Gold industry needs ‘cleansing’ of weakest miners
By GCRU Gold News on Monday, September 15 2014, 11:00 - Permalink
The gold industry, recovering from the worst slump in prices in 30 years, needs more mergers to help improve investor returns and eliminate unprofitable mines, Fidelity Investments said.
About a third of gold production is probably money-losing when the price of the metal is lower than $1,250 an ounce, said Joe Wickwire, who manages more than $1.8 billion of assets including the Fidelity Select Gold Portfolio. With gold trading at about $1,230, it “might not be a bad thing” if the number of producers was reduced by a third.