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Palladium One Shares Jump 10.26% After Reporting Drill Results 112 metres of 2.08% PdEq at LK, Finland

Palladium One Mining Inc. [PDM-TSXV; NKORF-OTC; 7N1-FSE] reported results of Kaukua South hole LK21-081, which…

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Palladium One Mining Inc. [PDM-TSXV; NKORF-OTC; 7N1-FSE] reported results of Kaukua South hole LK21-081, which intersected 4.07 g/t palladium equivalent (PdEq) over 24 metres, within 2.08 g/t PdEq over 112 metres, starting at 171.5 metres depth.

This represents the highest-grade intercept over width that drilling has returned to date, at the Kaukua South zone of the 100%-owned LK project in Finland. In addition, down-plunge drilling is successfully expanding higher-grade core zones to depth as demonstrated by hole LK21-080, which intersected 1.86 g/t PdEq over 40.5 metres, including 2.95 g/t PdEq over 3.0 metres from 229.5 metres depth. Multiple holes now demonstrate increasing grade and widths at depth.

Derrick Weyrauch, president and CEO, commented: “Our Kaukua South discovery continues to deliver excellent results and demonstrates potential for higher-grade core zones within the Kaukua area. We believe there are several other higher-grade core zones yet to be defined based on the significant number of drill targets still to be tested.”

Hole LK21-081 returned 234 gram-metres, surpassing hole LK20-016, which returned 201 gram-metres reported October 22, 2021. These holes are part of two parallel higher-grade, southwest-plunging core zones or shoots at Kaukua South. A similar core zone occurs at the existing Kaukua deposit, where it occupies a linear depression in the footwall contact.

These core zones may represent magma channels, within the marginal phase of the Koillismaa mafic-ultramafic complex, that have thermally eroded the footwall rocks. Induced polarization (IP) surveys have proven very effective at targeting these higher-grade core zones, and two potential new zones have been identified to the west and east of the drill-defined mineralization at Kaukua South, see news release dated July 7, 2021. Refer to company press release for complete drill results.

The company is now calculating palladium equivalent using $1,600 (U.S.) per ounce for palladium, $1,100 (U.S.) per ounce for platinum, $1,650 (U.S.) per ounce for gold, $3.50 (U.S.) per pound for copper and $7.50 (U.S.) per pound for nickel consistent with the calculation used in the company’s September, 2021, National Instrument 43-101 Haukiaho resource estimate.

Spot gold equivalent

Spot palladium and gold equivalents are calculated using recent spot prices for comparison purposes using US$2,300/oz palladium, US$1,000/oz platinum, US$1,800/oz gold, US$4.50/lb copper and US$9/lb nickel.

Palladium One Mining’s flagship project is the Lantinen Koillismaa project, a palladium-dominant platinum-group-element-copper-nickel project in north-central Finland, ranked by the Fraser Institute as one of the world’s top countries for mineral exploration and development. Exploration at LK is focused on targeting disseminated sulfides along 38 km of favourable basal contact and building on an established NI 43-101 open-pit mineral resource.

 

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Hawkish Powell Hits Stocks; Bitcoin Flat As Breakevens, Bond Yields & Bullion Bounce

Hawkish Powell Hits Stocks; Bitcoin Flat As Breakevens, Bond Yields & Bullion Bounce

A very mixed week across the asset-classes.

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Hawkish Powell Hits Stocks; Bitcoin Flat As Breakevens, Bond Yields & Bullion Bounce

A very mixed week across the asset-classes.

Hawkish Powell: rate-hike expectations surged higher but stocks gained, crude rallied but copper tumbled. Growth and Value stocks basically ended the week up around the same amount (while Cyclicals modestly outperformed Defensives). Perhaps most notably, rates vol and stock vol expectations are dramatically decoupled from one another.

Inflation: Breakevens soared to record highs… globally, bullion bounced but bitcoin ended the week unchanged and bonds only modestly higher in yield.

