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Miners top the April INK Edge Top 40

Late last night we posted our April INK Edge Top 40 stocks on the INK Research website for subscribers. Saskatchewan focused Foran Mining Corporation (FOM) took the top spot. Miners in general have had a strong showing this month: Claude Resources Inc. (CRJ) and Dominion Diamond Corporation (DDC) helped to account, with Foran and other miners, for five out of the top ten spots, and, all told, Basic Materials (25%) edged out Financials (22.5%) to maintain its lead in the Top 40's sector allocation.

Are quietly climbing microcaps and commodities foretelling a return to risk and speculation?

We are pleased to celebrate the re-launch of Canadian Insider by sharing some thoughts on the market. 

We begin with a particularly noteworthy chart. The iShares Russell Microcap Index Fund (IWC*US) is a chart I have been following closely. It may surprise people that this fund which holds small cap companies in diverse sectors, has been outperforming the US and Canadian market for about a year and has in the past few sessions, broken out to a multi-year high - importantly, with very little attention from the financial media.

Ross Beaty beefs up junior holdings

Vancouver mining magnate Ross Beaty has been dubbed a "broken slot machine" for his track record of identifying mineral deposits, developing them and selling them to majors.
 
Beaty's latest scores were the sales last year of Augusta Resources, of which he was a 10% shareholder, to Hudbay Minerals (HBM) for $555 million and of his Lumina Copper to First Quantum Minerals (FM) for $470 million. His take from those two transactions alone was more than $165 million.

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