GoldMinerPulse: TSX/TSXv Gold Mining and Silver Mining Companies

Gold / silver miners, metals streamer / royalty companies and blockchain / cryptocurrency companies listing on TSX / TSXv / CSE.

U.S. Global GO GOLD and Precious Metal Miners ETF (GOAU) VERSUS Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF (SGDJ)

The return ranking of GOAU from its launch versus SGDJ, over the same time period, show GOAU as a clear winner.

GOAU Return Ranking over SGDJ Returns

This is a prototype metric I am testing as part of my Udacity AI for Trading Nanodegree Program program - I am testing de-mean, rescale and sklearn StandardScaler to bring out the clear win of GOAU over SGDJ in a graph. I have included the raw closing prices for both GOAU and SGDJ below for your reference.

I expect to refine, add-to and update on a monthly basis GOAU return ranking versus other ETFs and relevant indices. Please check back in a few weeks.

GOAU Daily Closing Price

SGDJ Daily Closing Price

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Cryptocurrency / Blockchain: HIVE.V Correlation With ETH and BTC

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View the key R programming code fragements here if you want to repoduce the excellent correlation numbers for the HIVE time series versus ETH and BTC.

Gold / Metal Streamers and Cryptocurrencies / Blockchain Updates

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Gold and Silver Production Statistics

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GOAU: A New Way to Invest in Gold and Precious Metals

Watch this exciting interview at Kitco news for a first-hand introduction to GOAU, a gold and precious metals ETF launching soon. Learn more about this game-changing product here and view the SEC filing details here.

Unlike other gold ETFs, GOAU implements a "quant" strategy to guide its stock selection. Drawing from an array of factors that have proven successful, the new ETF seeks, for instance, to discriminate between companies with good and bad management and to identify companies with superior metrics. This active, discriminating approach not only is attractive for its own sake, but is buttressed by back testing results going back 10 years.

Also be sure to check out GOGO and Galileo which lists the U.S. Global Go Gold and Precious Metal Miners ETF under its list of funds. I fully expect the GOAU and GOGO to become major ETF players once the next gold bull run starts.

Anyone looking for exposure to the gold sector need look no further than GOAU on the NYSE and GOGO on the TSX.

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TSX/TSXv Gold Reserves and Resources

Gold reserves and resources for TSX/TSXv listed companies with at least 12.5% of their in situ metal values from gold:


Type of Equity

Gold Reserves


Gold Resources
(tons, inclusive of reserves)


Gold Producers

13655 37414

Gold Developers

3435 11972

Gold Explorers
>5M Oz AuEq

2198 9094

Gold Explorers
<5M Oz AuEq

138 4405

All Gold Equities

19427 62885

Based on gold production rates reports over the last 4Q, TSX/TSXv gold producers have 21.5 years of gold reserves.



TSX/TSXv Gold and Silver Equities Statistics

The following table includes TSX/TSXv listed companies with at least 12.5 of their in situ metal values from gold or silver (in US$).

Type of Equity






>5M Oz AuEq


<5M Oz AuEq


Enterprise Value
Per Oz AuEq

$72 $12 $5 $22

Estimated Discovery Cost
Per Oz AuEq

  $13 $3 $25

Net Working Capital

$18,581M $1,351M $477M $819M

TSX/TSXv Company Counts by Category

TSX/TSXv company may appear at most one time in the following table. Companies without a gold/silver resource (generators, historic and grass roots) are included on the basis of qualitative assessment of descriptions published in quarterly financial statements.

Category # of Companies in Category

Gold/Silver Streaming and Royalty Companies


Gold/Silver Producers


Gold/Silver Developers


Gold/Silver Explorers


Gold/Silver Generator Model Companies
(No Gold or Silver Resource)


Gold/Silver Grass Roots Explorers
(No Gold or Silver Resource)


Total Companies Listed in
(Current, historic, TSX/TSXv, CNDX, and others. See Note 1)


Note 1: All TSX/TSXv listed companies are required to file in However, companies include current companies, companies that no longer file (i.e. as a result of take over, merger, re-organization, bankruptcy, etc.), CNDX companies (Canadian over the counter market listings), and companies listed on foreign exchanges (e.g. US OTC, London, etc.) that have some connection with Canadian investors.


