An Insider's Guide to the Mining Sector: An In-Depth Study by Michael Coulson

By Michael Coulson

The possibility of immediate riches offers the mining zone an visible glamour. And while the mining area starts to run it may be an grand sight and the buzz generated will be each piece as seductive and heady as that which enveloped markets in the course of the web growth. yet because of the counter-cyclical nature of many mining shares, they could additionally provide a priceless safe haven whilst inventory markets flip down. during this ebook, Michael Coulson provides a masterly evaluation of the sphere, explains either the rewards and the pitfalls of making an investment in mining stocks and argues convincingly that mining may still once more shape a middle region for all traders. The ebook is for someone attracted to mining, and especially mining as an funding. while it comprises fabric so that it will be important to even skilled fans of the sphere, its major objective is people who are drawn to mining yet possibly now not rather acquainted with the sphere, and wish to comprehend extra. all of the topics are lined which are funda

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The consequent strength in raw material prices has proved a bonanza for overseas mining companies and has been a key factor, not only in exploding earnings and rising dividends, but in underwriting the massive increase in corporate activity in the global sector. Extraordinary growth and transition The rising economic power of China, and its current social and economic backwardness, guarantees that it will be a huge and growing consumer of raw materials at all levels. It is an enormous influence already on the world commodities stage and is working hard to secure a long-term position in key energy, metals and soft commodities.

Although we have yet to see this happen on a big scale in metals and mining, it is clear that there are considerable risks attached to both investing and operating in Russia which investors need to factor into their investment strategy. It is particularly the case that local partners can fall in and out of favour with central and local government with sometimes serious repercussions for project ownership and therefore for shareholders. Investors might also feel nervous about the safety record of the Russian owned mining industry – a problem in China also.

USA No longer a growth mining nation The US can no longer be viewed as a dynamic mining nation, certainly as far as output growth is concerned. As one of the earliest countries to embrace the industrial revolution it developed its mineral resources quickly in order to provide its own raw materials to feed plants and factories. Today the country remains a major producer of coal, copper, gold and other metals. However, a combination of very tight environmental legislation and the fact that the most attractive sources of metals have already been exploited means that interesting investment opportunities in the US mining industry are less available than in Africa and Latin America.

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