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George Soros: Distress buying of mining companies

According to the mining investment news site Mineweb, billionaire investor and philanthropist George Soros was significantly active in the mining sector last quarter. Minewebs Dorothy Kosich wrote earlier today:

ber investor George Soros stocked up on potash mining shares during the second quarter, increased his Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold holdings by more than 1,600%, invested in the worlds largest uranium miner, Cameco, and dumped his holdings in Apex Silver, CVRD and Southern Copper.

Documents filed with the SEC revealed that among the gold companies in which Soros Fund Management maintained its holdings during the second quarter were AngloGold Ashanti, Barrick, and Newmont.

Soros Fund increased its holdings in Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. by 2568% The fund also enhanced its Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold holdings by 1608%

Among the funds new purchases was Canadian uranium miner Cameco as well as CONSOL Energy Inc., the largest U.S. producer of high-Btu bituminous coal The fund also initiated holdings in Intrepid Potash, the largest U.S. potash producer

The Soros Fund reduced to its holdings in IAMGOLD Corp. by 23.3% Soros reduced to his holdings in Alpha Natural Resources Inc., a Central Appalachian coal producer, by 46.95%

Meanwhile, the fund sold out its holdings in the worlds largest iron miner, Brazils Vale (previously CVRD), as well as its holdings in U.S. silver producer Apex Silver Mines, and also in Southern Copper Corp.


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