Last week gold futures rose above $1 800 per ounce. This is the first time they have passed that figure since 2011. The price of the precious metal is up over 17% this year in dollar terms. It is therefore not surprising that five of the six best-performing stocks on the JSE for the first six months of 2020 were gold stocks. Written by Patrick Cairns with insights from Mandi Dungwa – portfolio manager for Kagiso Asset Management.