Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Here's a Contrarian Investment: High Yield Gold Stocks

Talk about an industry that has been hammered, look at gold. During the last year, the S&P 500 was up 11.25%, whereas the SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD), which has a goal of replicating the performance of gold bullion, was down 8.9%. Then look at the gold mining stocks. The Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) was down 21.81% over the same period.

If you feel that gold may start rising again, you may want to consider the gold mining stocks, especially the ones that pay dividends, as this will return your capital faster and help reduce volatility. Fortunately, there are over 20 to choose from, according to the list of dividend paying gold stocks at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com. Some pay annually, some pay semi-annually, some pay quarterly, and couple even pay monthly.

One example is Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), which actually has a fairly diversified business, not only exploring for gold, but also silver, copper, molybdenum, cobalt, and even oil and natural gas. The stock trades at only 12 times trailing earnings and 11 time forward earnings. The company pays a generous yield of 4.7%, and dividends are paid out every quarter.

Yamaha Gold (AUY) is a Canadian based company that has mining properties in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico.  The stock trades at 18 times forward earnings. The yield on the stock is 2.7%. Like FCX, it also pays dividends quarterly.

If you are looking for a monthly dividend payer, Goldcorp (GG), is one example, and it has a yield of 2.7%. The stock trades at 22 times forward earnings.

If you want to see all the other high yield gold stocks, which includes information on the PE ratio, the forward PE, the PEG, the yield, and the dividend frequency, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com. This may be a great way to add gold to your portfolio.

Disclosure: Author didn't own any of the above at the time the article was written and has no plans to do so in the next 72 hours.

By Stockerblog.com

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