Buy Kinross Gold (KGC)

12/30/2008 7:35 pm EST


Jim Jubak

Founder and Editor,

Kinross Gold has merged its way from junior to senior status but it's still small enough to get a buyout bid in the rapidly consolidating gold mining industry. That gives an investor a second way to score on this inflation play. Of course, if the company doesn't get bought out the story is still very profitable--especially if you're willing to wait until the big increases in production kick in during 2008 and later. (Full disclosure: I own shares of Kinross Gold in my personal portfolio.)

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