The recent Greek crisis and Chinese stock market crash has injected high volatility back into the financial markets and dragged down the broader averages over the past week or so. Before you hit the panic button and start selling though, this news isn't necessarily a bad thing.
There are two big factors working for savvy investors right now. One is a fundamental tenant of investing – no one ever made money by panicking. A market sell-off means plenty of stocks that might not even be exposed to the events occurring overseas are suddenly much cheaper right now. Value investors know that the pickings are good when everyone else is nervous because there are deals to be found in multiple market sectors.
The other factor is that sudden uncertainty usually translates into good news for gold. This safe haven asset is a tried and true resource for investors who want to place to park their gains while the stock market undergoes a correction. Continue reading "Take Advantage of the Volatility in Stocks with This Gold Play"
The Mining Report: The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) global index dropped 50% during the past year. Where is the silver-gold lining in this cloud?
Joe Mazumdar: Financing risk for the junior mining sector was highly elevated, to say the least, in 2013 and remains a source of uncertainty in 2014. To reduce the risk of financing a project, we seek projects that generate double-digit returns in the current pricing environment. We also look for management teams with the technical capacity to not only build and operate a mining project, but also to successfully execute the business plan, which includes permitting the project and attracting good personnel. We want to mitigate the technical and execution risks inherent in a project by selecting these management teams. As senior management cannot mitigate all risks such as geopolitical and financing risk, we seek projects in manageable jurisdictions where the management has appreciable relevant experience. Another key is that the underlying asset requires a manageable or "bite-sized" upfront capital requirement. Continue reading "Seven Gold and Uranium Juniors with Near-Term Growth You Can't Ignore"