Several weeks ago when the TSX Venture was on its back due to tax loss selling I warned its planting time not selling time predicting a year end breakout in gold and the junior miners. Now gold has rallied pretty much everyday for 2 straight weeks making it short term overbought after a powerful breakout move into new 7 year highs.
Don't be surprised for a little profit taking along the way as precious metals bulls who have been beaten down for so long are finally able to take some gains as gold is overbought because of the recent instability in Iraq over the killing of the Iranian General by the USA.
I believe after a little bit of a breather in gold we could be on our way to new record highs in gold in 2020 past $2000 USD. There are real weaknesses with the economy and there are not many tools left for the bankers to employ. War is one possible fix to boost inflation but the American Public may be tired after close to 20 years of fighting in the Middle East.
For years the West has been trying to appease and keep a balance in the Middle East between the Shiites and Sunnis all for the sole purpose of a steady supply of oil. When one side gets too powerful the other is assisted. Recently Isis and Al Qaeda were devastated leading to the Shiites led by Iran to have control. The last thing the West wants is Iran to take over Baghdad which could lead to the next step which is war with Saudi Arabia over Mecca.
Trump made an interesting point that the USA doesn't need the Middle East oil anymore as the Country in now energy independent. Question remains what would happen if USA pulls troops out of region and leaves it for Nato to solve. Even many oil rich countries are looking for better energy alternatives such as nuclear and solar and the consumers are pushing for electric vehicles as Tesla overtakes the traditional automaker market.
Finally the junior gold miners are breaking out especially the explorers ready to drill. For years the majors have neglected exploration and they are running out of reserves. New discoveries are being looked at and some major exploration teams are getting permitted, funded and starting to drill.
For weeks I highlighted this little junior recommended by the top newsletter writers in the industry such as Eric Coffin, Brien Lundin, Bob Moriarity, Jordan Roy Byrne and Gwen Preston among others especially when I saw the Placer Dome Geo who discovered the major mine for Barrick Newmont join the team.
The overall team is amazing with an all star roster but this recent addition along with raising money indicated smart money is following this drilling program. The project is adjacent to Barrick-Newmont's largest gold mine in Latin America which produces over a million ounces of gold a year at all in sustaining costs under $650.
This is not just an area play...they have historical drill results already which shows its inline with the large system next door. They have 8 untested magnetic anomalies that have not been tested at all. They are fully financed and permitted for drilling which may get started any day now. The share count is still low around 100 million shares with almost a third of the float in the hands of insiders and strategics. The chart looks amazing.
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