2016 Year of gold mining stocks?

Driven by the rise of gold

Besides direct investment in gold physical or ETF, stock investors might want to look at gold mining stocks when gold is first placed best performing asset class year-to-date.

Relative performance ytd by asset class

Relative performance ytd by asset class | Source: Finviz.com


Consider the sterling performance of some of these stocks at a time many markets are in bear territory. Year to year, gold price is still in a down trend but these two stocks Newmont Mining and Barrick Gold print new 52-week high.


Newmont Mining

Newmont mining weekly chart 2011 - present

Newmont mining weekly chart 2011 – present | Source: Tradingview.com

  1. Down trend from 2012 – 2015.
  2. Before closing March, Newmont stock price have already set new 52-week high.
  3. Decisive move above 2014-2015 high will terminate previous down trend.


Barrick Gold

  1. Very similar to Newmont’s price action.
  2. Price persisting above 13.70 should be seen as reversing previous trend.
Barrick gold weekly chart 2011 - present

Barrick Gold weekly chart 2011 – present | Source: Tradingview.com

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Soh Tiong Hum is Director of TerraSeeds Market Technician Pte Ltd. TerraSeeds is a trading educator in Singapore since 2005.   Soh's Twitter account @sohtionghum was ranked #23 out of The Top 70 Twitter Accounts To Follow In 2015 by MahiFX.   Disclaimer notice: "I do not have a financial advisor's license. I am not qualified by any regulator to give financial advice. I do not know you the reader. Your investment means and motive may be different from me. My posts here are based on observations and meant for education. I am not responsible for for any consequence from your actions."
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