Golden Star Resources Shares Popped: What You Need to Know

Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.

What: Shares of Golden Star Resources (ASE: GSS) surged 10% higher in a steady climb today as the price of gold hit a new record.

So what: Gold was an inch away from reaching $1,900 an ounce today, and that sent gold stocks soaring. Miners like Golden Star, Hecla Mining (NYS: HL) , and Goldcorp (NYS: GG) are all trading significantly higher because they are leveraged plays on the continuing gold run.

Now what: How high can gold go? There doesn't seem to be any end in sight to gold's run, and as long as that holds true, miners will benefit. There isn't any specific news about Golden Star today, so I don't see a reason to change your investing thesis. If you think gold is going higher, then buy; if you don't, sell. It's as simple as that.

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