Speaking with Silver Investing News last week, Andrew Chanin, co-founder of the PureFunds ISE Junior Silver ETF (ARCA:SILJ), said that since the end of December, silver mining stocks, "much more so than the underlying commodities that they're mining, [have] seen an incredible rebound." Unsurprisingly, the same can be said for gold stocks. Indeed, an article published yesterday in The Wall Street Journal states that gold miners are now back in favor having spent "years in the shadow of gold." Case in point: the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index (INDEXNYSEGIS:GDM) is up 26 percent so far this year, while gold has risen just 8.9 percent. Responsibility for the rally is being placed on tension in Ukraine and the Middle East, which has "prompted fund managers to pile back into relatively safe investments like gold," pushing the yellow metal's price up in the process. As a result, companies that mine gold are now "garner[ing] more revenue and profit." Profitable possibilities Of course, for investors the question is how to benefit from gold miners' good fortune. One way to do so is by investing in the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (ARCA:GDX), which "seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the NYSE Gold Miners Index." Here's a brief look at its top five holdings as of June 30, 2014. 1. Goldcorp (TSX:G,NYSE:GG) Vancouver-based Goldcorp bills itself as one of the fastest-growing senior gold producers in the world, and it's not hard to see why. The company's operating assets include four mines in North America, three in Mexico and three in Central and South America, while it has a "solid pipeline" of projects located in Argentina, Canada and Chile.