Three Threats to Gold Miners

This is the biggest menace to gold mining and it is one that a lot of traditional investors cannot see coming. Altcoins like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, NEO, and DASH serve as a hedge against inflation. Yet they are far easier to buy, sell and trade than gold.

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Is Barrick Gold the Best Value in Mining Socks?

If you must invest in a gold company buy Barrick, it is cheap and fairly safe. You may not make a lot of money; ABX is scheduled is to pay a dividend of 3¢ on May 30, 2017, but at least your investment will grow. Barrick Gold shareholders with a return on equity of 18.38% which is more than you can say for most gold miners.

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Bitcoin Approaches $1,500 and Ethereum Nears $90

This indicates that bitcoin has replaced gold as the world’s hedging mechanism of choice. Average investors may actually prefer bitcoin to gold in uncertain times which is very bad news for gold bugs and gold-mining stockholders.

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Investments to Dump in 2017

Gold, gold futures and gold-based ETFs. The precious metal went on a roller-coaster ride in 2016 rising to a high of $1,366.54 an ounce on July 7, but falling to a low of $1,128.90 on December 20, 2016. That is likely to be reported in 2017 with many investors taking big losses. Sinking currency prices in India and China are likely to drive gold prices by reducing the buying power of gold investors in major markets.

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Is Bitcoin a Threat to Gold Mining Stocks?

This sampling shows that the gold-mining industry is already in deep trouble. My prediction is that worse pain is yet to come courtesy of bitcoin. Instead of recovery gold miners face low prices and complete collapse in 2017. Expect some terrible earnings reports for gold miners that will send their shares plummeting in January 2017.

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Is Barrick Gold Doomed?

A major reason why Modi killed his nation’s two largest banknotes was to stop the flow of cash out of the economy and into gold. That might be sound economic policy; but is potential disaster for Barrick and his competitors because India is the world’s largest market for gold.

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Are Gold and Gold-Mining Stocks Really Doomed?

The logical conclusion we need to make here is that we are at the beginning of a long-term slump in gold. The combination of low interest rates and high stock market returns is taking all the luster out of the gold market, and it is not likely to return any time soon.

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