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How Long Will Gold Miners Lag Bullion Prices?

November 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

By Eric McWhinnie, Wall St. Cheat Sheet As we have previously discussed, the gold miners continue to lag behind bullion prices.  In the past six months, the SPDR Gold Shares ETF has increased by nearly 10%, while theMarket Vectors Gold Miners ETF has declined by 5%.  The disconnect continues as traders feel uneasy about equities and elevated gold prices.  When it [...]

Gold Miners’ Leverage Effect Is Gone. But For How Long?

October 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

By Willem Weytjens, Profitimes To explain briefly why mining companies SHOULD have a leverage effect to increasing metal prices, I will illustrate this with a simple example.In this article, we will have a look at the so called “leverage” effect that mining companies are supposed to have to the underlying metal prices. Suppose you have a [...]

Good raises end South African gold miners’ strike

August 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

GATA By Devon Maylie Tuesday, August 2, 2011… JOHANNESBURG — Striking miners at South African gold mines should return to work by the end of the week after signing Tuesday a wage agreement that will see pay raises almost double the rate of inflation. The miners’ action is part of a series of [...]

South Africa’s gold miners join coal and diamond miners on strike

July 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

GATA By Christopher Donville Bloomberg News via Bloomberg Business Week Monday, July 25, 2011… More than 200,000 South African gold miners will join coal and diamond mine workers in a strike this week after failing to reach agreement with producers over pay, the country’s National Union of Mineworkers said. The gold miners are demanding [...]

For South Africa’s sickened gold miners, a long wait for justice

June 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

GATA By Geoffrey York The Globe and Mail, Toronto Monday, June 20, 2011… JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — His breathing is laboured, his chest is tight, and he is too weak to work in his garden any more. At the age of 63, former mine worker Wilson Mafolwana wonders if he’ll still be alive when [...]

Bulls Stampede Into Gold Miners

May 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

optionMONSTER submits: by David Russell The bulls are still digging for gold. Call activity is surging in producers such as Barrick Gold (ABX), Newmont Mining (NEM), Yamana Gold (AUY), and Goldcorp (GG), which finished yesterday’s session up between 4 percent and 7 percent. In ABX and AUY call volume is more than twice the normal [...]

Gold Miners Report Strong Earnings: Two Gold Miner ETFs

April 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Tom Lydon submits: A bevy of gold miners reported first-quarter earnings this week, and the results were nothing short of stellar. If you’re looking to ride the current gold rush, you may want to consider gaining exposure through gold-miner related ETFs. Newmont Mining (NEM), Goldcorp (GG) and Barrick (ABX) all reported earnings this week, and [...]

Gold Miners Should Be Back on Your Radar

April 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Prieur du Plessis submits: Ever since I started my investment career as a mining analyst in 1984, I have taken a keen interest in gold stocks. In particular, I always keep a close eye on the relative strength of the miners versus the metal as stocks often lead bullion. The chart below has been constructed [...]

Gold Miners: They’re Not All Created Equal

March 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Market Blog submits: By David Berman It is tempting to dismiss gold producers as a homogeneous group of stocks that merely trade with the price of gold. What a mistake. Since mid-2005, when concerns arose about the U.S. dollar and the health of the global financial system, the price of gold has risen about 160% [...]

Gold Miners Making More Money?

November 30, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

By Adam Brochert, GoldSeek Mining is a tough business and profits are rarely easy to come by. I learned the concept of the “real” price of Gold from Bob Hoye at Institutional Advisors. This concept ignores the nominal price of Gold (i.e. ignores the currency effect, which is difficult for paperbugs but easy for long term Gold [...]

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