I took tons of abuse years ago when I kept buying XTO. The stock kept making all-time highs, splitting, more all-time highs, and on and on. Buying a quality stock at a high for the right reasons is never the wrong thing.
What so many who are new to the gold story (amazing that there are still folks like that....) need to understand is just how stocks like AEM are leveraged to the price, how they perform like call options on gold, and what massive earnings and increased shareholder rewards in terms of both dividend increases and stock appreciation lie ahead.
For AEM, now that its massive new-mine building (5 of them) program is behind them, what happens here on the upside could be breathtaking.