Aggressive Portfolio: Alternative investments

Key Points Goldminers currently in the dumps but this is unlikely to last forever Portfolio of gold stocks gives us exposure to sector recovery High risk, but potential for large rewards and diversification benefits   Three years ago, gold mining stocks were among the hottest on the market. The gold price was riding high as investors sought refuge from imagined future inflation, as central banks around the world pumped unprecedented amounts of credit into the global banking system. Yet even as Newcrest, Australia’s largest listed goldminer, reported a record $1.1 billion profit in 2012, closer analysis revealed there was little...

Three years ago, gold mining stocks were among the hottest on the market. The gold price was riding high as investors sought refuge from imagined future inflation, as central banks around the world pumped unprecedented amounts of credit into the global banking system.

Yet even as Newcrest, Australia’s largest listed goldminer, reported a record $1.1 billion profit in 2012, closer analysis revealed there was little cause for celebration.

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