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Newmont Corporation (NEM) Is Shining Bright During the Darkness of Covid-19

Alex Smith

First Eagle Investment Management recently released its Q1 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download below. The First Eagle Fund of America posted a return of -23.72% for the quarter (without sales charge), underperforming its benchmark, the S&P 500 Index which returned -19.60% in the same quarter. You should check out First Eagle's top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of the stock market crash. There weren’t a lot of funds who could deliver these kinds of returns without shorting the market or using aggressive put options.

In the said letter, First Eagle highlighted a few stocks and Newmont Corporation (NYSE:NEM) is one of them. Newmont is the world's largest gold mining company. Year-to-date, Newmont Corporation (NYSE:NEM) stock gained 36.9% and on May 29th it had a closing price of $58.47. Here is what First Eagle said:

"The gold price helped support the stock price of Newmont Corporation, a Colorado-based miner with, in our view, highquality assets located in favorable mining jurisdictions in North America, South America, Australia and Africa. With what we consider an impressive portfolio of assets, strong management team, solid balance sheet and history of generating free cash flow, Newmont appears well positioned to withstand the economic disruptions related to the coronavirus pandemic."

In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Newmont Corporation (NYSE:NEM) stock increased by about 26% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers seem to agree with NEM’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Newmont Corporation (NYSE:NEM) isn't among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

The top 10 stocks among hedge funds returned 185% since the end of 2014 and outperformed the S&P 500 Index ETFs by more than 109 percentage points. We know it sounds unbelievable. You have been dismissing our articles about top hedge fund stocks mostly because you were fed biased information by other media outlets about hedge funds' poor performance. You could have doubled the size of your nest egg by investing in the top hedge fund stocks instead of dumb S&P 500 ETFs. Below you can watch our video about the top 5 hedge fund stocks right now. All of these stocks had positive returns in 2020.

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