Gold Stocks

Gold stocks are a speculative stock market sector specifically dealing with publicly traded gold miners and exploration companies. They fall under the category of risk-capital equity securities and, because their underlying businesses are based on a resource commodity, are mostly considered to be speculative.

Up until recently, gold stocks have been good performers on the stock market, following the spot price of gold commensurately. The current market for gold stocks is subdued due to the significant price consolidation taking place in the gold market. In addition, higher production costs on an industry-wide basis have made profitability more difficult for many gold mining companies.

Gold stocks come in all sizes and market capitalizations. Some large-cap gold miners offer shareholders quarterly dividends. Many micro-cap explorations companies are just that; they raise money to explore for gold and then come back to raise additional money if they find the precious metal in sufficient deposits to warrant building a mine.


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…

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…

Over the next few months, you could make triple-digit gains in one of the world’s most hated commodities: gold. No, you won’t get rich quick. But as I’m about to show you, some of the world’s smartest investors have been…

The top gold dividend stocks have maintained regular dividend distributions to shareholders, despite a 40% decline in gold prices since 2011. More impressive is that the gold stocks on this list have managed to cut costs and increase production—making them…

With gold prices beaten down, now might be a great time to look at undervalued gold stocks. Gold Prices Under Pressure After a meteoric rise to $1,923 per ounce, gold prices have come under serious pressure. Currently trading near $1,150…

Federal Reserve, ECB, China to Drive Gold Prices Upward in 2015 Uncertainty and fear are two of the biggest factors that move gold prices. If they increase, investors buy the yellow metal to hedge and protect their wealth. Going into…

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…

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…

As gold bullion prices declined in the period from April to June of this year, so did silver prices. And just like gold bullion, the bullish case for the white metal’s prices continues to build. Demand for the white precious…

One basic rule of economics states that when the demand increases for an item and supply for that same item declines, its price usually increases. Let’s apply this to the gold market today. Demand for gold bullion is exuberant. In…

As many of you know, I’m not keen on the near-term prospects for gold at this juncture. The metal, while still viewed as a safe haven for some, is no longer on my buy list. Yes, central banks are buying…

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…