The Prospector News

ORENINC INDEX down as deals fall off

You have opened a direct link to the current edition PDF

Open PDF Close
Uncategorized

Share this news article

ORENINC INDEX down as deals fall off

 

 

 

 

 

ORENINC INDEX – Monday, October 12th 2020

 

North America’s leading junior mining finance data provider

 

 

Last Week: 57.95

 

This week: 35.85

 

The Oreninc Index fell in the week ending October 9th, 2020 to 35.85 from 57.95 a week ago as the number of deals fell away.

 

The COVID-19 virus global death toll is approaching 1.1 million with more than 37 million cases reported worldwide.

 

Precious metals ended a volatile week strongly as US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin said President Donald Trump wants a comprehensive stimulus package, a 180-degree turn around from earlier in the week when Trump terminated negotiations under after the November presidential election. US  Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell cautioned that the economic recovery remains uncertain as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread.

 

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits for the first time fell by 9,000 to 840,000, according to the US Labor Department, remaining at levels four times higher that pre-COVID-19 levels. Continuing unemployment claims fell to 10.97 million.

 

Hurricane Delta is making its way through the Gulf of Mexico, shutting 92% of crude output as it is forecast to make landfall in Louisiana, providing a spur to the oil price.

 

On to the money: the aggregate financings announced decreased to $49.69 million, a 26-week low, which included one brokered financing for $13.1 million, an eight-week low, and one bought deal financing for $13.1 million, a one-week high. The average offer size fell to $2.26 million, a six-week low, while the number of financings fell to 22.

 

Another better week for Gold as the spot price continued to recover to close up at $1,930/oz from $1,899/oz a week ago. The yellow metal is up 27.23 so far this year. The US dollar index weakened as it closed down at 93.05 from 93.84 a week ago. The VanEck managed GDXJ increased as it closed up at $59.50 from $55.32 a week ago. The index is now up 40.80% so far this year. The US Global Go Gold ETF  closed up at $23.09 from $22.12 a week ago. It is up 31.49% so far this year. The HUI Arca Gold BUGS Index also closed up at 340.18 from 324.54 last week. The SPDR GLD ETF inventory sold down a little, closing the week down at 1,271.52 tonnes or 40.88Moz from 1,275.60 tonnes last week.

 

In other commodities, Silver also continued to recover as it closed the week up at $25.15/oz from $23.74/oz a week ago. Copper also had a strong week as it closed higher at $3.08/lb from $2.97/lb. Oil had a better week as WTI closed up at $40.60 a barrel from $37.05 a barrel a week ago.

 

The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped higher as it closed up at 28,586 from 27,682 a week ago. Canada’s S&P/TSX Composite Index also moved higher to close at 16,562 from 16,199 the previous week. The S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index closed up at 732.25 from 708.60 last week.

 

Summary

 

  • Number of financings decreased to 22.
  • One brokered financing was announced this week for $13.1 million, an eight-week low.
  • One bought-deal financing was announced this week for $13.1 million, a one-week high.
  • Total dollars fell to $49.69 million, a 26-week low.
  • Average offer fell to $2.26 million, a six-week low.

 

 

Financing Highlights

 

Denison Mines (TSX:DML) opened a bought deal private placement to raise US$10 million.

  • Subsequently raised to US$17.4 million
  • 47 million shares @ US$0.37.
  • Cantor Fitzgerald Canada and Haywood Securities as co-lead underwriters and joint book-runners.
  • Proceeds to be used to fund evaluation and environmental assessment activities on its Wheeler River uranium project in Saskatchewan, Canada.

 

Major Financing Openings

  • Denison Mines (TSX:DML) opened a $13.12 million offering underwritten by a syndicate led by Cantor Fitzgerald Canada on a bought deal basis. The deal is expected to close on or about October 14th.
  • Maple Gold Mines (TSX-V:MGM) opened a $6.2 million offering on a best efforts basis. Each unit includes a warrant that expires in three years.
  • Sassy Resources (CSE:SASY) opened a $5 million offering on a best efforts basis. Each unit includes half a warrant that expires in two years.
  • Labrador Gold (TSX-V:LAB) opened a $4.05 million offering on a best efforts basis. Each unit includes a warrant that expires in two years.

 

Major Financing Closings

  • Wallbridge Mining Company (TSX:WM) closed a $63.83 million offering underwritten by a syndicate led by BMO Capital Markets on a bought deal basis.
  • Trillium Gold Mines (TSX-V:TGM) closed a $12.95 million offering underwritten by a syndicate led by Eight Capital on a best efforts basis. Each unit included half a warrant that expires in two years.
  • Kodiak Copper (TSX-V:KDK) closed a $12.68 million offering on a best efforts basis.
  • Desert Mountain Energy (TSX-V:DME) closed a $9.12 million offering on a best efforts basis.
Posted October 13, 2020

Share this news article

MORE or "UNCATEGORIZED"


Barsele drill hole AVA20002 at the Avan Zone intersects 11.2 metres grading 5.36 g/t gold

Expansion drill hole AVA20001 cuts 2.0 metres grading 3.41 g/t go... READ MORE

October 28, 2020

Awalé Resources Intersects 13.1 grams per tonne Gold over 15 meters at the Empire Discovery, Odienné, Côte d'Ivoire

Awalé Resources Limited (TSX-V: ARIC)is pleased to report ... READ MORE

October 28, 2020

Blue Star Gold Drills 12.5 g/t over 7 Metres at the Flood Zone and 52.7 g/t over 2 Metres at the Gnu Zone on Its Ulu Gold Property

Blue Star Gold Corp. (TSX-V: BAU) (FSE: 5WP) announces additional... READ MORE

October 28, 2020

Surge Copper Closes $6,000,000 Non-Brokered Flow-Through Private Placement

Surge Copper Corp. (TSX-V: SURG), announces it has closed the non... READ MORE

October 28, 2020

Canadian Palladium Continues to Extend Mineralization

Canadian Palladium Resources Inc. (CSE: BULL) (OTCQB: DCNNF) (FSE... READ MORE

October 28, 2020

Copyright 2020 The Prospector News - Site design by Spyderbaby Productions