Gold miners benefit from rise in precious metals
The increasing value of gold has sent shockwaves around the world commodity markets, but it has also had a significant influence on mining profits for the companies who are extracting the precious metal, according to the International Business Times.
Investors placed a significant portion of their money into gold, both the commodity and the companies who are in charge of mining for it, the news source reported.
While gold may be achieving record highs, there may be a more significant trend that is arising. Precious metal stocks may be the beneficiary of the rise of the commodity, and companies that mine for these other metals may see an increase in mining profits because of this potential change, reported Seeking Alpha.
A majority of the divergence from the norm for gold has occurred due to the chaos in the markets, but this may return to lower levels when countries begin to recover. This may mean that metals like platinum and silver could increase when the short-term rise for gold is over, according to the news source.
Companies that are willing to invest in the mining of other metals may see a rise in their revenues when gold comes back to normal levels, as silver and platinum could emerge as more stable, safe-haven investments, Seeking Alpha reported.