Stephen Simpson, CFA
Long only, growth at reasonable price, value, research analyst

Thompson Creek Really Has To Execute Now

A year ago, I discussed Thompson Creek (TC) as a high-risk/high-reward mining stock opportunity that was increasingly dependent on bringing its Mt. Milligan copper-gold project into production on time and on budget. As stock calls go, this one delivered more of the "high-risk" than the "high-reward", though the 15% decline in the shares since that report isn't terrible compared to the performance of other small miners like Taseko (NYSEMKT:TGB) or General Moly (NYSEMKT:GMO) over the same period.

Since that last report, Thompson Creek has started production at Mt. Milligan and molybdenum market conditions have continued to be adverse to the company's interests. As is often the case for mining companies, Thompson Creek's future depends greatly on...

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