I don't own any individual stocks and just have a gold/precious metals mining fund as well as a global resource fund which has plenty of metals as well as oil and other types of energy. To me, it's just not worth the effort to research individual mining stocks. Do people here actually believe that they are smart enough to do much better than the fund managers? You might be able to do slightly better due to the expenses associated with funds, but it doesn't seem to me at least to be worth the time and effort. What are your thoughts on this?