Since its discovery in 2004 by UK-based researchers Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, researchers have been salivating at the possibilities of the unique material that is graphene. It has applications in nearly every industry, from new ones like batteries and renewables to established industries like microchips and construction. Consider the markets it is set to disrupt.
Shares of Zimplats Holdings have shot up by 22.55% this week as Implats (owners of Zimplats) increased production by 9.6% since early November. Their productivity levels are expected to rise further in the New Year.
Shares in lithium mining company, Pilbara Minerals Ltd [ASX:PLS] rose a further 4% to $1.20 today, after a gain of 11% yesterday. Pilbara Minerals’ stock is up a huge 130% for the year, following strong growth from September.
Whether you are making money in booming property or booming crypto, there’s no great lure to get back into speculative miners. But maybe that’s a signal to start looking here? While everyone’s looking at the current hot sectors, the best opportunities usually lie the other way.
BHP Billiton is planning to cut costs big-time over the next two years. The mining giant aims to save $2.2 billion, which would mean a 10% cut to unit costs across the board.
But of course, if you believe the mining sector will continue to boom in the next few years, MACA might not be that expensive at all. This first half might be just a momentary slip in what could be far more profits to come.
Smartphones, big data, artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency mining and emerging blockchain technologies, are all pushing demand in this sector. Could it be a very unexpected double boost for zinc then?
For our heavily weighted mining and banking based stock market, there’s been no real tailwinds to really drive the general index along. Thankfully this could be set to change…
Iron ore rallied in July and August. Yet it has plummeted in the last few weeks after fears that the crack-down on pollution could affect both supply and demand of the iron ore market.
The share price for Sheffield Resources Ltd [ASX:SFX] has gained 10.7% today. What caused the share price hike?