry, we will lag some other time, I'm not cooking the books)

Over the long haul, the advance sweetens to a still modest 4.05%, though cap weighed that amounts to 24.84%. (Note that including exits, we're still in the red.) On our list advances led declines 14 to 5 last week, with a double digit slide for Argonaut Gold being the only drag. The most influential gain is a 13% advance for Ivanhoe Mines (IVN.TO) which is topping our list.

Gwyde
Sat, Jan 28, 2017 - 5:47pm (Reply to #179)
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Re : Z28

I agree: too often I've seen decent gains turn to losses over the past few years.

If the rally continues, you will still be on board with half the number of shares. Consider that what you hold on to still is worth more than what you invested initially.

Gwyde

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