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How Closely Are Miners Tracking Gold?

9h marketrealist
Usually, precious-metal-mining companies follow precious metals. Precious metals have risen over the past few days, supporting mining companies.
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First Majestic Produces 3.9M Silver Eqv. Oz in First Quarter

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Majestic Silver Corp. ("First Majestic" or the "Company") (NYSE:AG) (TSX:FR) (Frankfurt:FMV) announces total production in the first quarter of 2018 from its six operating silver mines reached 3.9 million equivalent ounces of silver. Total production consisted of 2.2 million ounces of silver, 15,887 ounces of gold, 4.4 million pounds of lead and 1.
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Following Metals, Miners Saw an Upswing on April 11

2018-04-12 marketrealist
Usually, precious metals mining companies follow precious metals. When precious metals rose on April 11, 2018, miners followed suit. Most miners saw an up day on April 11, though that may not always be the case.
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Analyzing Miners’ Implied Volatility

2018-04-10 marketrealist
Recently, the unrest in the markets has had a big effect on precious metals and the US dollar. The US dollar has a big impact on dollar-denominated precious metals and also on mining companies. In this part of the series, we’ll look at miners’ RSI (relative strength index) scores and implied volatility. The miners we’ve selected for our analysis are First Majestic Silver (AG), B2Gold (BTG), Royal Gold (RGLD), and Goldcorp (GG).
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Why Gold Is Performing Better than Silver

2018-04-09 marketrealist
When considering the performance of precious metals and precious metal mining companies, it’s important to analyze their interrelationship by way of ratios. There has been a significant up-and-down movement in the precious metals since the beginning of 2018. On a YTD (year-to-date) basis, gold has risen 1.4% and silver has fallen 4.3%. Silver has been weak compared to gold over the past few months.
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Wheaton Precious Metals: What To Do Now

2018-04-09 seekingalpha
It was a strong quarter for the gold & silver streamer, but a disappointing year overall.
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Ermitaño West Maiden Resource Announced

2018-04-05 globenewswire
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Evrim Resources Corp. (TSX.V:EVM) (“Evrim” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that a maiden resource on the Ermitaño West vein that comprises part of the Ermitaño property was announced by earn-in partner First Majestic Silver Corp. (“First Majestic”) on March 29, 2018. Inferred resources of 40.8 million ounces silver equivalent have been calculated by First Majestic with an average grade of 4.
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How Economic Data Could Play Precious Metals

Over the last week, we saw some crucial economic numbers for the United States, including quarterly GDP, a measurement of the annualized change in the inflation-adjusted value of all goods and services over the last quarter. The market was expecting this number to be 2.7%. However, the outcome beat expectations at 2.9%. A better-than-expected number could be detrimental for gold since the demand for this safe-haven asset decreases.
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Are Interest Rates Moving alongside or against Gold?

The recent FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) meeting was more dovish than expected, which gave more breathing room for precious metals. Investors were widely expecting at least three more rate hikes in 2018. However, now we’re expecting only two. Although interest rates were raised, the overall meeting seemed more dovish than expected.
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The Correlation of Miners So Far in March

Mining stocks tend to move in accordance with gold prices. In this final part of the series, we’ll analyze the correlation between gold and four mining stocks: First Majestic Silver (AG), B2Gold (BTG), Gold Fields (GFI), and Agnico-Eagle Mines (AEM). Among the miners under consideration, Gold Fields has the highest correlation with gold, while B2Gold has the lowest correlation.
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How the Lower US Dollar Is Affecting Gold and Miners

On March 23, gold touched a two-week high and closed at $1,349.30 per ounce, and silver ended the day at $16.50 per ounce. The metals likely rose due to the US dollar falling. The US dollar, depicted by the DXY Currency Index (UUP), fell 0.42% on Friday and had fallen 0.83% in the last five days.
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Is the Correlation of Miners to Gold Strengthening or Weakening?

Mining shares tend to move with gold prices. For our correlation analysis, we’ll compare gold with four mining stocks: Alamos Gold (AGI), First Majestic Silver (AG), B2Gold (BTG), and Royal Gold (RGLD). Mining funds also have high correlations with gold.
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Is the Analyst Sentiment for Hecla Mining Improving?

Out of all the silver miners (SIL) under discussion in this series, Hecla Mining (HL) has among the fewest “buy” ratings, with only 45% of analysts recommending its stock—just above Tahoe Resources’ (TAHO) 43% “buy” ratings.
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Silver Underperforms Gold in 2018: Can It Correct Its Course?

Year-to-date (or YTD), silver has underperformed gold. As of March 16, 2018, the SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD), which tracks gold prices, had risen 0.8% YTD. During the same period, the iShares Silver Trust ETF (SLV), which tracks silver prices, had fallen 3.8%.
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