The S&P/TSX Composite Index fell 99 points on December 14. Base metals stood as one of the only sectors to finish the day in the black. Volatility has picked up on Canadian and global markets, as investors digest the rise of the Omicron COVID-19 variant and the potential for rate hikes in 2021. However, a return to pandemic restrictions could disrupt the ongoing recovery and threaten plans for rate tightening. Today, I want to look at four gold and silver stocks that might be worth picking up in this dangerous investment environment. Let’s jump in.
This top silver stock has been hit hard since the middle of November
MAG Silver (TSX:MAG)(NYSE:MAG) is a British Columbia-based company that is engaged in the exploration and development of silver mining properties. Shares of this silver stock have dropped 30% in 2021 as of close on December 14. The stock has plunged 26% in the month-over-month period.
The company released its third-quarter 2021 results on November 15. Net income rose to $9.69 million in Q3 2021 — up from $8.08 million in the previous year. Meanwhile, net income for the first nine months of 2021 hit $26.2 million compared to $4.53 million in the year-to-date period in 2020.
Shares of this silver stock last had an RSI of 30. It has hovered in or around technically oversold territory since its late-November correction. Investors can still look to scoop up MAG Silver on the dip today.
Why I’m looking to gold as volatility picks up
All the way back in December 2017, I’d discussed whether the end of the Bitcoin bull market would provide a boost to gold and silver. I’m mulling over this same question in December 2021. Endeavour Mining (TSX:EDV) is one gold stock that could benefit if investors look to gold as an alternative asset over cryptos in the weeks and months ahead. Shares of Endeavour have retreated 18% in 2021. The stock is down 21% month over month.
Endeavour gave up all its gains over the past month due to broader market volatility. However, it posted strong Q3 2021 earnings. Adjusted net earnings in the year-to-date period hit $429 million — up 179% from $154 million in the first nine months of 2020.
This gold stock possesses an attractive price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 14. It last had an RSI of 22, putting it well in oversold territory.