Would You Rather Own Facebook, or All the Precious Metal Companies in the World?

Palisade Capital |

Last week we compared the five largest companies on the NASDAQ to the publicly listed metals & mining universe. This week, we refined the universe a bit more and compared the tech behemoth Facebook, Inc. (FB) to the precious metal players.

Facebook, which boasts a market cap of $150 billion, is nearly equal to the entire publicly listed precious metals universe, which has a market cap of just $170 billion!

That begs the question: Would you rather own Facebook, or every single publicly listed precious metals company in the world?

With Goldcorp (GG) , Newmont Mining (NEM) , and Barrick (ABX) declining on average 80%, it is hard to conceive a much lower valuation for the sector.


Written by Cejay Kim, Vice President of Investments at Palisade Capital 

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Symbol Name Price Change % Volume
ABX Barrick Gold Corporation 16.92 -0.12 -0.70 8,518,578
FB Facebook Inc. 132.07 2.07 1.59 19,088,794
GG Goldcorp Inc. 15.51 0.11 0.71 5,846,250
NEM Newmont Mining Corporation 36.35 -0.66 -1.78 4,813,940


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