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Best Mining Stocks to Watch Before 2022

Will these mining stocks increase this month? The COVID-19 issue caused many…
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Will these mining stocks increase this month?

The COVID-19 issue caused many mining stocks to set new highs in 2020. Supply chain difficulties and shortages impacted the price of gold stocks in 2021. Now, investors are asking how gold will fare in 2022. Metals and materials prices soared as the economy tanked. The fundamental reason for the rally was increased demand and increased scarcity. When most people think of mining stocks, they think of gold and silver stocks. Last year, both of these assets achieved new highs.

So you might be wondering where things stand now in 2021. At the very beginning, mining stocks took off but then pulled back. For a while, gold and silver assets could not reach past key price points. This is when copper, lithium, iron ore, and other mining stocks took an opportunity to rise up in the market. Now in December 2021, gold is in the $1,774 per ounce price range.

Many people think of gold and silver stocks when they think about mining assets. In reality, there are numerous different types of mining stocks. Companies in this category include those that look for copper, steel, uranium, lithium, lead, and other minerals. Bitcoin mining stocks, for example, can be considered for this type of asset.

Top Mining Stocks To Watch

Coeur Mining Inc. (NYSE: CDE)

Coeur Mining Inc. is a mining corporation that searches for, develops, and manufactures mineral resources. Gold, silver, zinc, and lead are examples of these resources. It actively owns 100% of the Palmarejo mine, the Rochester mine, the Kensington mine, the Wharf gold mine, and many other mines. It will sell its concentrates to third-party refiners and smelters across the country. The United States, Switzerland, and Japan are among the countries represented. Property owned by the corporation can be found in Mexico, Nevada, Alaska, South Dakota, and Canada.

On October 27th, the company reported its third quarter financial results for 2021. This included revenue of $208.0 million and cash flow from operating activities of $21.8 million. The Company reported a GAAP net loss from continuing operations of $54.8 million, or $0.21 per share, which included a $26.0 million non-cash write-down of Mexican VAT refunds and a $35.7 million non-cash unrealized loss on strategic equity investments, primarily related to Coeur’s 18% equity ownership of Victoria Gold Corp. (“Victoria”) during the quarter.

President and CEO Mitchell J. Krebs said, “Our third quarter results reflect our strategy of elevated near-term investment in our balanced platform of North American assets to generate attractive returns and long-term, sustainable free cash flow, from lower cost, longer life precious metals assets”. Up 2.5% on December 6th, will CDE be on your list of mining stocks to watch?

Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL)

Hecla Mining Company is a mining firm that specializes in the discovery, acquisition, development, and production of precious metals and base metal resources. It primarily sells unrefined gold and silver bullion bars, as well as lead and zinc. Hecla now owns a 100 percent stake in a number of mines, including the Greens Creek Mine, the Lucky Friday Mine, and the Casa Berardi Mine. So, what is behind the current increase in the value of Hecla stock?

On November 30th, the CEO and President of Hecla, Phillips S. Baker, Jr., participated at the H.C. Wainwright Mining Conference. Mr. Baker also presented at the Scotiabank Mining Conference on Wednesday, December 1st at 9:30 a.m. On this same date, the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer, Mr. Russell Lawlar participated in the BofA Securities Leverages Finance Conference. Amid these developments and up in the market, will HL be on your mining stock watchlist?

Galiano Gold Inc. (NYSE: GAU)

Gold penny stocks, like Galiano Gold Inc., have outperformed typical gold securities in the market. Galiano Gold is a Canadian exploration, development, and production firm. The Asanko Gold Mine in Ghana, West Africa, is one of the company’s gold holdings. As a result of higher gold prices, this company achieved great momentum.

On November 10th, the company reported its third-quarter results for 2021. During the quarter, Galiano produced 49,543 ounces of gold. 159,963 ounces have been produced so far this year. Due to lower mined grades at Esaase and the resultant impact on plant recovery, full-year gold production has been reduced from 225,000-245,000 ounces to 215,000-220,000 ounces.

The President and CEO OF Galiano, Matt Badylax said, “Although an increased proportion of Akwasiso contributed to mill feed for the quarter relative to Q2, grades at Esaase remained below expectations resulting in lower production in Q3. We expect these lower grades to persist through Q4 and as a result, we have revised production guidance for the year to 215,000-220,000 ounces”. Noting this, will GAU stock enter your mining watchlist in 2021?

Top Mining Stocks To Buy?

Mining stocks are increasing in value as the pandemic starts to fade. Industrial and retail demand is continuing to rise, which is benefiting all types of mining equities. Even lithium stocks have risen in value as sales of electric vehicles increase. Yes, mining equities are still volatile right now. But which companies are you going to add to your watchlist?

