Saturday, 22 April 2017

Jordan Roy-Byrne on Favouring the Junior Miners

Jordan reviews his focus on the juniors during the progression of a precious metals bull market, (for those convinced the turn in 2016 was the final transition to a bull market).

From the fundamentals, so often repeated by Brent Cook, of falling discovery rates and majors looking to replace depleted high grade reserves, to the investment cycles, leverage and added value of discovery and development.

I would add to this the interesting developments in the GDXJ Gold juniors ETF.
Investors are keen to get exposure to the juniors but the ETF is unable to deploy all the funds without reorganisation and is looking to move more investment in larger companies.
Will some of those investors wanting exposure to the juniors invest more directly into key junior companies? In a bull market as valuations and liquidity increase this should become more feasible.

Thursday, 20 April 2017


I hadn't realised there are now 800-900 Cryptocurrencies.

The entire marketcap for the sector has more than tripled in a year, standing at a total $30bn, adding $10bn in just the last couple of months. 
$20bn of the total market cap is Bitcoin, with only 4 others over $500m.
"Altcoins", I presume non Bitcoin, have quadrupled to $10bn in just the last 2 months.

CoinMarket appears to list and track 800
Cryptocompare lists almost 900

Current promotions by the usual letters.

A number of doubles, triples and 10 baggers in the last 7 days trading!

Fortunes made and lost in the speculative tides.
Caveat Emptor
Hotel California

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Sharpest Plunge in Credit since the Financial Crisis (while Stocks Soar)

Ambrose Evans Pritchard at the Telegraph

While stock markets soar there are conflicting signals from credit markets.
Either the stock market is seeing the other side of this, and a huge pent up lending boom for the banks after Trump cuts taxes, or the credit markets are flashing the real signals.