Hot Equity Markets, Strong US Dollar Can’t Last Forever

Both gold and silver prices have struggled in 2018, but Great Panther Silver‘s (TSX:GPR,NYSEMKT:GPL) Jim Bannantine believes the downtrend is not here to stay.

“It’s not fatal for us, we still make money at today’s silver and gold prices,” he said on the sidelines of the recent Denver Gold Forum. “We’re okay today, but we don’t like it like it is, and nor do we believe this is a natural supply/demand balance situation,” continued Bannantine, Great Panther’s president and CEO.

“The gold and silver prices are really driven by very hot US equity markets and a very strong dollar — we don’t think that can last forever.”

Bannantine also shared insight on Great Panther’s recent acquisition of Beadell Resources (ASX:BDR), calling it a “great deal for both companies.”

He commented, “it gives Great Panther scale with the roughly 150,000-ounce production level of Beadell.” The acquisition, announced during the conference, also “gives Beadell shareholders [Great Panther’s] balance sheet,” which stands at $ 60 million in cash and no debt.

Moving forward, Bannantine said there are three milestones investors can watch for from Great Panther: steady operations in Mexico, the closure of the deal with Beadell and “the continued rise and turnaround of Beadell’s operations.” He noted, “we think the combination of the two companies is a 1+1 = 3.”

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