GLD - SPDR Gold Shares

NYSEArca - Nasdaq Real Time Price. Currency in USD
138.21
-0.35 (-0.25%)
At close: 4:00PM EST
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Previous Close138.56
Open138.03
Bid138.15 x 1200
Ask138.32 x 3000
Day's Range137.97 - 138.42
52 Week Range114.59 - 146.82
Volume10,106,940
Avg. Volume9,694,950
Net Assets44.46B
NAV138.19
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield0.00%
YTD Daily Total Return14.06%
Beta (3Y Monthly)-0.06
Expense Ratio (net)0.40%
Inception Date2004-11-18
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    At first glance, the case for gold stocks to buy appears incredibly challenged right now. One of the biggest impediments to a rising equities market has been the U.S.-China trade war. Recently, though, both sides appear willing to negotiate. Even President Donald Trump, no stranger to angry rhetoric, appeared optimistic for a substantive trade deal.Wall Street has given Trump the benefit of the doubt, significantly hurting the case for gold stocks to buy. Both the venerable Dow Jones Industrial Average, along with the benchmark S&P 500 have charged to all-time highs. In sharp contrast, gold prices, which have looked so strong this year due to rising fear and uncertainty, have slid downward this month.But before you get too complacent, Yahoo Finance contributor Rick Newman brought up an excellent question: Why is the Street giving any credibility to Trump? As Newman bluntly put it, "There is, in fact, no trade deal with China." Further, he provides his readers with a warning from the not-so-distant past:InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips"Last December, after meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Trump said, 'It's an incredible deal. It goes down, certainly, if it happens, it goes down as one of the largest deals ever made.' If you're wondering what deal that was, well, yes -- there was no deal."Thus, I don't think the thesis for gold stocks to buy is dead. And even if a trade deal materializes, I recently presented my argument for why big banks are in trouble. Namely, the economy is nowhere near as healthy as advertised. * 10 Cheap Stocks to Buy Under $10 This pressured environment dramatically raises the profile for gold miners. Additionally, don't ignore the potential for silver stocks to buy. Newmont Goldcorp (NEM)Source: Piotr Swat/Shutterstock Under any economic condition, I believe some exposure to gold and precious metals is prudent. Going 100% into any asset class is simply asking for trouble. That said, I understand the inconveniences involved with buying physical bullion. Thus, if you're not into gold-based exchange-traded funds like SPDR Gold Trust (NYSEARCA:GLD), then Newmont Goldcorp (NYSE:NEM) and NEM stock could be right for you.With a market capitalization of $30.3 billion, NEM stock is at time of writing the biggest name among publicly traded gold stocks. And while such stability typically means that Newmont won't rise as dramatically during a gold rush, you're likely not to lose your shirt with this investment. No matter what, both gold and silver stocks are known for volatility; thus, having a safety net makes sense.Thanks to its January 2019 acquisition of Goldcorp, NEM stock offers fundamental robustness. With stronger margins and higher growth trajectories, NEM is well positioned to advantage the fear trade. That might very well come if this trade war negotiation turns out to be another head-fake. Sibanye Gold (SBGL)Source: Shutterstock One of the biggest gold stocks to buy, Sibanye Gold (NYSE:SBGL), is notable today for moving against the grain. While the spot price for the underlying yellow metal has steadily declined since the beginning of September, SBGL stock has veritably skyrocketed. Is there something in the water in South Africa where Sibanye is headquartered?We all know that Africa has very valuable natural and precious resources. Among those resources isn't just gold, but also platinum and palladium. The latter metal has enjoyed a robust performance in the markets. Currently, palladium is worth more than gold, even with a sharp drop in price. Since Sibanye is the second-largest producer of the precious metal, SBGL stock has enjoyed outsized gains. * 7 Under-the-Radar Retail Stocks to Buy Now Not only that, management has been very active in the mergers and acquisitions scene. Consolidating more companies under its umbrella, SBGL stock has a very robust growth pathway over the long run. Franco-Nevada (FNV)Source: Shutterstock Among the best performing gold stocks to buy, what most impresses me about Franco-Nevada (NYSE:FNV) is its resiliency. Several mining companies, especially the ultra-speculative silver stocks, fell sharply following the 2011 precious metals rally and subsequent collapse. While FNV stock certainly felt the heat, it didn't fold like many of its peers.A major reason why this is involves fiscal stability. Prior to the 2011 run up, many sector players got gold fever, believing prices would rise indefinitely. Unfortunately, these organizations were not prepared for the coming bearish phase, taking risks they normally wouldn't have.However, Franco-Nevada has kept its financials relatively clean. For instance, its balance sheet has very manageable debt levels compared to its cash holdings. 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Thanks to the royalty model, it's much easier to predict cash flows for the company. * These 7 Stocks to Buy Were Big Winners This Earnings Season That said, don't jump aboard SAND stock assuming that it has no risks. Primarily, Sandstorm has a substantial stake in the Hod Maden mine in Turkey. If this pans out, SAND is due for a massive upswing. But it's also important to consider that Turkey isn't exactly a geopolitically stable area. First Majestic Silver (AG)Source: Shutterstock While gold stocks get most of the coverage in the precious metals sector, investors shouldn't ignore silver stocks. Generally speaking, the cheaper of the pair share a strong correlation with each other: As one moves higher, so too does the other. With that in mind, those interested in mining companies should consider First Majestic Silver (NYSE:AG) and AG stock.One of the attributes about First Majestic that I found appealing is its geographic positioning. 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