|Bid||3.97 x 28000|
|Ask||3.98 x 1000|
|Day's Range||3.95 - 3.99|
|52 Week Range||3.25 - 6.10|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.01 (0.25%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
The US Dollar Index (or DXY), which prices the dollar against a basket of six major world currencies, was up 0.36% on the day, and it’s risen almost 3.3% in the last month. The US dollar (UUP) remains a core determinant for gold and other precious metals. During the last month, gold and silver have fallen 2.5% and 1.4%, respectively.
In this part of the series, we’ll analyze mining stocks’ correlation with gold. Gold dominates the four precious metals, and silver, platinum, and palladium are known to closely track its movement.
Besides overall market volatility, the most important determinant of precious metal prices, especially gold’s (IAU) (SLV), is the US dollar. As gold prices reached a five-month low, the US dollar reached a five-month high against a basket of six major world currencies. The US dollar (UUP), as represented by the DXY Currency Index, has risen ~3.6% over the last month.
Despite the ongoing slump in the precious metals market, it seems that there could be hope going forward. The price targets of Wall Street analysts have portrayed some silent optimism.
Endeavour Silver (EXK) has witnessed a significant price decline in the past four weeks, and is seeing negative earnings estimate revisions as well.
With continuing downward sentiment in precious metals, it’s important to look at what large traders and hedge funds are doing with their positions in metals. This article focuses on silver, which is predominantly a precious metal and acts as a buffer along with gold during market unrest. Silver was trading at $16.4 per ounce as of 9:00 AM. The resistance level for silver is at a 50-day moving average of $16.55.
After reviving compared to their previous losses, the four precious metals are in negative territory again. The revival of the US dollar had a negative impact on precious metals and mining stocks during the past few weeks. The settling of the market’s unrest could have also caused a withdrawal of haven bids.
Environmental groups challenged the Trump administration in federal court Wednesday over its rejection of an Obama-era proposal that would have required mining companies to prove they have enough money to clean up their pollution. The Idaho Conservation League, Earthworks, Sierra Club and other groups filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. asking it to review last year's move to drop the rule. An attorney for the environmental groups said the reversal under Trump leaves taxpayers responsible into the future for mining pollution that fouls waterways and endangers public health.
Miners are usually a leveraged play on metals, rising by a higher proportion when metal prices rise and falling harder when metal prices weaken. This trend hasn’t been visible lately as company-specific factors exerted more influence on stock prices. In 2018, the iShares Silver Funds ETF (SLV), which tracks spot silver prices, has fallen 2.8%.
Another crucial factor behind precious metals’ rise was the US dollar index, which fell 0.42% on May 10. The DXY had gained over the last month, rising 3.4%, while gold fell 1.6%. Over the past few months, the US dollar (UUP) has been the most critical driver of gold prices.
When it comes to precious metals, gold captures most of the spotlight. However, silver could be the real money metal in our current market. That’s because silver has the best of both worlds.
In this part of the series, we’ll look at the correlation between gold and four mining stocks: New Gold (NGD), Newmont Mining (NEM), Hecla Mining (HL), and Kinross Gold (KGC). For the most part, mining stocks move in tandem with gold prices. Among these four miners, Newmont has shown the highest correlation with gold this year, while Hecla has shown the lowest correlation.
Gold’s price dipped 0.13% to $1,312.8 per ounce on May 9. The fall in gold was extended for a number of reasons, including a decrease in overall volatility and rising US Treasury rates. We’ll discuss these factors at length in the next few articles.
The Coeur d`Alene, Idaho-based company said it had net income of 2 cents per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research ...
In April, the market’s unrest had a significant effect on precious metals and miners, leading to increased prices. The US dollar has strengthened recently, which had a negative impact on precious metals and mining stocks. The settling of the market unrest could have also caused a withdrawal of haven bids.
Usually, precious metal mining companies follow precious metals. Precious metals seem to be in the doldrums over the strength of the US dollar and the Fed’s decision to raise interest rates. The recent slump in demand for haven assets has also affected mining stocks.
Silver has fallen 4.3% in the past week, and gold has fallen 2.3% during the same timeframe. Movements in gold and silver are reflected in the iShares Gold Trust ETF (IAU) and the iShares Silver Trust ETF (SLV). IAU and SLV were down 0.32% and 0.19%, respectively, on April 26. The comparative performances of these metals can be seen via the gold-silver ratio, which is a measure of the number of silver ounces it takes to invest in a single ounce of gold.
Out of all the factors that can closely affect gold and other precious metals, the US dollar is the most crucial one. The US dollar, depicted by the US Dollar Index (or DXY), rose 0.45% on Wednesday. It has risen 1.7% in the five days to Wednesday. During the same time, gold fell 2.2%, and silver fell 4.3%. The dollar and precious metals move in opposite directions most of the time. On a YTD (year-to-date) basis, gold has risen 1.2%, while the dollar has fallen 1%.
Usually, precious metal mining companies follow precious metals. Precious metals have risen over the past few days, supporting mining companies.
In this part of our series, we’ll be looking at the correlation of gold to four mining stocks: AngloGold Ashanti (AU), Hecla Mining (HL), Kinross Gold (KGC), and Eldorado Gold (EGO). Mining stocks mostly move with gold prices but not always. Among these four miners, AngloGold has shown the highest correlation to gold, while Eldorado Gold has had a negative correlation to gold on a YTD (year-to-date) basis.
Usually, precious metal mining companies follow precious metals for price direction. Precious metals increased on Monday, April 16, 2018, as did most mining stocks.
A crucial factor that continues to affect gold is the US dollar. On Wednesday, gold and the US dollar rose 0.15% and 0.12%, respectively. However, these two move in the opposite direction most of the time. On a YTD (year-to-date) basis, gold has risen 3.4%, while the dollar has lost 2.7%.
The recent unrest in the markets has had a significant effect on precious metals and mining companies. The US dollar has a prominent role in influencing dollar-denominated precious metals and mining stocks.
Yesterday, Donald Trump accused Russia and China of devaluing their currencies. Trump tweeted that China and Russia are playing “the currency devaluation game as the U.S. keeps raising interest rates. Not acceptable!” Investors should note that this is a contradiction of the US Treasury, which had maintained that no major trading partners are manipulating their currencies.