SOURCE: Paragon Financial Limited

Paragon Financial Limited

February 10, 2012 08:20 ET

Junior Miners on the Upswing -- Rubicon Minerals and Paramount Gold Poised to Benefit

The Paragon Report Provides Equity Research on Rubicon Minerals and Paramount Gold & Silver

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Feb 10, 2012) - Gold mining stocks -- particularly juniors -- have performed well this year. The Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ) is up more than 16 percent year to date -- outperforming the SPDR Gold Trust which is up slightly more than 10 percent. The Paragon Report examines the outlook for companies in the Gold industry and provides equity research on Rubicon Minerals Corporation (NYSE Amex: RBY) (TSX: RMX) and Paramount Gold & Silver Corporation (NYSE Amex: PZG) (TSX: PZG). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

www.paragonreport.com/RBY
www.paragonreport.com/PZG

Gold mining stocks and ETFs had been lagging bullion prices in recent years. However some analysts are looking for the shares to tighten the performance gap in 2012. Scott Wright of Resource Investor argues that 2011 global gold-mine production finally returned to pre-bull levels. "In fact, with 2011's volume expected to come in at around 88m ounces, we'll see a new all-time production high," Wright argues.

Investing in gold mining stocks is not without risk, however. As pointed out on BullionVault.com, higher costs can weigh on margins and cut into profits. "Businesses which have found gold in smaller countries have been forced to build roads, hospitals, schools and other social infrastructure, as well as repair the damage they do," BullionVault.com reports.

The Paragon Report provide investors with an excellent first step in their due diligence by providing daily trading ideas, and consolidating the public information available on them. For more investment research on the gold industry register with us free at www.paragonreport.com and get exclusive access to our numerous stock reports and industry newsletters.

Paramount Gold and Silver Corp. is an exploration stage mining company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, and development of gold, silver, and precious metal properties in Mexico and the United States. Earlier this week the company announced "highly-favorable" assay results from 65 holes drilled into the waste dumps located on its 100%-owned Sleeper Gold Project in Nevada.

Rubicon Minerals Corporation, a mineral exploration company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties in Canada and the United States. Earlier this month the company entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters, which has agreed to purchase 49,000,000 common shares of the Company at a price of Cdn$4.10 per Share, for aggregate gross proceeds of Cdn$200,900,000.

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