Mining

  • 09 May
    I Made A Fortune On NSU – Here’s How To Find Similar Investments

    I Made A Fortune On NSU – Here’s How To Find Similar Investments

    Today, I want do describe my investing style and how it works which will give you insights into how I reach satisfying investment returns with a margin of safety.

    I’ll use Nevsun Resources (NYSE: NSU) as an example as it has been one of my largest portfolio positions over the last year.



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  • 24 Apr
    Silver Is Up & This Miner Looks Like A Very Interesting Investing Opportunity

    Silver Is Up & This Miner Looks Like A Very Interesting Investing Opportunity

    • Silver is up slightly which is interesting from a mining perspective.
    • I’ll analyze Pan American Silver to continue with our sector analysis.
    • This article ends with a comparative table of the miners analyzed up to this point.



    Introduction

    Last month, I discussed how silver looks like an interesting risk reward hedge to whatever might happen in the future, from loose monetary policy to even increased industrial demand.

    I’ve discussed some silver miners that also represent interesting investing opportunities, so today I’ll first give a short update on silver and continue with my discussion on a few silver miners. More →

  • 20 Apr
    If What The CEO Says Plays Out, This Silver Stock Could Explode

    If What The CEO Says Plays Out, This Silver Stock Could Explode

    • We’ll discuss the value of the silver First Majestic has in the ground.
    • We’ll also discuss the value of the company in relation to silver prices.
    • And we’ll discuss the corporate governance and the stories AG’s CEO likes to tell.



    Introduction

    I recently wrote about how silver looks good from a risk reward perspective. One of the most interesting silver stocks is First Majestic Silver (NYSE: AG).

    AG has been severely hit over the last two years, and it’s now time to look at whether it is a bargain or not, or if the risks are too high. More →

  • 27 Mar
    You May Want To Take A Look At These Two Silver Miners

    You May Want To Take A Look At These Two Silver Miners

    I recently discussed how silver looks good from a risk reward perspective, so it’s appropriate to discuss some silver miners to see if there are good investing opportunities or if it’s better to accumulate physical silver or exchange traded silver products.

    In today’s article, I’ll discuss the top 2 holdings of the iShares MSCI Global Silver Miners ETF.



    Wheaton Precious Metals (NYSE: WPM)

    Once called Silver Wheaton, this precious metal streaming company invests in various mining projects where it earns royalties for as long as the mine is operating. More →

  • 03 Nov
    This Stock Could See A Fivefold Increase In Price, But The Risks Are Huge

    This Stock Could See A Fivefold Increase In Price, But The Risks Are Huge

    Being a value growth investor, I’d recommend a stock that has a strong margin of safety—thus little chance of permanent capital loss—while also having huge upside coming from market recognized or unrecognized catalysts.

    There are some investments out there where the potential loss is total while the potential upside is extremely high. I wouldn’t call these investments, and only would recommend one as it’s more like a bet.

    To keep things interesting, today I want to share with you such a bet by discussing a non-linear stock with out of the box thinking management, McEwen Mining (NYSE: MUX). MUX will give you a clue as to how I research potential investments and analyze their risk reward ratios.



    McEwen Mining

    MUX is a producing, developing, and exploring gold/coper miner. Currently, it produces only gold, so the market puts it into the gold miners basket. Nevertheless, it has 3 producing mines in Ontario, Mexico, and Argentina, two gold mines in development, and various exploration targets. More →

  • 02 Oct
    Iron Ore Stocks Are Hot, But Are They Really A Good Buy?

    Iron Ore Stocks Are Hot, But Are They Really A Good Buy?



    • Iron ore prices are relatively high, therefore, don’t expect earnings and dividend stability.
    • An analysis of mining costs shows the balance price for the metal. Trade iron ore miners around that balance price.
    • Vale’s mining costs per ton will go as low as $8.

    Introduction

    Iron ore miners currently being praised as stable companies with low valuations, high earnings, and dividends, has really taken me by surprise.

    But that’s how the market thinks. Short term, short term, short term, and a stock is a good buy only when it’s at multi-year highs because it’s the market performance that determines the quality, not the fundamentals. More →

  • 31 Aug
    How Things Have Quickly Changed On The Outlook For Copper

    How Things Have Quickly Changed On The Outlook For Copper

    • Everyone was negative on copper just a year ago. Today, most are positive.
    • There are two factors that help determine whether there will be a future turnaround or not for a commodity.
    • The nice thing is that all the data is easily accessible with a bit of research and a long term view.

    Introduction

    I’ve been writing about the imminent supply gap in copper for about a year and a half now. However, when I first came out with this thesis, the copper environment was extremely negative.

    The following headlines are an example of just some of the negativity surrounding copper in the last three years. More →

  • 02 Dec
    The Crazy World Of Mining Costs

    The Crazy World Of Mining Costs

    • Don’t take a description of costs for granted as they vary from miner to miner.
    • Mining costs aren’t an accounting metric, but most miners should follow the World Gold Council’s guidelines.
    • Apart from disclosure metrics, there is a metric that doesn’t deceive.

    Introduction

    As gold is getting more interesting as a buying opportunity, it’s important to identify the miners that offer the highest reward for the lowest risk. More →