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Sprott is an alternative asset manager and a global leader in precious metal and real asset investments. Through its subsidiaries in Canada, the US and Asia, Sprott is dedicated to providing investors with specialized investment strategies that include Exchange Listed Products, Managed Equities, Lending and Brokerage. Sprott's common shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol (NYSE: SII) and Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol (TSX: SII).

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Central banks flex gold market muscle

(Kitco commentary) - Central banks and investment funds emerged as two distinct players shaping the gold market in the first half of 2023, albeit with contrasting approaches. Banks are strategic and less price-sensitive in pursuing long-term goals, while funds tend to demonstrate short-term trading behavior.

Gold vs. gold stocks, an unresolved incongruity

(Kitco commentary) - Since 2000, the dawn of radical monetary policy, gold has outperformed the major asset classes, as depicted in Figure 1. In the first decade of the gold bull market, mining equities significantly outperformed bullion.

EV battery independence and the new U.S. manufacturing supercycle

(Kitco commentary) - Energy transition metals miners posted strong results in June, with uranium mining equities leading the group. Junior uranium miners gained 18.93% as measured by the Nasdaq Sprott Junior Uranium Miners™ Index.

Uranium remains resilient, while threats of nationalism rattle equities

(Kitco commentary) - The U3O8 uranium spot price gained 1.58% in May, increasing from US$53.74 to $54.59 per pound as of May 31, 2023. Uranium has posted a healthy 12.99% year-to-date return as of May 31

Geopolitical risks enhance gold's role as a reserve asset

(Kitco commentary) - Central banks have ramped up gold purchases driven by de-dollarization,7 the need to diversify reserves and hedge against inflation, and gold’s emerging role as a neutral reserve asset.

The west moves to weaken China's hold

(Kitco commentary) - China's dominance in critical minerals poses risks to the West’s manufacturing base and national security, highlighting the need for onshoring and friend-shoring energy transition supply chains.

Uranium's April breakthrough

(Kitco commentary) - The U3O8 uranium spot price gained 6.01% in April, increasing from US$50.70 to $53.74 per pound as of April 30, 2023.

How deglobalization is changing the dynamics of securing critical minerals

(Kitco commentary) - As deglobalization accelerates, unfettered access to critical minerals is not likely to last.

Uranium proves resilient in March

(Kitco commentary) - The U3O8 uranium spot price fell slightly from $50.85 to $50.70 in March and remains up 4.93% year-to-date as of March 31, 2023, showing strength relative to other commodities, which declined 6.47% YTD (as measured by the BCOM Index).

Gold bulls run faster as Fed tackles banking crisis

(Kitco commentary) - Gold prices surged in March when banking stress emerged in the wake of aggressive rate hikes by the U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed).