November 06, 2012 at 23:14 PM EST
Ways to Earn Income from from Gold
Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal ran an article on the many options of gold investing. But what about the investors who like and want income from their gold investments? Since the beginning of October, gold has dropped around 3.5% based on the return on the SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) ETF. Maybe income gold stocks warrant a closer examination.

Gold stocks with yields help reduce risk. Based on the free list at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com, there are over twenty dividend paying gold stocks, and ten of them with yields greater than 1.5%. As a matter of fact, you can own a gold mining stock that pays its dividends in gold or silver, your choice. Gold Resource Corp, which trades on the New York Stock Exchange, (GORO) offers silver dividends to its shareholders, in addition to the options of gold or cash dividends.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (FCX) is a high yielding gold miner which increased the dividend back in April from 25 cents per quarter to 31.3 cents, giving the stock a 3.6% yield. Freeport trades at 12.5 times trailing earnings and 8.6 times forward earnings. It pays a very favorable yield of 3.0%, and pays its dividend quarterly.

Another dividend paying gold mining stock is Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY) with a yield of 1.4%. The stock has a current price to earnings ratio of 34.5 and a forward PE of 13.7. The company was recently upgraded by HSBC Securities from Neutral to Overweight.

There are plenty of other gold mining stocks with dividends including Rio Tinto plc ADR (RIO), offering a yield of 2.8% and Newmont Mining Corporation (NEM), paying 2.5%.

For a free list of over twenty high yield gold and silver stocks, which you can download, sort, and update, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

Disclosure: Author didn't own any of the above at the time the article was written.

By Stockerblog.com

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