Latin America, its potential, and foreign direct investment | The Weekly by Synergy

Latin America is a vast region, full of promise and possibility, a true kaleidoscope of nations pushing for growth and better quality of life. To start, the continent covers one-sixth of the Earth, and it has an astounding natural resource endowment, from most minerals and metals in the periodic table, to all sources of energy … Continue reading Latin America, its potential, and foreign direct investment | The Weekly by Synergy

Lithium investing… Are you in? Part 1: ASX | The Weekly by Synergy

Mining companies have been roughly about 30% of listed entities on the Australian Stock Exchange, at least since we started tracking them, back in 2014. This makes Materials the most crowded sector in the exchange, translating into 674 companies… A growing number of these are focused on lithium, the chemical element that underpins the electric vehicle … Continue reading Lithium investing… Are you in? Part 1: ASX | The Weekly by Synergy

Investing in emerging markets… Worth the risk? | The Weekly by Synergy

As interest rates remain low in the developed world -with some countries such as Japan, still submerged in negative territory-, and inflation rising, investors are desperately seeking yield. This has seen equities soar, despite global woes. Emerging markets, as an alternative asset class, can infuse blue sky into a portfolio; however, the risk undoubtedly increases. … Continue reading Investing in emerging markets… Worth the risk? | The Weekly by Synergy

Make your portfolio stronger with this strategy | The Weekly by Synergy

The world is brimming with metals and minerals. Companies in virtually all countries seek, explore, and mine these commodities (or specialty chemicals/products) we use in today’s civilisation. Investors and corporates allocating capital, routinely take advantage of information asymmetries to discover and invest in undervalued opportunities every year, and many can be located outside of the … Continue reading Make your portfolio stronger with this strategy | The Weekly by Synergy

GameStop, meme stocks, and the rise of the retail investor | The Weekly by Synergy

It takes time to accurately identify the weight a certain event has in history; you need the perspective that years -or decades-provide. But today we will take a chance, and say with conviction that the shift in the landscape of retail investing is permanent and it will continue to expand. Taking a look at Google … Continue reading GameStop, meme stocks, and the rise of the retail investor | The Weekly by Synergy

These are the trends you will see among junior miners in 2021 | The Weekly by Synergy

We think that this current bull market could last until sometime mid-2021, although signs already exist that a less buoyant -while still positive- variant could stay among us for up to 18 months. To take advantage of the momentum while making the best of travel restrictions, many listed companies holding projects in a country different … Continue reading These are the trends you will see among junior miners in 2021 | The Weekly by Synergy

It’s always been you, copper… Demand and supply battling it out | The Weekly by Synergy

This week’s commentary will be centered on one of our favourite commodities: copper. Last Friday, copper broke the USD 4 barrier for the first time since 2011, and today remains charging ahead in a move that has been widely anticipated by long-term supporters of the red metal. Copper is widely used in industry since the … Continue reading It’s always been you, copper… Demand and supply battling it out | The Weekly by Synergy

How to spot a “lifestyle company” in your due diligence process | The Weekly by Synergy

If you are a small-cap retail investor or an institution with an eye on the juniors, this is a real risk that doesn’t get enough discussion. Here’s our friendly warning: “lifestyle companies” will drain your resources and evaporate wealth so it’s wise to spot them quickly. Intrigued? Read on… What do we mean by “lifestyle company”? … Continue reading How to spot a “lifestyle company” in your due diligence process | The Weekly by Synergy

What did 2020 bring for Gold? | The Weekly by Synergy

From a rocky beginning at the start of the year to an impressive comeback, gold has really made history this year. When we look at the way gold performed in 2020, it’s really outstanding. Although most commodity markets fell in the first half of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, gold really pulled through … Continue reading What did 2020 bring for Gold? | The Weekly by Synergy

EVs in Australia… should we climb onboard? | The Weekly by Synergy

This week’s commentary remains Australian focused, to commemorate our national day, but will touch on a subject we are extremely bullish about EVs and electrification in general. Australia has relied heavily on thermal coal for its energy, which is now being phased out as the switch to more environmentally friendly sources slowly continues. Instead of … Continue reading EVs in Australia… should we climb onboard? | The Weekly by Synergy