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RooGold, backed by renowned geologist Dr. Quinton Hennigh, is a player to watch in Australia’s gold mining space

2021.12.31
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RooGold, backed by renowned geologist Dr. Quinton Hennigh, is a player to watch in Australia’s gold mining space

2021.12.31

Australia has long been known as a mining powerhouse, home to world-class geologists, accessible projects and excellent infrastructure.

Australia’s mining history traces back to the 1840s, with its first discovery of silver and then copper in Southern Australia. Gold was later found in 1851 near Bathurst, New South Wales, and was followed up by more discoveries in Victoria.

The series of gold rushes that ensued helped to spur the development of inland towns, communications, transport and foreign trade, boosting Australia’s development heading into the 20th Century.

Today, mining has become a significant contributor to the Australian economy, accounting for about 7% of Australia’s GDP and more than half of its total exports.

Gold in Australia

A treasured commodity since ancient times, gold holds a special place in Australia’s mining industry.

Consistently ranked as one of the world’s top 3 gold producers, Australia has, by a wide margin, the largest mine reserves in the world, with nearly 10,000 tonnes of gold or 20% of the global total.

Significant gold endowments can be found throughout the country. Western Australia currently leads all states in gold production, and is home to about a dozen of the world’s biggest mines, including Boddington, Superpit, Gwalia and Granny Smith.

Gold deposits and mines in Australia. Source: Geoscience Australia

However, seeing that the Yilgarn Craton of Western Australia, which hosts 4% of the world’s economically recoverable gold reserves, is almost completely staked and devoid of search space, exploration focus has gradually shifted towards the southeastern states.

New South Wales, being the second-largest producing state, and where the first Australian gold was found, has become a focal point of Australia’s mining industry. The state’s gold endowment is said to exceed 100 million ounces, plus about 1 billion ounces of silver.

NSW is already home to some of the biggest gold deposits in the world including Newcrest Mining’s Cadia Valley, which has the largest facility of its type in the country.

As compared to other states, NSW is prolifically mineralized with multiple metallogenic belts that are largely unexplored outside of the main camps. Past exploration mostly centered on the Cadia-McPillamys camp, North Parks trend, the Conwall-Giginburg trend and Broken Hill.

The Lachlan Fold Belt and New England Orogen terrane cover approximately 50% of NSW. They encompass multiple metallogenic belts and deposit types, including the high-value orogenic, intrusion-related, low sulphidation epithermal and VMS deposit types.

The New England Orogen is considered to be a significant mineral province that forms the basement throughout the northeast of NSW. The presence of alluvial gold fields and showings, the large number of historic underground mines and the variety of tectonic terranes all indicate that the terrane is highly prospective for gold and silver discoveries.

Major deposits in the past include gold bonanzas at Mount Morgan (> 7moz) and Gympie (> 3moz) (Queensland) and Hillgrove (New South Wales). Significant gold resources have been recently discovered at Gympie, Cracow, Tooloom and Mount Rawdon.

The Lachlan Orogen, which spans New South Wales, Victoria and eastern Tasmania, comprises a series of prolifically mineralized accretionary terranes hosting a variety of deposit types. In NSW, these include porphyry and related skarn Cu-Au, epigenetic and hydrothermal Au and Pb-Zn-Cu, and orogenic Au.

By Australian mining standards, a large part of NSW’s metallogenic belts remains relatively unexplored to this day. Highly prospective ground, most with very high-grade historic showings, remains available for further exploration.

RooGold Inc.

Until recently, the significant number of high-value, strategically located licences have attracted a new wave of up-and-coming gold miners, including Canadian junior venture RooGold Inc. (CSE:ROO) (OTC PINK:JNCCD) (Frankfurt:5VHA).

Coming off a series of property transactions this year and a recent name change (formerly JNC Resources), ROO is uniquely positioned to be a dominant player in New South Wales through a growth strategy focused on the consolidation and exploration of highly mineralized precious metals properties in this prolific region of Australia.

To build its portfolio, the company has adhered to the following criteria:

  • Properties with limited historic exploration.
  • Deposit types controlled by regional structures and contacts.
  • Targets underpinned and outlined by historic mining activity.
  • High-grade precious metal mineralization.

