Investing in Gold and Achieving Our Glory
 
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If you are planning to invest some of your money in gold, then you must decide the companies where you are going to put it in. Well, it's not that easy. You need to overcome many odds of investment options and assess the fundamentals of these exploration companies.

The first step of deciding on the companies is to filter a few companies from the other hundreds. You will have to analyze them properly so that you can pick the better opportunities. You can easily gather the information required for the analysis from the company websites, press releases, and various gold publications. Here are some points that you should analyze while choosing these stocks.

1. Market Capitalization: Market cap is simply the number of outstanding shares multiplied by the stock price. Comparison between the market cap and the market price of gold at reserves shows whether a company is undervalued or overvalued. The market cap analysis is different for both the junior companies and the bigger ones.

Studies say - whether it is for gold stocks or any other stocks, it is a good decision to invest your money in those companies which are undervalued relative to its peers with overvaluation. The studies also say that the margin of safety is much greater in such companies.



 
 
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The process of gold production with its numerous stages has undergone rapid scientific and technological development since the Klondike Gold Rush in the turn of the nineteenth century. This article offers a brief review of the ten biggest and most influential precious metal processing companies in the world.

With as much as twenty-seven operational mines scattered across the globe, the Barrick Gold Corporation, founded in 1983, is arguably the largest producer of gold in the world. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, the company's chares are traded on the stock exchanges in New York and Toronto under the ticker ABX. Amid heavy gunning from environmentalists over the possible spills of poisonous chemicals in the area of some mines, the executive officials of Barrick managed to top the gold producers' rankings with a total output of 5,525 million ounces at the end of the third quarter of 2009.