BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- Here are the top five metals and mining stocks, according to the TheStreet's equity model. They are ordered by potential to appreciate, from worst to best.
4. Royal Gold ( RGLD) holds royalty interests in mines.
3. Eldorado Gold ( EGO) is a gold miner.
2. Newmont Mining ( NEM) produces gold and copper.
1. Compass Minerals ( CMP) sells salt and specialty fertilizer.