What is copper mining?Copper mining is performed by extracting copper ores, either from underground mines, or from open-pit mines. Once mined, the ore is crushed, heated, smelted and refined. Traditionally, investors have invested in copper mining as a way to profit from general economic growth. That's because, unlike gold and silver, which are thought of more as hedges against inflation, copper has a wide range of industrial uses. Copper prices do tend to rise with inflation as well. But copper mining has the added advantage, as mentioned, that copper also rises with industrial demand. Moreover, stocks that produce oil and base metals, including copper, generally have higher dividend yields than precious metals stocks like gold or silver. Copper stocks should benefit not just from rising demand, but also from tightening supply. In the short term, labour problems and technical delays will continue to slow global copper production. Over the longer term, ore grades are falling at many major copper mines around the world as producers use up the easy-to-mine ore zones in their copper deposits. High prices will, of course, boost exploration efforts to discover new mines. Meanwhile, rising copper prices will prompt mining companies to re-evaluate copper deposits they had previously dismissed as too low-grade to mine when prices were lower. We like copper mining's long-term prospects. However, to cut your risk, stay out of promotional penny mines that are merely drilling for copper. Also stay out of investment vehicles (like options or futures) that will only make money for you if copper goes up in the short term. For top investment returns, follow TSI Network and use our three-part Successful Investor strategy:
Invest mainly in well-established companies;
Spread your money out across most if not all of the five main economic sectors (Manufacturing & Industry; Resources & Commodities; Consumer; Finance; Utilities);
Downplay or avoid stocks in the broker/media limelight.
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