Harmony Gold Mining Co Ltd

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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Harmony Gold Rose Strongly after Beating Estimates

    Harmony Gold’s (HMY) revenues came in higher than analysts’ estimates while its all-in sustaining costs were lower than market expectations.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Much Does the US Interest Rate Influence Gold?

    Gold and interest rates have a close inverse relationship. The higher the rate for Treasuries, the lower the demand for non-yield-bearing assets such as gold and silver.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Earnings Report

    How Did AngloGold Reduce Its Costs despite Lower Production?

    AngloGold Ashanti that for the last three years, its management’s focus has been on the widening of its margins on a sustainable basis.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Gold Continues to Plummet as Brexit Fears Ease

    Gold futures for August expiration fell 0.2% to settle at $1,270 an ounce after touching $1,263.8 on Wednesday, June 22.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Basic Materials

    How Investor Appetite for Risk Impacts Precious Metals

    Gold and silver have seen trailing-five-day losses of 0.9% and 2.7%, respectively. The reason behind the fall in the precious metals is the buoyancy of the equity markets and the gains in the US dollar.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Rebounding Equities Are Affecting Precious Metals

    Compared to the substantial gains in precious metals on Tuesday, the gains yesterday were muted. How come?

    By Meera Shawn
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Did Gold Have the Best Month in Almost 4 Years?

    Despite the losses on February 26, the precious metals maintained substantial gains for February. Gold had the best month in almost four years.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AngloGold, South Africa’s Lowest-Cost Miner: Can Others Catch Up?

    AngloGold Ashanti (AU) is the lowest-cost South African gold miner.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Which South African Miner Offers the Optimal Geographical Mix?

    AngloGold Ashanti (AU) it is less exposed to South Africa than other South African miners. About 28% of its production comes from South Africa.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Earnings Report

    What Are Analysts Recommending Now for AngloGold?

    About 59% of analysts covering AngloGold have given it “buy” recommendations. About 24% of analysts have issued “holds,” and 18% have issued “sells.”

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s in Store for South African Miners after the Fed’s Rate Hike?

    AngloGold Ashanti (AU) stock has been under pressure in 2017 and is down 2% year-to-date through March 16, 2017.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Miscellaneous

    Which South African Gold Miner Has Received an Upgrade?

    Sibanye Gold (SBGL) entered into an agreement with Stillwater Mining (SWC) to acquire all its stock in December 2016.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Earnings Report

    How Strong Does AngloGold’s 2H16 Need to Be to Reach Its 2016 Guidance?

    AngloGold’s 1H16 production was somewhat lower than expected due to safety stoppages in South Africa and poor recoveries at Kibali in the DRC.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside the Analyst Estimates for AngloGold

    Wall Street analysts covering AngloGold Ashanti (AU) are estimating revenue of $1 billion for 2Q16, which implies a YoY growth of 4% and QoQ growth of 7.5%.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Would You Buy a Silver or Gold Nest?

    Often, haven bids for gold outnumber bids for silver. But the recent surge of silver has proved differently.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are the Biggest Catalysts for AngloGold’s Valuation Multiple?

    AngloGold Ashanti, one of the largest gold mining players, has an EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 5.7x—the highest among the South African mining companies.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Could the Fed’s Decision Impact South African Miners?

    With the Federal Reserve’s rate hike decision in December 2016, the US dollar has strengthened, which could weaken the rand. In such a scenario, miners’ costs could fall.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Harmony Gold: Rand Gold Price Leverage a Plus, but Concerns Remain

    Inconsistent operational performance, local labor issues, and a volatile metal price environment have impacted Harmony Gold’s (HMY) stock negatively.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Are South African Gold Miners Doing Post-Brexit?

    This year has been exceptional for South African gold miners. The uptrend for the stocks has been driven by gold’s safe-haven appeal and the weak South African rand.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Rising Physical Gold Demand Could Mean for Prices

    After falling 18% in 1Q17, physical demand for gold seems to have picked up in 2Q17.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Declining US unemployment rate a boost to the economy

    The US unemployment rate is now two times lower than it is in the Eurozone, where the jobless rate currently sits at 11.2%.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Factors Are Impacting Costs for AngloGold?