Through its acquisition of Southern Precious Metals Ltd., RooGold Ltd. and Aussie Precious Metals Corp. properties, RooGold now commands a portfolio of 13 gold and silver concessions that spans a total area of 1,380 sqkm, and is home to 137 historic mines and prospects.

Mineralization across all these properties is associated with significant, largely untested regional structures or contacts, on which gold and silver endowment is underpinned by historic mining activity, thus providing excellent discovery potential.

Below is a summary of ROO’s properties located in the world-class mining region of NSW:

Gold Projects

ROO currently has nine gold properties covering a total of 1,091 km² and 106 historic gold mines and prospects, all located within the highly mineralized but relatively underexplored New England Orogenic Terrane and prolifically mineralized Lachlan Orogenic Belt.

The mineralization is mostly of an orogenic type associated with large-scale structures, making for large attractive targets and lesser intrusion-related types. There is also potential for listwanite-hosted gold mineralization of the Bralorne and Motherlode type along the Peel-Manning suture zone.

  1. Trilby — A 35 km strike length of the Peel-Manning Fault zone and hosts numerous quartz veins with visible gold. The Peel-Manning Fault Zone is a crustal suture zone with ophiolites and abundant gold alluvial deposits, indicating potential for listwanite-hosted gold deposits.
  2. Lorne — 28 historic gold mines and prospects, including the historic Golden Star mine. It also covers up to 500 m of underground workings at the historical Marquis of Lorne mine, which had reported grades of up to 15 g/t Au. The project area spans 12 strike kilometers of the significantly mineralized regional Peel-Manning fault system.
  3. Malebo — 5 historic gold mines and prospects. Historic rock-chip grab sampling of the Malebo mine returned assays up to 71 g/t Au. Mineralization is of a low-sulphide orogenic quartz type associated with the regional Narriah Fault, potentially analogous in geology and structure with the Mt Adrah deposit 50 km to the east.
  4. Eastdowns — 10 historic gold mines and prospects. Historical records from small-scale production cite grades of up to 384 g/t Au. Mineralization is associated with a sedimentary-intrusive contact zone with a target zone that is several hundred meters wide and over 1 km long.
  5. Bluebell — 9 historic gold mines and prospects immediately north of the Victorian border. Mineralization is a sulphide-poor orogenic type. Small-scale historical production had reported assays of up to 87 g/t Au.
  6. Solomons — 11 historic silver/gold mines and prospects with reported production grades of up to 132 g/t Au and 1,648 g/t Ag. Mineralization is probably associated with numerous low sulphidation epithermal veins related to regional northeast-southwest oriented structure.
  7. Dingo — 17 historic gold mines and prospects including the Golden Star mine. Mineralization is of a low-sulphide orogenic quartz type associated with regional structures, analogous to the West African and Abitibi-type styles of mineralization.
  8. Goldstar — 6 historic silver/gold mines and prospects. Much of the property is unexplored. Mineralization is of a low-sulphide orogenic quartz type associated with regional structures, also analogous to the West African and Abitibi-type styles.
  9. Gold Belt — 20 historic gold mines and prospects across the significantly gold-endowed Peel-Manning fault. Two parallel gold-controlling regional fault systems have been identified on the property, forming two significant gold-mineralized corridors with a total strike length of over 7 km. Potential exists for listwanite-hosted gold deposits of the Bralorne and Motherlode types.

Peel Manning district property

Of these 9 gold concessions, the three located on the Peel Manning Fault System (Trilby, Lorne and Gold Belt) are considered to be priorities.

Together, they form the company’s Peel Manning property, a district-scale land position totalling 422 km² that includes 48 historic gold mines and prospects with average historical production grade of up to 83 g/t Au.

The Peel-Manning Fault system is a crustal scale structure that is strongly gold mineralized along its 350 km strike length. The system hosts ocean floor mafic and ulltramafic rocks present as listwanite (quartz-carbonate) altered serpentinites.

Listwanite associated gold deposits are considered to be highly attractive exploration targets. Multi-million ounce deposits such as the Californian Motherlode deposit, Bralorne (British Columbia) and numerous large high-grade gold systems throughout the shield area of Saudi Arabia are hosted in listwanites.

Newmont has recently staked a 1,200 km² land package covering 125 km strike length of a parallel structure, 30 km to the east of the Peel Manning Fault Zone.

