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

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

20 tips for investing in TSX mining stocks for maximum gains

20 tips for investing in TSX mining stocks for maximum gains

TSX mining stocks are on the aggressive end of the investing spectrum—here’s how to cut their risk.

We think most investors should consider investing at least part of their portfolios in TSX mining stocks. Examples of TSX mining stocks include Hudbay Minerals (TSX symbol HBM) and… Read More

20 tips for successful investing in mining stocks

20 tips for successful investing in mining stocks

Profits from mining stocks were generally harder to come by in 2017, which makes following these 20 tips all the more important
We still believe most investors should consider investing in mining stocks as part of a diversified portfolio.

Mining stocks are investments in companies that produce or… Read More