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Turning pet rocks into golden opportunity

On July 17th of last year, a Wall Street Journal blogger wrote that gold was little more than a pet rock. While that blog post did not mark the exact bottom in major gold stocks, it was pretty close. Since the pet rock story was published, the iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index Fund ETF (XGD) has advanced more than 30%. While a period of consolidation cannot be ruled out after such a run, insiders are signalling that mining stocks are where the biggest gains could be made over the next year or so.

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