Stocks to watch – Newmont Mining NYSE: NEM buys Goldcorp NYSE: GG for 10 billion US dollars. Newmont Goldcorp forecast producing 6 – 7 million ounces of gold per year.

Barrick Gold Corp NYSE: GOLD who recently acquired Randgold Resources will be the second largest producer of gold, mining out 5.1 – 5.6 million ounces of gold per year.