Source: Bloomberg

We do not that the long-end of the curve notably outperformed today (flattening the curve significantly) after Powell’s comments, in a clear signal from the market that it’s expecting a Policy error

Source: Bloomberg

Arguably, as Goldman details below, the market could be morphing back from a ‘stagflation’ narrative to a ‘reflation’ narrative

Heading into the week, the ‘stagflation’ narrative was continuing despite the fact that the S&P 500 had already bounced off of its late-September bottom and was heading back towards an all-time high.  And as we exit the week, the inflation debate seems to be evolving into a ‘the Fed will hike earlier’ narrative, with yields on 2-year Notes spiking to 0.50% — a level last seen in the first days of the pandemic way back on March 18, 2020.  Praveen Korapaty writes in last Friday’s note, “Front-end pressures mount,” that markets appear to have returned to a paradigm of simultaneously bringing forward and/or accelerating hike pricing and taking down terminal rate assumptions. Bond investors appear to be increasingly thinking that the rise in inflation that we have been observing will translate into an earlier Fed funds rate hike.

And yields on 10-year Treasuries also briefly touched 1.70% this week, suggesting that bond investors are actually also feeling fine about longer-term growth.  And this better feeling is also being reflected in stock prices with the S&P 500 breaking up above 4500 and hitting a new all-time high this week.  So, the ‘stagflation’ narrative seems to be morphing back into a ‘reflation’ narrative — something similar to what we were experiencing when the economy first ‘reopened’ last spring.

Digging into each asset class, stocks ended the week higher overall (despite today’s Powell-driven dip that sent Nasdaq down around 1% today)…

The S&P and Dow closed at record weekly closing highs…

In Canada, the S&P/TSX Composite is up 13 straight days to a new record high – the longest winning streak since 1985…

Source: Bloomberg

Rather interestingly, this week saw “get out and party” recovery stocks underperform the “stay at home and sulk” stocks…

Source: Bloomberg

Cyclicals modestly outperformed Defensives on the week…

Source: Bloomberg

Growth barely outperformed Value on the week…

Source: Bloomberg

TSLA topped FB in terms of market cap again today (to become the 5th biggest company in the S&P) as Musk’s carmaker surged to new record highs above $900…

Source: Bloomberg

But the week’s biggest gainer was Trump’s “TRUTH” SPAC which ended up over 800% (though at one point it was up over 1600%)…

Source: Bloomberg

VIX traded down to a 14 handle this morning – the lowest since before the pandemic lockdowns began…

Treasury yields ended the week higher, but the long-end notably outperformed…

Source: Bloomberg

The yield curve ended the week notably flatter (after a wild ride midweek back to last week’s highs)…

Source: Bloomberg

Policy Error? The flattening started with the June taper chatter…

Source: Bloomberg

Inflation Breakevens soared to record highs today (US 5Y topped 3.0%) across the globe today…

Source: Bloomberg

The dollar ended the week lower, chopping around at one-month-lows…

Source: Bloomberg

Cryptos had a wild ride for the week with Bitcoin reaching new record highs after BITO’s launch before fading back to unchanged on the week today (Ethereum modestly outperformed on the week)…

Source: Bloomberg

Bitcoin ended the week just above $60k, well off the $67k record high…

Source: Bloomberg

The newly launched Bitcoin (futures) ETF (BITO) ended below its opening level…

Bitcoin Futures were well bid as BITO launched but the premium over spot has faded since…

Source: Bloomberg

Commodities were very mixed with copper clubbed and silver soaring (gold and crude also rallied)…

Source: Bloomberg

Rather interestingly, the huge divergence between copper and silver occurred at a key resistance level (around 20 ounces of silver to buy copper)

Source: Bloomberg

Finally, we note Mizuho’s warning of the impact of today’s more hawkish speech from Fed chair Powell. Our view that the divergence of equity implied vol (at pre-pandemic lows) from rates implied vol (rising to the highs of the year in most markets) is unsustainable, is showing tentative signs of turning.

Source: Bloomberg

The sharp move lower in Nasdaq futures and widening of CDS indices is a warning shot, we feel, of how risk assets would break down if the Fed was to try to stamp out inflation at such an early point in the cycle as mid 2022.

Commodities relative to stocks are starting to flash some red alerts…

And if one needed an excuse to buy some protection against that whiplash reality check for stocks, VIX is at a critically cheap level relative to VXV…

Source: Bloomberg

That has not tended to end well for stocks.

