Bigger isn't always better, as recent acquisitions by Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd., Coeur d'Alene Mines Corp. and New Gold Inc. suggest. These companies are choosing to make multiple smaller deals as they keep the M&A thesis alive.
Killian Charles, an analyst with Industrial Alliance in Montreal, isn't too concerned if the gold price hits $1,300 an ounce or even $1,000. He's more concerned with the gold breaking point. How low can the gold price go without breaking a project?
There are gold companies that managed their balance sheets wisely and there are those that burned through cash and are left begging for financing. It's a great time for those flush companies that don't need handouts.
The head of Aheadoftheherd.com isn't looking for huge producers with so much overhead that they can't profitably mine an ounce of gold. Instead, Mills seeks out the smaller mines with low capital costs. That's where the money will be made in the next two years, he says.
Calling gold the ultimate money, the editor and publisher of Jay Taylor's Gold, Energy & Tech Stocks, watches the real price of gold with a gimlet eye. These days, he pays particular attention to producers, noting that this is not a good time to be an explorer that needs to raise capital.
Equity valuations have so far failed to keep pace with rising bullion prices, but that makes for some outstanding investor opportunities among a few particularly well-positioned juniors that the newsletter publisher identifies as running ahead of the herd this summer.
If you're among the many who consider investing in the junior resource sector nothing more than a crapshoot, look into the Ahead of the Herd Publisher's steps to derisk the inherently risky business of investing in junior resource companies.
Some pundits are yelling for investors to take profits in junior resource stocks now. But the host of Ahead of the Herd online and editor of Ahead of the Herd newsletter, explains why $1,500 gold means investors should be cashing in, not cashing out.