Copper drops on China fears

GLOBAL X COPPER MINERS ETF $23.55 (New York symbol COPX; buy or sell through brokers; www.globalxfunds.com) aims to track the Solactive Global Copper Miners Index, which includes 30 global mining and exploration firms. The ETF started up in April 2010.
Canadian firms make up 31.9% of the fund’s… Read More

Six low-fee global ETFs: 4 buys, 2 holds

We think foreign stocks can safely make up 10% of a conservative investor’s portfolio. One way is through the selection of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with an overseas focus.
The best of those ETFs continue to offer very low management fees and well-diversified, tax-efficient portfolios of high-quality… Read More

Cash-flow gains lift their appeal

ALAMOS GOLD $7.18 (Toronto symbol AGI; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative) (604-681-2802; www.alamosgold.com; Shares outstanding: 266.3 million; Market cap: $2.8 billion; Dividend yield: 0.4%) owns the Mulatos and El Chanate mines in Mexico, and the Young-Davidson and Island mines in northern Ontario.
The company also has a number of development projects… Read More