Gold mining stocks have been in bottoming patterns since August after multiyear lows. Theses stocks had significantly lagged physical gold and gold futures for several years. But there are four gold mining stocks to consider as long-term investments now.

Barrick Gold (ABX) , Yamana Gold (AUY) - Get Report , Goldcorp (GG) and Newmont Mining (NEM) - Get Report have been outperforming physical gold since recent bottoms in August and September. Each reports earnings this week.

Here's the weekly chart for Comex gold.


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The weekly chart for Comex gold is positive, with the futures contract above its key weekly moving average of $1,152.5. Gold has been below its 200-week simple moving average since the week of May 31, 2013, and today this average is $1,388.7. Weekly momentum is projected to rise to 74.48 this week, up from 71.82 on Oct. 23.

Momentum scales between 00.00 and 100.00, where a reading below 20.00 is oversold and a reading above 80.00 overbought. Rising between these levels is positive, while declining between these levels is negative.

Here's the weekly chart for Barrick Gold.


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Barrick Gold had a close of $7.50 on Monday, up from $6.56 on Sept. 24, when last profiled. The stock is down 30.2% year to date, and it set a multiyear low of $5.91 on Sept. 23. Barrick is between its 50-day simple moving average of $7.00 and its 200-day simple moving average of $10.19, and is up 17.9% so far in the fourth quarter.

Barrick reports quarterly results after the closing bell on Wednesday. Analysts expect the gold miner to earn 7 cents a share.

The weekly chart stays positive, given a close on Friday, Oct. 30 above the key weekly moving average of $7.44. Weekly momentum is projected to rise to 51.69 this week up from 43.17 on Oct. 23. The 200-week simple moving average is a resistance point at $22.59.

Investors looking to buy Barrick should place a good till canceled limit order to purchase the stock if it drops to $7.01, which is a key level on technical charts until the end of this week.

Here's the weekly chart for Yamana Gold.


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Yamana Gold had a close of $2.40 on Monday, up from $1.70 on Sept. 24, when last profiled. The stock is down 40.3% year to date and set a multiyear low of $1.42 on Sept. 11. Yamana is between its 50-day simple moving average of $1.98 and its 200-day simple moving average of $3.12. It s up 41.2% so far in the fourth quarter.

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Yamana reports quarterly results after the closing bell on Thursday. Analysts expect the gold miner to report a loss of 2 cents a share.

The weekly chart stays positive, given a close on Friday, Oct. 30 above the key weekly moving average of $2.24. Weekly momentum is projected to rise to 67.90 this week up from 58.59 on Oct. 23. The 200-week simple moving average is a resistance point at $10.00.

Investors looking to buy Yamana should place a good till canceled limit order to purchase the stock if it drops to $2.18, which is a key level on technical charts until the end of this week.

This stock has been an "option on survival," since the stock broke below $3 a share on July 6.

Here's the weekly chart for Goldcorp.


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Goldcorp had a close of $14.96 on Monday, up from $13.51 on Sept. 24, when last profiled. The stock is down 19.2% year to date. It set a multiyear low of $11.95 on Sept. 30. Goldcorp is between its 50-day simple moving average of $13.83 and its 200-day simple moving average of $17.41. It is up 19.5% so far in the fourth quarter.

Goldcorp reports quarterly results before the opening bell on Oct. 29. Analysts expect the gold miner to earn 5 cents a share.

The weekly chart stays positive, given a close on Friday, Oct. 30 above the key weekly moving average of $14.54. Weekly momentum is projected to rise to 62.77 this week, up from 51.94 on Oct. 23. The 200-week simple moving average is a resistance point at $28.32.

Investors looking to buy Goldcorp should place a good till canceled limit order to purchase the stock if it drops to $12.87, which is a key level on technical charts until the end of 2015.

Here's the weekly chart for Newmont Mining.


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Newmont Mining had a close of $18.80 on Monday, up from $16.78 on Sept. 24, when last profiled. The stock is down just 0.5% year to date and set its multiyear low of $15.39 on Aug, 26. Newmont is between its 50-day simple moving average of $17.27 and its 200-day simple moving averages of $21.80, and is up 17% so far in the fourth quarter.

Newmont Mining reports quarterly results after the closing bell on Oct. 28. Analysts expect the gold miner to earn 19 cents a share.

The weekly chart stays positive, given a close on Friday, Oct. 30 above its key weekly moving average of $18.39. Weekly momentum is projected to rise to 64.29 this week up from 52.47 on Oct. 23. The 200-week simple moving average is resistance at $32.73.

Investors looking to buy Newmont Mining should place a good till canceled limit order to purchase the stock if it drops to $14.36, which is a key level on technical charts until the end of 2015.

This article is commentary by an independent contributor. At the time of publication, the author held no positions in the stocks mentioned.