A dearth of financing is culling the junior mining herd. Who will be left? Philip Ker, a mining analyst with PI Financial in Toronto, believes cash-flow generators in safe jurisdictions will continue to perform in this market.
As a former analyst with a strong background in geology, Malcolm Shaw uses his technical and market experience to dig through piles of news and company data to uncover resource investment situations that often go unnoticed by mainstream analysts.
Interest rates may be near zero, but financing big projects is still tough for most mining companies. That's why James West has switched his focus to energy investments, where the payoff is often much faster.
With energy demand looking up in China and Japan, both coal and uranium are likely to experience an uptick. But which producers will move with prices? Colin Healey of Haywood Securities weighs in on some names.
If a person consumed only nuclear-generated power, the amount of waste generated over his or her lifetime could be contained in a soda can. Compare this to the trainloads of coal delivered daily to coal-fired power plants.