HUI Gold Index

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The NYSE Arca Gold BUGS Index is a modified equal dollar weighted index of companies involved in gold mining. BUGS stands for Basket of Unhedged Gold Stocks. It is also referred to by its ticker symbol "HUI".


The HUI Index and Philadelphia Gold and Silver Index (XAU) are the two most watched gold indices on the market. The main difference between them is that the HUI Index takes into account only gold producer stocks whereas the XAU Index includes both gold and silver producers.[1] The Gold BUGS Index was designed to provide significant exposure to near term movements in gold prices by including companies that do not hedge their gold production beyond 1.5 years.[2]


The HUI Index was developed with a base value of 200.00 as of March 15, 1996. The NYSE Arca Gold BUGS Index currently consists of 15 of the largest and most widely held public gold production companies.[3] Since bottoming in late 2000, HUI went on to be the top-performing US stock sector of the decade, rising by about 1600%.[4]

Index components[edit]

NYSE Arca Gold BUGS Index 1996–2012
Company name Symbol Weighting[nb 1]
Newmont NYSENEM 16.45%
Barrick Gold NYSEABX 13.83%
Goldcorp NYSEGG 11.36%
Agnico Eagle NYSEAEM 3.86%
Randgold Resources NasdaqGOLD 3.80%
Kinross Gold NYSEKGC 3.77%
AngloGold Ashanti NYSEAU 4.08%
Gold Fields NYSEGFI 3.95%
Compania de Minas Buenaventura NYSEBVN 4.73%
Sibanye-Stillwater NYSESBGL 3.37%
Iamgold NYSEIAG 3.75%
Kirkland Lake Gold NYSEKL 4.66%
Yamana Gold NYSEAUY 4.16%
New Gold AMEXNGD 3.28%
Alamos Gold NYSEAGI 3.62%
Osisko Gold Royalties NYSEOR 3.68%
Hecla Mining NYSEHL 4.14%
Eldorado Gold NYSEEGO 3.49%
  1. ^ The weightings above are updated infrequently. See NYSE Arca Gold BUGS Index Closing Index Composition for the current composition weighting.

Adjustments are made quarterly after the close of trading on the third Friday of March, June, September, and December so that each component stock represents its assigned weight in the index.

HUI-gold ratio[edit]

The HUI-gold ratio is an expression which compares the relative quantities of the NYSE Gold BUGS Index and the price of gold. The ratio is calculated by dividing the value of the NYSE Gold BUGS Index by the price of gold.[5]

Investors use the HUI-gold ratio to illustrate the ever-shifting relative strength of the gold stocks versus gold.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Przemyslaw Radomski, CFA. "Dictionary: HUI Index". Sunshine Profits. Retrieved 2013-01-16.
  2. ^ Ash, Carson (2023-12-18). "Gold IRA Rollover Strategy". Retrieved 2023-12-22.
  3. ^ "NYSE Gold BUGS Index - HUI". Retrieved 2023-12-22.
  4. ^ Why HUI? Archived 2011-08-26 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Gold Trading Precision Strategies". Retrieved 2024-05-24.
  6. ^ "HUI/Gold Ratio Trends". Retrieved 2023-12-22.

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