Gold and Silver Miner Market Capitalization Estimates

TSX/TSXv Grouping TSX/TSXv Total Market Capitalization
(Millions of US$)
Gold & Silver Producers $117,741
Gold & Silver Streamers $13,420
Gold & Silver Developers $10,703
Gold & Silver Explorers $7,812
Total TSX/TSXv Gold & Silver Miners $149,676
Market Cap Estimate For the World's
Gold & Silver miners (Millions of US$)

Note: All TSX/TSXv companies with at least 12.5% of their total in situ metal value coming from either gold or silver and which match the category definitions, are included in the above table.

Gold & Silver Producers category includes those companies that report quarterly production counts and revenues for gold and/or silver production.

Gold & Silver Streamers category includes companies focused on creating gold/silver streams or royalty income flows.

Gold & Silver Developers category includes companies with an explicit plan to start production in the near term or which have a spending profile and work plans to imply potential future production.

Gold & Silver Explorers category includes companies that are primarily focused on expanding resource counts at one or more existing gold and silver projects without indicating plans for future production.

Generator and grass roots companies are not covered.

Market capitalization is always computed using closing market price (expressed in US$ using exchange rates in effact at market closing time) and the issued share of each company. Updates are made daily after the TSX market close.

TSX/TSXv Market Share Assumptions: the TSX/TSXv gold producers are estimated to represent approximately 25% of the world's gold producers since the TSX/TSXv gold producers report approximately 25% of the world's yearly gold production. The streamers, explorers and developers are estimated to represent very roughly 50% of the world total for companies in those groupings.

NOTE October 24, 2016: Lowered the TSX/TSXv producer gold production estimate to 25% down from 33% - thus the spike in Market Cap Estimate for the World's Gold & Silver miners.

The Market Cap Estimate For the World's Gold & Silver miners is computed based on the actual TSX/TSXv market capitalizations, computed on a daily basis here using closing market prices and material filings as available at the TSX market closing time, and applying the market share assumptions detailed above.


Gold and Silver Miner Daily Update Counts

The following plot shows showing a per day count of gold/silver producers/developers/explorers with one or more "metric impacting" Sedar updates (e.g. resource disclosures, financial statements, shares for debt, private placements, options grants, project ownership changes, mergers/acquisitions, etc.).

Note: Snapshots are always taken at 4PM of the current day. Any filings after 4PM will only be counted at the next close.


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Gold ETF Money Flows

Daily Price of Gold changes
Money Flows in/out of GLD
plus the SGE Premium and Settlement volume
mon-dd POG
% Chg
GLD bullion
SGE Au(t+d)
January 15 0.59% $188.8M short to long $1 19.20t
January 14 0.13% long to short $1 25.90t
January 13 0.72% short to long $12 30.64t

January 10 0.65% $378.9M long to short $1 37.18t
January 09 0.69% $237.0M long to short $3 31.41t
January 08 0.68% $472.3M short to long $34 28.82t
January 07 0.34% short to long $2 19.35t
January 06 1.16% $43.8M long to short $12 21.27t

January 03 1.34% short to long $23 33.38t
January 02 0.69% $99.8M long to short $4 25.36t
January 01
December 31 0.18% long to short $12 18.78t
December 30 0.28% long to short $1 26.73t

December 27 0.03% $42.2M long to short $3 17.35t
December 26 0.75% $168.2M long to short $2 13.11t
December 25 long to short 9.72t
December 24 0.87% $139.6M long to short $5 9.49t
December 23 0.11% long to short $2 9.96t

December 20 0.11% $125.3M short to long $6 9.94t
December 19 0.24% long to short $1 6.78t
December 18 0.07% $124.8M long to short $6 12.68t
December 17 0.03% $264.2M short to long $6 10.84t
December 16 0.01% long to short $10 17.78t

A ? indicates that the closing data for the ETF is to be released - ETF updates happen typically after 8PM EST. Otherwise the cell is left blank if there was no change from the previous day.

