Two Ways to Play: Deutsche Begins Coverage on Gold

By Terry Woo  FEB 03, 2010 8:30 AM

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Deutsche begins coverage on gold stocks

Deutsche Bank initiated coverage this morning on select North American gold miners. According to, the firm placed Buy ratings on Newmont Mining (NEM) and Kinross Gold (KGC), while Barrick Gold (ABX) and Goldcorp (GG) were rated as Holds.

Overall, Deutsche recommends a defensive posture favoring the companies with higher free cash flow making Newmont the top pick in the sector. It also recommends Kinross for investors seeking growth exposure.

From the Bull Pen: If you’re bullish on gold stocks, you can just look to the diversified gold miners ETF (GDX). A short-term sell stop can be set below the recent low near $41.

From the Bear Cave: Those bearish can just look to the basic materials ETF (XLB). It’s retesting previous support at $32, which is now resistance. Failure at that level could confirm a continuation of a downtrend.

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A Quick Check Around the World

Asian trading closed with the Nikkei 0.32%, India 2.06%, Hang Seng 2.22%, Shanghai 2.36%, and Taiwan 1.59%.

Across the pond, we see the FTSE 0.31%, CAC 0.40%, DAX 0.19%

As of 8:20 AM EST, S&P Futures are trading +0.25 to 1097.50. Nasdaq futures are +1.00 to 1770.00.

A Look at Commodities

Over in commodities, crude oil is +0.10 to 77.32 while gold is -3.000 to 1114.90 this morning. Silver is -0.063 to 16.680 and copper +0.0021 to 3.0925.

The dollar Index is +0.0000 to 79.1800.

On the Radar

07:30 Challenger Job Cuts
08:15 ADP Employment Change
10:00 ISM Services 51.0 cons.
10:30 Crude Inventories

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Happy hump day! Good luck!
Position in NEM, GDX

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