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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Here’s how to find the top copper mining stocks

Here’s how to find the top copper mining stocks

How to identify the top copper mining stocks—and how to best to fit them into your portfolio
Stocks of firms that produce oil and base metals, including copper, generally have higher dividend yields than, say, gold stocks. As well, they’re usually much cheaper than gold stocks… Read More

Potash Corp. & Agrium Inc. merger should pay off

Potash Corp. & Agrium Inc. merger should pay off

Agrium Inc. has now completed its merger with Potash Corp. The new combined company, Nutrien, has benefited from higher commodity prices and better-than-expected cost cutting following the merger. This industry giant has also made strategic acquisitions to further spur its earnings.

The company has raised its… 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

How to spot the best Lithium Mining Companies to Invest in

How to spot the best Lithium Mining Companies to Invest in

The best lithium mining companies to invest in will meet key criteria, including operating in stable environments and having both sound balance sheets and realistic valuations
Lithium is used in household batteries, glass and ceramics, lubricants, refrigeration, pharmaceuticals, polymers and aluminum production. But the metal mostly… Read More

This driller taps rising demand for specialty services

This driller taps rising demand for specialty services

Demand for the services of this specialized drilling contractor rises and falls with the cyclical mining industry.

Its results in the latest quarter reflect that relationship, with cash flow up 66% on increased global demand—especially in South and Central America.


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The Best Mining Investment Picks and How to Find Them

The Best Mining Investment Picks and How to Find Them

The best mining investment picks are well-financed or have a partnership with a major that will help them keep developing. That’s just one of our key tips
Mining is inherently a politically vulnerable business; you can’t move the mine to another country to escape political trends… Read More

Rising output gives B2Gold speculative appeal

Rising output gives B2Gold speculative appeal

A Member of Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle recently asked for his advice on a gold producer that has more than doubled its production from a year ago. It operates five properties, in Mali, the Philippines, Nicaragua and Namibia.

Pat highlights the company’s positive cash flow, sound… Read More

Cash flow shores up this miner’s appeal

Cash flow shores up this miner’s appeal

This major gold miner produces nearly a million ounces of gold each year and generates positive cash flow from seven mines in four countries. For added diversity, it owns 20.5% of another gold producer.

Altogether, that steady output adds to this gold miner’ speculative appeal and… Read More