A X indicates the GDX ETF did NOT release the end of day holdings.

POG % Chg is computed based on the Kitco gold spot price bid at TSX market closing time and the price at the previous TSX market close.

For GLD, a positive cell value indicated the value of the gold (in millions of dollars) added to the ETF while a negative cell value indicated the value of gold removed from the ETF. Values are computed from data provided by the GLD ETF operator.

The SGE Prem. (Shanghai Gold Exchange Premium) is computed as the difference between the SGE gold closing price (coverted at exchange rates in effect at the TSX close) and gold spot price as reported by Kitco at the TSX close. SGE Sett. (Shanghai Gold Exchange Settlement Volume) is sum of the Au(T+D) and mAu(T+D) daily settlement volumes as reported by the SGE.


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Gold Price Rolling Regression for Multiple Time Periods - Daily Updates

GLD ETF Bullion Holdings Rolling Regression for Multiple Time Periods - Daily Updates

Click here for a scatter plot of GLD gold holdings versus price of gold.


DXY 4PM Quote Rolling Regression for Multiple Time Periods - Daily Updates


LBMA PM Gold Price Correlation With the Gold Held in the GLD ETF

The rolling 6Q scatter plot follows:

On a year by year basis the positive correlation between gold price and GLD gold holdings follows:

Finally, the correlation between gold price and GLD gold holdings over the last 10+ years of the GLD ETF follows:

Click here for more scatter plots.


LBMA PM Gold Price Correlation With the U.S. Dollar Index (DXY) Close

The DXY has been negatively correlated with gold price in recent years. The rolling 6Q scatter plot follows:


Shanghai Gold Exchange Gold Closing Price Versus Kitco Closing Price

The Shanghai Gold Exchange Yuan Renminbi price of gold and premium/discount in US dollars relative to the Kitco spot price at TSX close follows (yearly average and 1 year rolling time period comparisons):

Note: See China Public Holiday Calendar for the dates of up coming Chinese holidays.

Yearly Average Shanghai Gold Exchange Premium:
  • 2020 (YTD average): $2.95

  • 2019 (Full year average): $9.72

  • 2018 (Full year average): $6.17

  • 2017 (Full year average): $9.11

  • 2016 (Full year average): $5.72

  • 2015 (Full year average): $2.17

  • 2014 (Full year average): $2.02

  • 2013 (Full year average): $14.94

Recent Comparisons of Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) Premiums (Δ) vs Kitco Spot Gold Price:

Date Shanghai Gold Exchange Close - Au(T+D) Kitco Spot Price at TSX Close SGE Δ
Yuan Renminbi/gram US$/oz
January 15 344.94 $1557 $1556 $1
January 14 342.79 $1546 $1547 $1
January 13 345.85 $1560 $1549 $11

January 10 346.87 $1559 $1560 $1
January 09 345.44 $1547 $1550 $3
January 08 356.08 $1594 $1561 $34
January 07 351.35 $1573 $1572 $2
January 06 354.01 $1578 $1566 $12

January 03 341.66 $1526 $1548 $23
January 02 341.29 $1524 $1528 $4
January 01
December 31 342.32 $1529 $1517 $12
December 30 340.48 $1516 $1515 $1

December 27 340.39 $1513 $1510 $3
December 26 339.47 $1509 $1511 $5
December 25 338.5 $1506
December 24 336.71 $1494 $1500 $5
December 23 335.68 $1489 $1487 $2

December 20 334.19 $1484 $1477 $6
December 19 333.22 $1478 $1479 $1
December 18 333.67 $1482 $1476 $6
December 17 333.47 $1482 $1477 $6
December 16 333.80 $1486 $1476 $10

Currency conversions made using spot rates available on the date. The SGE Δ is computed as the SGE closing price in US$ minus Kitco Spot Price (bid) at TSX Close.

A ? indicates that the closing data update is pending.

See the SGE page for daily updates on the Shanghai Gold Exchange, including a comparison of SGE gold delivery from vault in 2014 versus 2013.


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