Thanks to that "party animal" Ben Bernanke, silver prices today are enjoying a nice bounce.
That's because the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman, along with the other members at the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting yesterday, decided to keep the quantitative easing (QE3) flowing steady with $85 billion of bond buying per month.
After the Fed announcement, silver prices rallied by 5.5% to more than $23 an ounce. That's the precious metal's biggest one-day gain since June 28.To continue reading, please click here...
Its Recent Pullback Makes Pan American Silver Corp. (Nasdaq: PAAS) a Bargain
Pan American Silver Corp. (Nasdaq: PAAS) is a silver mining company that has experienced a significant pullback in price since hitting its high in March. That means patient investors have a nice chance to enter at lower prices while the market calms down.
The parabolic move up in silver prices this spring helped provide a real stimulus to the share prices in some of the mining stocks. When silver prices pulled back after the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (Nasdaq: CME) raised margin rates over and over, the share prices of silver producers were negatively impacted.
The hot money has fled the sector and won't be back for a while, with equity prices now trading in the middle of their 52-week range. This gives patient investors, who are not chasing the current money, a chance to add or increase their exposure to silver miners without paying a pretty penny.
Why Pan American Silver is a "Buy"When I look at a mining company, there are a few things I have learned to look for: Is the company already leveraged to the gills? How leveraged is it to the upside of its sector? Is it operating at a profit? Does it have a track history of operating at a profit?
In the case of Pan American Silver Corp., the company passes the test.
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