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January 31, 2012 08:20 ET

Precious Metals Explorers Rally -- Yamana Gold and North Springs Resources on the Upswing

Five Star Equities Provides Stock Research on Yamana Gold & North Springs Resources

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jan 31, 2012) - Gold prices have been on the upswing this month as the Fed signaled it may keep interest rates low through 2014. Even the GDX, which seeks to replicate as closely as possible, the price and yield performance of the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, has shown signs of strength in January, surging more than 10 percent. Five Star Equities examines the outlook for companies in the Gold industry and provides equity research on Yamana Gold Inc. (NYSE: AUY) (TSX: YRI) and North Springs Resources Corporation (OTCBB: NSRS). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

Over the past year, the GDX has underperformed the price of gold by a large margin. While the SPDR Gold Trust ETF -- which attempts to reflect the performance of the price of gold bullion -- is up nearly 30 percent year-on-year, the GDX has grown a mere 5 percent over the same period.

According to a recent article from International Business Times, gold stocks have lagged the price of gold due to a number of factors, "including operational disappointments, rising cost structures, elevated political risk in many locations of their assets, and macroeconomic headwinds that have weighed on the equity markets."

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Yamana Gold Inc. engages in gold and other precious metals mining, and related activities, including exploration, extraction, processing, and reclamation. Shares of the company surged more than 15 percent this month. Earlier this month the company released a press release stating that it expects production to rise 13 percent in 2012, mainly due to the ramp-up of production at its newest mine in Mexico.

Shares of North Springs Resources are up an incredible 900 percent this month. Last week the company announced that it has executed a Definitive Agreement with Discovery Gold Ghana Limited to acquire up to a thirty five percent interest in the Edum Banso Gold Project, a high-potential gold exploration property in Ghana, Africa.

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