On The Gold Trail in Colombia

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With inflation surging across the West, due in large part to unprecedented money-printing and borrowing in the wake of the pandemic, gold is staying top of mind. The precious metal is hovering between US$1,700 – US$1,800 per ounce and continues to find support. In July, Matthew Fox of Markets Insider reported on Goldman Sachs’ thesis […]

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The Hedge of Tomorrow

Protection against market turmoil

Mitigating investment risk is a common practice amongst institutional and sophisticated investors globally. To better position themselves in the event of a financial crisis, black swan event, or just a basic correction, investors seek ways to diversify and hedge their investment portfolios. For years, flocking to gold and other precious metals has succeeded in shielding […]

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Can Cannabis or Gold Save Canada’s Junior Stock Market in September?

inflation data despite staying elevated is hurting gold

The total volume of shares traded and financing activity on the TSX Venture recorded a steep decline month over month in July 2021. While par for the course in July, many wonder what will bring liquidity back to the table in September. With gold battered on the backs of weak, albeit still 13-year high inflation […]

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The Current Market Opportunity In Junior Gold

Gold Prices bottoming out?

Is the current price of gold presenting an opportunity within the junior mining space? In August 2020, the price of gold reached an all-time high of ~US$2,067 per ounce. Since then, the precious metal has been on a bit of a tilt but began to rebound around March of this year. Gold Spot Price 5-year […]

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The Inflation Sensation Takes Over 2021

gold and silver still not benefiting from inflation

With June inflation numbers crushing estimates, the confident proclamation of recent spikes in inflation being ‘transitory’ is fast becoming a joke. Instead, the monthly increase in the CPI hit a whopping 0.9% (5.4% year over year), the biggest increase since 2008. More shocking is perhaps the core CPI, which advanced 4.5% from June 2020, the […]

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TSX Venture Valuations Top $100 Billion – Up 99% YoY from 2020

Valuations on TSX Venture top $100 billion

While the summer doldrums have market liquidity moving lower, investors are still writing checks. Total financings raised on the TSX Venture in June managed to eclipse $1 billion bucking May’s decline. Significant as a sentiment gauge, this keeps the average monthly total of financings raised above $1 billion for the year. So far, in 2021, […]

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TSX Venture Trades Through 900 – Records Highest Close Since 2014

TSX Venture liquidity and volume soar

The TSX Venture cleared 900 again in early trading Wednesday. The exchange put in an epic run in 2020 and shows no signs of slowing down this year. What continues to stand out to me is the number of sectors heating up and the increased liquidity. Take a look at the Venture over the past […]

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CitiGroup $2,500 Gold Forecast for 2021

Citi forecasts $2,500 gold price in 2021

The gold price and related equities remain under pressure as 2020 comes to a close. It remains a frustrating period for many investors, despite the necessary consolidation taking place in precious metals. A perfect storm of epic stimulus and inflation fears took gold to record highs in 2020; now, many investors and speculators are concerned […]

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Once Called a Joke and Even a Scam

mysterious man buying bitcoin

After years of being overlooked (and in some cases, even mocked), Bitcoin finally appears to be finding its place in the financial world. The world’s most popular cryptocurrency hit a new all-time high around US$19,892 this Monday (nearly 3 years since its last peak), leading many in the financial community to re-examine Bitcoin and its […]

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The Gold Market Catalyst No One’s Talking About

While gold investors wait with bated breath to see what the U.S. Federal Reserve and/or Congress does next, few are paying attention to the other institutions capable of influencing the precious metal’s trajectory: the central banks of emerging markets. As a collective, emerging markets are an economic powerhouse. The Ashmore Group, a specialist Emerging Markets […]

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