As gold’s ascent gains momentum, investors looking for ways to play the gold rally may want to analyze the gold stocks hedge funds have been buying.
Gold hit a five year high on Friday as rate cut expectations, dollar weakness, trade war fears and global tensions all continued to support gold prices. Gold futures traded at $1403 late in the trading day. The SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) closed at 132.03, its highest close since March of 2014. GLD is up 9% year-to-date.
Meanwhile gold stocks continued their 2019 run. The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) also closed at multi-year highs and is up 19.53% year-to-date. Should gold continue to move higher — as a growing number of analysts predict — expect gold stocks to outperform the commodity.
Below are gold mining stocks hedge funds bought the most in Q1, based on 13F filings. Many of these are low-priced, speculative and some are already up big year-to-date. But if the yellow metal continues to climb, expect a number of them to be multi-baggers. Do your homework!
Gold stocks hedge funds bought in Q1
Golds stocks with greater than $100 million market cap, more than $1 million in 13F holdings and more than 3 institutional holders. Q1 increase in 13F holdings greater than 10%.
|Name||Ticker||Industry||# Held By||Market Cap||13F Market Cap||Percent Change Filers||QoQ % Change in 13F Market Cap|
|GREAT PANTHER SILVER LTD||GPL||GOLD MINING||43||162,393,600||42,499,918||16.22||164.19|
|ELDORADO GOLD CORP||EGO||GOLD MINING||115||706,660,000||305,959,099||13.86||71.45|
|NORTHERN DYNASTY MINERALS LTD.||NAK||GOLD MINING||66||184,911,900||25,667,001||-1.49||56.25|
|TRILOGY METALS||TMQ||GOLD MINING||49||321,079,600||123,952,531||-3.92||48.01|
|BEAR CREEK MINING CORPORATION||BCEKF||GOLD MINING||4||132,078,000||11,034,000||33.33||41.55|
|ALEXCO RESOURCE CORP||AXU||GOLD MINING||35||117,720,000||5,507,000||-5.41||39.97|
|SIBANYE-STILLWATER LIMITED ADS ADR||SBGL||GOLD MINING||94||1,051,999,900||525,192,170||-6.00||37.65|
|ALAMOS GOLD INC||AGI||GOLD MINING||147||1,928,862,500||1,133,402,305||-5.77||35.69|
|BARRICK GOLD CORP||GOLD||GOLD MINING||490||15,715,761,400||14,108,925,369||10.11||33.61|
|GOLDEN STAR RESOURCES LTD||GSS||GOLD MINING||50||427,584,000||124,085,000||-5.66||29.67|
|SEMAFO INC||SEMFF||GOLD MINING||3||736,073,600||58,795,000||0||29.27|
|KIRKLAND LAKE GOLD LTD||KL||GOLD MINING||196||6,530,000,000||3,072,588,747||21.74||23.72|
|WHEATON PRECIOUS METALS CORP||WPM||GOLD MINING||321||10,482,603,900||5,840,279,180||2.88||21.84|
|MAG SILVER CORP||MAG||GOLD MINING||76||840,858,200||430,530,890||-10.59||17.39|
|HARMONY GOLD MINING CO. LTD. ADR||HMY||GOLD MINING||86||800,514,000||285,969,201||2.38||11.82|
|GOLD FIELDS LTD ADR||GFI||GOLD MINING||139||3,036,257,000||1,354,753,882||15.83||11.01|
|NEWMONT GOLDCORP CORP||NEM||GOLD AND SILVER||607||19,085,207,800||17,719,960,689||2.36||10.21|
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