The gold mining giant, recognizing that these regional structures are fundamental to mineral deposit formation and thus highly prospective, mainly staked areas under shallow surface cover, lacking historic production on and anomalism due to other licences already being taken.

ROO’s Peel Manning property covers over 30 km of untested strike of highly prospective gold-endowed Peel Manning structure, encompassing two significant undrilled gold trends measuring over a 7 km strike length.

The historic Marquis of Lorne mine, which includes a non-compliant historic reserve of 50 koz Au, is hosted on the property.

Silver Projects

In addition, ROO has four silver properties covering a total of 289 km² and 31 historic gold-silver mines and prospects, also located within the prolifically mineralized but relatively underexplored New England Orogenic Terrane.

All properties remain largely underexplored since their discovery in the early 1900s. Little to no historic drilling and almost no exploration. Several styles of mineralization are present, including intrusion-related vein stockwork targets and low sulphidation epithermal types.

  1. Castle Rag — 11 historic silver/gold mines and prospects, including the historic Castle Rag silver mine with small-scale production at grades of up to 1,200 g/t Ag. The project is characterized by intrusion-related mineralization with multiphase quartz-tourmaline stockworks and polymetallic Au/Ag rich veins.
  2. Arthurs Seat — 3 historic silver mines and prospects, including the historic Murray and Co mine, which has returned chip samples grades of >1,200 g/t Ag. The project is also characterized by intrusion-related mineralization with multiphase quartz-tourmaline stockworks and polymetallic Au/Ag rich veins.
  3. Goodwins Reef — 11 historic silver/gold mines and prospects with sample assays of up to 18,000 g/t Ag. Mineralization is associated with numerous low sulphidation epithermal veins that are between 0.5-4.6 m wide and up to 1500 m in strike.
  4. Silver Creek — 6 historic silver/gold mines and prospects, including the historic Silver Mine Creek mine with workings across a 1,000 m x 400 m zone, where chip samples assayed 777 g/t Ag and 6.2 g/t Au, and 1,617 g/t Ag and 35.7 g/t Au.
Location of ROO’s gold and silver properties

Castle Rag, the largest of the four silver projects, currently hosts two high-priority targets: Castle Rag Group and the Eastern granite/rhyolite contact.

The Castle Rag target is formed from 27 mineral occurrences, 7 of which are silver-base metal intrusion-related vein deposits within the Castle Rag concession. The Castle Rag mine operated between 1888 and 1929, producing an estimated 4,000 tonnes at average grades of 1,200 g/t Ag and >20% Pb.

The Eastern target is formed by a gold, silver and molybdenum mineralized grisened granite/rhyolite contact that is over >5 km long. Limited past surface exploration had grades of up to 612 g/t Ag, 5.5 % Pb, 3.35 g/t Au and >1.5 % Mo.

The property remains significantly under-explored, with only three holes drilled for 159 m in 1985.

Exploration Plan

ROO’s initial exploration focus will be on the high-priority Peel-Manning gold and Castle Rag silver properties.

The remaining properties will be evaluated and developed according to a five-stage exploration plan, as described below:

  1. Historic data compilation and modernization — Compile and digitize historic datasets and mine records into a comprehensive GIS database, translating and modelling historic deposits and mines into 3D where appropriate.
  2. Remote data acquisition and target generation — Acquisition of high-resolution satellite, DTM and geophysical datasets for select properties to better define historic prospects, assist geological and structural mapping, extend potential deposit footprints and identify new prospective anomalies.
  3. Field-based target delineation and development — Extensive geological mapping is planned, focused on delineating and developing historic mines, prospects and areas of interest outlined from desk-based work. Surface and UG rock chip sampling will be used to confirm historic assay results and test mineralized exposure, deposit extensions and new targets identified by stages 1 and 2.
  4. Drill planning — Targets will be assessed and ranked for drilling suitability based on risk-reward scale. Targets will be modelled in 3D to optimize drill targeting beneath high-grade ore zones identified from UG and surface sampling.
  5. Execution of targeted drill programs alongside ongoing project development — Targeted RC drill programs will be completed across the highest priority targets highlighted by all previous exploration activities.

The initial exploration plan would require a total expenditure of C$2.5 million, with a large chunk of that (C$2 million) going towards RC drilling and ongoing project review/development. The remaining C$500,000 will be allocated to the first four stages.

