What are some of the top investor Gurus doing in the long gold
slump, while analysts are saying the future belongs to silver?
With legendary hedge fund Guru
's Gold Fund down 26% this year, Paulson has maintained a
long-term "quantitative easing" outlook; meanwhile, Guru
claims a stake in Alaska's Donlin Creek area companies, where
some of the world's largest gold deposits rest undeveloped.
and its spin-off NovaCopper
are on the buy list of both John Paulson and Seth Klarman. In
fact, Guru John Paulson's largest position is 35,970518 shares of
Novagold Resources (
. He also holds 5,921,607 shares of its spin-off NovaCopper (
. Like Klarman, Paulson has a large stake in Novagold Resources,
the 50% owner company of the Alaska's Donlin Creek area. Still,
other Gurus George Soros and Steve Mandel go in the opposite
direction, unloading precious metal company shares.
In the big picture of gold and silver markets, Kinross Gold
is one stock pick that has Gurus making major buys or selling
out. The company has a market cap of $9.05 billion with a P/E of
9.61 and a P/S of 2.2. Kinross Gold Corporation mines and
processes gold, and silver ore as a by-product, and also explores
and acquires gold-bearing properties in the United States,
Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil, Chile, Mauritania, Ghana and
Russia. The company says its strategy is to increase shareholder
value through increases in precious metal reserves, net asset
value, production and long-term cash flow and earnings per share.
The KGC share price is currently $7.93, down 20% year to date.
As of quarter ending Dec 31, 2012, a number of Gurus increased
their Kinross Gold positions.
Guru John Burbank increased his Kinross Gold position by 50.53%,
now holding 14,121,122 KGC shares. John Burbank's holding
Third Avenue Management also increased their KGC position by
11.84% for the same quarter ending, with current shares at
5,523,264. Third Avenue's holding history:
SAC Capital's Steven Cohen also increased his KGC position by
176.95%, same quarter ending:
Gurus George Soros and Chuck Royce sold out his KGC shares the
same quarter ending.
As wise traders know: All that glitters is not gold, but some of
it is. We can't get inside the minds of these top Gurus whose
gold-buying and selling behaviors are so different from each
other. But we can always turn to traditional wisdom that says the
best hedge against inflation is gold. And according to some, the
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