Tyler Durden
Fri, 10/22/2021 – 16:01



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Crypto roundup: Valkyrie Bitcoin ETF debuts on Nasdaq; market down but Solana shines

Bitcoin now has its latest US-based futures exchange-traded fund (ETF), with the Valkyrie BTF product officially launched on New York’s … Read More
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Bitcoin now has its latest US-based futures exchange-traded fund (ETF), with the Valkyrie BTF product officially launched on New York’s Nasdaq stock exchange. The crypto market overall, meanwhile, has pulled back a bit.

Digital asset manager Valkyrie’s ETF joins the similar ProShares product in the US market, BITO, which had been crushing it with record amounts of volume for an ETF launch in its first two days.

Because Bloomberg’s senior ETF analyst Eric Balchunas is the go-to guy on Twitter for insights on these matters, we’ve gone to his feed once again…

As for the Valkyrie Bitcoin ETF, it also seems to be off to a reasonable start. Shame its ticker couldn’t have been called BTFD, though… (Don’t geddit? Look it up here.)

“This Bitcoin Strategy ETF is a major leap forward for this asset class,” said Valkyrie CEO Leah Wald in a statement today.

“It enables investors to participate in the digital asset markets through a regulated, transparent product that trades on a trusted, reliable exchange and can be bought and sold as easily as any other investment currently available.”

 

Paul Tudor Jones still likes Bitcoin as inflation hedge

As has been well documented by Stockhead, and others, the current crop of regulator-approved ETFs track the value of BTC futures listed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME).

A spot-backed, or physically backed Bitcoin ETF is the one the crypto crowd really wants, however, as this is the product that’d require funds to take full custody of Bitcoins, instead of essentially trading in IOUs at premiums and discounts to the actual BTC price.

As the famed billionaire hedge-fund manager Paul Tudor Jones said to CNBC earlier this week regarding the new ETFs:

“I think a better way to get in would be to actually own the physical Bitcoin, to take the time to learn how to own it,” before adding… “I think the ETF would be fine. I think the fact that it is SEC-approved should give you great comfort.”

Tudor Jones also confirmed Bitcoin is his preferred inflation hedge right now, against a weakening US dollar.

“Clearly, there’s a place for crypto,” he said. “Clearly, it’s winning the race against gold at the moment … It would be my preferred one over gold at the moment.”

We know who would agree with him…

 

Mooners and shakers

So, overall we’re seeing a reddish day in the crypto market, and that’s not necessarily anything to be concerned about. It might have something to do with some big-player profit taking after an extremely positive week on the whole. A week that clocked new all-time highs, and not just for Bitcoin.

Source: Coin360.com

At the time of writing, the entire crypto market cap, consisting of about 10,000 coins on about 550 exchanges, is down by about 1.5 per cent since this time yesterday. It’s chilling out around US$2.64 trillion in total valuation, give or take a few hundred million.

And as you can see from the top-coin market overview above, Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), crypto’s dominant ones, are a little stagnant today – down about two to three per cent in the past 24 hours.

There are outliers in the top 10, though, most notably “layer 1” smart-contract platform Solana (SOL), which is getting very close to touching the all-time high of $2.13 it set about a month ago. It’s changing hands for US$2.09 and up 15 per cent.

Could ex-England football striker Wayne Rooney have caused a surge? Yeah, probably not…

One of Solana’s main rivals, Polkadot (DOT), is also having a decent day, up about four per cent, and digging in around US$44. Anticipation for the Polkadot parachain crowdloans is building. They begin on November 11.

And there are other strong ones in this playing field faring even better: Avalanche (AVAX) is up 11.5 per cent since yesterday, while Fantom (FTM), and Elrond (EGLD) are both about 11 per cent to the good.

And the the highly rated Kusama-based platform Moonriver (MOVR) is also glowing, up 24 per cent since this time yesterday, and +54 per cent over the past seven days.

DeFi beaut THORChain (RUNE), meanwhile is still surging, up 18.5 per cent over the past day and 35 per cent on the week.

As for the overall market as we head into the weekend, it feels like we’re in another holding (or HODLing) pattern, waiting once again for the next big move.

Remaining cautious and level-headed about the crypto market is something to keep in mind, as a larger short-term correction is never off the cards… but there are no shortage of coinheads in the cryptoverse who still feel like the following…

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These 7 High-Upside Stocks Belong in Your Portfolio

Navigating the stock market is a difficult task for the inexperienced. The first step in making a successful trade is understanding how prices work and…

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Navigating the stock market is a difficult task for the inexperienced. The first step in making a successful trade is understanding how prices work and what they represent. However, one of the best approaches you can take is seeking out high-upside stocks.

