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Monster Gains in Mining Stocks Bode Well for Gold and Silver

Monster Gains in Mining Stocks Bode Well for Gold and Silver

April marks a second month of truly extraordinary developments in markets – from negatively priced crude oil futures to a record spike in unemployment claims to a lockdown-defying rally in stocks. The financial media is touting the S&P 500’s surge of more than 13% in April – the biggest one-month gain for the index since 1974. While stock market investors have made up a big chunk of their 2020 losses, the major averages and nearly all sectors within them are still down significantly for the year. One exception is the mining sector. The GDX Gold Miners ETF (NYSE:GDX) exploded 42% higher in April to make fresh new 7-year highs. For […]

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Gold & Silver Mines Closed as Physical Silver Becomes “Most Undervalued Asset”

Gold & Silver Mines Closed as Physical Silver Becomes “Most Undervalued Asset”

A surge in coronavirus cases, an expansion of economic lockdowns, and an explosion in unemployment claims hit markets this week.  But this deluge of bad news didn’t seem to catch investors by surprise. Instead of crashing to new lows, the stock market held within a trading range and rallied yesterday following the release of a horrific jobs report. It’s been a huge week for commodity markets as oil prices posted their biggest single day percentage gain ever Thursday, popping more than 25%.  Oil prices lifted from their severely depressed $20 per barrel level after President Donald Trump met with oil executives and announced Russia and Saudi Arabia would agree to […]

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Supply Crunch Coming as Silver Miners Scale Back

| January 4, 2020 | Category: Mining
Supply Crunch Coming as Silver Miners Scale Back

Through the first half of 2019, silver significantly underperformed gold. Put another way, gold gained relative to silver – culminating in the gold:silver ratio registering a 27-year high of 95:1. That market signal was received by the mining industry. Since there are few primary silver producers, and those that do mine silver also typically mine gold and some base metals, precious metals miners had an incentive to invest more into gold production and less into silver. Precious metals analyst Adam Hamilton wrote in a recent commentary, “As silver wasted away in recent years, its bombed-out prices heavily impaired silver mines’ ability to generate operating cash flows and profits. The silver miners […]

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