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Sooner or Later, You’ll Invest Abroad

Gold Production per Region 13 February 2010.JPG

Jeff Clark, Editor of Casey’s Gold & Resource Report

Many conventional U.S. brokers are relatively clueless when it comes to gold stocks. If you asked them to name one, chances are it would be a domestic producer, one with assets located primarily in North America. But that’s not where the big money will be made over the next decade.

To start, here’s something that will make you better informed than the typical traditional broker: take a look at where gold is currently being dug up around the world.

Tally it up, and North America accounts for only 16.3% of total global gold production. In other words, 83.7% of all the new gold every year comes from outside our continent.

Further, of the 15 largest gold deposits in the world, only five are in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico. Meaning, two-thirds are in regions where you don’t get cell phone coverage and the natives don’t speak your language.

The picture gets even sharper when you see the regions where production is increasing, vs. areas where it’s declining.

Gold Production Decreasing in US.JPG

Several countries where gold has been traditionally mined, such as South Africa, Australia, and the U.S., are suffering production declines, while other areas, like China and South America, are just now starting to rev up.

In other words, not only is more gold being dug up outside our borders, more is being found there, too.

This has obvious implications for the gold stock investor who recognizes that the momentum is clearly behind the emerging countries. One geologist told me that some of these prospects are like Nevada was 100 years ago; wide open and full of gold deposits just waiting to be discovered.

Yes, there is risk, but the political winds are shifting in a more pro-mining direction here as well. In the U.S., for example, some members of Congress continue to promote a bill that could dramatically harm mining in the states, while China and many parts of South America are opening their doors to foreign companies. What would you rather invest in – a country trying to woo your investment dollars or one that is scheming to find new ways to take more of them away from you?

Gaia the Earth Goddess didn’t ask where we wanted our gold and silver deposited. And it is the underexplored – and in some cases the unexplored – regions that offer the most potential for new discoveries, greater production, and thus, higher investment returns.

We currently recommend our subscribers keep 1/3 of their assets in cash, 1/3 in physical gold, and 1/3 in other investments, including top-notch gold proxies and stocks. To find out more about the most trustworthy precious metals dealers… where to safely store your gold… which large- to medium-cap gold stocks and mutual funds are the best… see our FREE special report The 3 Best Ways to Invest in Gold. Click here to read it now.

All the best.

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Reader Comments (4)

I have noticed that you sometimes have a favorite gold or silver producer that you cover from time to time. I am heavily invested Eldorado Gold. Do you have any good words to say this company.
They are quite diversified around the world and not so much
in the U.S.
this company is an example what you are talking about in the article "Sooner or Later, You’ll Invest Abroad" is it not?

February 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDoug

Hi, i can't get something here - on both graphs stats shown for 2008, on first picture china is just 4th producer but on second picture it's appears to be the largest producer how come if stats on both pictures are for 2008? am i mixed up with colours?

February 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAndrei


On the second chart China is coloured brown and is the largest gold producer.

February 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGold Prices


Its been on the Watch List for some time but we dont own it, maybe we ought to take a closer look, it does appear to progressing very well.

February 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGold Prices

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