    Gold prices fell by 3% YoY in 1Q16. Production dropped by 7.2% YoY. AngloGold’s total cash costs fell by 5%, and its AISC fell by 7% YoY in the same period.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Earnings Report

    What Will Impact AngloGold’s Valuation Most?

    AngloGold has an EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 5.1x—the highest ratio among South African mining companies. Its estimated EBITDA margin for 2017 is 42.4%.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Basic Materials

    IMF Warns about Trade Conflict, Rising Debt, and Inflation

    The International Monetary Fund warned that a major trade rift between the US and China could threaten global economic growth.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Gold Prices Settle near Monthly Lows: US Dollar Index Appreciates

    The US Dollar Index gained against the basket of currencies on April 23, 2015. The index gained on the consensus of the improving US economy.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Basic Materials

    What’s AngloGold Thinking about Dividends as Its Balance Sheet Improves?

    In 2015, AngloGold sold a mine to Newmont for $820 million. It used the proceeds to buy a part of its high-yield bond, which lowered its net debt.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside AngloGold Ashanti’s Positioning in 2016

    YTD, Sibanye Gold (SBGL) has risen by 191%, while AngloGold Ashanti (AU) and Gold Fields (GFI) have risen 180% and 100%, respectively.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    South African Miners Enjoy Unique Factors that Merit Attention

    While South African miners can be categorized with senior or intermediate miners, there are unique factors driving South African miners that merit special attention.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Earnings Report

    Gold Price Leverage at Full Play at Sibanye: How Far Can It Go?

    Since the start of 2016, Sibanye Gold has successfully played its operating leverage to the upside. While gold prices have risen by 16% year-to-date, Sibanye’s stock price has risen by a whopping 127%.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Have Harmony and Sibanye Outperformed Their Peers in 2016?

    On May 27, Harmony Gold (HMY) had gained a staggering 275% year-to-date.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Miscellaneous

    Gauging Market Sentiment before the US Elections

    While Americans evaluate the promises of US presidential nominees Trump and Clinton, investors are busy evaluating their portfolios in light of either nominee’s victory.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Earnings Report

    These Factors Will Impact AngloGold’s Costs in 2H16

    AngloGold’s cost metrics improved during 1H16. Its AISC (all-in sustaining costs) for 1H16 reached $911 per ounce—$13 per ounce YoY improvement.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Earnings Report

    Inside IAMGOLD’s Essakane Mine: What Caused Improved Costs in 1Q17

    Essakane produced 93,000 ounces of gold in 1Q17, which represents a YoY rise of 6%, mainly due to a 27% increase in throughput.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    As Gold Prices Rally, What Else Is Driving Gold Mining Stocks?

    Gold prices have risen 15% year-to-date as of April 13, making gold the best-performing investment in 2016 so far. But there’s more to the story than prices alone.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Global Economic Unrest Has Buoyed Gold in 2016

    Gold rallied in the new year and quickly touched the $1,200 mark on February 8, 2016. Gold lost almost 10.3% in 2015.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Earnings Report

    Can Sibanye Achieve Its Cost Guidance for 2016?

    Sibanye Gold’s (SBGL) gold production in 1Q16 was 360,800 ounces, which is 14% higher compared to the same quarter last year.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Fund Managers

    Horseman Capital reduces its position in Newmont Mining

    Newmont Mining is one of the world’s largest gold producers and is the only gold company included in the S&P 500 Index and Fortune 500.

    By Diana Key
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Precious Metals Slow Down: What Technicals Are Pointing To

    Palladium has a greater industrial use, so it may closely associate with industrial sentiment rather than the sentiment for precious metals.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Basic Materials

    Why Did Miners Fall on August 24?

    Most mining companies reversed their 2015 losses during the first few months of 2016 and have posted substantial gains. There is a high correlation between mining stocks and precious metals.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    As Investors’ Cash Positons Remains Strong, Where Does Gold Stand?

    According to the most recent survey by Bank of America/Merrill Lynch (BAC), fund managers were cautious ahead of the US presidential election and concerns regarding the European Union.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Miscellaneous

    Could Harmony Gold Regain Analysts’ Lost Favor?

