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January 26th, 2023 | 20:07 CET

Gold and war - rethink now! Barrick Gold, Globex Mining, Rheinmetall

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Gold is shining again. The weaker dollar and the existing geopolitical risks are boosting the precious metal. But how should investors invest? What opportunities are there off the beaten track? And: Given the crises, does gold have to be in the portfolio? We highlight three hot stocks and provide insights and outlooks on the gold price and the overall geopolitical situation.

time to read: 3 minutes | Author: Nico Popp

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    Barrick Gold: Hope with problems

    It does not always have to be physical gold: Compared to coins and bars, gold stocks are convenient to trade and also offer the chance that they anticipate future developments in the gold price. What is more, positive developments at the corporate level can provide additional leverage to returns. Those who bet on gold stocks usually think first and foremost of shares such as Barrick Gold. The Company is one of the largest gold producers in the world. At the same time, it is trying to expand its exposure around copper and thus position itself more broadly. In the past, Barrick Gold generated rich cash flows during positive months for the gold price and let these income streams also benefit shareholders, for example, in the form of dividends or share buybacks.

    Not all that glitters is gold - the market has cost concerns around Barrick's Reko Diq giga project Source: Barrick Gold

    But this was not enough for the market - growth and new investments were loudly demanded. With the giant Pakistani project Reko Diq, which is to produce gold from 2028, Barrick Gold finally wants to get back on the growth path. Within the first five years of production, an average of 280,000t of gold is to be unearthed annually. But growth is not without risk: as current company figures show, costs are also rising for Barrick Gold. However, the research portal sees this cost pressure abating and believes the overall operating picture around Barrick can brighten. At the current level, the experts believe there could be long-term potential.

    Globex Mining: More than 200 projects in one share

    The share of Globex Mining is also full of potential - in the truest sense of the word. The commodity conglomerate stands for more than 200 promising projects. Although most are early-stage properties, Globex has projects in its portfolio for which feasibility studies already exist. Globex's goal is clear. To gradually develop and advance projects. As supporters, Globex Mining often relies on joint venture partners. They invest and take over the operational work; in return, Globex receives stakes in the event of success. For years, experienced commodity investors had Globex Mining on their radar, but the stock suffered from the typical problems of conglomerates: No project stood out, and the Company's value and, above all, its prospects were difficult to communicate to the market.

    With commodity prices picking up, things look different now. Especially the gold hype attracts investors. Globex Mining has numerous projects that are suitable for the gold miners of tomorrow. In addition, the strategic direction of focusing only on North America is becoming an advantage right now. Uncertain jurisdictions are hardly in demand anymore in a world full of geopolitical tensions - Canada and the US have an advantage. Globex Mining, with a market capitalization of around CAD 50 million, is a flawless small-cap and thus also fraught with risk. However, the share price development since the turn of the year indicates that momentum is picking up. What has held back Globex's share price for years could now boost it. The reservoir of promising projects is huge, and the individual parts will likely be worth more than the big picture. The stock is worth considering for speculative investors.

    Rheinmetall: Territorial gains for the stock?

    Investors who buy Rheinmetall must also be speculative. Although weapons are booming in the current times, the Rheinmetall share has already risen sharply. The research portal recently took a detailed look at the Company. Given the global situation surrounding the war in Ukraine and the ailing supply situation of the German Armed Forces, it sees potential for the German arms company. From a chart perspective, the starting position also looks positive. Rheinmetall could end up in the DAX, which should attract further attention to the stock.

    Investors looking for crisis investments should not pin everything on the war in Ukraine. Although the general conditions for stocks like Rheinmetall are rosy right now, there are other trouble spots around the world. Investments in commodities, especially gold, are still a good idea in order to spread the risk in the portfolio. While Barrick suffers from rising costs, project collectors such as Globex Mining largely ignore this factor. In addition, the gold bull market has yet to really take off for small stocks. Those with experience with this form of investing can look into corresponding values.

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    Der Autor

    Nico Popp

    At home in Southern Germany, the passionate stock exchange expert has been accompanying the capital markets for about twenty years. With a soft spot for smaller companies, he is constantly on the lookout for exciting investment stories.

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