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