To fund its exploration activities, RooGold successfully secured in October a first tranche financing of C$2.63 million. The net proceeds will be used for Phase 1 exploration of its Australian properties.

The company is also looking to spend at least another C$1.6 million during Phase 2 exploration, which could bring the financing total up to C$5 million.

World-Class Technical Team

The ROO technical team collectively brings almost 150 years of global experience, having worked in over 75 countries, on most deposit types and commodities, and at all stages of a project’s life.

The board members and senior management/advisors all have significant and demonstrated public market experience, with a proven track record of adding shareholder value. A notable figure on its advisory board is Dr. Quinton Hennigh, who for over 25 years has led exploration teams for Homestake Mining Company, Newcrest Mining and Newmont.

Dr. Hennigh is currently founder, chairman and president of Novo Resources; founder and director of Irving Resources; and director of New Found Gold. He also holds the position of geological and technical director at Crescat Capital LLC, an award-winning global macro asset management firm based in Denver, Colorado.

Crescat recently became a strategic shareholder in the company and will provide expertise regarding RooGold’s exploration and development strategy, along with other geological and technical matters, with the support of Dr. Hennigh.

Crescat’s mission is to grow and protect wealth over the long term by deploying tactical investment themes based on proprietary value-driven equity and macro models. Its investment goal is industry-leading absolute and risk-adjusted returns over complete business cycles with low correlation to common benchmarks.

Another familiar name on the ROO advisory board is Dr. Chris Wilson, the world-class geologist behind Ivanhoe Mines’ Mongolian operations for 10 years, who was responsible for an exploration portfolio of 127 licensees covering over 11 million hectares.

In fact, it was Dr. Wilson’s past success and ability to quickly identify and test high-value targets, endorsed by Dr. Hennigh, that made Crescat into believers of the NSW exploration strategy, with the firm placing bets on all three of the private companies that now form the core of the ROO project portfolio.

Dr. Hennigh, a high-profile geologist himself, knows the Australian mining scene inside and out. His biggest success was also in Australia, in the Victoria region, when billionaire junior mining financier Eric Sprott flew him in to analyze the New Market land package.

And the rest was history. Dr. Hennigh’s due diligence and strong endorsement resulted in Sprott’s Kirkland Lake acquiring the asset, and on the strength of the high-grade Swan-Zone discovery at Fosterville, KL went from under $2 to a high of $76/share.

Sprott still credits Dr. Hennigh to this day for KL’s success, especially because the other principals of KL were hesitant on going ahead with the transaction.

The fact that Dr. Hennigh and Crescat are also early backers in ROO and the NSW land package, with Quinton being a director of New Found Gold, a current high flier in the space, bodes well for ROO’s future prospects.

Conclusion

Gold prices have recently rebounded above the key $1,800/oz level as the momentum of fear continues to build on inflation, covid, geo-political tension and socio-economic pressures.

At AOTH we are convinced that the commodity bull market will naturally find its way towards precious metals, and after seeing how the inflation pressure keeps on mounting and the central banks are being more reactive than proactive, we hold an even stronger conviction than before.

While it’s rare for industry leaders to agree on one thing, most are in accord with the idea that prices are going higher, not only this year but even the next.

In such periods we at AOTH have always sought haven in gold and silver bullion, we also buy shares of precious metal focused junior companies to best leverage a rising gold price.

Following a busy few months which saw Roogold establish a strategic position in the world-class mining state of NSW, the newly rebranded gold junior will use that as its foundation heading into 2022 with a clearly designed exploration plan.

RooGold Inc.
(CSE: ROO) (OTC PINK: JNCCD) (Frankfurt: 5VHA)
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Oklahoma to Consider Holding Gold and Silver, Removing Income Taxes

Legislators in Oklahoma aim to protect state funds with physical gold and silver and remove capital gains taxes from gold and silver transactions  ?…

(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma — January 20, 2022) – An Oklahoma state representative introduced legislation today that would enable the State Treasurer to protect Sooner State funds from inflation and financial risk by holding physical gold and silver.

Introduced by Rep. Sean Roberts, HB 3681 would include physical gold and silver, owned directly, to the list of permissible investments that the State Treasurer can hold. Currently, Oklahoma money managers are largely relegated to investing in low-yield, dollar-denominated debt instruments.

