5 Gold Stocks Finding The Smart Money

Michael Teague  |

Despite entering 2014 on some positive momentum, street expectations for gold are bearish in general, and the metal could spend the coming year range-bound, with the major support level not budging much from around $1,200.

Wednesday’s announcement from the Fed that treasury spending would be cut by another $10 billion was characterized by many as “aggressive”, especially given recent jobs data and forecasts for a less voracious Chinese economy over the year. While stocks dropped across the board following Ben Bernanke’s final post-FOMC press conference as Chairman however, we did not see the kind of panic sends investors running for the shelter of precious metals, a possible indication that Wall Street still sees there being some room for equities to grow.

But this doesn’t mean the smart money isn’t still keeping its eye on certain gold stocks. The following five gold stocks currently have the largest increases in institutional transactions, a figure that expresses the three-month change in fund/financial institution-ownership of a stock.

Country: USA

Market-Cap:$120.30 million

Price:$1.87

3-Month Increase in Institutional Transactions:+294.07 percent

2014 Performance:+11.31 percent

Country:Canada

Market-Cap:$$82.27 million

Price:$1.37



3-Month Increase in Institutional Transactions:+174.02 percent

2014 Performance:+17.09 percent

Country: Canada

Market-Cap:$1.78 billion

Price:$9.19

3-Month Increase in Institutional Transactions:+29.59

2014 Performance:-24.24 percent

Country: Canada

Market-Cap:$226.95 million

Price:$0.98

3-Month Increase in Institutional Transactions:+26.10 percent

2014 Performance:+25.64 percent

Country:USA

Market-Cap:$51.12 million

Price:$0.63

3-Month Increase in Institutional Transactions:+22.09 percent

2014 Performance:+64.47 percent

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Companies

Symbol Name Price Change % Volume
VGZ Vista Gold Corp 0.66 0.06 9.97 309,652
AAU Almaden Minerals Ltd. 0.69 0.02 2.45 121,763
KGJI Kingold Jewelry Inc. 1.25 0.02 1.63 8,508 Trade
AGI Alamos Gold Inc. Class A 5.48 0.01 0.18 925,492 Trade
ONST On Stage Entertainment Inc n/a n/a n/a 0

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