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

By Michael Coulson

The possibility of fast riches offers the mining quarter an noticeable glamour. And whilst the mining region starts off to run it may be an grand sight and the buzz generated may be every piece as seductive and heady as that which enveloped markets throughout the net increase. yet as a result counter-cyclical nature of many mining shares, they could additionally provide a important safe haven whilst inventory markets flip down. during this publication, Michael Coulson supplies a masterly evaluate of the field, explains either the rewards and the pitfalls of making an investment in mining stocks and argues convincingly that mining should still once more shape a center region for all traders. The publication is for someone attracted to mining, and especially mining as an funding. while it comprises fabric so as to be beneficial to even skilled fans of the field, its major aim is people who are attracted to mining yet maybe now not fairly conversant in the field, and wish to recognize extra. all of the matters are coated which are funda

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This was a result of years of under-investment by state power company Eskom. This is likely to remain a problem in the near future. It could also affect other countries, as South Africa supplies electricity to Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique and Namibia. 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.

Two key metals are not mined in their native state – aluminium and steel; as explained below they are derived from bauxite and iron ore respectively. It is therefore arguable whether stockbrokers’ mining analysts should cover the steel and aluminium industries, as they are processing industries sharing more in common with the metal bashing side of engineering than with mining. Relationship between metals and the macro-economy It is also worth considering, as a broad point, where the various groups of metals fit into the macro picture.

The shorter term problem for China is that the country’s ambition for superpower status can only be achieved by perpetuating the current rate of economic growth well into the future. This means that at the moment China’s raw material needs can only be fulfilled by continuing substantial imports. Also, since what was once a largely agrarian society is rapidly becoming an urban society there is a major one-off shift from small scale self-sufficiency living to a more modern urban consumer lifestyle.

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