Another transaction in my portfolio last week. Gold prices have been taking a hit lately and I see a good buying opportunity, even though I am sitting at full positions in most of my gold equities. However, the valuation looked attractive enough for me to add more and possibly trade around my core position.
Last week I added to my B2Gold Corp (BTG)(BTO.TO) position. In this particular case, I decided to buy the US-listed stock — ticker: BTG; but to keep things simple, I will treat it as the BTO.TO in my portfolio page, as it is the same company. I bought 500 shares of B2Gold (BTG) @ US$2.93.
B2Gold is one of the larger junior mining companies. The Fekola project is arguably one of best gold mines going into production this year — and is slotted to produce upto 50,000 oz of gold to begin with before ramping up next year. For the most part, I think investors are under appreciating the size of this project and the potential of B2Gold. The management is fantastic and has a proven track record of building and producing gold mines in the past. This is the same team the built and sold Bema Gold (that’s where the ‘2’ in B2Gold comes from) to Kinross Gold in 2007 for $3B.
This is my 4th purchase of B2Gold shares (see purchases #1, #2, and #3). I now hold a sizeable position in B2Gold, making it one of my largest holding in the portfolio. Once the share prices recover after this slump in metal prices, I might swing trade a bit or write covered calls to take some profits. But I will not be forcing any moves just for the sake of it. For the long haul, I am happy holding the shares as we are still early in the gold bull market.
Full Disclosure: Long BTO.TO, BTG. Our full list of holdings is available here.