|Bid||21.90 x 800|
|Ask||21.91 x 47300|
|Day's Range||21.85 - 22.00|
|52 Week Range||20.84 - 25.58|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.53%|
The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) has returned -2.3%, and the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD), which tracks gold’s physical price, has returned -0.2%. Kinross Gold was punished mainly because of its exposure to Russia through two of its mines.
Most mining companies with operations in South Africa are facing infrastructure issues and labor concerns. South African miners are also facing issues due to safety regulations at their mines following several accidents due to controllable and uncontrollable circumstances. This is also true of Gold Fields (GFI), which has mines in Ghana and South Africa.
Gold futures fell Tuesday to settle near their lowest levels of the year, as concerns over a potential trade war prompted more investors to seek refuge in the U.S. dollar, lifting a benchmark index for the greenback to its highest levels of 2018. Gold bucked what is typically a haven role for the precious metal when markets are roiled. “Gold has descended into the abyss despite intensifying trade tensions rattling financial markets and leaving investors on edge,” said Lukman Otunuga, research analyst at FXTM.
Goldcorp (GG) has operations across Canada, the United States, Mexico, Central America, and South America. You can learn more about Goldcorp in Market Realist’s An Investors’ Guide to Goldcorp. Currently, 20 Wall Street analysts are tracking GG stock, of which 70% recommend “buys,” 25% recommend “holds,” and 5% recommend “sells.” Its current target price of $18.0 implies a potential upside of 26% based on its current market price.
Among the major gold mining and gold streaming companies, Wheaton Precious Metals (WPM), the world’s largest precious metals streaming company, has received the highest percentage of “buy” recommendations at 92.0%, and this level hasn’t changed much over the past year. Wheaton Precious Metals, previously known as Silver Wheaton (SLW), is a royalty and streaming company. In fact, they provide up-front funds to precious metals mining companies in exchange for the right to buy their product streams at lower prices in the future.
Five Gold Stocks Analysts Love—and Five They Don'tGold mining companies Recently, gold prices (GLD) have resumed their downward trend, mainly due to the US dollar’s strength. The SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD) has fallen 0.2% as of June 14. The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) has had a worse showing at -2.5% YTD (year-to-date). Among senior miners, only Goldcorp (GG) has gained in the double digits, rising 12.1% YTD. Newmont Mining (NEM) is the only other senior gold miner to have gained positively YTD in 2018. Barrick Gold (ABX) and Kinross Gold (KGC), on the other hand, have fallen 9. ...
Gold prices took a hit at the end of last week, and it has some observers concerned. Here's what you need to know: Gold bars manufactured in Kasimov. Gold prices mostly move down when the dollar gains strength. And it has been strong since January against the world's other leading currencies such as the Japanese yen, the euro, and the British pound. When the dollar gains value, then expect gold prices to fall. Since late January the value of the dollar index versus major currencies has risen by around 5%, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
RAAX remains fully invested across commodities, natural resource equities, and MLPs. As they were at launch, the largest weightings remain in diversified commodities (30%), gold bullion (20%), and agribusiness equities (20%). However, its allocation to gold equities now stands at 10%, increasing overall gold exposure to 30%.
The VanEck Vectors Real Asset Allocation ETF (RAAX) launched, on April 9, into a period of strong performance for real assets. RAAX performed well on both an absolute and relative basis. Through April, in the first 16 days of its life, RAAX returned +2.98% based on net asset value versus +2.41% for its benchmark, the Blended Real Asset Index, which is comprised of an equally weighted blend of the returns of Bloomberg Commodity Index, S&P Real Assets Equity Index, and VanEck Natural Resources Index*. Equal weightings are reset monthly.
Gold prices have fallen in recent sessions alongside most other commodities. While the pullback may have spooked some fundamental investors into selling, followers of technical analysis aren't giving up on the precious metal quite yet. In this article, we take a look at the charts of three gold-related exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and try to explain why the recent pullback may actually be the buying opportunity that some have been patiently waiting for.
