News - Prospector's Diary

One deal does not a rush make. But when South 32 this week lobbed a spectacularly generous bid for a promising US zinc explorer, the keenly awaited outbreak of takeover season in the mining sector came a step closer.

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Iron ore deals, rising coal prices, higher gold company share prices and the promise of “peace-in-our-time” on the Korean Peninsula made the past week feel like a trip back to the future.

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Copper and nickel staged a two-horse race on the Australian stock market this week with copper winning by a nose, but with most companies exposed to the metals enjoying strong support, led by Sandfire Resources in copper and Independence in nickel.

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Fear of “Quitaly” – a potential Italian version of Brexit with an even more serious effect on the long-term survival of the European Union

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Energy, in its liquid and metallic form, is demanding a bigger share of every investment portfolio with rising prices for oil and gas matching the strength of the battery metals sector.

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The US dollar gave gold a blood nose this week in a powerful demonstration that America remains the 600-pound gorilla in the financial world, but across the border in Canada there was a conference where another metal shone: copper.

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If oil stocks are not part of your investment portfolio then you really ought to start thinking about adding a few because last week saw an acceleration of a re-awakening process that has lifted small oils into the ranks of top performers on the ASX

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Resources stocks in Australia trended up over the past week, at least that’s how I saw the market from afar with this edition of Prospector’s Diary being filed from New York where interest in commodities is growing rapidly.

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