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Precious Metals v. Mining Stocks: What You Need to Know

Precious Metals v. Mining Stocks: What You Need to Know

Most readers of this column own (or plan to own) physical precious metals – gold and silver, perhaps even some platinum or palladium. They may also own mining stocks. But which category is “best”? It’s like asking, “What’s the most efficient exercise?” or “What’s the best fishing lure?” Truth be known, it’s really about what you wish to accomplish! Here is my considered opinion… Precious Metals Offer Insurance First – Profit Second One should strongly consider holding physical precious metals for “investment first, profit potential second.” The primary function of “metals in hand” is to help offset the possible loss of purchasing power that inflation or a changing business/regulatory climate […]

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2017: Gold and Silver’s Year of “Public Recognition”

2017: Gold and Silver’s Year of “Public Recognition”

In all probability, December 2015 marked the bottom of the cyclical gold and silver bear market – a bear cycle that had been in play since silver topped in May 2011 and gold in September of the same year. During the fourth quarter 2015, share price declines of the precious metals mining companies tapered off once the last of the weak hands gave up and sold their positions to stronger, forward-looking investors. If you go to a free chart service like stockcharts.com, you can choose any number of mining stocks and look at their January 19 daily price action. On this date – for most of the top and second-tier […]

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What Surging Mining Stocks Mean for Metals Markets

What Surging Mining Stocks Mean for Metals Markets

By Stefan Gleason, Originally Published on Money Metals Exchange Gold and silver mining stocks have embarked on a rally this year that could prove to be one for the record books. The leading exchange traded fund for the sector, VanEck Vectors Gold Miners (NYSE:GDX), shows an incredible 125% year-to-date gain. That far out-surpasses the 27% and 44% advances of gold and silver spot prices, respectively. What does the mining stock run-up suggest about the fundamentals for the actual mined product, physical gold and silver? Overall, it suggests that investors and industry insiders are optimistic about the prospects for higher metals prices. The mining shares tend to lead the metals in […]

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