Uranium Companies

There are very few pure uranium companies. Most companies, especially the small exploration type, are active in more than the uranium industry. This blog makes no attempt to guage the percentage of a companies activity that are related to the finding, mining or processing of uraniun. They all do, however, have some uranium activities (to the best of our review).

Merv's Uranium Indices

I have developed two Uranium Indices. They each have the same component stocks but are calculated using different methodologies. My weekly Index is based upon the average weekly performance of the component stocks. My daily Index is based upon the daily average of the component stocks open, high, low and close prices along with the daily average volume of all component stocks.

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17 March 2011

Merv's Daily Commentary 17 Mar 2011

After The Close, 17 Mar 2011

Merv’s Daily Uranium Index
Market Data

Open: 188.09
High: 193.90
Low: 181.32
Close: 187.05
Volume: 21914

Note that the volume is an average volume of round lot sales for the 50 component stocks. For total volume, multiply by 5000.

It looks like the plunge is taking a rest and may even start an advance, which is now expected more and more each day. As I said, I’ll keep expecting it until it comes and then I can say “I told you so”. For now it’s only an expectation.

The Merv’s Daily Uranium Index closed higher by 1.10 points or 0.59%, Yippee. There were 32 winners, 16 losers and only 2 stocks confused. With 32 winners one would have expected a better daily advance but these winners today were mostly the lower priced speculative stocks (many double digit winners) and did not make as much of an impression on the Daily Index, which favors the larger stocks. Tha average price of a component stock advanced 2.54%. Cameco lost 5.8%, Denison gained 4.8%, Extract lost 9.6%, Paladin gained 1.5% and Uranium One lost 1.7%. The best daily winner was Mega Uranium with a gain of 18.4% while Extract was the loser of the day with that 9.6% loss. Market Vectors Uranium + Nuclear Energy ETF gained 3.4% while Global X Uranium ETF gained 0.4%.

Nothing has changed in the indicators or ratings. ALL ratings remain BEARISH for today.

As for direction of least resistance, I continue to think that will be to the up side despite all the bearish news in the various financial press.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

With the mess last week, I thought your index was going to go back down to the July 10 low. (Or even lower)

There is still a demand for Nuclear Power as the countries around the world cannot stop the plants that are currently in operation. (Germany has shut some of their plants down after the Japan disaster).

The future build out of Nuclear plants may take a hit though...

Like 'Like a watch' said, other sectors may have greener pastures. Gold and Silver will never have a 'melt down' or kill people.