Year to date, gold bullion has seen a surge in price driven by the unprecedented expansion of central bank balance sheets globally in response to the economic shock caused by Covid-19. Holdings of gold bullion ETFs are at record highs and the price of gold is within striking distance of it’s all time high. So far in 2020 the price of gold has closed over $1800/oz on 12 days and over $1700/oz on 65 days. This compares to 18 and 157 days, respectively, from August 2011 to December 2012. This is impressive if one believes this is the start of a multi-year up trend in gold bullion prices. Despite the strength of the gold bullion price, which will drive greater profitability amongst producers and enhance the economics of undeveloped assets, capital flowing into precious metal equities has been muted. Many precious metal equities, particularly the mid and small cap companies, are trading below their 2016 highs. Gold bullion peaked at $1366/oz in 2016.
The flow-through funds have performed well in concert with the surge in gold bullion and precious metal equities. The cash position in the 2019 Flow-Through funds sits at approximately 7%. The 2019 funds will continue to increase the cash position as the year progresses in anticipation of its termination in early 2021. The balance of the 2019 funds are in precious metal equities (~80%) and uranium equities (10%). The 2020 National Class flow-through fund is 80% invested. Although the 2020 fund has performed well, cash will not be raised until 2021 in order to preserve the net 100% tax deductibility for the 2020 tax year.
Jason Mayer CFA, MBA
Sprott Asset Management
Sub-Advisor to the Fund
|Ninepoint 2020 Flow-Through LP Series||$35.43|
|Ninepoint 2020 Flow-Through LP - Quebec Series||$33.67|
|Ninepoint 2019 Flow-Through LP Series||$36.40|
|Ninepoint 2019 Short Duration Flow-Through LP Series||$32.75|
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