Gold Stock Investing Made Simple
It should be simple as all miners make exactly
the same product, Gold or Silver...
but it isn't!
There's over a thousand publicly
traded gold and silver stocks, with prices ranging from 5 cents to over $50 from which to choose. How do you tell if one is a bargain and the other is way overvalued?
Even the terms are confusing. With many
ways to define something as simple as "ounce", it's clear they are not
all the same. What's a Proven ounce? An Inferred ounce? A Resource ounce? A Measured ounce?
Investors know they need some Gold in their portfolio, and most know that Gold stocks generally outperform the metal by a 2 to 1 ratio over time. This is because every $1 increase in gold price falls to straight to profits, and all a miner's ounces still in the ground are now more valuable.
Investors also know Gold's a volatile sector, so they need a seasoned guide to find the best stocks to buy.
Finding the Top 10 Gold Stocks
Gold Stock Analyst is two newsletters that make it simple for investors to own a portfolio of the best Gold stocks. Published twice a month since 1994 by a former Professor of Economics and Finance (Bentley College in Waltham, MA), GSA focuses on the 70 Gold and Silver miners that have ounces that meet the US Security and Exchange Commission's strict report- ing standard for Proven and Probable Reserves. From those meeting this test, GSA crunches numbers, dissects SEC filings, visits mines, talks and visits with management.
All this searching for the Top 10 Stocks... those that are undervalued and have the potential to double in the next 18 to 24 months, assuming no change in Gold's price. In today's era of $10 internet trades, the transaction cost to buy 10 stocks is trivial... even if Gold is only 10% of your total portfolio.
Ten stocks is the right number for this volatile sector. It's a small enough so a big gain in one will have major impact on the total portfolio... one stock doubling boosts the portfolio by 10%. Yet ten is large enough that even if one fell 50%, it would cut the portfolio's total value by just 5%.
Additionally, the discipline of 10 stocks means a new stock must be seen to have better upside than the current members of the Top 10. Since we
seek undervalued stocks that can double at the current Gold price, the "better upside" is a high hurdle and gives the discipline needed to achieve superior results.
Top 10 Results
GSA's track record proves our approach works. No Gold mutual fund or advisory can match the Top 10 Stock portfolios' performance! For the last 12 years, 2001 - 2012, here are the Top 10's audited results compared to other investment benchmarks:
Gold Stock Analyst is Professional Grade research, as evidenced by our many subscribers being employed in
investment related businesses. From Fleckenstein to Tocqueville to US Global to Fidelity, the pros see GSA as a must-have tool. And frankly, writing for this audience can make our work a little too complicated for some individual investors, which is why we now offer the GSA-Top10 newsletter.
But all investors really should care about is results, and that's where GSA's Top 10 delivers! Every issue presents the Top 10 Stocks portfolio, with year-to-date performance and any changes made (we make two to eight trades a year) on Page 2. We give very clear alerts and all you have to do is follow our changes.
Below is a sample of the Top 10 list, on Page 2 of every issue of both GSA-Pro and GSA-Top10. This is from the March 2009 issue and not the current Top 10.
Subscribing to Gold Stock Analyst
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John Doody, Editor
PS: Gold Stock Analyst is completely independent from the companies we cover. No private placements, stock options, reprint fees, monthly retainers, mailing/distribution subsidies, etc. And no investment banking fees from the all too-frequent stock sales by companies and the M&A deals that bias the stock brokerage analysts.
GSA presents the unvarnished facts on a company's mines, operations and management and then gives a concluding opinion on all the Gold and Silver stocks covered, including "Sells" and "Avoids".
GSA makes two to eight trades a year and has held as much as 40% cash. We say "sell" when targets are reached or if our opinion changes. We avoid the more typical 25 to 40 "recommended" stocks... a number impossible for you to follow, and is just too many stocks to give good overall results.
This is why no other gold stock advisory service presents their recommended portfolio's year-to-date and annual results, as do GSA, mutual funds, and your own brokerage account summaries.
Moreover, we will never trade, sell or rent your email address or any other personal information, or try to sell you subscriptions to other newsletters or services. We do not auto-renew.