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Metals and Mining Stocks vs. Physical Metals

Metals and Mining Stocks vs. Physical Metals

January 03, 2024

In the realm of high-net-worth wealth management, our commitment at Three Rivers Diversified Capital, LLC, revolves around cultivating, overseeing, and safeguarding independent and retirement plan wealth through comprehensive financial strategies. We pride ourselves on delivering a high-quality service and a differentiated planning journey that fosters client confidence and success. What sets us apart is the personal touch – you'll sit and meet with the individuals managing your hard-earned assets, a difference we believe is crucial. This also allows us to explore more than just your average investments vs. big box stores. One such area is metals and mining.

Leveraging Industry Expertise:

Embracing metals and mining stocks allows our wealth managers to tap into the expertise of industry professionals. Geologists, engineers, and executives with in-depth knowledge of the mining sector contributing to informed investment decisions, potentially leading to superior returns.

Potential for Dividend Income:

Unlike physical metals, some mining companies pay dividends. This additional income stream enhances the overall return on investment, providing high-net-worth investors with regular cash flow – a feature absent when holding physical metals.

Exposure to Growth Opportunities:

Metals and mining stocks offer exposure to the growth potential of the companies themselves. Advancements in extraction technologies and new discoveries can lead to outperformance compared to the underlying metals, providing high-net-worth investors with capital appreciation opportunities.

Diversification within the Precious Metals Sector:

Investing in mining stocks allows for diversification within the precious metals sector. Different companies focus on specific metals or operate in distinct geographic regions, providing high-net-worth investors with a diversified portfolio within a single asset class.

Liquidity and Ease of Trading:

Trading metals and mining stocks is generally more liquid and straightforward compared to the physical metals market. This increased liquidity can be advantageous when high-net-worth investors adjust portfolios or capitalize on market opportunities.

Mining Stock Correlations and Data Insights for High Net Worth Individuals:

High-net-worth individuals often seek correlation data to make informed investment decisions. Mining stocks, particularly those in the precious metals sector, have exhibited interesting correlation patterns:

Correlation with Gold Prices:

Mining stocks have historically shown a positive correlation with gold prices. As the value of gold increases, mining stocks tend to follow suit, presenting high-net-worth investors with an opportunity to capitalize on the precious metal's performance.

Diversification Benefits:

When compared to traditional asset classes such as stocks and bonds, mining stocks have displayed a lower correlation. This lower correlation suggests that adding mining stocks to a diversified portfolio may provide high-net-worth investors with benefits in terms of risk reduction and improved overall portfolio performance.


While physical precious metals remain a steadfast component of many high-net-worth portfolios, the emergence of metals and mining stocks as well as available vehicles to purchase baskets of them as an investment strategy is worth considering. Three Rivers Diversified Capital believes that this approach combines the intrinsic value of precious metals with the growth potential and income generation capabilities of well-managed mining companies.

As the financial landscape evolves, so should wealth management strategies for high-net-worth individuals. By carefully considering the advantages of metals and mining stocks, investors can position themselves to not only preserve wealth but also capitalize on the opportunities presented by the ever-changing world of precious metals investments. At Three Rivers Diversified Capital, we invite high-net-worth individuals to explore and experience the unique power of our system, founded on deep financial experience in Private Banking, Wealth Management, and Retirement Plan design. Your financial success is our priority, and we look forward to getting to know you soon!

As always, consult with your financial professional before investing. The above is not a recommendation and is for informational purposes only. Please contact us for more information about how you can invest in metals and mining stocks.

Advisory services offered through LPL Financial registered investment advisor, Member FINRA/SIPC

The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. All performance referenced is historical and is no guarantee of future results. Investing involves risk including loss of principal. No strategy assures success or protects against loss.

The fast price swings in commodities will result in significant volatility in an investor’s holdings. Commodities include increased risks, such as political, economic, and currency instability, and may not be suitable for all investors.