It's the biggest company you’ve never heard of—until last week, that is. Evergrande Group, the “too big to fail” Chinese property developer, rattled markets last Monday when it missed interest payments to at least two of its lenders. This gave more than a few investors flashbacks to Lehman Brothers’ demise in 2008, which helped trigger the global financial crisis. The selloff spread to U.S. markets, and I ...

It's the biggest company you've never heard of—until last week, that is. Evergrande Group, the "too big to fail" Chinese property developer, rattled markets last Monday when it missed interest payments to at least two of its lenders. This gave more than a few investors flashbacks to Lehman Brothers' demise in 2008, which helped trigger the global financial crisis. The selloff spread to U.S. markets, and I was pleased to see that gold maintained its haven status. The yellow metal ended the day slightly up more than half a percent, passing an important "stress test" of its investment case in the age of Bitcoin. Read More >>

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Early Warning Report Regarding Guanajuato Silver Company Ltd.

This news release is being disseminated by Endeavour Silver Corp. (TSX: EDR, NYSE: EXK) (" Endeavour ") pursuant to National Instrument 62-103 The Early Warning System and Related Take-Over Bid and Insider Reporting Issues in connection with the acquisition by Endeavour of certain securities of Guanajuato Silver Company Ltd. (" GSilver "), a British Columbia corporation with a head office at 578-999 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 3E1.

On November 30, 2021, Endeavour acquired 5,750,000 units (" Units ") of GSilver at a purchase price of $0.55 per Unit through a non-brokered private placement (the " Private Placement ") for an aggregate purchase price of $3,162,500. Each Unit consists of one common share (a " Common Share ") of GSilver and one-half of a common share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a " Warrant "). Each Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one Common Share at a price of $0.75 per Common Share at any time on or before November 30, 2023.

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First Majestic Completes US$230 Million Convertible Senior Notes Offering

First Majestic Silver Corp. (NYSE: AG) (TSX: FR) ("First Majestic" or the "Company") announced today the closing of its previously announced offering of US$200 million aggregate principal amount of 0.375% unsecured convertible senior notes due in 2027 (the "Notes"). The Company also announced the concurrent closing of an additional US$30 million aggregate principal amount of the Notes pursuant to the exercise in full of the over-allotment option granted to the initial purchasers of the Notes. The initial conversion rate for the Notes is 60.3865 common shares ("Shares") per US$1,000 principal amount of Notes, equivalent to an initial conversion price of approximately US$16.56 per Share.

The Company will use a portion of the proceeds of the Offering to complete the repurchase, in separate privately negotiated transactions, of approximately US$125.2 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 1.875% convertible senior notes (the "Existing Notes") for payment of approximately US$164.9 million. The Company intends to use the remainder of the net proceeds from the Offering for general corporate purposes, including strategic opportunities.

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Endeavour Silver Intersects High-Grade Silver-Gold Mineralization at its Guanacevi and Bolañitos Operations

Endeavour Silver Corp. (TSX: EDR, NYSE: EXK) is pleased to report continued high-grade drill results from its 2021 exploration program at the Guanacevi Mine in Durango State, Mexico and the Bolañitos Mine in Guanajuato State, Mexico. Exploration drilling is ongoing at both operations and will continue in 2022.

Highlights from Recent Drill Results

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VIDEO — Chris Marcus: I'll be Stunned if Silver is Still Around US$25 in a Year

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2021 kicked off on a strong note for silver, which enjoyed widespread attention and a price increase when the "silver squeeze" narrative grabbed mainstream media headlines.

What changed? Speaking to the Investing News Network, Arcadia Economics founder Chris Marcus said although it's turned out to be a historic year for silver, market manipulation has prevented further moves.

Marcus, who is also the author of the book "The Big Silver Short," pointed to comments from Jeff Currie of investment bank Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) and Rostin Behnam of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), saying they show how policies have been used to tamp down the price of the white metal.

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Santacruz Silver Reports Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Santacruz Silver Reports Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. (TSXV: SCZ) ("the Company" or "Santacruz") reports its financial and operating results for the third quarter ("Q3") of 2021. The full version of the consolidated financial statements and accompanying management discussion and analysis ("MD&A") can be viewed on the Company's website at www.santacruzsilver.com or on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. All financial information is prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") and all dollar amounts are expressed in thousands of United States dollars, except per unit amounts, unless otherwise indicated.

  • Revenues increased by 55% to $14.6 million during Q3 2021 (Q3 2020 - $9.4 million).

  • Gross profit increased by 190% to $3.7 million during Q3 2021 (Q3 2020 - $1.3 million).

  • On October 13, 2021, the Company announced it had entered into a definitive share purchase agreement with Glencore plc whereby Santacruz has the right to acquire a portfolio of Bolivian silver-base metal assets from Glencore plc.

Carlos Silva, CEO of Santacruz, stated; "We continue to increase our mine production and revenue for the third and fifth consecutive quarter respectively. Production costs were impacted as a result of a Mexican labour reform that came into effect during the quarter. This labour reform required the Company to recognize certain labour liability accruals for their employees, including but not limited to vacation, holiday bonuses, annual bonuses, savings funds, and seniority departure payments which totaled approximately $1.3 million. In addition, a non-recurring charge to administrative expenses of $0.4 million related to severance payments resulting from the decision to place the Rosario mine on care and maintenance, various non-recurring costs associated with the Zimapan Mine acquisition and other non-cash charges also impacted the quarter-end results."

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First Majestic Prices Offering of Convertible Senior Notes

First Majestic Silver Corp. (NYSE: AG) (TSX: FR) ("First Majestic" or the "Company") announced today that it has priced its previously announced offering (the "Offering") of unsecured convertible senior notes due in 2027 (the "Notes"). The Company will issue US$200 million aggregate principal amount of Notes (or US$230 million aggregate principal amount if the over-allotment option is exercised in full). The Notes will be issued at par value. The Company intends to use approximately US$164.9 million of the net proceeds of the Offering to repurchase, in separate privately negotiated transactions, approximately US$125.2 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 1.875% convertible senior notes (the "Existing Notes"). The Company intends to use the remainder of the net proceeds from the Offering for general corporate purposes, including strategic opportunities.

The Notes will bear cash interest semi-annually at a rate of 0.375% per annum. The initial conversion rate for the Notes will be 60.3865 common shares ("Shares") per US$1,000 principal amount of Notes, equivalent to an initial conversion price of approximately US$16.56 per Share. The initial conversion rate represents a premium of approximately 35% relative to yesterday's closing market price of the Shares and is subject to adjustment in certain events.

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