A junior mine is typically a mining company with a single, small mining operation. That adds to risk, because it will need to successfully maintain production at high levels—otherwise its single source of cash flow will dry up.
Because of this, junior mining stocks are highly speculative investments, and are can easily cost you money. Investing in junior mines is risky because it’s relatively cheap and easy to launch a penny mine company and sell stock to the public. So the junior mines promotion business attracts more than its share of unscrupulous operators and stock promoters.
When investing in junior mines, we look for well-financed junior mines with no immediate need to sell shares at low prices. That’s because doing so would dilute existing investors’ interests. The best junior mining firms have a major partner who has agreed to pay for mine expansion, further drilling, or other exploration or development, in exchange for an interest in the property.
A well, when investing, we always look at the market cap of junior mines versus the estimated value of the mineral resource they have in the ground. Sometimes, a company’s marketing efforts are so successful that they drive the stock up too high in relation to the size of its ore body.
We like a junior mine’s market cap to be no more than half the value of the gold or other minerals in the ground. We assume that the company will be able to expand its ore reserves after the mine opens, but if the mineral reserves are double the junior mine stock’s market cap, it provides a margin of safety.
For more long-term investing strategies, consider following TSI Network and using 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; the Consumer sector; Finance; Utilities);
Downplay or avoid stocks in the broker/media limelight.
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