Movers and SHAKERS
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The Various Ways to Allocate into “War Investments”
The developments between Russia and Ukraine, coupled with international reactions will impact all investment markets over the coming weeks/months. While prices will settle as markets push and pull to determine the appropriate range, the current reaction has created some investments to gain substantially along with those that have been hurt by weakness in their own sectors.
A Different Angle on Gold
Gold spiked to its highest level since late 2020. Gold is up by $180 per ounce, or almost 10% since the end of January when it was well below $1800. Gold mining stocks, specifically junior gold miners, have performed even better. As measured by the VanEck Junior Miners ETF (GTXJ), the sector is up 16.89%.
Current news and company information on junior miners is plentiful on Channelchek. There you can review the research on Great Panther Mining (GPL) which is exceeding, by a wide margin, the performance of gold and the junior mining ETF. Among the many other junior miners worth the attention of investors interested in this sector are: Allegiant Gold Ltd. (AUXXF), Great Bear Resources (GTBAF), and Aurania Resources (AUIAF, ARU:CA).
Crude is Up, Who Benefits?
Oil’s surge to the $100 per barrel mark has brought energy sector stocks up along with it, with a bit of a lag. While crude oil has risen 8.69% since January, the overall energy sector measured by the XLE, which is heavily weighted with giants like Chevron and Exxon, is up over 2% in less than a month while the overall stock market has been sliding rapidly.
Smaller energy stocks, represented in the graph below by the ETF Investco Small-Cap Energy (PSCE) are up twice the larger companies and appear to now be gaining at a more rapid pace than crude.
Small and microcap energy sector stocks are demonstrating they have more upside potential than larger companies in this sector. Current news and company information on smaller energy stocks is plentiful on Channelchek. There you can review the research on Indonesia Energy (INDO) whose price has more than doubled over this period. InPlay Oil Inc. (IPOOF, IPO:CA) has also seen a positive impact.
Overlooked Natural Resources
Palladium and platinum mining stocks, although less talked about, have also surged. A good example is Palladium One Mining Inc. (NKORF, PDM:CA). Since the end of January, the stock has risen 9.68%. The percent performance of Palladium One has spiked double digits over the past two days.
Changes and events bring opportunities for investors to reallocate and open themselves to other areas to enrich their portfolios. While at times the more profitable changes are from events that we would prefer not to happen, these events are beyond our control. Whereas one's portfolio positions are well within their control. For example: Reallocating into construction materials after a devastating hurricane should be done without guilt. The same is true for those investing to take advantage of the current Ukraine/Russia situation.
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