    According to the consensus compiled by Thomson Reuters, Harmony Gold (HMY) has “buy” ratings from 30% of the analysts covering the stock.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Miscellaneous

    Could South African Miners’ Difficulties End in 2019?

    South African miners (GDXJ) have traditionally traded at discounts to their global counterparts (GDX).

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Basic Materials

    Is Gold Ready to Fly in the New Year?

    In this series, we’ll look at what could influence gold demand as we step into 2019.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Miscellaneous

    What’s Baked In to Gold Fields’ Analyst Ratings?

    Gold Fields stock has fallen 11.4% YTD (year-to-date) as of June 14, and so have its South African peers (GDX).

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Miscellaneous

    Are Miners Closely Tracking Gold and Silver?

    In this part of the series, we’ll look at miners’ RSI (relative strength index) scores and implied volatilities.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    Is a Rebound in the Cards for Gold?

    After the massive slump in gold prices as US Treasury yields rose, the trading range for gold seems to have corrected lower.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Basic Materials

    The Slump in Precious Metals and Their Technicals

    On May 15, gold dropped about 2.1% and closed at $1,288.90 per ounce.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    What the Gold-Platinum Ratio Indicates

    Lower platinum prices are a major concern for platinum miners in Africa.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Basic Materials

    A Quick Look at the Technicals of the 4 Precious Metals

    Gold’s price dipped 0.13% to $1,312.8 per ounce on May 9. The fall in gold was extended for a number of reasons.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Basic Materials

    Are US-China Jitters Affecting Precious Metals?

    Gold futures for April expiration were trading at $1,336.3 an ounce on Monday, April 9.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Basic Materials

    Gold Price Drivers: The Fed, Trade War Fears, the US Dollar

    Uncertainty or volatility in the markets is increasing. But what’s the impact on gold?

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Basic Materials

    How the FOMC Meeting Moved Precious Metals

    Precious metals swung higher as the Federal Reserve ended its two-day meeting with a rise in the key interest rate from 1.50% to 1.75%.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Basic Materials

    How Gold Could React to a Fed Rate Hike

    The Fed’s rate hike process The Fed started its rate hike process back in December 2015, raising key interest rates by 25 basis points. Between then and December 2017, it has raised interest rates five times. The Fed is expecting three rate hikes in 2018. The actual count should, however, depend on data, especially inflation. There are wide-ranging […]

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Basic Materials

    Is Gold Keeping Tabs on the US Interest Rate?

    As we know, precious metals are closely tied to movements in US interest rates. Bonds and equities are both yield-bearing assets, so a rise in yields often causes a slump in demand for assets such as gold and silver.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    How Do Mining Stocks’ RSI Indicators Look?

    First Majestic Silver and Harmony Gold have 30-day trailing losses of 0.28% and 2.8%, respectively.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Gold and Dollar Fluctuations
    Miscellaneous

    The Dollar’s Relationship to Gold in the Week Ended January 12

    On January 12, 2018, gold prices hit a four-month high of $1,338.20 per ounce, and it ended the day at $1,333.40.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Basic Materials

    How Has 2018 Started Out for Gold and Silver?

    With the exception of platinum, all four precious metals witnessed a down day on Friday, January 5.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///RSI
    Miscellaneous

    How Do Miners’ Technical Details Look?

    Most of the mining companies have risen during the past few weeks. The miners tend to move according to precious metal prices rather than the equities market in general.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    Analyzing Precious Metals: Dollar Had Its Worst Year since 2003

    Although most of the upswing in precious metals has been due to the rise in geopolitical risks in 2017, the dollar has been the most crucial factor.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    Reading Key Mining Stock Technicals as of December

    Most of the mining companies have increased during the past two weeks due to the rise of gold and silver.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    Have Gold Prices Found the Bottom?

    Another indicator that’s usually seen as a turning point for gold prices is the net long position of speculators.

