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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Mining Stocks Library Archives

Yamana Gold accepts a new takeover offer

In May 2022, Yamana received an offer from prospective buyer South African-based Gold Field. However, it recently got a higher joint takeover offer from Pan American Silver Corp. (symbol PAAS on Toronto) and Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. (symbol AEM on Toronto).

YAMANA GOLD, $6.69, (Toronto symbol YRI;… Read More

These precious-metal stocks are both buys

Whatever the near-term outlook for gold and silver prices, we think top-quality gold/silver stocks like Alamos and Hecla remain buys. That’s in part because of their prospects for increased production and cash flow—regardless of precious metal prices.
HECLA MINING, $4.99, is a buy. The company (New York symbol… Read More

These Resources stocks have gains ahead

Demand for Major Drilling’s specialized services, especially from senior gold producers, including Australia’s largest mining companies, is now recovering. Meanwhile, Computer Modelling is benefiting from expanding oil and gas drilling in response to higher energy prices. We think there are still gains ahead for both… Read More

Higher coal prices offset lower sales

TECK RESOURCES LTD. $45 is a buy for investors seeking long-term gains from the Resources sector of their portfolio. The company (Toronto symbol TECK.B; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 531.1 million; Market cap: $23.9 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.3; Dividend yield: 1.1%; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk;… Read More

Our updates help keep you on track

NEWMONT CORP. $43.90, remains a buy for long-term growth and as a hedge against inflation. The company (New York symbol NEM; Shares outstanding: 793.7 million; Market cap: $35.3 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 5.0%; www.newmont.com) is the world’s largest gold producer. It also produces copper, silver, lead… Read More

Sale helps fund new exploration

NEWMONT CORP. $42 is a buy for long-term growth and a hedge against inflation. The company (New York symbol NEM; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 793.7 million; Market cap: $33.3 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.6; Dividend yield: 5.2%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.newmont.com) is the world’s largest gold… Read More

MP Materials aims to counter China

China currently dominates rare-earth production due in part to higher labour costs and tighter environmental restrictions in the U.S. However, politicians and government officials in the U.S. are now trying to promote production in the U.S. MP Materials should benefit from that effort—and it already… Read More

Record profits for Teck

TECK RESOURCES LTD. $41 is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol TECK.B; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 531.1 million; Market cap: $21.8 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.1; Dividend yield: 1.2%; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; www.teck.com) is a leading producer of metallurgical coal, a key ingredient in steelmaking… Read More

Lundin will pay dividends for investors

LUNDIN GOLD, $8.55, is a buy. The miner (Toronto symbol LUG; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative) (www.lundingold.com; Shares outstanding: 234.7 million; Market cap: $2.0 billion; Dividend yield: 4.7%) now plans to start paying a dividend. That’s a result of its significant cash flow generation.
Under this newly established policy, the company anticipates… Read More

BHP spins off oil business

BHP GROUP LTD. (ADR) $56 is a buy. This company (New York symbol BHP; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; ADRs outstanding: 2.5 billion; Market cap: $140.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.3; Dividend yield: 12.5%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.bhp.com) is a leading producer of iron ore (supplying about 75% of… Read More

Two resource-services firms with gains ahead

Demand for Major Drilling’s specialized services, especially from senior gold producers, including Australia’s largest mining companies, is recovering. Meanwhile, Computer Modelling is benefiting from expanding oil and gas drilling in response to higher energy prices. We think there are still gains ahead for both stocks… Read More

Updates on your Conservative stocks: Great-West Lifeco, Loblaw, & Teck Resources

GREAT-WEST LIFECO INC. $33 (www.greatwestlifeco.com) is a hold. The company is Canada’s second-largest life insurer, after Manulife Financial. Canada’s banking regulator—the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions—has lifted the restrictions on capital distributions placed on banks and insurers due to COVID-19 uncertainty. As a result, Great-West now… Read More

Yamana gets a debt upgrade

YAMANA GOLD, $6.37, is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol YRI; Rating: Speculative) (yamana.com; Shares o/s: 961.0 million; Market cap: $6.2 billion; Yield: 2.4%) now plans to seek better terms from its lenders. That’s after an upgrade from debt-rating service S&P Global Ratings. S&P raised Yamana to investment… Read More

Newmont keeps growing

NEWMONT CORP. $73.39, remains a buy for long-term growth and as a hedge against inflation. The company (New York symbol NEM; Shares outstanding: 793.7 million; Market cap: $57.3 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 3.0%; www.newmont.com) now expects to spend $2.3 billion on its existing mines and new… Read More

MP Materials takes aim at China

China currently dominates rare-earth production due in part to higher labour costs and tighter environmental restrictions in the U.S. However, politicians and government officials in the U.S. are now trying to promote production in the U.S. MP Materials should benefit from that effort. The stock is… Read More

Alcoa remains the better pick for now

On November 1, 2016, Arconic spun off its bulk aluminum business as Alcoa. Investors received one Alcoa share for every three Arconic shares they owned.
Alcoa is now up over 300% since the split, thanks largely to rising aluminum demand and prices as the global economy… Read More