Many investors who aren't stock pickers opt for the Market Vectors Gold Miners (GDX), a basket of diversified large mining companies, as a safer bet. Shares have risen 16% year-to-date while gold prices are up 13.6%.
Before buying the ETF, it makes sense to drill down on the top 5 stocks in the fund.Here's a look at the basic financials on each company, how the stocks have performed of late, and Wall Street's opinion of where the shares are headed.
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