The end of last week saw a trifecta of bad news for gold miners, even as the SPDR Gold Trust (NYSEMKT: GLD ) showed a measure of strength. Randgold (NASDAQ: GOLD ) saw earnings weakness, Gold Fields (NYSE: GFI ) was downgraded, and Goldcorp (NYSE: GG ) missed earnings estimates significantly. The interplay between the gold commodity and the gold miners has been particularly interesting of late, making this a good time to consider gold mining stocks and their prospects moving forward.
In the video below, Fool.com contributor Doug Ehrman discusses the overall structure of the gold market, the three events described above, and the way forward.
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