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Alamos Gold: Haywood Lowers Target To $12.75 Following 2022 Guidance

Last week, Alamos Gold Inc. (TSX: AGI) reported its fourth quarter and full-year production results, as well as their 2022
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Last week, Alamos Gold Inc. (TSX: AGI) reported its fourth quarter and full-year production results, as well as their 2022 to 2024 production estimates.

For the fourth quarter, Alamos Gold produced 112,500 ounces of gold, bringing the full year 2021 production to 457,200 ounces, which was the lower range of guidance. Costs have not yet been finalized but the company says that it is expected to be consistent with their guidance.

The company also provided 2022 guidance, which included expected gold production of 440,000 to 480,000 ounces. Cash costs are expected to be between $875 to $925 per ounce and all-in sustaining costs are to be between $1,190 to $1,240 per ounce. Total capital expenditures will be between $305 and $345 million, while exploration is expected to cost $27 million for 2022.

For the longer run, the company expects these numbers to grow to 460,000 to 500,000 ounces of gold in 2024, with cash costs of $650 to $750 per ounce and $950 to $1,050 of all-in sustaining costs per ounce.

Currently Alamos Gold currently has 13 analysts covering the stock with an average 12-month price target of C$12.46, or a 36% upside to the current stock price. Out of the 13 analysts, 1 has a strong buy rating, 6 have buy ratings, 5 have holds and 1 analyst has a sell rating. The street high sits at C$17.50 or a 91% upside to the current stock. While the lowest price target sits at C$9.98.

In Haywood Capital Markets’ note, they reiterate their buy rating but lower their 12-month price target from C$15 to C$12.75, saying, “lower production and higher costs for 2022,” and that inflation is finally starting to impact the production costs.

For the fourth quarter and full-year production numbers, they came in line with Haywood’s estimates although they note that the full-year production numbers came in the lower half of guidance.

For the companies three-year guidance, Haywood expected 2022 production to be 485,000 ounces, below their high-end figure. While cash costs were expected to be $785 per ounce, lower than their guided number. This is the same for all-in sustaining costs as Haywood expected it to be $1,055 per ounce. Haywood says that this cost increase in 2022, “is due to industry-wide cost inflation as well as temporary higher costs at Mulatos.”

Below you can see Haywood’s estimates versus the company’s guidance.

Information for this briefing was found via Sedar and Refinitiv. The author has no securities or affiliations related to this organization. Not a recommendation to buy or sell. Always do additional research and consult a professional before purchasing a security. The author holds no licenses.

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S&P Suffers Worst Start To A Year Since 1939 As Yield Curve Yells ‘Recession’

S&P Suffers Worst Start To A Year Since 1939 As Yield Curve Yells ‘Recession’

Before we start, let’s make this clear right from the start…

S&P Suffers Worst Start To A Year Since 1939 As Yield Curve Yells ‘Recession’

Before we start, let’s make this clear right from the start – despite today’s panic-buying, this is the worst start to a year for the S&P 500 since 1939 (and on course for its worst January ever)…

Nasdaq is down 5 straight weeks (16% from its highs) – the longest losing streak since 2012 – while Small Caps are down 22% from their highs (in a bear market)

Source: Bloomberg

Everything was going so well too… “smooth sailing” they said! “Fed Put” they said! “Transitory inflation” they said…

Today was just a little bit turbo as it seems ugly sentiment data (10 year lows) and plunging growth expectations (Q1 GDP forecasts collapsed), was the ‘bad news’ the dip-buyers needed to reassure themselves that uber-hawkish Powell wouldn’t execte on his plan to crush inflation into a recessionary environment. We have one word for them – stagflation, and it leave Powell in an ugly box.

Atlanta Fed GDP expectations crashed to zero for Q1…

Source: Bloomberg

And as that happened, rate-hike expectations shifted dovishly lower (modestly at the time)…

Source: Bloomberg

Which helped send stocks soaring (particularly hyper-growth, long duration stocks). But that all came to an abrupt end at 1400ET today (for no obvious reason)… which was immediately met with a wall of dip-buyers amid the total lack of liquidity. Then all the majors just went vertical into the last 10 minutes as a significant buy-imbalance appeared (all helped by AAPL’s explosive gains today). Nasdaq was up a shocking 3% today (from down 1% pre-open). The S&P was up 2.5% today (from down 1% pre-open). Russell 2000 closed up almost 2% today from down 2% pre-open…

As one veteran trader noted, “today was a shitshow, no liquidity, gamma-driven gappy jumps everywhere… it was all algos and no average joes.”

