Pan American Silver Corp. (USA)

  • Is Silver the True Gold?

    By cliff cowing - August 28, 2013 | Tickers: SLV, PAAS, SSRI

    Since early August, silver prices have risen approximately 20 percent.  Can investors expect this short-term trend in rising silver prices to continue?

    There are at least two compelling argument scenarios to support this.  The first scenario is that precious metals like silver and gold have historically served as hedges against both inflation and economic downturn.  The second scenario is that while both precious metals are used in a multitude of more »

  • Why You Should Invest in Silver over Gold

    By Chris Johnson - August 9, 2013 | Tickers: AG, PAAS, SLW

    On Monday, gold futures fell for the fifth straight session, capping the longest slump since May, as a stronger dollar crimped demand for the precious metal. For many, this comes as no surprise. Gold gets all of the press, but what about silver? Silver is not going to remain gold's ugly little brother for much longer.

    The last decade was the decade of gold. But it's my more »

  • Running High, Stocks To Beat the S&P

    By Declan Fallon - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: MDSO, PAAS, PPC, POT, QIHU

    Once again, the S&P is running 10% above its average price for the year. This last happened in May and was soon followed by a 100+ point loss in the S&P. As outlined in my Investing Strategy, I consider this a time to consolidate and take profit: cut losers and restock the cash coffers either by selling positions and/or writing covered calls on profitable holdings.

    Of the more »

  • Three Silver Stocks to Consider

    By Hussain Asghar - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: CDE, PAAS, SLW

    For most of the last decade industrial demand for silver has enjoyed an upward trajectory because of a sharp increase in the electrical and electronic sector demand—a key driver for the overall growth of the silver industry is industrial production growth.Silver is used in jewelry, automobiles, solar panels, and many other industrial components.

    The price of silver is inversely related to interest rates—in times when interest rates more »

  • First Majestic Silver: A Royal Opportunity for Long-Term Growth?

    By Michael Ugulini - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: CDE, AG, PAAS

    First Majestic Silver (NYSE: AG) focuses on silver projects in Mexico. Does it represent a quality investing opportunity? Today, I’m considering some aspects of its operations.

    Mexico focus

    First Majestic concentrates on its five producing Mexican mines. Last year, Mexico was the globe’s largest silver producing nation.

    Investors should consider that many companies are active in Mexico. The plentiful Mexican Silver Belt is the focus of companies; this more »

  • 3 Bargain Silver Stocks, 1 ETF to Buy Now!

    By John Dowdee - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: CDE, HL, SLV, PAAS

    Since peaking in 2011, precious metals have fallen off the cliff and silver has been leading the decline. Year-to-date, silver has lost an incredible 35%, shedding more than 12% in just one week in April. In fact, silver has lost so much glitter that it is now cheap, and over the long run it is an almost-perfect contrarian play. These low prices have created unique opportunities to buy silver and more »

  • Silver Companies Ready to Launch

    By Usman Ghani - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: AG, PAAS, SLW

    We know the age old rule, right? When the U.S. dollar strengthens, the value of precious metals falls, and when it weakens, we see a surge in the price of these metals. Well, there are other factors too which influence the price of these precious metals.

    One of them is the demand for precious metals coming from the two upcoming giants: India and China. The demand for these precious more »

  • The Market Is Missing Something in These Three Companies

    By Rupert Hargreaves - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: AXLL, EMC, PAAS

    The market is missing something with chemical's company Axiall (NYSE: AXLL) and miner Pan American Silver (NASDAQ: PAAS). Both companies have very strong cash flows, generating huge amounts of cash, but despite this, the market is still placing a lower valuation on them than that of their peers.

    Why is this?

    Axiall has been sold off recently after a poor set of first quarter results. The company made a more »

  • Is It Time to Ride With Silver?

    By Michael Ugulini - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: AG, PAAS, SLW

    Is silver set to shine more brightly in the near future? Are entities that are part of this industry set to do the same? Today, I’m taking a quick look at Silver Wheaton (NYSE: SLW), First Majestic Silver (NYSE: AG), and Pan American Silver (NASDAQ: PAAS) to see what they have to offer to investors.

    Precious metal streaming

    Silver Wheaton is the largest precious metal streaming company in the more »

  • Could it be Time to Dump Gold Miners in Favor of These Silver Producers?

