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An Insider's Guide to the Mining Sector: An in-depth study of gold and mining shares by Michael Coulson

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6. Dealing & Settlement

On the face of it dealing in mining shares should boil down to assessing what service levels an investor is looking for from a broker and how cheaply they can be obtained. Some investors might think that because mining is often seen as a non-core sector it may be difficult and even expensive to invest in.

In fact dealing in global mining shares is not particularly difficult, and dealing in UK mining stocks and settling the trades should present no problems. Even in foreign markets I would argue that difficulties are often exaggerated. The US is a market that most London brokers should deal in without argument, although their expenses for so doing might vary quite significantly. The other main mining markets – Australia, ...

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