    By Anuradha Garg
  • uploads///GFI
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why South Deep Mine Could Be Key to Gold Fields’ Future

    Gold Fields (GFI) has returned 37.5% YTD (year-to-date) as of December 18, 2017. It has easily outperformed its South African mining peers.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Basic Materials

    Miners: Analyzing Core Indicators for Investors

    A brief analysis of mining stocks is crucial when investors are parking their money in the precious metals market, specifically in mining companies.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Gold and Dollar Fluctuations
    Basic Materials

    The Correlation between Gold, the US Dollar, and Miners

    The dollar connection Although interest rate hikes and other speculations in the market have had visible effects on precious metals over the last month, the US dollar (UUP) has played the most important role in precious metal prices. Historically, gold and the dollar have a marked inverse relationship. Whereas the dollar, represented by the DXY Currency […]

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    What Made AngloGold Ashanti Climb the Ranks among Analysts

    Similar to Pan American Silver (PAAS), AngloGold Ashanti (AU) has recently climbed into the analysts’ top ten in terms of percentage “buy” recommendations.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Miscellaneous

    How Is Gold, Commercial and Non-Commercial, Moving?

    Speculative positions fell sharply last week. It was the most significant one-week fall since May 2016.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    How Inflation Becomes a Core Determinant of the Price of Gold

    The possible interest rate hike is taking a lot of market participants’ attention. Many policymakers are also focusing on inflation numbers.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    The Technical Details of Mining Shares

    During the past 30 trading days, Sibanye Gold and Silver Wheaton have a 30-day trailing gain of 10.5% and 1.3%, respectively.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    A Quick Look at Mining Stocks’ Technicals

    Before investors park their money in mining stocks, there are a few key indicators to consider. Let’s look at call-implied volatility and RSI (relative strength index) scores.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    Mining Stocks: Analyzing the Technical Details

    In this part, we’ll concentrate on the technical readings of key mining stocks, including their call implied volatilities and RSI (relative strength index) levels.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Basic Materials

    A Brief Analysis of Mining Stocks in November 2017

    On November 7, Agnico-Eagle Mines (AEM), Yamana Gold (AUY), Hecla Mining (HL), and Harmony Gold (HMY) had implied volatility readings of 33.6%, 48.4%, 36.3%, and 53.3%, respectively.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    Analyzing a Few Core indicators for Miners

    As of November 2, 2017, AGI, GFI, IAG, and HMY had call-implied volatilities of 46.9%, 40.4%, 44.3%, and 53.3%, respectively.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Gold versus US Two and Ten year Rate of Interest
    Miscellaneous

    How the Fed Chair Pick Could Affect Gold

    Fed chair selection On Tuesday, as the Bank of Japan kept its monetary policy steady, investors shifted their attention to other central bank meetings. The bank has slightly cut its inflation forecast for the current fiscal year. Much of the market’s focus is on the Fed and US president Donald Trump’s pick for its next chairperson. Sources in the market […]

    By Meera Shawn
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    Basic Materials

    These Factors Are Affecting Gold

    Gold, silver, platinum, and palladium have a five-day trailing loss of 0.67%, 0.44%, 1.1%, and 1.5%, respectively.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Gold and Dollar Fluctuations
    Basic Materials

    Which Elements Impact Precious Metals?

    Gold fell for the third consecutive day on October 18, 2017, as the US dollar regained strength. However, October 19 was an up day for gold and silver.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Basic Materials

    All Eyes on Inflation—And Gold and Mining Stock Movements

    Much of the discussion surrounding another interest rate hike in December has been about how inflation numbers have remained low.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Basic Materials

    How Global Indicators Are Affecting Precious Metals

    Gold reached its two-week high price of $1,294.5 an ounce on Tuesday, October 10, and ended the day at $1292.1 per ounce.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Basic Materials

    How Precious Metals Are Related to Monetary Policies

    Positive US economic numbers buoyed expectations of another interest rate hike this year. An interest rate hike would be negative for precious metals.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    Could North Korea Be Affecting Precious Metal Prices?

