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Nick Mather, CEO, SolGold PLC

Nick Mather
CEO | SolGold PLC
1 King Street, EC2V 8AU London (GB)

emichael@solgold.com.au

+44 20 3823 2125

SolGold CEO Nick Mather on building a major gold and copper mining company


Jared Scharf, CEO, Desert Gold Ventures Inc.

Jared Scharf
CEO | Desert Gold Ventures Inc.
4770 72nd St,, V4K 3N3 Delta (CAN)

jared.scharf@desertgold.ca

Desert Gold Ventures CEO Jared Scharf on West Africa and its potential


Stephan Dorfmeister, Finance Department, Deep Nature Project GmbH

Stephan Dorfmeister
Finance Department | Deep Nature Project GmbH
Untere Hauptstraße 168, 7122 Gols (AT)

office@deep-nature.at

+43 681 10139055

Like Aurora Cannabis and Canopy Growth, Deep Nature Project GmbH focuses on value chain


10. September 2020 | 07:06 CET

AngloGold Ashanti, Newmont, Velocity Minerals: Where does price potential slumber?

  • Gold

While the German government is thinking about softening the insolvency law even longer than expected and thus keeping many ailing companies alive, central banks make no secret of continuing the path of cheap money they embarked on immediately after the outbreak of the Corona pandemic. As a first reaction, the prices of gold and companies related to the mining of gold climbed significantly. Currently the prices have come back somewhat. Since the basic fundamental situation around the precious metal is still intact, the current phase should be seen in retrospect as a pause for breath. Reason enough to take a closer look at three companies from the gold sector.

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Nick Mather, CEO, SolGold PLC
"[...] We knew the world was rapidly electrifying and urbanising and needing significant amounts of copper to do so. [...]" Nick Mather, CEO, SolGold PLC

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AngloGold Ashanti does not yet convince the market

AngloGold Ashanti's stock generated a return of 26.6% on a one-year horizon. **The company decided to implement a comprehensive restructuring program even before the outbreak of the pandemic, and although this had a negative impact on the quarterly figures, analysts are convinced that the measures will pay off in the long term. Also in view of the increased gold price, the planned sales of projects should proceed slightly and also have a positive effect on AngloGold Ashanti's cash position.

It is also a fortunate coincidence that the company will be able to expand production in 2020, which should allow the company to benefit directly from rising prices. However, the stock is not really getting off the ground on the stock markets. Investors are worried that AngloGold Ashanti may no longer have a broad enough base following the sale of further projects.

Newmont: Vision through exploration

The mood among investors in Newmont is more optimistic. Higher gold prices have had a direct impact on margins and have brought the company high profits. The company that emerged from the merger of Newmont Mining and Goldcorp has accumulated a number of promising projects over the past few years and is therefore considered to be well positioned for the gold boom. The stock market agrees: Shares of Newmont Goldcorp increased on view of one year by nearly 60%. The announcement of a USD 1 billion share buyback program may also have contributed to creating greater imagination.

When it comes to vision, Velocity Minerals' shareholders have a clear picture in mind: ideally, the company will bring its gold projects in Bulgaria gradually into production. But the reality is different: Although the company recently released a Preliminary Feasibility Study for its flagship Rozino project, in which the company has a 70% interest, the other projects are still in the exploration stage. For the three satellite projects, Velocity Minerals has options to increase stakes in the event of positive exploration results. **All projects are within truck range of an existing processing plant with a potential of 200,000 ounces of gold annually.

Velocity Minerals: Production planned for end of 2022

Although at first glance Velocity Minerals may not appear to have much in common with the likes of Newmont or AngloGold Ashanti - after all, their market capitalization is only around EUR 45 million - at second glance, parallels are apparent. Like Newmont, Velocity has further exploration potential and plans to increase it over the coming months and years. The flagship Rozino project is already further along the road, with Velocity's goal of producing gold by the end of 2022. This clearly communicated company perspective has not yet made the rounds on the stock exchange - the share price is now trading at more or less the same level as a year ago.


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24. September 2020 | 09:15 CET

Barrick Gold, Blackrock Gold, Osino Resources: buy when weak?

  • Gold

The price of gold and silver has come under pressure in the past few days and so too has the price of the shares of the companies involved in the creation of value for precious metals. The fear of another lockdown in connection with the Corona pandemic seems to be worrying the markets. Against this backdrop the central banks and governments continue to support the economy with measures. The correction in precious metals may now be an opportunity to enter, because when the presses are running at full speed, the oldest currency in the world is usually a safe haven.

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18. September 2020 | 09:00 CET

BHP Group, Newcrest Mining, SolGold: Getting bogged down or putting all your eggs in one basket

  • Gold

When it comes to investing in commodity companies, the BHP Group is a household name. The British company is active worldwide, mining coal, iron ore, copper and other commodities and has long been considered a solid dividend earner. But recently the company has disappointed: Special effects put pressure on profits, unrest in Chile made life difficult for BHP and the Corona pandemic also left its mark: the bottom line at the end of the financial year at the end of June was a profit of no less than EUR 6.75 billion. While the mood among investors was not particularly good, BHP cut its dividend by around ten percent, thus spoiling shareholders’ sentiment even further. On a year-on-year basis, the share price fell by around 1.4%. In view of the good performance of copper following the outbreak of the pandemic, this is too little for many investors.

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15. September 2020 | 11:00 CET

B2Gold, Barrick Gold, Desert Gold: Did Warren Buffett bet on the right horse?

  • Gold

The price of gold has stabilized above the USD 1,900.00 per troy ounce mark in recent weeks. Against the background that the Corona Pandemic is not slowing down and that a second wave is becoming measurable in many places, the actions taken by governments and central banks are continuing cheerfully, thus ensuring further demand for the world's oldest currency. Those who want to protect their assets are probably best off buying shares in a gold company like Warren Buffett, and for those who can't decide, there is also a solution.

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