Mining Stocks

Mining stocks are investments in companies that produce or explore for minerals. Some of these minerals include uranium, coal, molybdenum (which is used in steelmaking), copper, silver and gold. They are affected by fluctuating commodity prices in addition to their own business and operating risks.

While sometimes risky, mining stocks can also be strong performers when commodity prices move up. However, due to the volatility of these stocks, Pat McKeough recommends that they only form a modest part of a well-balanced portfolio.

Canadian penny mining stocks are some of the riskiest stocks you can buy. These companies are trying to find mineral deposits that mine at a profit and such a find are exceedingly rare. Because of this, it’s even more important to look for investment quality in penny mines.

For example, we automatically rule out investing in penny mines that promote themselves too aggressively or do so misleadingly. The mine-finding effort is more likely to succeed if the managers focus on finding a mine rather than hyping their stock.

Junior mining stocks are usually smaller companies that typically take on riskier mining projects. However, if a junior mining stock is successful at finding and mining, it can mean huge returns for investors.

No matter what type of mining stocks, or other stocks you invest in, TSI Network recommends following our three-part Successful Investor strategy:

  1. Invest mainly in well-established, mostly dividend-paying companies;
  2. Spread your money out across most if not all of the five main economic sectors (Manufacturing & Industry; Resources & Commodities; Consumer; Finance; and Utilities);
  3. Downplay or avoid stocks in the broker/media limelight.

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Mining Stocks Post Archives

Nutrien expects record sales in 2021

Nutrien expects record sales in 2021

This stock has risen just 14% since its 2018 merger, but we feel this speaks to the firm’s unrecognized value. In fact, we believe the company is in a strong position to accelerate its growth over the next few years—and investor gains! 

The now-giant company has… Read More

Barrick Gold meets key targets

Barrick Gold meets key targets

This large gold miner offers you a great way to prosper from strong gold prices during coronavirus uncertainty and beyond. That economic volatility should significantly boost demand for gold as an investment, especially if huge government stimulus spending across the world spurs inflation.

That’s likely… Read More

What are graphene stocks?

What are graphene stocks?

Graphene stocks could boom with many commercial, military and aerospace growth opportunities
Graphite is one of two naturally occurring crystalline forms of carbon (the other is diamond). Graphene stocks include companies that own graphite mines ( including Northern Graphite below, which we looked at in response… Read More

How to profit from graphite mining

How to profit from graphite mining

Graphite mining stocks could show strong returns if demand for graphite keeps expanding.
Graphite mining is one speculative way for investors to diversify their mining portfolios.

Many investors are interested in graphite because it is used in the lithium-ion batteries that power electric cars. But it has… Read More