It is a value investing approach. A good value investor looks for companies with low prices relative to their intrinsic worth and is willing and able to buy shares when they’re cheap. There is no one-size-fits-all strategy, but intelligent risk management demands caution.

I’m taking a deep dive into high-upside stocks that are looking to break out of this list. But at the same time, all of these companies have solid operating models; these aren’t fly-by-night operations. But a word of caution before moving forward: even the best consensus estimates are just estimates in the end. They can go wrong. It’s very important to make sure the stock that you are interested in actually matches your risk-return profile.

With that in mind, here are seven high-upside stocks to buy:

  • Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:OXY)
  • Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ:PENN)
  • Fox Corp. (NASDAQ:FOX)
  • ChargePoint Holdings (NYSE:CHPT)
  • Barrick Gold (NYSE:GOLD)
  • Teladoc Health (NYSE:TDOC)
  • Shopify (NYSE:SHOP)

High-Upside Stocks: Occidental Petroleum Corp. (OXY)

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TipRanks 12-Month Consensus Price Target: $39.21 (17% upside potential)

Occidental Petroleum is a privately owned company that produces and sells crude oil. The stock of this American multinational corporation has been steadily rising over recent decades due largely to increased sales from its operations in Latin America, especially Colombia.

However, the Covid-19 pandemic was devastating for Occidental Petroleum and other companies in the space. The energy company was already dealing with the $57 billion purchase of Anadarko Petroleum. At the purchase, many analysts questioned the wisdom of accepting so much additional debt to finance the purchase. The pandemic added to the company’s miseries. In response, Occidental is disposing of non-core assets to decrease leverage.

But now, things are getting back to normal, and energy prices are on the move. Therefore, OXY stock has all the potential for a comeback.

Penn National Gaming (PENN)

Penn (PENN) National Gaming logo on the website homepage.Source: Casimiro PT / Shutterstock.com

TipRanks 12-Month Consensus Price Target: $95.33 (26% upside potential)

Penn National Gaming operates casinos and racetracks with 44 facilities spread across America and Canada. It also owns a 36% stake in Barstool Sports company.

Over the last decade, the regional land-based casino operator has done very well, a rare outlier the last year. Penn National Gaming’s revenue for 2020 was $3.579 billion. In 2019, annual revenue came in at $5.301 billion, representing a decrease of 32%.

However, things are doing very well in the year thus far. But by investing in Barstool Sports, the company has carved out a niche in mobile sportsbook betting.

High-Upside Stocks: Fox Corp. (FOX)

The Fox Corporation (FOXA) headquarters in New York City.Source: Leonard Zhukovsky / Shutterstock.com

TipRanks 12-Month Consensus Price Target: $44.50 (13% upside potential)

Fox Corporation has become one of America’s most successful media companies. They produce and license news programs for distribution through cable television systems as well direct broadcast satellite operators.

With advertiser spending rebounding, things are looking pretty good for FOX. Most recently, the company reported record earnings for the fourth quarter and fiscal 2021 financial results. Revenue grew by 20%.

A rise in advertising revenue was seen across all three segments: television (51%), cable network (17%) and other revenues (30%). With the pandemic slowly receding into the background, things will only get better from this period. According to Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Lachlan Murdoch, “We look forward to the year ahead, anticipating the return of normalized sports and entertainment calendars and the start of the midterm election cycle.”

ChargePoint Holdings (CHPT)

CHPT a chargepoint charging stationSource: Michael Vi / Shutterstock.com

TipRanks 12-Month Consensus Price Target: $32.89 (54% upside potential)

ChargePoint operates the largest network of separately owned EV charging stations, active in 14 countries. As the world pivots towards clean energy, companies like ChargePoint stand to benefit immensely. We have already seen President Joe Biden release a comprehensive $2 trillion infrastructure and economic recovery package that has a significant EV component.

To accommodate the expected growth of EVs by 2030, AlixPartners estimates $300 billion is needed to build out global infrastructure, including $50 billion in America, a feat that would take quite some time and effort. But as the Chinese proverb goes, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Under Biden’s infrastructure plan, 500,000 charging devices would be installed in a national EV charging network in America by 2030.

