Mining is the process in which minerals are extracted from the ground. The stages of mining include exploration, development and then building a mine. It can also involve the subsequent processing, smelting, shipping and marketing of the minerals.
Mining is inherently a politically vulnerable business; you can’t move the mine to another country. In developed countries, it is subject to changing regulatory and environmental constraints. In some jurisdictions, local citizens sometimes believe that a foreign mining company is robbing them of their birthright, even though they usually need the foreign company’s capital and expertise to get any value out of the ground.
Mining companies are can generally be broken up into two categories, majors and juniors. Majors are typically mining companies that have been in the mining business for many years, and more often than not they operate producing mines on a global scale. Majors have proven methods for exploration and mining, and have consistent output, and cash flow, year over year.
Junior mining companies typically have negative cash flow since they’re spending money in hopes of finding a mineable deposit.
While sometimes risky, mining stocks can 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 the Resources segment of a well-balanced portfolio. Above all, 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; the Consumer sector; Finance; Utilities);
Downplay or avoid stocks in the broker/media limelight.
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