When comparing the S&P 500 to the Barron’s Gold Mining Index (BGMI), the ratio reached a high of 6.32 during the 1987-2000 bull market. The ratio today is 6.39. The higher the ratio, the cheaper gold companies are which means…we are seeing the cheapest gold stocks ever!
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Will gold companies become even cheaper? No one knows, but buying at unprecedented lows is not a bad idea.
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