Other than Ohio, no state is currently known to hold any precious metals, even as inflation and financial turmoil accelerate globally. Yes, Oklahoma’s own investment guidance prescribes safety of principal as a primary objective for investment of public funds.

“Currency debasement caused by federal monetary and fiscal policies has created an imminent risk of a substantial erosion in the value of Oklahoma’s investment holdings,” said Jp Cortez, policy director of the Sound Money Defense League.

“With most taxpayer funds currently held in debt paper carrying a negative real return, Oklahoma would be prudent to hedge today’s serious inflation risks with an allocation to the monetary metals.”

HB 3681 simply adds the authority to hold physical gold and silver bullion directly – and in a manner that does not assume the counterparty and default risks involved with other state holdings. Rep. Roberts’ measure does not grant authority to buy mining stocks, futures contracts, or other gold derivatives.

Additionally, HB 3681 prescribes safekeeping and storage requirements. The State Treasurer would hold the state’s bullion in a qualifying, insured, and independently audited depository, free of any encumbrances and physically segregated from other holdings.

Oklahoma has become a sound money hotspot, already earning 11th place on the 2021 Sound Money Index.

The Sooner State ended sales taxes on purchases of precious metals long ago. This week, Sen. Nathan Dahm introduced SB 1480, a measure to remove Oklahoma state income taxes from the exchange or sale of gold and silver sales.

The Sound Money Defense League and Money Metals Exchange strongly support these pro-sound money measures in Oklahoma and are actively working to ensure their success. Tennessee, MississippiKentucky, and Alabama are just a few of the other states fighting their own sound money battles in 2022.

      











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Jamie Dimon Gets Pay-Rise To $34.5 Million In 2021, Goldman Banker Bonuses Surge 40-50%

Jamie Dimon Gets Pay-Rise To $34.5 Million In 2021, Goldman Banker Bonuses Surge 40-50%

After scraping by on just $31.5 million a year in…

Jamie Dimon Gets Pay-Rise To $34.5 Million In 2021, Goldman Banker Bonuses Surge 40-50%

After scraping by on just $31.5 million a year in both 2019 and 2020, JPMorgan’s board has decided that CEO Jamie Dimon deserves a pay rise in 2021 (well, have you see what inflation is doing to the cost of living?).

The 10% pay-rise notably outweighs inflation though as the package includes $28 million of restricted stock tied to performance, an annual base salary of $1.5 million and a $5 million cash bonus – pushing his total compensation up 10% YoY to $34.5 million.

“Amid the continued challenges of Covid-19 and supply chain disruptions, under Mr. Dimon’s stewardship, the firm continued to serve its clients and customers around the world,” the bank said in the filing.

It did so “during a time of unprecedented business demands, while supporting and providing a safe work environment for its employees and investing in and executing on strategic initiatives.”

As a reminder, both Dimon and his top deputy, Daniel Pinto, were awarded special bonuses last year to entice them to stay in their roles for a “significant number of years.”

And one more thing… While one can crow about JPMorgan earning $48.3 billion last year (a 66% jump from the prior year), we note that almost $10 billion of that came from reserve releases after potentially soured loans predicted at the start of the pandemic never materialized… all thanks to trillions of dollars in buying and commitments The Fed bailed the banks out with.

Ok just one more thing… JPM stock rose 25% in 2021, but underperformed the S&P 500 and the KBW Nasdaq Bank Index.

“We will be competitive in pay,” Mr. Dimon said last week on a call with analysts.

“If that squeezes margins a little bit for shareholders, so be it.”

JPMorgan is not alone in ramping up banker pay…

Following comments from Goldman Sachs’ CEO this week that the bank would not shy away from handing out hefty bonuses to retain top talent, Reuters reports that Goldman increased its annual bonus pool for top-performing investment bankers by 40% to 50%.

That is on top of the one-time bonuses we previously reported for Goldman’s top-talent.

Bottom line: it’s good to be king.