Against this backdrop, ChargePoint, an industry leader, becomes an enticing prospect for any portfolio. Most recently, analysts expected the company to narrow losses to 12 cents apiece. But ChargePoint reported a second-quarter loss of 13 cents. However, sales finished at $56 million — an increase from their prior year’s same quarter by 61% and beating expectations.

Looking ahead, ChargePoint expects revenue between $60 million and $65 million for its third quarter. In addition, the company hiked full-year revenue guidance between $225 million and $235 million, from $195 million to $205 million, for the fiscal year ending January 31, 2022.

High-Upside Stocks: Barrick Gold (GOLD)

Closeup of a large gold nugget. stocks under $10Source: Shutterstock

TipRanks 12-Month Consensus Price Target: $25.79 (31% upside potential)

Barrick Gold is a Canadian multinational mining company that engages in the production and sale of gold and copper and mining-related activities such as exploration for new deposits or mine development on old ones to increase its reserves quantity.

Global miners have been a major hot topic in the investment world this year. Shares of global mining companies skyrocketed to record highs last year. It turns out these stocks were not worth their value, though, as prices fell with international turmoil.

Barrick’s latest EPS figure of 29 cents beat analysts’ expectations by a narrow margin. The company reported revenue of $2.89 billion, which missed estimates of $2.92 billion. Even though gold production fell 9.4% in the second quarter, realized prices rose 5.5%. This is because there were more buyers than ever before, thanks to people who wanted one safe-haven asset during this time of uncertainty caused by pandemic fears and a weakened dollar.

Barrick restated a capital investment plan of $1.8 billion to $2.1 billion on the bright side. The production plan is reaffirmed at 4.4 million ounces to 4.7 million gold ounces and 410 million pounds to 460 million pounds of copper.

Teladoc Health (TDOC)

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TipRanks 12-Month Consensus Price Target: $200.95 (45% upside potential)

Teladoc Health is multinational telemedicine and virtual healthcare company. They have primary services including, but not limited to, medical opinions via teleseminars or email correspondence, AI-powered analysis on prescription drugs and patient records from various providers such as hospitals or insurance companies.

Last year was a satisfying one for the company. Due to strict lockdowns, patients turned towards telemedicine for their needs. It led to a bonanza for companies like Teladoc, which saw full-year revenue jump 98% year-over-year to $1.1 billion. However, now that things are getting back to normal, there is a fear that a slowdown may occur. In the second fiscal quarter, Teladoc finished with a net loss of $133.8 million, or 86 cents a share, which more than doubled the loss from the year-ago period.

Looking ahead, the company anticipates third quarter revenue between $510 million and 520 million, with a net loss range of 78 cents to 68 cents a pop. For the full year, they guided for $2 billion to $2.025 billion in sales alongside an expected per-share loss range from $3.35 to $3.60.

High-Upside Stocks: Shopify (SHOP)

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TipRanks 12-Month Consensus Price Target: $1,709.95 (20% upside potential)

Shopify is the go-to platform for e-commerce stores. It offers secure, reliable and scalable cloud services that enable online retailers to sell their products across different channels with a single click of a button from anywhere in the world.

In announcing second-quarter 2021 financial results, the tech giant, for the first time, achieved a $1 billion revenue quarter on record gross merchandise value (GMV). Total revenue ended up at $1.1 billion, an increase of 57% from the year-ago period. GMV was $42.2 billion, a jump of $12.1 billion or 40% year-on-year. Adjusted net income came in at $284.6 million, or $2.24 per diluted share. These figures compare very favorably with adjusted net income of $129.4 million, or $1.05 per diluted share, last year.

Shopify’s digital commerce trends were very strong in the first half of 2021. It combined the secular growth in e-commerce, stimulus distributed this March and April, and lower than expected operating expenses. As a result, full-year 2021 adjusted operating income is expected to outpace last year’s results.

On the publication date, Faizan Farooque did not have (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer, subject to the InvestorPlace.com Publishing Guidelines.

Faizan Farooque is a contributing author for InvestorPlace.com and numerous other financial sites. Faizan has several years of experience in analyzing the stock market and was a former data journalist at S&P Global Market Intelligence.

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