Tin soldiers on, but some miners are retreating

The tin price has risen strongly, but most Australian-listed tin stocks have slipped.

If you want to plot the “mother of all disconnections”, take a look at the price of tin on the London Metal Exchange and overlay the share prices of Australia’s handful of tin-focussed stocks to discover that one is going up and the others are going down.

On the LME, traders turned tin into the top performing metal in 2012, not that much news of that achievement made headlines as iron ore, copper and other minerals claimed the lion’s share of investor attention.

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