Well that idiotic rampage managed to get the Dow, S&P, and Nasdaq unchanged on the week (which appears to be all that mattered to the machines)…

Just look at the volatility (but Monday’s puke lows held… and so did Wednesday’s pre-Fed highs).

Growth stocks were flat on the week as Value was bid (mostly benefitting on Thursday)…

Source: Bloomberg

Both Defensive and Cyclical stocks were hammered equally this week (while obviously cyclicals were more volatile)…

Source: Bloomberg

Today’s bounce was not really triggered by a short-squeeze as the size of the swing higher is very modest and unsustained…

Source: Bloomberg

The energy sector is the only one up in January while Tech and Consumer Discretionary are down hard MTD…

Source: Bloomberg

Real yields continue to rise (to their highest since June 2020 – but still negative), and have recoupled with gold…

Source: Bloomberg

…but have completely decoupled from stocks (Nasdaq should be significantly lower relative to Russell 2000)…

Source: Bloomberg

Notably, if real yields keep rising, then valuations are going to come under significant pressure…

Credit markets saw very little of the chaotic chop in stocks this week as they just fell with HYG (HY Corporate Bond ETF) at its lowest since Nov 2020…

Source: Bloomberg

Treasury yields were extremely mixed on the week with the short-end exploding higher and long-end actually coming all the way back to unchanged…

Source: Bloomberg

This week saw 2Y yields jump most since Oct 2019 (up for the 6th week in a row to the highest since Feb 2020).

Source: Bloomberg

The yield curve was crushed this week, triggered by The Fed’s hawkish tilt…

Source: Bloomberg

…with 7s10s at almost record flats, 20s30s still inverted, and 2s30s at its flattest since March 2020… all screaming The Fed is about to make a big mistake and hinting strongly at recessionary risks rising fast…

Source: Bloomberg

Short-term markets are now fully pricing in 5 rate-hikes by year-end (and a 25% chance of 50bps hike in March)

Source: Bloomberg

Perhaps even more notably, the forward OIS market is pricing in rate-cuts between 2024 and 2025…

Source: Bloomberg

The dollar soared higher for the 5th straight week (best week since June 2021), closing at its highest since July 2020. NOTE, the dollar took out the December USD spike highs and faded…

Source: Bloomberg

Cryptos had a nasty drop on Monday, along with stocks, and another puke after The Fed, but bitcoin ended the week modestly higher, while Ether was down around 5%…

Source: Bloomberg

Commodities were very mixed this week with most lower by hawkish tilts (Silver slammed 8% on the week) while crude rallied on geopolitical tensions…

Source: Bloomberg

Silver dropped back below $23…

WTI came very close to $89 intraday during the week, its highest since Oct 2014 (up for the 6th straight week in a row)…

NatGas went supersonic this week amid chaotic settlement and a new cold front, breaking above the early Jan highs (and up 19%, its best week since Aug 2020)…

Finally, just in case you think the market can handle all this vol, think again – liquidity in the most-liquid global equity futures contract (ES) is at its lowest since the COVID crash in 2020…

Simply put, a moderate-sized order moves ES 10 ticks so how do you think it’s going to handle all the fintwit/tiktokkers “paper hands” puking out of their Robinhood accounts?

The good news is that US COVID cases are following the same trajectories at UK and South Africa and tumbling…

Source: Bloomberg

Nevertheless, as we noted above, GDP in Q1 could well print contractionary.

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Gold Continues Descent Following Powell’s Hawkish Stance

Gold prices continued their downward slide on Thursday, after plummeting by the most in over two months following the Fed’s
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Gold prices continued their downward slide on Thursday, after plummeting by the most in over two months following the Fed’s hawkish comments on taming inflation.

Spot gold fell below $1,800 per ounce at the time of writing, continuing its sharp descent from Wednesday’s FOMC meeting, which heeded an unexpectedly more aggressive stance on raising borrowing costs. A rebound in the US dollar was largely responsible for the market’s pressure on the bullion, after Fed Chair Jerome Powell announced the possibility of raising rates at each consecutive meeting starting in March.

The latest slump in gold prices wiped out all gains accumulated since the beginning of the year, many of which were initially driven by the market’s anticipation of price pressures surpassing bond yields, even amid a rate-tightening environment. However, Powell’s latest hawkish comments decimated such expectations, with the 10-year bond yield soaring to the highest in nearly 19 months on Wednesday.

This prompted Goldman Sachs to revisit its 12-month gold price forecasts, upgrading the bullion’s price from $2,000 to $2,150 per ounce following Powell’s speech.

Information for this briefing was found via Reuters. The author has no securities or affiliations related to this organization. Not a recommendation to buy or sell. Always do additional research and consult a professional before purchasing a security. The author holds no licenses.

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