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Gold stocks were the best performing major market group that we track in North America in the first half of the year with the S&P/TSX Gold Composite Index up 23.6 per cent. A newcomer to the sector is Osisko Gold Royalties which was formed after the Osisko Mining sale of the Quebec Malartic mine to Agnico Eagle Mines and Yamana Gold. Since June 16, former Malartic prospector and current Osisko Gold Royalties senior officer John Burzynski has spent $3.2-million buying shares of the new company in the public market.

Ted Dixon is CEO of INK Research which provides insider news and knowledge to investors. For more background on insider reporting in Canada, visit the FAQ section at Securities referenced in this profile may have already appeared in recent reports distributed to INK subscribers. INK staff may also hold a position in profiled securities.

Infographic reflects public-market transactions of common shares or unit trusts by company officers and directors.

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