What to consider when you see insider buying of stocks

September 19, 2019

Erik Wetterling, Founder of The Hedgeless Horseman joins me today to outline the discrepancy between silver stocks and gold stocks. A lot comes down to the type of investors entering the market. Erik also mentions insider buying in one of the stocks he is watching which gets us into a brief discussion on what to watch for when it comes to this type of buying. Finally we end with his thoughts on TriStar Gold.

In full discloser Erik owns shares in TriStar Gold and the Company is a sponsor on his site.

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    Sep 19, 2019 19:27 PM

    Always good to get The Hedgeless Horseman’s thoughts on the miners and the metals macros.

    Good interview Erik & Cory. Thanks guys!

      Sep 19, 2019 19:49 PM

      Regarding the Silver Jrs, it should be pointed out that in bullish moves they normally outperform by a landslide the Gold Jrs. We saw that in 2009-2011 and in 2016’s epic surge, and on most of the smaller rallies in 2017 & 2018 & yes, this year in 2019.

      The margins are impacted so much more when Silver goes up a few bucks, where you don’t see as big of moves in Gold to warrant the gold Jrs going as high up.

      If investors are bullish on Gold miners, it always amazes me that they aren’t even more bullish on the Silver miners. If Silver is going to outperform gold once it starts playing catch-up, and if Silver miners always end up outpeforming Gold miners and there are so few of them, why in the heck wouldn’t most PM investors want to speculate in the Silver miners???

      Then each time there is a rally so many pundits are confused that Silver miners have some of the best returns. Does the entire PM sector have amnesia of what has happened every single time on meaningful rallies?

    Sep 19, 2019 19:32 PM

    The Best Performing Gold And Silver Miners YTD – September 2019

    Sep. 18, 2019 – BOOX Research

    “It’s been an exciting last couple of months for gold and silver investors as precious metal prices have surged off the lows of the year back in early May. Against a backdrop of the first Fed rate cut since the financial crisis, along with volatile macro conditions, gold at $1,500/oz is trading at the highest level since 2013. Silver has also perked up and nearly tested the all-important $20/oz level earlier this month. Regardless of what time frame you favor, gold and silver are in a bull market, which has brought back a sense of optimism for the miners. This article looks at the best performing gold and silver mining stocks year to date, along with the current themes in the sector.”

      Sep 19, 2019 19:35 PM

      For those that just want to skip the article and go right to the chart on the mining stock performance here it is.

      (just know there are many producers that are not included on here like Santacruz Mining or Impact Silver but it makes the case that the miners once again have greatly outperformed most other sectors in 2019).

        Sep 19, 2019 19:20 PM

        Actually there are developers and explorers on that list, so there are many names missing from it – where is Great Bear (the largest win of the mining sector this year up nearly 300%), Silvercrest, Orezone, Minera Alamos, Alexco, Levon, West Kirkland, Silvercrest, Bear Creek, Silver One, etc….

        There are still more producers coming to mind like GoGold Resources or Silver Bear.

        It is an odd Top 50 list of performers when the top 2 positions of Great Bear and SantaCruz silver aren’t even on it.

      Sep 19, 2019 19:35 PM

      Silver faces this big misconception and why triple digits makes sense – Keith Neumeyer

      Kitco News – Sep 17, 2019 #VIDEO Interview

      “Silver faces serious supply constraints, and although most people may not realize, it is a very rare metal that should be trading in the triple digits in price, this according to Keith Neumeyer, CEO of First Majestic Silver.”

      “This $3 move in the silver price, it translates into about $98 to $99 million dollars in extra cash flow for $FR bottom line and that’s pretty substantial, and it just happens in the last few months.”

      “Shareholders and investors have not even seen the financial statements because there is this lag and it won’t be till later this year that people actually see the benefit to us as a result of this move.”

      “Now we are in a position that we can considerably think about a dividend.” ~ Keith Neumeyer, CEO of $AG

        Sep 20, 2019 20:55 AM


          Sep 20, 2019 20:09 AM

          This is going to be the same kind of scenario for many of the producers when the markets are going to get surprised at what a difference these higher metals prices have made to their 3rd Quarter economics margins.

          People that think the Silver and Gold producers already moved too far too fast, are simply not grasping how much more rerating higher these companies still have to go.

          Look at where some of these miners went in 2016 when Gold only went to $1377.

          Where do people think these things are going at $1450 to $1550 Gold?

          In 2016 the Silver miners were much higher at $21 Silver, but even at $18 Silver they are way better off than they were at $14-$15 and their Q3 production and operation reports should reflect that.

          Most of these Gold & Silver Q3 reports will be hitting in late October to mid-November and there are many opportunities to surprise to the upside.

          What is interesting is how many precious metals bulls are already pulling the plug and claiming the valuations in the miners are way to high. When generalist analysts start looking at the economics on the producers, their revenues, free cash flows, and PE ratios it is likely they’ll see a much different opportunity that those metals focused bulls still suffering from bear market PTSD.

          If metals prices stay up like they are now, then Q4 should also send the market a similar message.

    Sep 19, 2019 19:15 PM


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      Sep 19, 2019 19:18 PM

      Maybe I should copyright it. After all, Lebron James is trying to copyright Taco Tuesday? How about Fececrat Friday? 🙂

    Sep 19, 2019 19:40 PM


    There has been an anonymous whistle blower accusation that that Trump called a foreign President and made quid pro quo promises that upset the whistle blower.

    The rumor in the UK is that the phone call was to Ukraine:

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    Sep 19, 2019 19:51 PM

    HUI:GLD is up over 5% since hitting a fork support this week and has probably bottomed…

    Sep 19, 2019 19:08 PM

    The yen likely at or very near a bottom so it will soon add wind to gold’s sails…

    Sep 20, 2019 20:47 AM

    This one is for you Ex, First Quantum (syl-FM) minerals is being viewed as a takeover after losing half it’s value in the last year however; it is up this morning. DT

      Sep 20, 2019 20:14 AM

      Thanks DT. First Quantum has lost half it’s value because they’ve had less than stellar performance and the Base Metals have been in a slump for over a year due to all the trade wars.

      There are a number of Copper, Zinc, Lead, Iron, companies that have been pummeled, but it is always possible the low valuations may have larger players jump in and snag some of these in a takeover. The problem is that even the big boys have had their valuations sliced down.

    Sep 20, 2019 20:25 AM

    China Gold is looking for producing mines does it want Iamgold. The Chinese are taking over too much these days, Canada and The US are starting to wake up, Canada will get knocked off it’s perch because we are too complacent. DT