Gold has been in a consolidation phase for months
I recommended to buy gold in 2015 (around 1050 USD/oz) and again in 2017 (around 1300 USD/oz) see graph below and links to the articles (google translated)
For the time being, the price of the underlying raised and some producers too (the quality one’s with low extraction costs).
For example Agnico eagle (EAM) (10 years graph)
The other ones are still lagging because they did not release profits yet (it is coming but they release only one quarter (Q3) with gold above 1300).
For example Iamgold et Argonaut
Today, the market is facing some end year sellings in Canada (tax loss) which put some pressure one the stock prices (as usual every year) but if -like in 2018) the sellings are a bit in calendar advance, it will possible to see a potential end year rally.
Anyway ! 2020 will be the year of the mining sector ! The companies are making a lot of money and saving a big amount of cash (margins increasing) and are going to make acquisitions (it has already started as you can notice these days)
St-Barbara buying Atlantic Gold for 490 millions https://www.mining-journal.com/gold-and-silver-news/news/1367879/st-barbara-completes-atlantic-takeover
Kirkland Lake buying Detour Gold pour 3.7 billions: https://www.mining.com/kirkland-lake-buying-detour-gold-in-stock-deal-worth-3-7-billion/
RedLake takenover by Australians (Evolution Mining for 375 millions) https://evolutionmining.com.au/red-lake-acquisition/
Continental Gold by the chinese Zijin pour 1.4 billion : https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-mining-zijin/chinas-zijin-mining-to-buy-canadas-continental-gold-for-about-1-billion-idUSKBN1Y617H
This morning Edeavour bidding Centamin (1.9 billions ) https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/908347/endeavour-mining-proposes-merger-with-centamin-908347.html
For juniors (explorer et developpers) the time has come or is really close. We are witness of acquistions by big caps, but the mid tiers companies have also to remplace their ressources or reserves.
I am adding interesting graphs
Juniors miners lagging seniors miners
Barron’s index divided by the price of gold is showing the huge undervaluation of mining companies
And finally the mining secteur has to catch up its lateness regarding the SP500 !!
I am following very closely the mining sector and the companies which can be taken over and I strongly recommend to do so (do not hesitate to contact me : here)
All my english articles : https://www.crottaz-finance.ch/blog/category/english/