Recent Buy: Teck Resources and Barrick Gold

In a previous post on The Dividend Pig, I discussed opportunity in the Canadian mining sector. As I discussed in that post, many investors overlook mining stocks as dividend growth companies, because of their lower dividend yields. Yet these are “dividend growth” companies many with strong balance sheets. They have recently raised their dividends, and have more potential for share price increase. Take Potash Corp. (POT) as an example which recently raised its dividend by a whopping 33%! In that ...

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Barrick Gold vs. Goldcorp

Back in April I wrote an interesting post asking the question Are Gold Stocks Cheap?  In that post I looked at the two leading gold producers, Barrick Gold (ABX), and Goldcorp Inc. (G). Both these multi-billion dollar companies trade on the TSX, but they are by production tonnes and profit, the world’s leading gold miners and gold producers. They generally have solid fundamentals, low debt, and pay a dividend. Like most mining companies the dividend yield is lower.  Many low dividend yield stocks ...

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Does Investing In Gold Make Sense?

The World’s largest gold bar is on display in Japan at the Toi Gold Museum . It was manufactured by the Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, and went on display at the museum in 2005. The Toi Gold Bar weighs a massive 250kg, or some 8037.686 troy ounces. At today’s current spot price of $1610.30 USD per troy ounce, the Toi Gold Bar is worth some $12.9 million dollars (USD). That is one massive currency hedge! The standard gold bar held and traded internationally by central banks and bullion dealers ...

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Gold Bullion versus Gold Producers

In a previous post, Are Gold Stocks Cheap, I looked at two of the world’s leading gold producers Barrick (ABX) and Goldcorp Inc (G).  Both of these companies trade on the TSX and are the world’s leading gold producers. In that post I examined that the price of gold bullion and the share value of gold producers are not always correlated. In fact, the price of gold producers and the price of gold are currently inversely correlated (see chart below). I covered a couple of the possible reasons why ...

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