Q: Hi, Pat. Regarding Newmont Mining, your “buy” recommendation is always tempered with “for investors who want to own a gold stock.” Can you explain why investors might want to own a gold stock, and the pros and cons of owning a gold stock?

A: We don’t see golds as an essential part of a sound portfolio, and, in fact, gold investing is a poor choice for most investors. For one thing, it involves considerably more guesswork than other aspects of investing.

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Canadian penny stock soars as copper rises

Rising copper prices are paying off for this Canadian junior minor, owner of the world’s largest copper operation.

The company has stepped up its output to meet demand from growing global economies as well as electric cars and charging stations. And the stock’s share price has… Read More

7 ways to pick the best gold stocks

7 ways to pick the best gold stocks

There are many ways to invest in gold. But we think the best gold stocks are your safest bet.
We recommend that gold investments only make up a limited portion of your portfolio’s resources segment.
However, if you want to hold gold shares, then here are some… Read More