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Why the New TSX Battery Metal Index Should Be on Your Radar

The launch of the new TSX battery metal index might bring more investor attention to this particular set of stocks…

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Top 3 Stocks for the Ongoing Commodity Boom

Commodity stocks like Lithium Americas Corp. (TSX:LAC)(NYSE:LAC) could see significant upside ahead.

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3 Value Stocks to Buy Amid Rising Commodity Prices

These three Canadian value stocks can deliver superior returns amid higher commodity prices.

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2 Gold Stocks to Fight Against Inflation

Gold stocks might provide you with the ideal hedge against rising inflation and market uncertainty.

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PHYS vs CGL: Which Gold ETF Is the Better Buy for Canadian Investors?

Canada's top two ETFs for tracking gold go head to head.

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Gold Industry Consolidation: Should You Buy These 2 Stocks Right Now?

While one merger is not a trend in the making, it can be a sign of things to come. And…

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Is Nutrien (TSX:NTR) Stock Now Oversold?

Nutrien stock is down significantly from the 2022 high. Is more weakness on the way, or has the stock bottomed?

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2 Discounted Gold Stocks to Buy Right Now

Consider investing in these two discounted gold stocks, as short-term investments amid the current market uncertainty.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Mining and mineral stocks do pose some risks investors should be aware of. 

First off, the industry is highly cyclical, meaning it rises and falls with the overall economy. When the economy is doing fairly well, the market demands more minerals: buildings are going up, consumers are buying more gold, construction is consistent. When the economy falls, however, demand for minerals tends to fall with it. The cyclical nature of energy stocks makes them more volatile than, say, utilities and consumer staples. 

Another risk investors should take note of is expansion. Building mines is very expensive, much more expensive than building a new corporate headquarters. In the past, mines have expanded their enterprises during strong periods of economic growth, only to launch when the economy begins to sink. 

For both these reasons, it’s vital to analyze a mining company’s finances. If the company is saddled with debt, that could be an indicator it’s overextending itself, despite supposed growth. 

Mining stocks can be a great investment, however, there are some things to keep in mind before investing.

Mining stocks can be very volatile depending on economic conditions. That being said, the best Canadian mining companies have been able to generate good profit regardless of economic conditions.