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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Investing in copper stocks can be profitable

Investing in copper stocks can be profitable

Investing in copper stocks works best for you when the focus is on well-established mining companies with high-quality reserves and sound finances
To succeed while investing in copper stocks, we continue to recommend that you cut your risk in the often-volatile resource sector—including copper—by investing mainly… Read More

Get a 4.6% yield from gold giant Newmont

Get a 4.6% yield from gold giant Newmont

Lower production and realized gold prices led to a 9% revenue drop for this company during the most-recent quarter. Higher costs also cut earnings 55%.

However, this company has high quality reserves and offers a fundamentally-strong bet against inflation and a weaker U.S. dollar. A planned… 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

Newmont Corp. now yields 5.4%

Newmont Corp. now yields 5.4%

We feel the best way to profit from strong gold prices is to buy high-quality producers like this one.

Most of this firm’s mines are in politically stable countries and its dividend is linked to the price of gold. That makes it a strong gold play.

Meanwhile… Read More