Gold has been a strong investment in 2011, up 12% this year, but gold miners are down almost...

|By:, SA News Editor

Gold has been a strong investment in 2011, up 12% this year, but gold miners are down almost 16%, with smaller miners down almost 40%. In the past, mining stocks outperformed during gold bull markets, but this time around miners face rising costs, more aggressive tax regimes and warier investors.