Wednesday, 27 June 2012

No mercy for gold explorers

A gold explorer ETF

Early October 2011, I pointed to the poor performance of junior gold stocks and of explorers in particular. With GLDX, the Global X Gold Explorer ETF, we have a suitable benchmark for that market segment. How has the situation evolved ever since? Let's first have a look at the GLDX graph since October 2011:

Global-X gold explorer ETF - GLDX
Global X gold explorer ETF (GLDX) the last 9 months
Doesn't look very nice, but then again: miners have been in a terrible slump, largely underperforming gold bullion over more than a year now. Are you off worse with explorers, as was the case in October?
We did witness a recovery of GLDX early 2012 and after the mid May disastreous swoon, a swift recovery followed. Yamana Gold bidding for Extorre added some spice to the rally. (GLDX has Extorre among its holdings; but on the flip side Yamana will acquire Extorre on the cheap as compared to what it quoted like a year ago).

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Vastgoedcertificaten zonder schwung de zomer tegemoet

De Petercam Brecs returnindex van de vastgoedcertificaten vertoonde doorheen de maand mei een zeer vlak verloop. Sedert wij eind april postgevat hebben beneden 68000, waren de wekelijkse schommelingen zonder veel betekenis. Het gemiddelde couponrendement blijft daarmee op 6.37%.

Brecs index (blauw, linkeras) en gemiddeld couponrendement (rood, rechteras) - Klikken om te vergroten.
Sedert de uitbetaling van het liquidatiedividend van Westland en Westland 2004 werden de certificaten niet meer genoteerd. De certificaten stonden samen voor ruim 11% van de beurskapitalisatie van het segment. De dominantie van de shopping-certificaten (nu meer dan 70% van de beurskapitalisatie) zal daardoor wat afnemen.