Reasons to invest in gold and mining in 2023
A brief summary of the most important trends and themes for gold, silver, and mining companies in 2023.
Investing in gold and silver in 2023
- Gold and silver are ending 2022 with a powerful finish and are looking strong for 2023
- We anticipate a new all-time high for gold during 2023 and the start of a new secular bull market when the price goes over 2100 USD per troy ounce
- After a series of fines, we finally see an end to the commercials’ negative and manipulative action on the COMEX-exchange
- Central banks as a group have continued, since the great financial crisis, to add more and more gold to their reserves, with a new record set for q3 2022
- It is our opinion that central banks will pivot on their rate hikes and become dovish during 2023, which will ignite an explosive move for gold for years to come
- We, therefore, believe gold will end 2023 at least 20 per cent higher, and we also see miners outperforming gold with a factor of two
Investing in mining companies in 2023
- Gold miners’ one-period historical suffering from the creation of Gold ETCs has run its cause, and the long-lasting selling period is over, resulting in no further selling pressure
- Gold miners are today historically cheap relative to gold, something that will revert and overshoot in the coming secular gold bull market
- Gold miners have lowered their debt substantially in the last ten years, as other sectors instead have taken on a lot more debt
- The gold price has also risen approximately 50% in the last four years
- Since 2021, companies in the commodity sector have become true cash flow monsters, and the sub-sector with the highest margins has been the producers of precious metals
- Gold miners have become much more shareowner friendly and are nowadays very careful with new expensive projects
- Gold miners have a very strong dividend trend, now at 2-5% levels
- The M&A activity is high, even with companies outbidding competitors
- We see record share buybacks by gold miners in the last two years, and it is not done with added debt on high valuations as in most sectors
- Gold miners have a very low correlation with the broad stock market and are becoming more attractive for larger investors looking for possible/alternative return drivers, and that may result in substantial capital flows, which will then take equity prices higher
- Gold miners are also historically cheap vs S&P500, which offers a great entry point
- Smaller large caps, as well as larger midcaps, are expected to outperform the mega-caps within the sector
- Institutional money will significantly drive the share prices of ESG-friendly companies and ETFs with the best sustainability credentials
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