Gold Fields Limited (ADR)

  • Why Gold Fields Is a Bellwether for the Industry

    By Gary Bourgeault - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: GFI, HMY, SBGL

    Gold Fields (NYSE: GFI) is one of the most prepared gold miners to face the volatile realities now inherent in the sector, and it has taken the right steps and incorporates the right outlook, whether the price of gold falls or rises.

    The company has spun off some of its assets in South Africa, continued to cut all-in production costs, is targeting higher ore grade areas, lowering the size and more »

  • Sell Gold, Bonds, and the Gold Miners

    By Alexander Cho - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: AU, GFI, TIP, SPY, GLD

    I don’t know about you, but I think we can all agree that gold has been an awful investment lately. It went from being coveted treasure to the atomic bomb. The gold community is busily debating over whether or not gold is over-valued, under-valued, a buy, or a sell, and etc.

    The buy gold thesis

    Tom Luongo from Seeking Alpha recently released an article, and in it he stated more »

  • Precious Metal Investing: Silver or Gold?

    By Sam Mattera - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: GFI, SLV, SLW, GLD | Editor's Choice

    For investors interested in precious metals, it really comes down to one decision: silver or gold? Although they frequently trade in tandem, and are often purchased for the same reasons, they are far from identical.

    Each metal has its own trade-offs. I'll break down the relative arguments for owning one over the other, and then suggest ways for interested investors to get exposure.

    The case for silver

    Silver is more »

  • Will a Drop in the Rand Help These South African Miners?

    By Vladimir Zernov - June 12, 2013 | Tickers: AU, GFI, HMY

    The South African rand has declined more than 17% year-to-date. The country has recently released its first-quarter GDP results, which came in worse than expected. Gold miners in the country faced rising costs and labor unrest. In addition to that, gold prices are down 18% year-to-date. Would the depreciation of the currency help them perform better?

    A handful of problems

    AngloGold Ashanti (ADR) (NYSE: AU), Gold Fields (ADR) (NYSE: GFImore »)

  • Buying the Gold Slump

    By Reuben Brewer - May 2, 2013 | Tickers: ABX, GFI, NEM

    With a precipitous decline, gold fell more than 20% from its recent peak. That marks a gold bear market. Now is the time to start looking at gold miners.

    Losing its Luster

    Always volatile gold prices have been on a slow decline for most of the last six months. However, that descent picked up steam recently on economic news.

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    GLD data by YCharts

    Usually, economic concerns drive up the price more »

  • Feeling Contrarian? Gloomy Media Says to Avoid Gold Fields Ltd. (GFI)

    By Eben Esterhuizen - April 25, 2013 | Tickers: GFI

    A Contextuall sentiment analysis on financial news headlines shows that the media has turned bearish on Gold Fields Ltd. (GFI), but does this extreme pessimism trigger a contrarian buy signal?

    After all, wouldn't you want to buy into a company that only has to exceed the media's lowered expectations?

    Herd Behavior: The Significance of Extreme Investor Sentiment

    Overwhelming consensus on a company can drive stock prices beyond their more »

  • One Investor's Trash is Another Investor's Treasure

    By Jon Quast - April 19, 2013 | Tickers: CAT, GFI, HLF, JBL, QCOR

    Have you ever been dumpster diving?  I have--it is a great past time.  One thing I've learned is that you never know what some people will throw away.  Sometimes there is a reason it is being thrown out, while other times you find something that proves the old adage: one man's trash is another man's treasure.

    This applies to the stock market as well.  Many an investor more »

  • One Investor's Trash is Another Investor's Treasure

    By Jon Quast - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: CAT, GFI, HLF, JBL, QCOR

    Have you ever been dumpster diving?  I have.  It is a great past time.  One thing I've learned is that you never know what some people will throw away.  Sometimes there is a reason it is being thrown out.  Other times you find something that proves the old adage: one man's trash is another man's treasure.

    This applies to the stock market as well.  Many an investor more »

  • 3 Gold Mining Stocks To Consider

    By Sammy Pollack - April 10, 2013 | Tickers: AEM, GFI, GG

    Over the past few months, despite the stock market's rally to an all-time high, shares of gold mining companies have been under severe selling pressure. However, at this point, in my opinion, it is time to consider buying some of these beaten down names. In particular, Gold Fields Ltd (NYSE: GFI), Goldcorp (NYSE: GG), and Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd (NYSE: AEM) 


    As shown by the chart below, GFI more »

  • Battle Over Gold Miner May Set Stage For More Mining M&A

    By Josh Hutcheson - March 10, 2013 | Tickers: AGI, ABX, GFI, HMY, HL, KGC, AUY

    It is widely known that there has been a drop in mining M&A. Specifically, global mining M&A was down by a third last year, and year-to-date has declined by a further third over the same period last year, according to data provider Dealogic. That has quieted the activity and news flow in the sector despite share prices for some of the largest miners at some the cheapest levels more »

  • Still Bullish on Gold

    By Bob Chandler - February 27, 2013 | Tickers: AU, ABX, GFI, IAG, GLD

    There has been a lot of bearish sentiment around gold recently. Citigroup analysts reported the metal may have hit its cycle peak and the SPDR Gold Shares ETF (NYSEMKT: GLD) was down around 14% from its 52-week high.

