Mining companies explore for, develop and produce minerals, including uranium, coal, molybdenum (which is used in steelmaking), copper, silver and gold.
The best way to invest in mining companies is through high-quality mining stocks as part of the Resource sector of your portfolio.
Mining stocks are affected by fluctuating commodity prices in addition to their own business and operating risks. Still, while sometimes risky, mining stocks can also be strong performers when commodity prices move up. However, due to the volatility of these stocks, TSI Network recommends that they only form a modest part of a well-balanced portfolio.
Mining stocks can generally be broken up into two categories, majors and juniors.
A mining company considered a major would have typically been in the mining business for many years and more often than not operate on a global scale. Majors have proven methods for exploration and mining, and typically have consistent output year over year.
A mining company stock considered a junior mining stock is new or has been in business for a decade or less. They are usually smaller companies and take on risky mining exploration. If a junior mining stock is successful at finding a deposit that leads to building a mine, it can mean huge returns for investors.
Find the best mining companies to invest in by 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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