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)

Canada and the U.S are ramping up plans to counter China Monopoly on rare earth minerals. Officials from the two countries are in the process of drafting plans to explore ways of reducing dependence on rare earth minerals that come from Chinese mines. China is by far the biggest...
The Canadian mining industry is one of the largest private sector, employing over 400,000 people and an additional 206,000 indirectly. It is ranked as one of the largest mining supply sectors in the world with over 3,700 companies providing wide range of services tied to the mining business. The...
Brazil is the latest country to tap Canada’s, Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Initiative. By adopting the sustainable mining initiative, Instituto Brasileiro de Mineração (IBRAM) affirms its commitment to improving environmental and social performance of the mining industry. The adoption should also affirm TSM credentials as an internationally recognized standard in...
A few days ago the World Gold Council announced the launch of a set of mining principles supposed to promote responsible mining. The Gold Council indicated that the "responsible mining principles" will offer a new framework that spells out the expectations for consumers, investors and gold suppliers. The principles...
Labor shortage poses the biggest threat to Canada’s mining industry. As it stands more than half of the current workforce is made up of people who are 45 years and older. The fact that almost a third of the workforce will be eligible for retirement over the next few...
Crystal Lake Mining (TSXV: CLM OTC: SIOCF FSE: SOG-FF) has announced additional positive results from the company’s ongoing exploration program on the Newmont Lake Project in the heart to British Columbia’s Golden Triangle Eskay Camp. Crystal Lake Mining turning up more mineral discoveries  The ongoing drilling and surface work has continued to...
The Gold market has been on the rally in recent weeks with the yellow metal increasing its price to over $1,500. The signs are there that gold will continue holding to this firm position as market volatility and fears of recession continuing to push it higher. The growing gold...
Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Amarjeet Sohi, has set up a $2 million initiative in a bid to spur energy-efficient technologies in the mining industry. The initiative is part of an effort that seeks to fund the development of energy-efficient technologies that have the potential to reduce energy consumption...
Africa is the new investment battleground given its vast untapped natural resources. The growing middle class is another aspect that makes the continent an exciting marketplace. For the longest time, China has spearheaded foreign investments in various industries across the continent. After ignoring the continent for many years, Canadian...
The mining sector is a key driver of the Canadian economy. The country is a renowned producer of potash and ranks among the top five biggest producers of cadmium, cobalt, diamonds as well as gemstones and gold. The country also plays host to vast pranks of aluminum. In 2017,...