The turmoil in the markets makes it too easy to justify selling any stock these days. Yet while their own panic never helps investors, it's still a good idea to play devil's advocate with investments. Consider silver miner Hecla Mining
Here at The Motley Fool, we like to consider both the good and bad sides of an investment. In this article I've highlighted three of the main bearish arguments on Hecla Mining, but be sure to read the bullish side in this other article. And then weigh in with your own comments below or rate Hecla Mining in CAPS.
1. Premium price
Hecla's shares have had a huge boost in recent months, resulting in shares trading for more than 70 times forward earnings estimates, far higher than peers such as Coeur d'Alene Mines
2. Extreme speculation
A long-term bullish outlook for precious-metals prices may support higher share prices of gold producers like Barrick Gold
3. Low near-term inflation risk
While sinking money into gold and silver stocks like those of Agnico-Eagle Mines
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