Is The Precious Metals Mining Sector Risky Business?

gold miner pickMartin Hutchinson: I try to keep a balanced portfolio, or at least one that isn't entirely concentrated in one sector.
NYSE:GDX May 9, 2013 11:41pm

8 Gold Stocks Getting High Grades: Gold Fields Limited, Barrick Gold Corporation, Goldcorp Inc. (USA)

minersBrian Sylvester: In an environment of rising capital expenses, gold producers big and small are left with little or no free cash flow. Instead of investing in exploration to maintain production, too many companies are cutting costs and high-grading their current resources. Joachim Berlenbach, fund adviser
NYSE:GDX March 11, 2013 1:55pm

Is Gold Becoming A Risk-off Asset? (GLD, IAU, GDX, GG, ABX, KGC, IAG)

gold-barsJordan Roy-Byrne: Lately we’ve been writing about the negative correlation between the equity market and the precious metals market. This phenomenon has been in place since summer 2011 and has re emerged in the past few months. Since November 23, the S&P 500 is up 8% while the gold
NYSE:GDX February 15, 2013 11:25am

Ingrid Rico: Why You Can Trust Your Analyst Again (GG, HBM, TGD, IAG, TV, BAR, CGA, BTO, PML, VTR, TME, BHV)

minersBrian Sylvester: Within the universe of junior mining companies, investors need to be choosy, says Ingrid Rico, mining analyst at Toronto-based investment bank M Partners. In this interview with The Gold Report, Rico explains how analysts value miners and reveals how she will be looking at junior mining
NYSE:GDX February 11, 2013 4:56pm

The Truth On Gold Stocks vs. Gold Prices (GDX, GDXJ, GLD, NUGT, GG, ABX, KGC, IAG)

minersJordan Roy-Byrne: The gold and silver stocks as a group have certainly been a disaster over the past two years. Both Miners ETF (NYSEARCA:GDX) and Junior Miners ETF (NYSEARCA:GDXJ) are down with GDXJ leading the spiral. Yet, the metals are actually higher. Gold is up quite a bit while Silver
NYSE:GDX February 8, 2013 12:58pm

Final Bottom In Gold Stocks Coming (GDX, GDXJ, GLD, NUGT, GG, ABX, KGC, IAG)

natural gas-bottomJordan Roy-Byrne: In my articles you’ve heard me talk about accumulating on weakness, buying support, being patient and waiting for better opportunities. Folks, this next week is one of those opportunities. The mining stocks have been a disaster if you’ve invested in the average fund
NYSE:GDX February 1, 2013 1:37pm

Why Equities, Miners and Commodities are Nearing Major Turning Points (GLD, GDX, GDXJ, SIL, GG, ABX, KGC, IAG)

gold miner pickJordan Roy-Byrne: In recent weeks we’ve written about the decoupling or negative correlation between the equity market and mining equities. As the miners take a hard turn lower and the S&P
NYSE:GDX January 31, 2013 11:07pm

2 Encouraging Mining Stock Charts (GLD, GDX, GDXJ, GG, ABX, KGC, IAG)

gold miner pickPrzemyslaw Radomski, CFA:  In our updates we regularly reply to  questions regarding gold and silver investments  that we receive from our subscribers. The question that we received this week
NYSE:GDX January 30, 2013 12:14am

Precious Metals and Stocks Poised To Ramp Higher In 2013

gold miner pickChris Vermeulen: It’s been a long drawn out corrective affair with the precious metals since the August-September 2011 top that seems so long ago right now. During that last spike period where Gold rallied to just over $1900 per ounce, we had mentioned many times in articles and to our subscribers that GOLD
NYSE:GDX January 22, 2013 3:40pm

Gold Prices Are Setting Up For A Massive Breakout 2013 (GLD, GDX, SLV, GG, ABX, KGC, IAG)

surgeJordan Roy-Byrne: This piece expounds upon what we covered last week. In that piece, regarding Gold, we concluded:
NYSE:GDX January 18, 2013 4:27pm

Gold and Silver Price Outlook For 2013 (GLD, GDX, SLV, GG, ABX, KGC, IAG)

Jordan Roy-Byrne: This analysis is excerpted from part of yesterday’s subscriber update in which we presented our outlook for Gold, Silver and GDX/HUI. When making forecasts and writing outlooks, analysts must look at a multitude of things. We usually begin by examining the macro landscape
NYSE:GDX January 11, 2013 3:27pm

Higher Low In Place For Gold Stocks As 2013 Beckons (GLD, GDX, GDXJ, GG, ABX, KGC, IAG)

Jordan Roy-Byrne: With all of the volatility of the past nine months, few market observers would think the gold equities have begun a series of higher lows or even a new bull market. However, this action is typical of this sector. Market Vectors Gold ETF (NYSEARCA:GDX) first formed a low in May followed by a double
NYSE:GDX January 3, 2013 11:13am

A Look On Gold From The Non-USD Perspective (GLD, GDX, GDXJ, IAU, GG, ABX, KGC, IAG)

Przemyslaw Radomski, CFA: This was a week of declines for precious metals, very strong ones, indeed. It seems that the main culprit was not the U.S. dollar, that should have actually helped the whole sector, as it declined heavily too, but the fears concerning the “fiscal cliff”, that we discussed some time ago, and the lack of any solutions from the government so far.
NYSE:GDX December 21, 2012 2:07pm

Precious Metals Decouple From Stock Market (GLD, GDX, GDXJ, GG, ABX, KGC, IAG)

Jordan Roy-Byrne: At the end of July we wrote an article examining the relationship between gold stocks and general equities. We sought to understand the huge variance in performance between the two markets. Sometimes they trended higher together. Sometimes the gold stocks surged while conventional equities fell into a bear market.

Golden Points To Ponder

Rick Mills: Investors seeking leverage to precious metals should focus on junior resource companies who own the world’s undeveloped gold and silver deposits as they provide the best exposure to a rising precious metals price environment.
NYSE:GDX December 14, 2012 1:34pm

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