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eyeQ: opportunities in the gold sector

interactive investor has teamed up with the experts at eyeQ who use artificial intelligence and their own smart machine to generate actionable trading signals. Here’s what it says about these topical investments.

1st February 2024 10:50

by Huw Roberts from eyeQ

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"Our signals are crafted through macro-valuation, trend analysis, and meticulous back-testing. This combination ensures a comprehensive evaluation of an asset's value, market conditions, and historical performance." eyeQ

Gold, a focal point for investors right now, surged by 14% in the final quarter of 2023. As 2024 unfolds, potential risks like elections, political tension, renewed inflation and looming financial crises could further solidify gold's coveted safe haven status. 

While exchange-traded funds (ETFs) offer exposure to spot gold prices, professional investors at the big fund houses often explore gold mining companies for a high beta (more volatile) play. In simpler terms, when gold rises 1%, these mining stocks can potentially surge two or three times that amount – i.e. a way to get more bang for your buck.

VanEck Gold Miners ETF

  • Trading signal: strategic long-term
  • Model value: $29.49
  • Fair Value Gap (premium/discount to model value): -6.5%
  • Model relevance: 78%

Data correct as at 24 January 2024. Please click glossary for explanation of terms.

Currently, eyeQ’s smart machine highlights VanEck Gold Miners ETF (LSE:GDX), the ETF giving exposure to global gold miners, as 6.5% undervalued. That’s the bottom end of the recent valuation range.


Endeavour Mining

  • Trading signal: strategic long-term
  • Model value: 1,756.8p
  • Fair Value Gap (premium/discount to model value): -25.2%
  • Model relevance: 68%

Data correct as at 24 January 2024. Please click glossary for explanation of terms.

Another intriguing option is Endeavour Mining (LSE:EDV), a West African gold mining company listed in the FTSE 100.

The valuation picture here is even more compelling, with the stock trading at a staggering 25.2% below the indicated level based on broader macro factors like growth, inflation, risk appetite and financial conditions.

For gold bugs, this looks like a great entry level on an alternative way to play upside in precious metals.  

Endeavour Mining chart eyeQ

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