Mining stocks

Good news for gold mining investors – merger mania is gripping the sector
Commodities

Good news for gold mining investors – merger mania is gripping the sector

Newmont Mining is merging with Goldcorp to become the world’s largest gold miner. Dominic Frisby looks at what it mean for the sector, and for investo…
15 Jan 2019
Barrick and Randgold: a mega merger in gold
Commodities

Barrick and Randgold: a mega merger in gold

Canada’s Barrick Gold and London-based Randgold Resources are tying the knot. Why now, and will the deal prove a success?
28 Sep 2018
We’ve just seen the biggest merger deal in gold mining history
Commodities

We’ve just seen the biggest merger deal in gold mining history

Gold miner Barrick’s buyout of Randgold Resources is good for both companies and the wider mining sector, says Dominic Frisby. But Randgold’s sharehol…
25 Sep 2018
The most-hated metal in the world is due a comeback
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The most-hated metal in the world is due a comeback

During the commodities boom, uranium was the bubbliest metal of them all – but the price of the nuclear fuel has collapsed, alongside support for nucl…
5 Jul 2018
Profit from mining euphoria
Funds

Profit from mining euphoria

The BlackRock World Mining Trust has been on a roller-coaster ride, but is recovering well, says Max King.
25 May 2018
Why gold is a better bet than gold miners
Gold

Why gold is a better bet than gold miners

Mining stocks are traditionally a leveraged bet on the gold price. But that no longer seems to be true. Dominic Frisby explains why gold itself is now…
18 Apr 2018
This stealth bull market is still in its early stages
Stockmarkets

This stealth bull market is still in its early stages

The mining sector has performed extremely well in recent months, even as investors worry about the state of the wider market. But, asks John Stepek, c…
5 Sep 2017
How to profit from the mundane metals miners
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How to profit from the mundane metals miners

A decade-long mining boom has ended. A lack of discoveries today means a shortfall – and price rises – tomorrow. Zinc and lead may not seem thrilling,…
18 Aug 2017
The end is nigh – so it’s time to pile into miners and emerging markets
Stockmarkets

The end is nigh – so it’s time to pile into miners and emerging markets

The end of the long-running bull market in equities is near, says Dominic Frisby. Investors should turn to “late-cycle assets” – mining stocks and eme…
2 Aug 2017
Should you go prospecting?
Commodities

Should you go prospecting?

The resources business can offer tantalising prospects for investors. But don't get caught out, says Matthew Partridge. Here's what to look out for.
17 Feb 2017
This metal is enjoying one of the quietest bull markets of 2016
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This metal is enjoying one of the quietest bull markets of 2016

Zinc isn’t a glamorous, rare or particularly controversial metal. But it’s had a stellar year so far. Dominic Frisby examines way, and picks the best …
23 Nov 2016
Charles Heenan: patience pays for value investors
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Charles Heenan: patience pays for value investors

The secret of success? Stick to what works, buy cheap, hold out for quality and – above all – bide your time, Charles Heenan tells Merryn Somerset Web…
14 Oct 2016
Why now looks like a great time to invest in resources stocks
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Why now looks like a great time to invest in resources stocks

Stuffing your portfolio with commodities isn’t a particularly good idea, says John Stepek. But commodity producing stocks are an entirely different ke…
15 Sep 2016
BHP Billiton doubles down on its mining strategy
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BHP Billiton doubles down on its mining strategy

As commodities prices rise, the giant miner is ramping up production. Is that the right strategy, asks Alex Williams.
19 Aug 2016
Bold boss takes helm at Rio Tinto
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Bold boss takes helm at Rio Tinto

The mining giant is emerging from the commodity downturn as the industry’s strongest player, says Alex Williams.
8 Jul 2016
Gamble of the week: a diamond miner to keep your eye on
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Gamble of the week: a diamond miner to keep your eye on

Diamond mining is always a risky investment, says Alex Williams. But this miner appears to have hit the motherlode.
6 May 2016
Stick with the miners – this rebound is real
Commodities

Stick with the miners – this rebound is real

The bull market in commodities is here for the foreseeable future at least. That's good news for mining stocks. John Stepek explains why you should st…
6 May 2016
Gamble of the week: a risky bet on coal
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Gamble of the week: a risky bet on coal

Royalty trusts might look enticing as a sector, says Alex Williams. But it's best to keep your distance.
15 Apr 2016
Gervais Williams: three great micro-caps to tuck away now
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Gervais Williams: three great micro-caps to tuck away now

In a stagnant world, isn’t it great to find small companies investing for growth? Gervais Williams tells Merryn Somerset Webb what his favourites are.
4 Apr 2016
Back the miners for profits
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Back the miners for profits

Gold miners look good, but prospects are brightening for general miners too, says John Stepek.
4 Apr 2016
Stocks make up lost ground
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Stocks make up lost ground

After a nasty slide that saw some indices, including the FTSE 100, fall into bear-market territory, markets have recovered over the past few weeks.
1 Apr 2016
The race to buy a British institution
Stocks and shares

The race to buy a British institution

Shares in the London Stock Exchange have jumped to a record high, as foreign exchanges race for ownership of one of the City’s oldest institutions.
11 Mar 2016
Is the worst over for mining giant Glencore?
Stocks and shares

Is the worst over for mining giant Glencore?

Shares in Glencore rose despite the bad news from the Anglo-Swiss commodities giant, says Alex Williams. Everybody loves the comeback kid.
4 Mar 2016
Swiss central bank bets big on gold miners
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Swiss central bank bets big on gold miners

Switzerland’s central bank, the Swiss National Bank is putting its cash behind gold miners. Alex Williams reports.
26 Feb 2016