Gold Mining Stocks

The securities of public corporations the main business of which is to mine for gold bullion are often referred to as “gold mining stocks.” The Dow Jones U.S. Gold Mining Index is a stock market index that is a weighted average of about 100 of the largest and most widely held gold mining stocks trading on major American stock exchanges. When the price of gold bullion is rising, the prices of gold mining stocks are rising. Similarly, when the price of gold bullion is declining, the prices of gold mining stocks are declining.


Gold Prices Rally Despite Fed Pitching Higher Rates Gold prices rallied more than one percent on Thursday, November 19, after falling to six-year lows. After the Federal Reserve released the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting minutes, it was anticipated…

Production Cuts Could Put a Floor Under Gold Prices Gold prices could really soar. Pay attention to the gold mining companies; they are struggling and gold production is at stake and this is all happening while demand is surging. Basic…

Due to low gold prices, gold stocks have faced a significant amount of scrutiny over the past few years. Their prices have collapsed and some gold stocks don’t even exist; a few mining companies have closed their operations and filed…

During the recent stock market crash, many stocks fell to the floor. Soon afterwards, the market rebounded and stocks are on their way to pre-crash levels. In times like this, investors need to be extremely cautious, especially when it comes…

Gold mining companies are down-and-out, but John Paulson isn’t worried. The downfall in gold prices stems from sentiment rather than fundamentals. The artificially low interest rates since the Great Recession have sent the stock market and the bond market to…

When it comes to assessing gold mining companies, it is very critical to look at their cost of production. Only the companies with decreasing production costs have a fighting chance to survive in the currently stressed gold market. If a…

If there ever was an environment illustrating how risky and tough resource investing can be, the current conditions for gold stocks are the textbook example. Resource investing is a risk-capital only endeavor. When it comes to equities, resource-related stocks should…

There’s been plenty of talk around here regarding gold and whether the precious metal is heading for $2,000. In my view, the current global risk will support and drive gold higher. (Read “The Stock Market Event You Need to Guard…

The stock market certainly isn’t going up because of stronger expectations for corporate earnings. But I think all the conservative forecasts by corporations will lead to another quarter of mostly outperformance this upcoming earnings season. Companies have consistently been able…

The price of gold is going up, and it just crossed $1,660 an ounce. Silver crossed $30.00 an ounce. You might say that precious metals are back. You can plainly see the resurgence in gold stocks, which have really turned…

The growth in manufacturing in the U.S. has been flat. Despite this, the Empire State Manufacturing Survey noted that input costs—oil and commodity prices for manufacturers—has risen steadily over the last few months, with February’s high level not seen since…

There is no question that it has been a frustrating time for investors in gold mining stocks. Despite gold bullion climbing higher, gold mining stocks have been stuck in a trading range for quite some time. As I've been telling my readers,…

The single greatest threat to your investment portfolio isn’t a Greek debt default (although that’s a big one). The major threat is geopolitical and it has to do with the potential for war with Iranand, to a lesser extent, Syria.…

A “snowball” problem for America that just won’t go away could be a blessing in disguise for astute investors… Manufacturing jobs have fallen steadily since the 1950s. Low-wage countries, especially China, have been the center of the movement of factory…