Weekly Roundup

TSX Retreats After Positive Start

October 18, 2019

After opening marginally up and edging up further in early trades, the TSX slipped into negative territory Thursday morning. The downward trend was the result of economic data from either side of the border due to uncertainty about the approval of the deal and worries about U.S.-China trade dispute. However, materials shares and mining stocks remained in demand following news from several Canadian...Read More

Further Growth Ahead After Gold Prices Fall

October 12, 2019

Canada's main stock index ticked lower on Monday as the materials sector, which includes precious and base metals miners, lost 0.5% as gold futures fell 0.5% to $1,498.2 an ounce. This follows newly released projections from Citigroup that gold prices may surge to a new record high at some point during the next year or two. After a summer of low interest rates around the world and mounting recess...Read More

TSX Flat as Junior Gold Miners Offset Weak U.S. Data

October 03, 2019

Canada's main stock index was flat on Thursday, as gains in gold stocks offset early weakness following poor readings on U.S. services sector activity. This marks a continued trend for gold (GC00), which has been performing well since late February with a modest but stable 0.25% increase. At 11:14 a.m. ET (1514 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was up 15.11 po...Read More

Canadian Mining Marches into the Future, but do Juniors Gold Stocks Investment?

September 27, 2019

The price of gold may have struggled this week but nothing could spoil the mood for mining giant Newmont Goldcorp as it announced the arrival of Canada’s most high tech gold mine.   Officially opening the Borden Gold Project near Chapleau, Ontario, Newmont Goldcorp President Tom Palmer said: “Electric underground fleet will eliminate diesel particulate matter from the undergroun...Read More

Canadian Nickel and Lithium Stocks Enjoy Positive Global Current

September 20, 2019

Canadian nickel producers can only stand to profit as protectionist measures in South Asia appeared to drive prices higher this week.   While the world’s largest producer, Indonesia, confirmed its plans to ban exports of nickel ore from January 2020, a mining region of the Philippines shut down four mines in a surprise move.   The government of Bangsamoro Autonomous Region...Read More

Canadian Mining Stocks Enjoy Upbeat News

September 14, 2019

Ontario’s move towards opening the Ring of Fire Metal deposits to exploring and mining companies could provide the next boost to Canada’s mining stocks.   The state’s Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines recently announced plans to work directly with First Nation communities to develop infrastructure that unlocks the mineral-rich region in northern Ontario....Read More

Silver and Platinum Miners Set to Boost Production

September 06, 2019

Canadian platinum, palladium and silver mining stocks are among the junior miners enjoying a boost as investors search for value in a turbulent global market.   While gold continues to forge upwards and the best junior gold stocks have been snapped up by investors this year, silver has outperformed its more lustrous cousin in recent weeks. In particular, analysts this week noted that silver...Read More

Investment and Drilling Success For Canada's Junior Mining Stocks

August 30, 2019

Canadian junior miners produced a steady stream of news this week as a string of deals helped fund and launch projects across the country and beyond.   Sable Resources (TSX-V: SAE), the junior grassroots explorer focused on the discovery of new precious metal projects through systematic exploration in endowed terranes located in favourable, established mining jurisdictions, can look fo...Read More

Cash flows into junior miners and gold ETFs

August 23, 2019

Silver and nickel miners stole some of the shine in the precious metals sector this week as pundits were split on gold’s next move.   Among the silver stocks, Canadian explorer Kootenay Silver (TSX-V: KTN) closed on a C$5 million private placement this week, funded by the billionaire investor Eric Sprott. The British Columbia headquartered junior miner is actually...Read More

Rising Gold Prices See Analysts Recommend Junior Mining Stocks

August 16, 2019

A third straight week of price gains for the yellow metal was a welcome news for gold stocks, as analysts started to talk of $1,600 an ounce.   Nils Christensen wrote on the admittedly usually bullish Kitco site: “It is now a fight to the bottom in interest rates and the European Central Bank is packing a monetary policy bazooka that could push gold prices above $1,600 an ounce, accor...Read More

