- Short the buyers and potential buyers;
- Buy the buyout targets;
- Buy the large miners that already have made big purchases;
- Buy the mid-tier miners who focus more on organic growth rather than buyouts
Despite recent downside volatility, investing in gold stocks remains an important component of portfolios in 2017.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average's march to 20,000 proves a challenge in the new year as stocks more than halve earlier gains by Tuesday afternoon.
Three are mining stocks, one is a financial services giant and the other is a struggling fast-casual restaurant chain.