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acquarie Equities has maintained its Outperform recommendation for nickel developer Mincor Resources (ASX: MCR)

Macquarie Equities has maintained its Outperform recommendation for nickel developer Mincor Resources (ASX: MCR) in the wake of its well-received December quarterly report, issuing a 12-month price target of $1.40 per share. Mincor shares were trading yesterday at around $1.03 per share. In an updated research note, Macquarie says Mincor has commenced development activities at its Durkin North and Cassini mines at Kambalda, with total development metres in line with DFS estimates.

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Separating reality from speculative share trading has probably never been harder but if you look through the dust stirred up by day-traders and this week’s stock market correction you will see the start of the world’s seventh great resources boom.

Separating reality from speculative share trading has probably never been harder but if you look through the dust stirred up by day-traders and this week’s stock market correction you will see the start of the world’s seventh great resources boom. Recent events highlight those points because on one hand there was a feeding frenzy in the U.S. of online traders using mobile phone apps to stir the market, while on the other hand there was growing confidence that supply shortages will drive commodities higher for at least the next decade.

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Gold got a Joe Biden bump after his inauguration as the U.S. President yesterday

Gold got a Joe Biden bump after his inauguration as the U.S. President yesterday, but the battery-metals sector is (so far) proving to be the more significant winner as the new man in the White House brings with him a range of tough environmental protection policies. A clearer look of what’s to come can be seen in China where there is a market for trading in obscure commodities such as neodymium, a rare earth favoured by makers of the long-life batteries used in electric cars.

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Liontown Resources’ maiden drilling within its Moora project, in southern Western Australia has intersected mineralisation within the same geological terrain as Chalice Mining’s play-opening Julimar discovery (reports MiningNews).

Liontown Resources’ maiden drilling within its Moora project, in southern Western Australia has intersected mineralisation within the same geological terrain as Chalice Mining’s play-opening Julimar discovery (reports MiningNews). The aspiring lithium miner undertook its first program of wide-spaced aircore drilling late last quarter, almost two years after securing the three Moora leases, with the early results being considered encouraging.

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Demand up. Supply down. Price heading for a 10-year high. It doesn’t get much better for nickel

Demand up. Supply down. Price heading for a 10-year high. It doesn’t get much better for nickel—except for the potential to get a lot better for a metal which has a well-earned reputation for extreme highs (and lows) (reports Tim Treadgold in Forbes). Since suffering a Covid-19 collapse last March when the price fell to $10,800 a ton, nickel has been on a largely uninterrupted rise to last sales at $18,244/t, up almost 70% in 10 months.

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“Follow the money.” What better time to remind investors of that advice than when a U.S. President heads for the exit and financial “flows” appear to be priming the world for a fresh commodity boom.

“Follow the money.” What better time to remind investors of that advice than when a U.S. President heads for the exit and financial “flows” appear to be priming the world for a fresh commodity boom. Back in 1972 it was Richard Nixon departing, aided by that famous “follow the money” comment attributed (perhaps incorrectly) to Deep Throat, the source of leaks against him published in the Washington Post newspaper.

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Miners have entered 2021 in good shape as the strength of China’s COVID-19 recovery continues to surprise and governments around the world dig deep with stimulus packages (reports The Australian Financial Review).

Miners have entered 2021 in good shape as the strength of China’s COVID-19 recovery continues to surprise and governments around the world dig deep with stimulus packages (reports The Australian Financial Review). UBS is forecasting global economic growth of 6.1 per cent and growth of 8.2 per cent in China, the epicentre of resources and commodity demand.

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Argonaut’s latest annual compilation features diverse mix of commodities and locations. In the mix is Bardoc Gold, which a fellow broker says is yet to get the love it deserves from investors.

If only there was a tried-and-true method of determining when a project gives its junior resources company owner the right stuff to outperform in the next 12 months. Well, a neat bit of annual research by Argonaut gets as close to a tried-and-true method as could be hoped for by investors. It’s called “Argonaut’s Best Undeveloped Projects (BUPs),” with the resources corporate adviser/stockbroking firm having just completed its 2020 review.

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