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ORENINC INDEX above 100 as financings rocket

 

 

 

 

 

ORENINC INDEX – Monday, January 25th 2021

 

North America’s leading junior mining finance data provider

 

 

Last Week: 70.38

 

This week: 104.30

 

The Oreninc Index increased in the week ending January 22nd, 2021 to 104.30 from 70.38 a week ago as financings rocket.

 

The COVID-19 virus global death toll surpassed 2.1 million with almost 100 million cases reported worldwide. More and more countries are announcing an extension of the hard lockdown often accompanied by a curfew.

 

On to the money: the aggregate financings announced increased to $281 million, a 23-week high, with 14 new brokered financings and 13 new bought-deal financings announced. The average offer size increased to $7 million, a 123-week  high, and the number of financings increased to 40.

 

Gold closed the week higher at $1,856/oz from $1,829/oz a week ago. The US dollar index closed lower at 90.24 from 90.88 a week ago.

 

The widely followed junior mining index, the VanEck managed GDXJ, closed the week up at $50.34 from $49.35 a week ago. HUI Arca Gold BUGS Index, which follows the major gold miners, closed the week higher at 288.84 from 284.53 last week. The SPDR GLD ETF inventory closed the week down at 1,173.25 tonnes, or 37.72 million ounces, from 1,177.63 tonnes last week.

 

In other commodities, Silver closed the week higher at $25.55/oz from $24.98/oz a week ago. Copper closed the week at $3.62/lb from $3.673/lb a week ago. Oil went down as WTI closed down at $52.27 a barrel from $52.48 a barrel a week ago.

 

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up at 30,996 from 30,814 a week ago. Canada’s S&P/TSX Composite Index closed down at 17,845 from 17,909 the previous week. The S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index closed up at 947.43 from 908.00 a week ago.

 

Summary:

 

  • Number of financings increased to 40.
  • Fourteen brokered financings were announced this week for $224.6m, a 164-week high.
  • Thirteen bought-deal financings were announced this week for $220.6m, a 239-week high.
  • Total dollars increased to $281m, a 23-week high.
  • Average offer heightened to $7m, a 123week high.

 

 

Major Financing Openings:

 

  • Osisko Mining Inc. (TSX:OSK)opened a $64 million offering underwritten by a syndicate led by Canaccord Genuity Corp on a bought deal basis. The deal is expected to close on or about February 12, 2021.
  • Great Bear Resources Ltd. (TSX-V:GBR)opened a $37.2 million offering underwritten by a syndicate led by Cormark Securities Inc. on a bought deal basis. The deal is expected to close on or about February 18, 2021.
  • Neo Lithium Corp. (TSX-V:NLC)opened a $30.2 million offering underwritten by a syndicate led by Stifel GMP on a bought deal basis. The deal is expected to close on or about February 10, 2021.
  • Millennial Lithium Corp. (TSX-V:ML)opened a $25 million offering underwritten by a syndicate led by Cantor Fitzgerald Canada Corp. on a bought deal basis. The deal is expected to close on or about February 11, 2021.

 

Major Financing Closings:

 

  • Bear Creek Mining Corporation (TSX-V:BCM)closed a $34.5 million offering underwritten by a syndicate led by Stifel GMP on a bought deal basis. The deal is expected to close on or about February 15, 2021.
  • Victory Metals Inc. (TSX-V:VMX)closed a $18.04 million offering on a best efforts basis. The deal is expected to close on or about January 15, 2021.
  • Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc. (TSX-V:NOU)closed a $17.25 million offering underwritten by a syndicate led by BMO Capital Markets on a bought deal basis. The deal is expected to close on or about January 20, 2021.
  • Nulegacy Gold Corporation (TSX-V:NUG)closed a $12.5 million offering on a best efforts basis. The deal is expected to close on or about January 18, 2021.

 

Posted January 26, 2021

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