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A Glimpse Of The Future For Gold/Silver Miners
John Rubino

Yesterday was the next five years in microcosm

One of the (many) disappointing things about the gold/silver miners has been their failure to respond when precious metals have gone up. Gold, though not exactly on fire for most of 2023, did touch a new all-time high in early December. But (as far as I know) not a single gold/silver miner was anywhere near a 12-month, let alone an all-time high. 

It’s not supposed to be that way. Historically, the miners have moved along with the metals but more so, outperforming — sometimes dramatically — during bull markets. Why they haven’t done this lately has been a subject of some debate. 

Then yesterday (Dec 13) happened. The Fed made some dovish announcements, lighting a fire under gold (up 2%) and silver (up 5%). And instead of lagging, the mining stocks did what they were supposed to, rising as much or more than the metals. Here’s a list containing a mix of royalty/streamers, junior producers, and explorers, most of which beat the metals nicely. 

New normal?

There’s a stretch of several years coming when days like yesterday will be common, and the best-run, highest-quality miners outperform pretty much everything else. That stretch might be starting now, or it might kick into gear when the Fed panics during next year’s recession. But it will happen, and today’s beaten-down prices will look, in retrospect, like gifts from the market gods. is managed by John Rubino, co-author, with James Turk, of The Money Bubble(DollarCollapse Press, 2014) andÊThe Collapse of the Dollar and How to Profit From It (Doubleday, 2007), and author of Clean Money: Picking Winners in the Green-Tech Boom (Wiley, 2008), How to Profit from the Coming Real Estate Bust (Rodale, 2003) and Main Street, Not Wall Street (Morrow, 1998). After earning a Finance MBA from New York University, he spent the 1980s on Wall Street, as a Eurodollar trader, equity analyst and junk bond analyst. During the 1990s he was a featured columnist with and a frequent contributor to Individual Investor, Online Investor, and Consumers Digest, among many other publications. He currently writes for CFA Magazine.

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