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21 Reasons to Invest in Natural Resource Companies

After a rigorous and testing 2012 for natural resources investors, now we are well into the New Year, we thought it might be a good time to remind ourselves why we participate in this sector. Are we just a little crazy, or maybe even slightly masochistic by nature? Or is there in fact a great deal of logic driving our investment pursuits, and perhaps more so than at any other time in recent history?

As investors devoted to the natural resources sector we’ve continued to be punished whilst the stock market in general has made some worthwhile gains. Unlike most stock market investors we don’t have the perceived luxury of a ‘balanced portfolio’ and we can’t remember having ever received a dividend. But the good news is we all came through the Mayan ‘end of the world’ scenario in one piece. Instead we can now refocus on the diverse global fundamentals that support our chosen investment strategies. Strategies which well executed might soon blow the returns on a balanced portfolio and a few dividends, clean out of the water.

Some of the 21 reasons to invest in mining companies apply specifically to gold and silver stocks, but most apply to other commodities as well such as oil and gas, copper, zinc and tin. China looms large amongst the logic, and for very good reason:

21 Reasons to Invest in Natural Resource Companies.

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