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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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Conclusion

At the end of this trip through the mining sector it is now time to try and draw some, hopefully, useful conclusions from what has been written. In particular we have sought to be persuasive on whether mining, especially gold mining, deserves a core position in any portfolio.

Mining is regaining lost ground

Although the FTSE100 in the UK includes four of the largest mining companies in the world, the sector still does not receive the acclaim that it enjoyed thirty years ago, when in rapid succession the Australian nickel boom and the South African gold boom captured the imagination of private and institutional investors, and saved the bacon of UK brokers at a time when other markets were almost moribund. In the ensuing years ...

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