Making successful mining investments - 10 old adages that still apply

ANALYST reports are all reaching the same conclusion – namely that the market has become oversold and is cheap (some would say very cheap), using a variety of benchmarks. With many mining stocks having fallen more than 80% in only a few months, such a conclusion should come as little surprise. So this week Strictly Boardroom revisits 10 old investment adages, to assist those investors among readers who are contemplating jumping back in. By Allan Trench

The 21st century mining boom has seen many individual investors benefit from the favourable global supply-demand conditions across a number of commodities that pushed prices to historical highs.