The terrible tragedy in Japan is shifting markets worldwide. Mike Kachanovsky, a consultant to both resource companies and institutional investors, believes the volatility has created a finite opportunity to scoop up resource stocks on the cheap.
For metal miners, the sustainability factor is critical because it can take years to get a mine to cash flow-positive status. Independent investor Chen Lin takes advantage of prices by investing in companies with the strength to stay the course.
The Cranberry Capital Inc. president Paul still favors the natural resources sector above all others because they are "absolutely central to our standard of living, our quality of life and the technological progress we've made."