“I believe this could be due to the fact that the cash cost of mining the yellow metal has not only been constantly below the gold price, but also falling. For miners, any increase in the price of gold can push the income as well as profit margins even higher,” according to a Seeking Alpha analysis of GDX.

Supporting miners and GDX is the dollar, which has quickly weakened. The greenback is being weighed down on speculation that ongoing uncertainty may force the Federal Reserve to refrain from hiking interest rates in the near future. Consequently, a weaker USD makes alternative assets like metals more attractive. [U.S. Dollar ETF Falls Below Long-Term Trend]

Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF

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