Sprott's Buying Spree Continues as Analysts Tip Junior Mining Stocks

July 12, 2019

Legendary junior gold stocks investor Eric Sprott continued his buying spree this week as he snapped up the lion’s share of Golden Predator’s latest equity issue.   Golden Predator Mining Corp. (TSX.V:GPY) originally announced a private placement of worth $6.08m, in which Sprott had agreed to acquire 5 million shares - moire than a third of the latest batch - to increase his tot...Read More

Gold Stocks Raise Cash as Production Grows

July 05, 2019

With the gold price jumping uncertainly around the $1,400 an ounce mark, it was left to the gold miners themselves to ensure a positive newsflow that supported their stocks this week.   Starting with the majors, Barrick Gold (NYSE:GOLD) (TSX:ABX) and Newmont Goldcorp (NYSE:NEM) (TSX:NGT) successfully concluded the long-awaited transaction establishing their new joint venture which will run...Read More

Junior Miners and Gold ETFs Are Top Monthly Movers

June 29, 2019

In a week where the gold price tested new highs and showed itself capable of holding above US $1,400 an ounce, speculation moved to what effect this will have on junior mining stocks. Financial Adviser magazine singled out gold-focused exchange traded funds as the best performers so far. Top of the monthly list was iShares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF (NASDAQ: RING) with a return of 24.2% during t...Read More

Gold Stocks and ETFs Jump while Nickel Miners Face Questions

June 21, 2019

With gold finally showing signs of going on a rally, speculation over the effect this could have on junior gold stocks dominated the mining news this week.   In an interview with Kitco News, Randy Smallwood, CEO of Wheaton Precious Metals (TSX: WPM), said the latest move to over $1,400 an ounce could spark further investment in gold exploration and mining if it is sustained.   B...Read More

Canadian Junior Miners Yield a Bonanza of Stock Market News

June 14, 2019

A week in which gold prices were boosted by weak market sentiment for equities saw a slew of announcements from Canada’s junior mining stocks.   Among the junior gold miners contributing to the news, Metals Creek Resources (TSX-V: MEK) unveiled an option agreement with Newmont Goldcorp which will allow the company to take charge of Goldcorp’s Dona Lake Mine near Pickle Lake in O...Read More

Canadian Uranium Stocks Face Uncertain Fallout From Possible Tariffs

June 07, 2019

The trade war rumour mill spun uncertain news for Canadian uranium miners this week as Donald Trump considers protectionist measures to light up the US mineral extraction industry.   Two uranium mining companies, Ur-Energy and Energy Fuels, have lodged a petition with the White House and said they are "confident" that the President will implement limits on uranium imports after the Commerce...Read More

Rare Earth Minerals Steal Gold's Shine in Another Dull Week for the Yellow Metal

May 29, 2019

The rare earth minerals sector surfaced into the mining and commodities news this week amid speculation that China could use its dominance in production to deal the killer blow in its trade war with Donald Trump.   It all stems from a visit by China’s top brass, President Xi and Vice Premier Liu He, to a rare earth minerals mine in Jiangxi province. The move was widely interprete...Read More

Mining market positive for lead Swedes

July 22, 2019 / www.mining-journal.com

Australia, Canada, Mexico and southern Africa, all key mining markets historically for the Swedish pair, are expected to see robust investment in underground fleet over the next 12 months.Epiroc, the former mining and tunnelling equipment arm of Atlas Copco AB, last week reported a 4% "organic" decline in June quarter orders, compared with the same period in 2018, to SEK10,553 million (US$1.12 bil...Read More

Nickel and Palladium Among the Metals Set to Shine?

July 19, 2019

Nickel was the element on every traders’ radar this week as fears over supplies from Indonesia caused a leap in the price of the metal - seen as having a hot future as the key component of modern electric vehicle batteries.   The metal dubbed ‘devil’s copper’ is now up almost 40% in 2019, with the latest jump caused by an Indonesian pledge to stick with plans to ban...Read More

Kingsgate jumps 49% after Thai gold mine suspension lifted

August 21, 2017 / www.mining.com

Investors in Kingsgate Consolidated Ltd. (ASX:KCN) were allowed to gasp for air on Friday after being underwater on the stock due to problems with its mine in Thailand.The Australian-listed company shot up 49% to AUS$0.32 a share - three cents off a 52-week high - at the height of trading after the Thai government announced that a December 2016 suspension of the Chatree mining complex north of Ban...Read More