Oreninc Index Up As Financings Increased, Although Smaller
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The Oreninc Index increased in the week ending March 8th, 2019 to 31.10 from 26.17 as the number of financings increased, although they were smaller.
NuLegacy Gold (TSXV:NUG) completed a private placement of 350,000 shares @ C$0.15 for C$52,500. The Oreninc Index increased in the week ending March 8th, 2019 to 31.10 from 26.17 as the number of financings increased, although they were smaller.
The PDAC curse came early this year with metals and stocks selling down before the annual Prospectors and Developers Association Conference got underway in Toronto, Canada, which saw gold crash below the US$1,300/oz level and down to strong support around $1,280/oz. However, PDAC week closed on a high following disappointing US jobs numbers which propelled gold back up to $1,300/oz. With analysts expecting this month's US Labor Department jobs report to come in around the 180,000 mark, the 20,000 new non-farm payroll jobs added in February was well-short of the mark.
The past week saw a lot of geopolitical news including a growing scandal involving Canadian Premier Justin Trudeau, reports suggesting that North Korea is gearing up for another missile launch, while Venezuela has seen a two-day black out across the country. And of course, with the UK supposedly due to leave the European union at the end of this month, the world is no closer to knowing how or if that will happen.
Conference season now passes into a brief hiatus before the copper world convenes in Santiago, Chile during the first week of April for the CRU World Copper Congress, and the Denver Gold Group hits Zurich in the second week of April.
On to the money: total fund raises announced fell to C$49.0 million, a four-week low, that included no brokered financings and no bought-deal financings. The average offer size shrank again to C$1.9 million, a four-week low, whilst the number of financings increased to 26, a two-week high.
Gold saw an up-and-down week with spot falling to US$1,285/oz before closing up at US$1,298/oz from US$1,293/oz a week ago. The yellow metal is up 1.23% this year. The US dollar index saw growth to close up at 97.30 from 96.45 last week after hitting a mid-week high of 97.66. The van Eck managed GDXJ closed up at US$32.30 from US$31.44 a week ago. The index is up 6.88% so far in 2019. The US Global Go Gold ETF also closed up at US$12.78 from US$12.53 last week. It is up 12.09% so far in 2019. The HUI Arca Gold BUGS Index also closed up at 170.00 from 164.66 last week. The SPDR GLD ETF continues to rain on the parade via ongoing inventory sell off as it closed down at 766.79 tonnes from 784.22 tonnes a week ago.
In other commodities, silver closed up at US$15.34/oz from US$15.20/oz a week ago. Copper continued to give up cents as it closed down at US$2.89/lb from US$2.93/lb a week ago. Oil saw growth again as WTI closed up at US$56.07 a barrel from US$55.80 a barrel a barrel a week ago.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell as it closed down at 25,450 from 26,026 last week.
Canada's S&P/TSX Composite Index also fell as it closed down at 15,996 from 16,068 the previous week. The S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index closed down at 618.08 from 625.16 last week.
Talon Metals (TSX:TLO) announced a series of transactions totalling C$10.175 million
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NuLegacy Gold (TSXV:NUG) completed a private placement of 350,000 shares @ C$0.15 for C$52,500.
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