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.

Digging Deep to Find the Winners: Our Free Report Best Canadian Mining Stocks TSX: Plus Gold Stocks, Canadian Diamond Mines and More.

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How to Invest in Commodities: Guidelines For Making Smart Decisions

How to Invest in Commodities: Guidelines For Making Smart Decisions

Our Successful Investor approach has a long track record of helping investors profit from commodities
Commodity investments include raw materials, like oil, copper, tin and aluminum, as well as agricultural products such as corn, cocoa, coffee and sugar.

For investors wondering how to invest in commodities, we… Read More

10 secrets of investing in junior mining stocks

10 secrets of investing in junior mining stocks

Junior mining stocks are highly speculative, but here are 10 secrets that will help you successfully invest in them.
In mining exploration, an “anomaly” is a geological formation or find that might attract a prospector’s interest. However, one rule of thumb for mining stocks is that… 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

5 tips for buying uranium stocks

5 tips for buying uranium stocks

Uranium stocks offer long-term promise—here’s how to pick the best ones.
Uranium stocks are shares in companies that explore for, mine and refine the metal uranium.

Uranium’s long-term outlook is positive, but supply remains much higher than demand. That has kept prices low, although the industry’s largest… Read More

Tips for investing in gold—and how to hold gold in your RRSP

Tips for investing in gold—and how to hold gold in your RRSP

Investing in gold: gold shares, gold bullion and gold in your RRSP—which is best?
At TSI Network, we’ve long recommended that you stay away from buying gold bullion, coins (unless you collect them as a hobby) or certificates representing an interest in bullion. If you are looking… Read More

Investing In Oil Stocks With Less Risk

Investing In Oil Stocks With Less Risk

Investing in oil stocks and other resource sector investments can be profitable if you choose technologically advanced, well-run companies
We continue to advise against overindulging in oil stocks. That’s because the Resource sector (including oil) is highly volatile, and no one can accurately predict future oil… Read More

Is Silver a Good Investment? Only If You Invest Carefully

Is Silver a Good Investment? Only If You Invest Carefully

Is silver a good investment? Only if you target silver ETFs or silver mining stocks, and follow these mining investing tips.
Is silver a good investment? Conservative investors should limit their total silver investments, as they would with any volatile commodity investment, including gold. Further, silver… Read More