dont forget Agnico Eagle. Another LEMON promoted by Jim Cramer. The only gold stock over 1 billion in market cap that I really like is Royal Gold and it barely has outpaced the percent return in GLD.
Bottomline - if you must gamble in the gold stocks, play with the jr exploration stocks. the ones that can go from 10 million market cap to 1 billion market cap overnight with a discovery. owning the seniors is just waiting to die. and owning a stock like GORO is a suckers game.