Gold Producers

Gold producers are companies that are actively involved in the hunt for gold. Gold producers look to extract gold from many parts of the world. While many investors look to gold producers for added gains when the price of gold rises, many gold producers lag behind the commodity market. This is because gold producers have additional risks, including operational issues, regulations, and political hurdles.


The fundamentals for higher gold bullion prices continue to impress. The table below illustrates the output from U.S. mines in the first six months of 2014 compared to the first six months of 2013. In the below chart, we quickly…

Central banks are still adding gold bullion to their reserves and the smaller countries are getting into the act big-time. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in the month of March, Iraq’s central bank added 36 tonnes of gold…

When it comes to investing, history has taught us one very important lesson: ideal buying opportunities are formed when there’s significant pessimism towards an investment. In other words, to make it really big, you need to have the guts to…

It has been very well documented in these pages how the demand from India and China for gold bullion is increasing. We have also seen central banks buying the precious metal to protect their reserves. But when I look at…

In the third quarter of 2012, companies in the S&P 500 reported negative corporate earnings growth. In the fourth quarter, they squeaked in a small gain. But looking ahead, corporate earnings growth becomes worrisome. Remember: for the stock market to…

As the chart below indicates, the price of gold bullion ticked higher when news came that the Cyprus government would vote on a levy for bank deposits. Gold bullion prices moved above $1,600 an ounce on the news. Chart courtesy…

There is a serious problem in the gold mining business these days, and it’s not because of the stagnant spot price. Costs are going up industry-wide, and it is making buying gold stocks much less attractive. Gold prices have been…

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…

It's a bird...it's a plane...no, it's the Canadian dollar taking flight! This past week, the Canadian dollar hit parity with the U.S. dollar and, as I write this column, the Canadian dollar is trading above the U.S. dollar. The last…

For five years, I have been preaching the merits of investing in quality gold producing stocks. My economic thoughts during the past half decade have been concentrated on the eventual effects of the expanding money supply, inflation, deflation, deficits, savings…