Newmont's one-year price chart with its TTM EBITDA earnings looks like the trajectory of a belly-flop dive off a high diving board. NEM data by YCharts Many wonder if the gold miners can rejuvenate confidence among disenchanted investors. If Goldman Sach is correct about the direction of the price of the golden metal, that may be the final nail in the coffin. If you decide to begin accumulating shares of ABX or NEM, it would be important to have a disciplined exit strategy that you can count on if shares head the wrong direction.
If the precious metals sector can feign death one more time, it may be the buying opportunity of a lifetime. Watch Barrick as the harbinger of the group. For those of us who are long the stock, let's hope a well-respected activist investor starts accumulating shares. At the time of publication the author the author is long ABX and NEM.Follow @m8a2r1This article was written by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.