It’s been a tough week for small mining companies to be heard, with most media and investment bank interest devoted to Rio Tinto’s $US6 billion profit and generous dividend payday for shareholders.
In a few more weeks it will be a second news black-out with BHP scheduled to report on April 21.
The problem with the big boys hogging the news pages is that quite good events are missed, such as:
The threat of a global currency and trade war sparked by US President Donald Trump continued to drive interest in gold over the past week, crowding out what appear to be significant events in two other important Australian metals, copper and nickel.
Gold, obviously, has been the big winner since the dawn of the Trump era but even the impact of the US President on financial markets cannot dispel a disturbing observation – this column should take more holidays because, when it does, markets rise.