01.07.2014 - Are the Gold Majors a Buy Again?
Barrick Gold hit $55 per share and is now at $18, a decline of 67%! Likewise, Newmont's high is $70, and it now trades hands near $25, down 64%. Goldcorp is "only" down 50% and Freeport-McMoRan is down about 40%. Freeport is also a very large copper producer, so that has helped it outperform those other pure-play gold majors. With many of the majors' stock prices down by a half to two-thirds, the first question to ask is how much did the underlying gold price decline? From about $1,900/oz. to today's roughly $1,300/oz., gold is down about 30% from its 2011 peak. Yet, Barrick and Newmont, off by more than 60% each, are down twice as much as the gold price. How could that be?..............................................Full Article: Source
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