The Curse Of PDAC (2019) One Day Early

By Dudley Pierce Baker Founder – Editor Common Stock Warrants Junior Mining News Are you superstitious? Seems this ‘curse’ appears every year as investors, mining executives, newsletter writers, etc. prepare for the big event – The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada Convention (PDAC) PDAC started today March 3 and runs through March 6 in Toronto, Canada. Sometimes the mining sector is rallying just before the convention but in 2019, gold and the miners have been slowly declining the last week or two, but on Friday, March 1st, gold took a big hit and was down $20 to close at $1293. Silver also sold off and was down .39 to close at $15.19. Of course this seems most years to temper the enthusiasm of all attendees and it now 2019 will not be any different. In 2011 the Financial Post had an article on the curse: “The annual Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada Convention might be the most anticipated event of the year for the global mining community, but it hasn’t always been the most rewarding one for investors. The TSX Venture exchange, home to a slew of junior miners, has tended to outperform in the months leading up to the convention but drastically underperform in the months after.” In 2016 – Can The Market Survive the PDAC Curse? (Kitco.com) “I think we have seen things move pretty hard in one direction so it makes sense to see a pullback,” said Brent Cook, author of the newsletter Exploration insights. … Continue reading

Hawaii Six O – Gary Wagner – Is That A Double Bottom?

Gary Wagner October 30, 2017   As of 4 o’clock EDT, gold futures are trading up $5.50 on the day, with December’s futures contract currently fixed at $1,277.30. This marks the second day of higher pricing in gold. More importantly, the lows seen on Friday match almost precisely to recent lows when gold traded to $1,263 on October 6th. These lows match the lows that were achieved on Friday and, in essence, created a double bottom in gold pricing. Add to that the fact that $1,263 per ounce in gold is exactly a 61.8% retracement of the major rally which occurred from the first week of July and concluded on September 8, when gold prices reached this year’s high at $1,362 per ounce. It is for that reason that the price point of $1,263 is a critical support area. This could be an indication not only of price support at $1,263 but higher pricing in gold in the next few weeks. Much of the recent strength or weakness seen in gold pricing has been directly attributable to the U.S. dollar. Today dollar weakness has been instrumental in supporting stronger gold pricing. The U.S. dollar index is currently trading at 94.33, losing 49 points on the day (-0.52%). Physical gold is fixed at $1,275.70, a net gain of $2.50 on the day. According to the Kitco Gold Index (KGX), a weak U.S. dollar is adding $4.70 worth of value today, with normal selling taking gold pricing down $2.20 on the day resulting in its current price of $1,275.70. Dollars sentiment … Continue reading

How To Invest With $5,000 to $10,000

How To Invest With $5,000 to $10,000 Thursday March 12, 2015 14:43 By Dudley Pierce Baker Investing with limited funds can present many challenges. Let’s face it, if you had $1,000,000 to work with the number of opportunities and a reasonable dollar allocation would be much easier. Who would not like to have this problem? Reality is that many, especially younger investors, are eager to participate in the markets but are at a loss as to how to proceed with $5,000 or $10,000. Timing Your Entrance However, before one invests there needs to be an expectation of success. The timing of the investment is of major importance. I realize this seems very simple but don’t forget that most investors love to buy at the highs of the markets or individual shares and are doomed from the start and of course they are scared to death to buy (like now) when they should be buying. As I read the tea leaves, look at the charts of gold and silver, listen to other colleagues in the business, i.e., Rick Rule, our friends at Casey Research, Frank Holmes, etc., I must conclude this to be an excellent time for investors to get started or to be involved in the natural resource sector. Yes, there could be more downside over the next few months, but it is definitely time for you to begin doing your homework and making some decisions. Initial Investment Thoughts It is advised to never, never, never put all your eggs … Continue reading