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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Rising output gives B2Gold speculative appeal

Rising output gives B2Gold speculative appeal

A Member of Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle recently asked for his advice on a gold producer that has more than doubled its production from a year ago. It operates five properties, in Mali, the Philippines, Nicaragua and Namibia.

Pat highlights the company’s positive cash flow, sound… Read More

Cash flow shores up this miner’s appeal

Cash flow shores up this miner’s appeal

This major gold miner produces nearly a million ounces of gold each year and generates positive cash flow from seven mines in four countries. For added diversity, it owns 20.5% of another gold producer.

Altogether, that steady output adds to this gold miner’ speculative appeal and… Read More