ORENINC INDEX – Monday, February 11th 2019
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Last week index score: 14.92
This week: 32.13
The Oreninc Index more than doubled in the week ending February 8th, 2019 to 32.13 from 14.92 as the gold price continued to hold about UA$1,300/oz.
With gold continuing to consolidate above the US$1,300/oz level, there were signs of some profit-taking, which many commentators believe is a necessary and welcome prelude to a further future growth push. Mining executives met this past week for the annual Indaba mining conference in South Africa and where Barrick Gold CEO Mark Bristow called for more M&A in the space on the grounds that, “there are too few assets with too many management teams – it’s too inefficient,” and that “the majority of the industry is still struggling to deliver value to long-suffering shareholders.”
A relatively quiet week on the geo-political front with little new noise or disturbance related to China, North Korea, Russia or the Middle East, compared with recent months.
On to the money: total fund raises announced increased to C$31.9 million, a three-week high, that included no brokered financings and no bought-deal financings. The average offer size decreased to C$1.1 million, a two-week low, whilst the number of financings jumped to 30, a seven-week high.
Gold continued to hold firm about the US$1,300/oz mark despite a rising US dollar, to close the week down at US$1,316/oz from US$1,317/oz a week ago, recovering from a low of US$1,306/oz. The yellow metal is up 2.66% this year. The US dollar index showed strength as it closed up at 96.63 from 95.57 last week. The van Eck managed GDXJ put in some strong growth as it closed down at US$32.33 from US$32.84 a week ago. The index is up 6.98% so far in 2019. A similar tale at the US Global Go Gold ETF that closed down at US$12.50 from US$12.64 a week ago. It is up 9.55% so far in 2019. The HUI Arca Gold BUGS Index also closed down at 168.87 from 169.25 last week. The SPDR GLD ETF broke its inventory growth streak of recent weeks as it closed down at 802.12 tonnes from 817.4 tonnes a week ago.
In other commodities, silver gave up some of its recent gains to close down at US$15.82/oz from US$15.91/oz a week ago. Copper continued to strengthen and closed up at US$2.81/lb from US$2.77/lb a week ago. Oil lost a couple of dollars as WTI closed down at US$52.72 a barrel from US$55.26 a barrel a week ago.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average continued to grow as it closed up at 25,106 from 25,063 last week, although it closed the week failing from its mid-week high of 25,411. Canada’s S&P/TSX Composite Index also continued to grow as it closed up at 15,633 from 15,506 the previous week. The S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index closed down at 611.94 from 622.86 last week.
International Lithium (TSX-V:ILC) announced a non-brokered private placement of up to 15.4 million flow-through shares @ C$0.065 for gross proceeds of up to $1.0 million.
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