    The pessimism is understandable. After a high of around $1900 an ounce in 2011, the gold price has fallen back and been slammed vigorously each time it’s tried to return. Yet more »

  • Dividend Yield Higher Than Bond Yields... Not A Good Omen

    By Reuben Brewer - February 21, 2013 | Tickers: DRI, XOM, GFI, OHI, RDS-B, SPG

    There was a time when investors demanded that equities yield more than bonds. The logic was that bonds were safer and, thus, should return less. Stocks, meanwhile, were riskier and should return more. The notion of capital appreciation killed that logic in the late 1950s.

    However, stock yields are now higher than bond yields for the second time in about five years. Does this mean that stocks are undervalued? Maybe more »

  • Should You Be Betting With Paulson On AngloGold's Split?

    By Marshall Hargrave - February 12, 2013 | Tickers: AU, ABX, GFI

    Billionaire John Paulson, in his 2012 investor letter, stated that he believes that a split up of AngloGold (NYSE: AU)'s operations would unlock more value for shareholders, and I believe that's true. Paulson said this about the potential upside:

    Based on our analysis, AngloGold’s shares could increase in value by up to 68 percent if the company was to split its business into South African and non-South more »

  • News Flash: Market Near All Time Highs, Watch Out

    By Reuben Brewer - February 1, 2013 | Tickers: ABX, GFI, PRU, RDS-B, TOT

    On Friday January 25th, The New York Times sent out a “Breaking News Alert.” It seems that the S&P 500 “...ended trading Friday above 1,500, just 5 percent shy of the record high of 1565.15 hit in 2007.” The newspaper describes investors as pouring money into stocks because they are “more afraid of missing out than of misreading Wall Street again.” Unless this time is different, investors should be frightened by this kind of breaking news.

  • A Bear Talks Gold

    By Reuben Brewer - December 20, 2012 | Tickers: ABX, GFI, NEM

    I own several Hussman funds and, thus, make sure to read John Hussman's weekly market and fund commentary. Hussman has been a bear for quite some time, going so far as to suggest that we are currently in a recession. When he noted that Hussman Strategic Total Return Fund (HSTRX) had increased its exposure to gold stocks to 15% of assets, it meant he sees value in that segment right now.

  • Hard Assets for the End of the World as We Know It

    By Reuben Brewer - December 20, 2012 | Tickers: GFI, RDS-B, TOT

    The bright guys over at PIMCO recently published an economic report that paints a pretty scary picture of the future, outlining the company's view of the so-called new normal. This slow growth, deleveraging world won't be an easy place to survive for any investor, let alone dividend focused stock investors. I took a look at that PIMCO Dividend and Income Builder Fund's (PQIIX) “hard asset” holdings to see where investors might hide from this doom and gloom scenario.

  • Buy These Fallen Angels for Outsized Returns

    By Anh HOANG - December 12, 2012 | Tickers: AMD, CRR, GFI, INTC

    I often search the 52-week low list to generate investment ideas, while keeping in mind any stock may find itself no this list for a variety of reasons. It might be due to the deterioration in business fundamentals, or the overreaction of the market given short-term business headwinds. If the latter unfolds, it's certainly a prime opportunity to pick up good businesses at a discount.

    This time I set more »

  • What’s the Best Way to Invest in Gold?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - December 11, 2012 | Tickers: AU, GFI, IAG, NG, GOLD

    Billionaire John Paulson founded Paulson & Co. in 1994 and has become famous for his bets against subprime mortgages. Paulson’s strategy focuses on macro-themed investments rather than picking individual stocks. Paulson’s big themes in the past have been betting against banks during the financial crisis, and then betting on them during their recovery. Paulson’s most recent bet has been on gold, where in 2010 he made upwards of more »

  • Lower Gold Crash Risks with Mining

    By Alvin Gonzales - November 14, 2012 | Tickers: AU, ABX, FCX, GFI, HMY

    The price of gold has been on a meteoric rise. Since 2002, the price of gold has risen by approximately 446%. Gold is often seen as an inflation hedge and with the current global economic problems (e.g. Europe mired in a debt crisis and the US fighting a large deficit), there are legitimate reasons to consider buying gold. However, the large past increases in the price of gold cast more »

  • 5 Cheap Dividend Stocks Hinged on a Global Recovery

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - October 23, 2012 | Tickers: CLF, VALE, CRH, GFI, DOW

    The materials industry has been beaten down by an overall weak global economy. The materials companies we've chosen here range from commodities stocks to chemicals. We believe these companies are tied to global fundamentals, and although recent negative outlooks for global growth have placed pressure on this industry, we feel these companies are now on sale and pay relatively safe dividends that are much more appealing compared to treasuries more »

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