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Mining Prospects (by Violet)

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Before looking at some individual mining prospects, a word about GDX: Consider that NEM and GOLD comprise 21.8% of GDX. These two companies both purchased rival companies is 2019: In January, GOLD acquired Randgold, a $6.5b deal, and in April, NEM purchased its top rival, Goldcorp, for $10b.

If invested in GDX, keep tabs on exploration costs and production of NEM and GOLD to monitor their strength. It is an increasing challenge for them to find new gold to mine economically at the scale and pace their size demands.

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Optimism THIS

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After two solid years of bluster, nonsense, misdirection, lies, and – – just to bring Joe Biden into the picture – – malarkey – – not one single paragraph, sentence, word, or punctuation mark of any kind of China Trade Deal has been signed. The only thing I’ve mentioned more frequently than “There Will Not Be a Deal” is the fact that I’ve said “There Will Not Be a Deal” before. I just want to be clear.

Anyway, over at the NATO fete, the most healthy and ingenious President in U.S. history declared practically within the same breath that things were China were “going very well” (whatever that’s supposed to mean) and that maybe it would make sense to wait until after the election to get a deal done.

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