    By Rupert Hargreaves - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: ABX, HL, NEM, PAAS

    Traditionally, gold is a safe haven asset, or it used to be. Currently, gold is anything but safe. Indeed, the SPDR Gold Trust has a beta of 0.19 indicating that the price of the fund and gold have a positive correlation to the general market. Additionally, the price of gold has hardly been steady in recent times as a combination of Federal Reserve comments and high frequency trading has more »

  • Time to Look at This Beaten Silver Miner

    By Vladimir Zernov - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: CDE, AG, PAAS

    This year has been a bad one to invest in silver miners. The stocks just kept on falling, following the drop in silver prices. The precious metal seems to have ignored all the positive news while concentrating on the negatives. The last big sell-off in silver was inspired by June’s Chinese manufacturing PMI, which has fallen to a nine-month low of 48.3. As a result, some silver stocks more »

  • These Silver Companies Look Attractive

    By Rupert Hargreaves - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: CDE, HL, PAAS

    As an investor who likes to safeguard his capital, the last thing I want to do right now is buy into precious metal mining companies.

    This is especially true for gold miners, which have been rapidly sliding since the beginning of the year. Indeed, the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF is down 49.8% since the beginning of January alone and no one is more aware of this than John more »

  • Why Silver Miners' Dividends Are Unsafe

    By Rupert Hargreaves - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: HL, PAAS, SLW

    Like their gold mining peers, silver miners have come under pressure recently to improve their cash returns to investors as stock prices languish. 

    Some have improved investor returns and one of them, Pan American Silver (NASDAQ: PAAS), now offers yields of around 4%.

    That said, how sustainable are these yields in a mining environment, where costs are rising and commodity prices are falling? Are these companies able to sustain their more »

  • Is There a Silver Lining for This Mining Company?

    By Kiran Gulati - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, BVN, PAAS

    Pan American Silver (NASDAQ: PAAS) began its operations in 1994. During the last nearly-20 years, it has gained in reputation and currently stands as the second- largest silver mining company in the world.

    It is noteworthy that silver is regarded as more useful than gold for industrial purposes, as it has a 60% annual off-take relative to less than 15% for gold.  Silver is a key component to many more »

  • Hecla Boosts Its Assets With This Purchase

    By Vladimir Zernov - June 3, 2013 | Tickers: CDE, HL, PAAS

    Precious metals have been under pressure this year. Silver has led the way, down 25%. The pressure on miners has been even more severe. For some companies, this environment is very tough. For others, like Hecla Mining (NYSE: HL), it’s time to go shopping.

    Boosting the asset portfolio

    Falling silver prices have led to falling silver companies' prices. Hecla is down 35% year-to-date. However, the prices of silver-related assets more »

  • Try This Silver Miner for Its Solid Balance Sheet

    By Vladimir Zernov - June 3, 2013 | Tickers: CDE, HL, PAAS

    Silver prices have been in a free fall since the beginning of February. Shares of silver miners have been falling at an even faster rate. Silver is not an asset that can fall forever because the world needs silver for various reasons. Silver is widely used in technology, jewelry, tableware and for the production of coins and medals. You can use two main approaches when considering which silver miner to more »

  • Is There Some Silver Lining in Silver Companies?

    By Zain Abbas - May 30, 2013 | Tickers: HL, PAAS, SLW

    While gold has slipped 27% from its all-time high, many have failed to notice that the price of silver has also plummeted almost 50% from its all-time high of $49.5/oz, a level it reached in July of last year. As a result, companies industry-wide are reviewing their capex plans and operating budgets to maximize cash flows. Given the massive year-to-date declines in silver stocks, it is obvious that more »

  • Will This Silver Miner Shine Again?

    By Nick Chiu - May 22, 2013 | Tickers: HL, PAAS, SSRI

    By producing more than 6.4 million ounces of silver in 2012, Hecla Mining (NYSE: HL) is the number-two U.S. silver miner by output. Currently, Hecla produces silver from Lucky Friday and Greens Creek, the latter of which is one of the largest and lowest-cost silver mines in the world. However, since November 2012, Hecla's share price has continued to slide due to lower silver prices and higher more »

  • Mining for Gold...Mines, That Is

    By Joseph Porter - April 30, 2013 | Tickers: EGO, GG, IAG, PAAS

    Over the past six months, the price of precious metals has been sliding downwards. In particular, gold has seen a drop of almost 25%, while silver has decreased in price by almost 33%; the devaluation has been rather dramatic in recent weeks:

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    In the period from April 9 to April 17, silver dropped more than 15%, to $23.34 from $27.51. Gold saw a similar drop from April 5 more »

  • 2 Precious Metal Stocks That Could Drive Your Portfolio Higher

    By Michael Ugulini - March 26, 2013 | Tickers: ABX, PAAS, SLW

    Investors may want to consider making new friends with a couple of companies in the Basic Materials sector who have some history of rewarding shareholders. Of course, like making friends in your personal life, doing so as part of an investing strategy requires the same trust element.

    The following are two precious metals companies to consider. One is silver and the other is gold. One is Silver Wheaton (NYSE: SLWmore »)

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