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Gold is behaving well as the Fed looks set to follow market rates lower

In his latest Howe Street broadcast, Bob Hoye from ChartsandMarkets.com likes the way gold has been acting since its washout. Meanwhile, he believes the Fed will likely follow market rates by eventually cutting administered rates.

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Investors fret over southeast setback at Westhaven Ventures

In his latest Discovery Watch interview, John Kaiser who runs Kaiser Research Online sees some encouraging signs from recent developments the Nevada Exploration (NGE) South Grass Valley Project. Meanwhile, hopes of a clear path towards finding a large world-class resource at the Westhaven Ventures (WHN) Shovelnose project suffered a setback this week, even as the main story of a high-grade discovery remains intact.

Rai Sahi winning the short game

In the mid-January short report released by IIROC Monday, it caught our eye how little attention the shorts give to Rai Sahi's TWC Enterprises (Sunny; TWC). A minuscule 0.016% of the gold course operator's share float is shorted. Meanwhile, insider commitment is strong with insiders holding over 70% of the shares outstanding. The bulk of those insider shares are held by Mr. Sahi, who is also the CEO.

INK Canadian Insider Index grinds higher to 1091.11

Thank you for joining us in a weekly technical look at the mid-cap oriented INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index. Last week, the INK Canadian Insider Index was fairly flat, though it did briefly make a new three-week intraday-high early on Friday at 1096.40. For the week, it closed 2 points higher at 1091.11.

Energy will be key for Canadian investors and politicians in 2019

In his latest Howe Street interview with Jim Goddard, INK Research CEO Ted Dixon sees the Energy sector as being key to the fortunes of both Canadian investors and politicians in 2019. Based on INK's indicators he also sees a period of consolidation ahead for Canadian stocks. Meanwhile, in the United States investors seem inclined to favour high-priced growth stocks again. We are seeing some of that in Canada too, as cannabis stocks enjoy renewed investor interest despite the risks.

INK Energy Report: Turnaround time in the Canadian oil patch?

Where's Wares investing?

The trajectory has been mostly down for mining stocks since gold topped out at US$1,900 an ounce in 2011. The bear market has been even grimmer for exploration companies, which are now competing with marijuana and blockchain plays for risk capital. The long downward slide is reflected in the underperformance of the TSX Venture Exchange, which has plummeted from 2,400 in February 2011 to about 600 today.

New type of junior to emerge as a slow-motion societal implosion boosts gold

In his latest Discovery Watch episode, John Kaiser of Kaiser Research Online has mixed feelings about giant gold mergers such as the Newmont (NEM*US) - Goldcorp (G) deal announced this week. In the short-term, he sees these mega companies being less likely to help out junior explorers. However, this is not all bad. Mr. Kaiser believes standalone well-financed juniors focused on discoveries can thrive until the big companies get back to chasing juniors, likely after the real price of gold advances over the next couple of years.

INK Canadian Insider Index Jumps 3.6%, Outpaces US Indices

Thank you for joining us in a weekly technical look at the mid-cap oriented INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index. Last week, the INK Canadian Insider Index continued its early-2019 surge and added 37.43 points to reach 1089.07 for a 3.6% gain. The Index outperformed the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) which climbed 2.6%. In all, the INK CIN is now up an impressive 10% from its December lows.

Markets are leaving the twilight zone

Market historian Bob Hoye from chartsandmarkets.com characterizes the hit to markets so far as an item from the twilight zone. While he believes that the initial down leg is ending, there likely remains more trouble ahead.

Listen to Bob Hoye's latest take on the markets

Friday night blues for short sellers battling Bonterra, Home Capital and Corus Ent. insiders

During the past week, in the INK morning report we focused on two situations where insiders were taking the opposite position against short sellers of their stock. On Thursday we highlighted CEO and CFO buying at Bonterra Energy (Mostly Sunny; BNE) while on Friday we revisited the Home Capital Group ( Sunny; HCG) story.  Meanwhile, shorts suffered another set back at Corus Entertainment (Sunny; CJR) which we highlighted at the end of last year.

Bullish divergence at Corus Ent.: Insider holdings up, shorts down (click for larger)

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