Natural Resources >> Analyst Interviews >> December 4, 2012

Midtier Gold Miners Diversify Production Base While Growing

Park, Joung
Joung Park, CFA, is an Equity Analyst at Morningstar, where he focuses on metals and mining equity research. Mr. Park was ranked byThe Wall Street Journal’s 2012 “Best on the Street” analyst survey as the number two analyst among 98 eligible analysts within the mining and metals industry, based on stock-picking outperformance. Mr. Park joined Morningstar as an Equity Analyst in 2008, and his research coverage includes various basic materials companies including precious metals, chemicals and coal mining equities. Mr. Park graduated with a B.A. in philosophy and a certificate in Chinese language from Princeton University. Profile
TWST: Gold seems to be stuck at plus or minus $1,700. Is it politics or is it fundamentals that are keeping things in place?

Mr. Park: I think for gold prices near term, it’s