Eldorado Gold (EGO) stock suffered a great deal in 2017 due to the standoff with the Greek government and some technical issues at its Turkey mines. The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) and the SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) fell 3.9% and 0.9%, respectively, YTD. Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM), Yamana Gold (AUY), and IAMGOLD (IAG) returned -7.2%, -8.0%, and 3.3%, respectively.
The recently announced U.S. sanctions on Iran will likely give a boost to prices for the yellow metal. At least that's according to one analyst who has studied the bullion market for decades. The skinny is below. ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 18: President of Iran Hassan Rouhani.
It seems that the rout in precious metals has also plagued the performance of precious metal mining companies. In this article, we’ll discuss Sibanye Gold (SBGL), Gold Fields (GFI), Yamana Gold (AUY), and Pan American Silver (PAAS), which have fallen 40.9%, 15.8%, and 10.3%, respectively. PAAS has risen 12.8% on a YTD basis.
Precious metal mining companies usually follow precious metals. Precious metals seem to be in the doldrums lately over the strength in the US dollar and the potential movement of US interest rates. The recent slump in demand for haven assets has also affected mining stocks.
Compared to its closest peers, Kinross Gold (KGC) has been a high-cost gold producer. As a result, Kinross is highly leveraged to gold prices compared to its peers (GDX) Goldcorp (GG), Barrick Gold (ABX), and Newmont Mining (NEM). In this part of the series, we’ll see how Kinross is trying to improve its unit costs.
Precious metal mining companies typically follow precious metals. Precious metals seem to be in the doldrums over the strength of the US dollar and the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates several more times this year. The recent slump in the demand for haven assets has also affected mining stocks.
Kinross Gold (KGC) released its 1Q18 results after the market closed on May 8. The company reported EPS (earnings per share) of $0.10, which was double the consensus estimate of $0.05. Its revenue of $897 million also came in above the market’s expectation of $833 million.
Can Goldcorp Continue Its Outperformance after a Weak 1Q18? After Newmont Mining’s (NEM) multiple of 8.7x, Goldcorp (GG) has the highest EV-to-forward-EBITDA multiple of 7.4x among its senior gold miner peers (GDX). Its production growth has remained muted for the last two years, and its costs have trended higher.
Could Newmont Mining Outshine Peers in 2018? Newmont Mining (NEM) has a forward EV-to-EBITDA (enterprise value to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) multiple of 8.7x, the highest among senior gold miners. NEM is trading at a 16.7% premium to its trailing-five-year average multiple and a 43.5% premium to senior gold miners’ (GDX) average. Senior miners Kinross Gold (KGC), Barrick Gold (ABX), and Goldcorp (GG) are trading at forward multiples of 4.6x, 5.9x, and 7.6x, respectively.
Warren Buffett’s disdain for gold is well known. Warren Buffett used an initial investment of $10,000 as an example to demonstrate how buying gold with this amount versus buying a stock or index fund would have generated more returns.
Currently, there are many factors playing on gold prices, some of which are bullish while others are bearish. While bulls are taking cues from the recent geopolitical concerns stoked by trade tensions, the Syria attacks, and the whimsical policies of the current US administration, bears are taking solace from the rising US rate hike expectations. While the resistance is close to $1,360 per ounce, the $1,300 per ounce level is seen as the support level.
As we’ve discussed previously in this series, Newmont Mining (NEM), along with Barrick Gold (ABX) and Kinross Gold (KGC), saw its debt rise at the peak of the cycle due to expensive acquisitions. These companies are now focusing on steadily paying off their debt. Newmont has reduced its net debt by 83% since 2013. The company’s current priority is to maintain an investment-grade balance sheet and credit rating.
Goldcorp (GG) reported its 1Q18 results on April 25 after the market closed and held its earnings conference call on April 26. Goldcorp’s earnings fell short of market expectations. Its earnings per share (or EPS) came in at $0.08, missing the consensus by $0.03 and significantly lower than $0.20 in 1Q17.
In 1Q18, Newmont Mining (NEM) produced 1.2 million ounces, marking a 1.6% decline year-over-year. The following factors led to this decline: lower leach activity at the Yanacocha mine lower-grade gold and scheduled maintenance at the Boddington mine lower-grade gold and reduced recovery at the Cripple Creek & Victor mine