|Bid||0.00 x 66000|
|Ask||0.00 x 112600|
|Day's Range||608.50 - 621.50|
|52 Week Range||586.00 - 695.50|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||32.26|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Gold prices dropped to a five-month low of $1,281.80 and closed at $1,283.30 per ounce yesterday, recording a one-day loss of 0.6% and a one-month loss of 3.3%. Silver joined the slump, dropping 0.8% to end the day at $16.30 per ounce, and platinum followed, falling 0.4% to end the day at $874 per ounce. Palladium was the only precious metal to see strength on Monday, rising 0.5% and ending the day at $960.20 per ounce.
Hedge funds increased their net positions in the SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD) during the first quarter. Gold miners haven’t kept the pace with broader equities and gold prices. In Can Gold Stocks Catch Up to Broader Equities and Gold Prices? we’ve highlighted what could help these miners catch up.
In this part of the series, we’ll look at the correlation between gold and four mining stocks: Alamos Gold (AGI), First Majestic Silver (AG), B2Gold (BTG), and Royal Gold (RGLD). Mining stocks generally move with gold prices. Among these four miners, Alamos Gold has shown the highest correlation with gold this year, while B2Gold has had the lowest correlation.
Besides the rise and fall in the US dollar, another crucial factor affecting precious metals price changes is overall market volatility. Recently, when the United States withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal, the markets seemed to breathe a sigh of relief. Also, the geopolitical issues in the Korean Peninsula seem to have subsided. We also saw North Korea free three American detainees just ahead of talks between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released US jobs data for April 2018 on May 4. The data was mixed. The US economy added fewer jobs than expected in April. While economists were expecting 192,000 payroll additions, actual additions came in at 164,000. The job gains in April came from manufacturing, healthcare, and the professional and business services sector.
In this final part of the series, we’ll look at the correlation between gold and four mining stocks: B2Gold (BTG), Royal Gold (RGLD), New Gold (NGD), and Newmont Mining (NEM). For the most part, mining stocks move with gold prices. Among these four miners, Newmont has shown the highest correlation with gold this year, while B2Gold has the lowest correlation year-to-date.
Gold ended the day almost flat on Wednesday, May 2, and closed at $1,304.90 per ounce. Platinum followed a similar trend as gold, ending the day almost flat at $895.00 per ounce. Silver and palladium were up 1.6% and 2.6% to trade at $16.40 and $962.50 per ounce, respectively.
The recent downturn in metals prices has had a considerable impact on miners. Most of them have entered the red territory. In this part of the series, we’ll look at miners’ RSI (relative strength index) scores and implied volatilities. The miners we’ve selected for our analysis are Alamos Gold (AGI), B2Gold (BTG), Goldcorp (GG), and New Gold (NGD).
In this part of our series, we’ll look at the correlation between gold and four mining stocks: B2Gold (BTG), Royal Gold (RGLD), New Gold (NGD), and Newmont Mining (NEM). Mining stocks mostly move with gold prices, but not always. Among these four miners, Newmont has shown the highest correlation with gold this year, while B2Gold has seen a negative correlation.
Usually, precious metal mining companies follow precious metals for price direction. Precious metals increased on Monday, April 16, 2018, as did most mining stocks.
If we look at the historical performance of precious metals to markets, we see that gold has been closely tracking market volatility. The recent upheaval in the markets, led by Syria tensions, supported precious metals. Also, the earlier trade war fears with China lifted precious metals higher.
Usually, precious metal mining companies follow precious metals for price direction. Precious metals increased on Monday, April 16, 2018, which was followed by most mining shares.
Gold ETF investors bought 173.4 tons of gold in 2017, 9% higher year-over-year (or YoY). In 2018 year-to-date (or YTD), the inflows in gold-backed ETFs have been strong. As of April 13, ETF holdings totaled 2,186 tons, which is 5.2% higher YoY.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released US jobs data for March 2018 on April 6. The job growth was weaker than expected. The US added 103,000 jobs in March as compared to upwardly revised 326,000 jobs the previous month. The economists were expecting an addition of 185,000 jobs in March, as per Bloomberg. While a slowdown was expected in March due to February’s surge underpinned by hiring due to unseasonably warm weather, the decline was more than what the market expected. The unemployment rate has remained at 4.1% for six months. The Fed is forecasting a rate of 3.8% by the end of this year.
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Mining stocks’ correlations with gold are crucial because gold is the big brother of precious metals. The movements in the remaining three precious metals—silver, platinum, and palladium—mostly depend on gold’s movements. For our correlation analysis, we’ll look at First Majestic Silver (AG), B2Gold (BTG), Royal Gold (RGLD), and Goldcorp (GG). Mining-based funds also have high correlations with precious metals.
Mining stocks tend to take their cues from gold price movement. Mining-based funds have a high correlation with precious metals. The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) and the Sprott Gold Miners (SGDM) rose 1.1% and 0.52%, respectively, on Friday, February 23.