Important developments are taking place this week as investors return from the end of the summer doldrum season. Conference season picks up this weekend and next at the Metals Investors Forum and the Precious Metals Summit in Beaver Creek. Both are sold out!!!
I expect to see a consistent flow of news and for gold to consolidate while silver and the junior miners play catch up to the higher gold price. I believe many investors have missed out on the move in gold this summer and are looking to position in some forgotten junior miners still unknown by the masses.
Take notice of the chart above of the gold-silver ratio which just recently almost hit 95-1 gold to silver ratio. Now silver is outperforming this week causing the gold silver uptrend to breakdown.
The Venture Exchange and small junior miners perform better when the gold-silver ratio breaks down which it appears to have recently done. Notice some of the great junior rallies occurred 2003-2007 and 2009-2011.
Could we be in for a few good years? As I heard one speaker say once we had the pain of the bear market lets enjoy the gain of the next bull market.
This weekend we have the Metals Investors Forum where already we see some interest coming in to some of the companies about to present with the newsletter writers. Eric Coffin will be there with his picks such as Great Bear $GBR.V which came out with great drilling news taking the stock from 50 cents to $8 bucks... Minera Alamos $MAI.V, Barrian Mining $BARI.V and Libero Copper $LBC.V are three which are all drilling for #gold right now and put out news they are presenting. So I expect some good content soon.
Then next week you have one of the best mining shows in Beaver Creek Colorado. The junior mining market appears to be in the early stages of a bull market and many investors are still underweight or have zero exposure to gold.
Junior mining has been chronically underfunded for years and the majors have not put much money into exploration. Some of these miners will die if they don't grow or get in early on discoveries. That is why significant discoveries like Great Bear have gone from 50 cents to $8.
I believe there are other discoveries out there that have not really taken notice from investors or situations with tired shareholders who used good drilling news to sell out. Take a look at the results these past few weeks with $GTT.V #GT Gold backed by Newmont and $SUNM.V #sunmetals backed by Teck that both have great results but market has ignored them. Unfortunately among retail investors BC still has a bad rap but that could change with some of these great results.
Keep a close eye on Strikepoint Gold $SKP.V which is drilling right near Pretium in the #goldentriangle. Lots of smart investors know this is a discovery 20 years in the making. They released news that they have sent in assays and are getting them rushed! I'm hoping for a discovery and a break of a major 2 year downtrend.
Triumph Gold $TIG.V could be a big discovery in the Yukon. They are drilling the deepest hole into the richest porphyry in Yukon history !!!! Jordan Roy Byrne says Triumph looks phenomenal!
Finally, silver is making a major breakout and you must follow the #kenohill #silverdistrict in the #yukon. Alexco $AXU could be a takeout target and $MMG.V #metallicminerals may be next. The same guys who built Novagold and Trilogy are building a model around Alexco which could generate possibly a consolidation of the district by a major...just my thinking but what do I know. Remember Barrick tried to buy out Novagold this is the same team who built that asset? They are doing amazing work in #kenohill.
Finally, its time for silver and the junior explorers as evidenced above by the breakdown in the gold to silver ratio. These next few weeks could see lots of new interest in the juniors as investors waken up to the rising precious metal prices breaking out into six year highs. We will watch carefully over the next few days for exciting news. Stay tuned.
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