    North Korean tensions Like the US dollar, global tensions can be responsible for precious metal price fluctuations. North Korea has interpreted US president Donald Trump’s comments as a declaration of war, stating that Pyongyang has the right to take countermeasures, including shooting down US bombers outside of its airspace. The ongoing unrest in the Korean peninsula has led to a global […]

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    How Gold and Platinum Are Moving in Tandem

    Like silver, platinum has industrial uses and has seen growing demand in China.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Basic Materials

    Here Are the Indicators for the Ups and Downs of Miners

    The past week was full of ups and downs for mining shares as the Federal Reserve and the tensions in North Korea pulled the gold sentiment to each side.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Basic Materials

    Precious Metals, Miners and the Scaling Dollar

    Later in the day on September 20, after rising gold prices fell on the US Federal Reserve’s indication of one more interest rate hike in 2017.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    How Gold, Silver, and Mining Companies Performed on September 18

    On September 18, gold fell 1.1% and closed at $1,306.90 per ounce. Of the precious metals, silver fell 3.1% and closed at $17.10 per ounce.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    How North Korea Has Affected the Precious Metal Market

    Precious metals have been buoyed by tension in North Korea. If North Korea does another missile test, it could prompt investors to move to haven assets such as gold, silver, Treasuries, and major currencies.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    The Dollar’s Outlook Is Darkening—Does It Signal Brighter Days for Gold?

    The more-dovish-than-expected minutes from the Federal Reserve’s July meeting were released on August 16, 2017. These minutes impacted the dollar negatively.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Miscellaneous

    Mining Shares’ Performance in the First Week of August

    Most mining shares saw a downturn in their price on August 3 as precious metals also fell. The past few weeks were beneficial for miners.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    Platinum Market: Reading the Gold-Platinum Ratio

    When reading the platinum market, it’s important to look at the relative performance of platinum and gold by using the gold-platinum ratio.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    What Miners’ Technical Indicators Suggest

    Most of the miners have seen an upswing in their prices over the past week.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    The Fed’s Implications on Gold

    Another element that was crucial in determining the directional movement of precious metals was the two-day Federal Reserve meeting.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Basic Materials

    How Market Volatility Could Steer Gold

    Gold is a famous hedge against inflation. A reduction in volatility could mean a downward swing for gold.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Basic Materials

    Gold-Platinum Ratio: Is Platinum a Long-Term ‘Buy’?

    When reading the platinum market, it’s important to analyze the comparative performance of platinum and gold by using the gold-platinum ratio or spread.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    Inside the Gold-Platinum Spread Now

    The platinum industry is now headed for its third-straight year of surplus, likely due to the higher demand for petroleum-based cars.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    What Led to the Slump in Precious Metals?

    Gold retreated on June 8, 2017, by almost 1% to $1277.50 an ounce. Silver and platinum followed, falling 1.2% and 1%, respectively.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    How the Fed Is Playing on Gold and Related Assets at the End of May

    Much of the attention on precious metals is focused on the US Federal Reserve’s decision to keep hiking the interest rate in 2017.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    Gold and Other Precious Metals Fell on May 18

    Gold futures for June expiration fell 0.47% and ended May 18 at $1,252.8 per ounce. The call implied volatility in gold rose to 11.3%.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    This Could Help Gold Make a Big Comeback in 2017

    Volatility lessens While volatility has lessened recently as the French election results provided relief to investors, there are still many events that could set volatility moving up again. Short-term weakness One of the most important factors that will impact post-election investor behavior will be the Fed’s rate hike trajectory in 2017. Comments by Fed officials […]

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Miscellaneous

    How the Dollar’s Revival Is Impacting Precious Metals in May

    The US Dollar Index, which prices the dollar against a basket of six major world currencies, has risen ~0.46% on a trailing-five-day basis.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    Behind Mining RSI Levels and Volatility Now

    Leveraged mining funds including the Direxion Daily Gold Miners (NUGT) and the Proshares Ultra Silver (AGQ) saw big jumps in early 2017 due to the revival in precious metals.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    Could Rising Inflation Be a Stepping Stone for Gold?

    Gold is a hedge against inflation. When prices rise, investors can park their money in gold. It isn’t clear how well gold protects investors.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How the Fed Rate Hikes Could Affect Gold Miners

    The FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) raised the federal funds rate 0.25% to 0.75%–1% on March 15, 2017.

    By Anuradha Garg
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