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Our Readers Want to Know if its Time to Invest in Gold Miners

This segment is from Thursday's edition of 'Digging for Value', in which sector analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman discuss energy & materials news with host Alison Southwick. The twice-weekly show can be viewed on Tuesdays & Thursdays. It can also be found on Twitter, along with our extended coverage of the energy & materials sectors @TMFEnergy.

Thanks to a question from fool.com reader, Jackie K., our analysts chime in on their opinions of the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEMKT: GDX  ) . Here you have an ETF that underperformed the S&P 500 by around 80% during 2013. While both of our analysts are unsure if gold miners are ready for a turnaround just yet, they do offer up some ideas on how to approach the sector that involve notable companies such as Barrick Gold (NYSE: ABX  ) , Goldcorp (NYSE: GG  ) and Newmont Mines (NYSE: NEM  ) . Check out the short clip below for their thoughts.

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Taylor Muckerman
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Taylor is an Associate GM in our Fool International operations. Prior to that he covered all things Energy + Materials as an analyst. Over the years, he has built an investing skill set to rely on when evaluating companies inside and out. While at the Fool, he has made appearances on CNBC and Fox Business. In addition, he completed his MBA at the University of Maryland and will sit for the Level II CFA Exam.

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