Riding the resources rebound

Substantial opportunities abound in the middle ranks of the miners.

Summary: As mining stocks return as a real option in portfolio planning, it’s worth digging deeper than the big two in BHP and RIO. While very small miners (some with market caps of even less than $1 million) pose serious liquidity issues and are not considered viable by brokerage houses and speculators, there are a number of options in the $1 billion to $5 billion market cap and $500 million to $1 billion market cap range that may be worth an individual’s research.

Key take out: There are more stocks to choose from in the commodities space than the usual suspects, and this list should give an idea of where mid-tier market cap stocks sit against large cap options.



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