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  • These are the best and worst penny shares in the mining sector
  • Between October 2015 and mid-January 2016 the JSE Resources index crashed 38%. Mining shares were out of favour more than they've ever been. Since then, the index has recovered some of these losses, becoming one of the best performing sectors on the JSE for 2016. In fact, since the resource index's January low, it's up 40% for the year so far! But that doesn't mean you can just up and ... ››› more
  • [28 July 2016]
  • Mining stocks are starting to look attractive… What should you buy?
  • There are a number of fundamentals suggesting the time is nearing to start buying miners. This includes the large diversified miners like Anglo American, BHP Billiton and Glencore Xstrata. So what's changed? Why are these companies now looking like good investments? Read on to find out… The mining sector has went from excess supply to famine The mining sector as a whole is very cyc... ››› more
  • [11 July 2014]
  • The big platinum and gold mining companies in South Africa are doomed!
  • As things stand now, mines can't control their labour costs. Things are difficult for mining companies in South Africa thanks to the power struggle between various labour unions. In fact, the negative effect of labour unions on the mining sector cannot be overstressed. And now, even the big mines in South Africa are on a slippery slope. They're struggling to survive! And none more so than ... ››› more
  • [05 December 2013]
  • Revealed: Where the world's gold supplies come from
  • Have you ever given any thought to where the world's gold supplies come from? You may think that it just comes out of the ground via mines, but that's not all. There's another large supplier of the yellow metal. Read on to find out… Basically, mining companies and central banks supply gold, the team of experts at FSP Invest explain in How to Make Money from Gold... Let’s have a look at ea... ››› more
  • [04 December 2013]
  • Three ways to ride out the mining sector blues
  • The whole mining sector in South Africa has taken a knock. Mining companies are taking strain and gold mines in particular have been in real turmoil. But that doesn't mean there aren't gains to make. It all comes down to making the right decisions about what to invest in and when to invest in it. But you have to be smart, and you also have to break away from the pack... By following ... ››› more
  • [04 November 2013]
  • Gold mining companies raise their offer to striking workers
  • Yesterday, the Chamber of Mines tabled a new offer to the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), the union says. Both parties have not revealed details of the offer at this stage. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… Yesterday, the Chamber of Mines submitted a “revised wage offer” to the NUM, reports IOL. Lesiba Seshoka, spokesman for the NUM, said that the new offer “will be the s... ››› more
  • [05 September 2013]
  • The gold mining companies make their final wage offer
  • After weeks of talks, the gold mining firms have now made their final offer to the unions. The offer is much less than the unions have battled for. If the unions don't accept this, strike action could start on Monday. Let's take a closer look at the offer… Earlier today, the Chamber of Mines said that “gold mining companies tabled their final wage offer to all labour unions within the sector... ››› more
  • [27 August 2013]
  • Afrimat proves it's not ALL bad news when it comes to investing in mining companies
  • Investors are taking note of Afrimat. At the end of October, the South African open pit mining company reported a 16.3% rise in diluted headline earnings per share for the six months ended August 2012. On Thursday, it released further positive results for the year to February 2013 that show it's maintaining its growth trajectory despite challenging times for the local mining sector…   Af... ››› more
  • [13 May 2013]

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