Mining

It’s no secret that the mining sector has been a bad place to invest for quite a while. The S&P/TSX Capped Materials index, which includes all of Canada’s major mining companies, lost more than 10 per cent of its value in 2018. That performance came after the index showed no gain from the summer of 2016 to the beginning of last year, as the overall stock market soared.

Now that the market has corrected, many investors are taking advantage of discounts in high-flying technology stocks, or looking for bargains in the especially hard-hit energy sector. But perhaps now is a good time to consider the overlooked mining sector, and identify cheap stocks that could be poised to rally. (March1, 2019, Terry Cain, Globe and Mail)

A combination of factors is causing unrest in the global zinc market. Particularly, the US-China trade war has dampened growth prospects for the global economy. Also, there is subdued demand in the market in the face of poor manufacturing data from major economies like Germany and China. Supply and demand...
A StatsCan report for the first quarter of 2019 indicates the economy is growing but at a snail’s pace. Overall, the economy expanded by 0.1% while gross national income grew 0.9% on the back of higher crude oil prices. On the other hand, mining exploration and evaluation decreased due...
The Global and U.S zinc market has seen prices drop over the past few weeks particularly due to the volatile nature of the markets. This is especially due to the ongoing trade war between China and the U.S, as well as the geopolitical factors in the European region. Regardless of...
On a global scale, mining lays the foundation for a robust economy. No government is alive to this fact more than the government of Canada. In early March, the Mines Minister of the country unveiled the Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan (CMMP) to demonstrate the commitment to the sustainable...
Golden Triangle’s History One of the world's most productive mines,'The Golden Triangle' located in Canada's province of British Columbia is buzzing with exploration activities decades after it was deserted. The remote and frustratingly mountainous region boasts a decorated mining history that saw the discovery of the world’s biggest silver mines...
Canada has established itself as a mining juggernaut with one of the biggest mining industries in the world. The North American country is well endowed with rich mineral and metal deposits and is currently among the five leading metal and mineral producers in the world. Canada produces more than 60...
There is increased activity in the global mining industry in the last three years with the growth in deal value rising to $77.8 billion USD or 51% year-on-year. According to an EY report, the activity is driven by the need to raise capital through M&A. The Canadian mining sector...
© Bloomberg. Cracking towers and chimneys sit in a reflection at the processing plant at the Persian Gulf Star Co. (PGSPC) gas condensate refinery in Bandar Abbas, Iran, on Wednesday, Jan. 9. 2019. The...
PRECIOUS-Gold prices wobble as investor risk sentiment improves * Spot gold...
Last week I wrote at length about why I think we will see a wave of M&A in the gold sector, and across metals more broadly, assuming we get a trade deal, in the coming months and years. Here’s another chart to back up my point. This is a chart...