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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Mining Stocks Post Archives

Canadian diamond stock teams with De Beers to open new mine

Canadian diamond stock teams with De Beers to open new mine

Note: The Gahcho Kue diamond mine began its the ramp up to production in August 2016.  Below was our initial 2012 look at one of its major stakeholders,  Mountain Province Diamonds. Today the stock trades at $3.93 and has a market cap of $629 million.

Pat McKeough responds to… Read More

Lithium puts a charge in Albemarle Corp.

Lithium puts a charge in Albemarle Corp.

Recently a Member of Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle asked for his advice on a company that processes an element that is in high demand. 

Albemarle is a global specialty chemicals company serving customers in a variety of industries through three main businesses. The primary growth… 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