Here are the five best performing gold stocks, taken from companies with a market capitalization of $4 billion or more.

1. New Gold Inc., up 7.65 percent

2. Yamana Gold Inc., up 7.27 percent

3. IAMGOLD Corp., up 6.06 percent

4. Harmony Gold Mining Co., up 5.36 percent

5. Randgold Resources Ltd., up 4.85 percent