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Gold Uptrend Confirmed

It’s been a turbulent start to the year for the major market averages, with many sectors like Retail (XRT) and Staples (XLP) being hit by inflationary…

It’s been a turbulent start to the year for the major market averages, with many sectors like Retail (XRT) and Staples (XLP) being hit by inflationary pressures and continued supply chain headwinds while worries about rate hikes leading to a cool-down in valuations in tech. However, one asset class that is holding its ground is gold (GLD), which is up 1% year-to-date, outperforming the Nasdaq by 700 basis points. This outperformance appears more than overdue, with gold typically performing its best when real rates are deep in negative territory, in line with the current backdrop. Let’s take a closer look below:

(Source: YCharts.com, Author’s Chart)

Looking at the chart above, we can see that real rates continue to trend lower and are now sitting at their lowest levels in decades, spurred by continued high single-digit inflation readings. This backdrop has typically been very favorable for gold, given that investors are not getting interest elsewhere, meaning there is no opportunity cost to holding the metal, and there is an opportunity cost to holding cash. The one impediment to gold’s performance, though, has been the fact that the major market averages have been climbing higher with a relentless bid, allowing investors to park their cash safely in the market.

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However, since the year began, this does not appear to be the case, and gold is massively outperforming the S&P-500, as well as growth and value ETFs. This has created a perfect storm for the metal, and its outperformance can be highlighted by the above chart, which shows gold recently breaking out to new multi-week highs vs. the S&P-500. A new trend upwards following a period of significant underperformance has typically led to sustained rallies in the gold price, with the most recent example being February 2020 ($1,500/oz to $2,050/oz). Hence, this is a very positive development for the gold bulls.

The key, however, is that gold’s outperformance vs. the S&P-500 is not simply due to the S&P-500 being in a bear market and gold trending lower, but just losing less ground. The good news is that this is not the case, with the monthly chart for gold showing that it is building a massive cup and handle, with much of its handle being built above its prior resistance. This is a very bullish long-term pattern, and a successful breakout above $2,000/oz would target a move to at least $2,350/oz. 

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Meanwhile, if we look at the yearly chart above, we can see an even better look at the cup and handle pattern and why the discussion that gold is dead or in a deep downtrend is simply incorrect. While one can certainly make the case that gold has gone nowhere over the past 18 months and the daily chart remains volatile, the big picture has rarely looked better in the past several decades, and zero technical damage has been done. So, for investors looking for an asset with a favorable fundamental backdrop that’s also sporting a very attractive looking long-term chart, I am hard-pressed to find anything as attractive as gold among the 150+ ETFs and assets I track. 

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So, what’s the best course of action?

One of my favored ways to play the gold sector is Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM). The reason is that it has one of the best margin profiles sector-wide; the potential to increase production by more than 30% over the next nine years, and it operates out of the most attractive jurisdictions globally. This is evidenced by the fact that AEM should be able to grow annual gold production from ~3.4 million ounces to ~4.5 million ounces between now and 2030 and has 50% margins at a $1,800/oz gold price. 

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As the chart above shows, AEM’s technical picture continues to improve, with the stock building a 10+ year cup and handle base atop its prior multi-decade breakout level. This is a very bullish pattern, and a breakout above $70.00 would target a move above $95.00 in the next two years. So, with the stock consolidating near the right side of its cup and trading at a very attractive valuation of 1.0x P/NAV, I see this as an attractive entry point. Notably, AEM also pays a ~2.7% dividend yield, double that of the S&P-500. For those preferring to invest in gold, I continue to expect a trend of higher lows, with the $1,750/oz – $1,780/oz area representing a very low-risk buy zone. 

It’s no secret that GLD has massively underperformed other ETFs over the past 18 months, and with many focused on the last shiny thing and having recency bias, it’s no surprise that gold remains out of favor. However, the best time to buy the metal is when it’s been hated and has corrected sharply from its highs, making this an attractive entry point. Given that most other ETFs could use a rest, and the fundamental backdrop remains very favorable for gold, I remain medium-term and long-term bullish, and I would not be surprised to see gold above $2,080/oz this year. 

Disclosure: I am long GLD, AEM

Disclaimer: Taylor Dart is not a Registered Investment Advisor or Financial Planner. This writing is for informational purposes only. It does not constitute an offer to sell, a solicitation to buy, or a recommendation regarding any securities transaction. The information contained in this writing should not be construed as financial or investment advice on any subject matter. Taylor Dart expressly disclaims all liability in respect to actions taken based on any or all of the information on this writing. Given the volatility in the precious metals sector, position sizing is critical, so when buying precious metals stocks, position sizes should be limited to 5% or less of one’s portfolio.

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