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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength

GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

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Q2 2014

GDX Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Mario Gabelli 66,000 sh (New)
Stanley Druckenmiller 3,895,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 169,300 sh (+169.16%)
George Soros 2,050,664 sh (+77.07%)
Steven Cohen 350,000 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn 8,653,896 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 6,900 sh (unchged)
George Soros 1,327,000 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2014

GDX Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Arnold Schneider 11,000 sh (New)
John Burbank 40,000 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 6,900 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn 6,319,308 sh (-26.98%)
George Soros 1,036,135 sh (-49.47%)
Stanley Druckenmiller 1,546,600 sh (-60.29%)
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Q4 2014

GDX Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Caxton Associates 100,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 190,100 sh (New)
David Dreman 1,435 sh (New)
Richard Snow 10,500 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 331,900 sh (+4710.14%)
David Einhorn 8,517,796 sh (+34.79%)
Steven Cohen 800,000 sh (unchged)
Arnold Schneider Sold Out
George Soros 761,000 sh (-26.55%)
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Q1 2015

GDX Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Steven Cohen 500,000 sh (New)
Jana Partners 6,810,438 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 70,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 350,000 sh (+250.00%)
First Eagle Investment 331,900 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 260,000 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn 8,517,796 sh (unchged)
George Soros 761,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 2,825,000 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow 10,500 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
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