2 Top Investing Themes for Metals in 2020

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There are some strong plays on the TSX for investors seeking stocks that have responded well to hints of recovery. Industrials have ticked higher on vaccine rallies, while gold has proven a reliable source of near-term capital appreciation.

Indeed, it has been noted that certain gold stocks have become 2020’s answer to cannabis; such is their standout upward momentum.

Some industrials could outrun the pandemic

Clean energy is also driving certain metal momentum right now. However, as electric vehicles (EV) go mainstream, the metals required for their batteries face some changes. Lithium should logically see some growth in terms of prices.

But given the heavy reliance of the EV industry on the silver metal, expensive lithium must, by necessity, come to an end at some point soon. Indeed, breakthroughs in lithium production, including brine extraction, have already been forthcoming.

All of the above therefore throws a spanner in the works for the higher lithium thesis. Supply bottlenecks plus ratcheting demand had marked out lithium investing as a high growth thesis. But the EV industry is not going to let this stand.

Investors seeking a companion play to stocks like Tesla may want to reconsider such names as Lithium Americas for this reason. Higher lithium simply doesn’t fit Elon Musk’s plan.

Up 13.9% in the last five days of trading, Lithium Americas is undoubtedly popular. Bathing in the reflected glory of the EV market, this stock has seen its three-month share price appreciation break the 100% mark. However, an oncoming flooded lithium market could see a pullback in the longer-term.

Tesla itself may prove the better stock in the long run. Not only does the latter name cover the EV space single-handedly, but it’s also a play in its own right for clean energy.

Diversified metals investing could pay dividends

Investors may alternatively wish to concentrate on other metals for higher growth. These include copper, nickel, zinc, and uranium. The first three of these spread risk across differing industries, including tech, renewables, and even medical applications. They can also be covered by a single stock: Lundin Mining. The last metal is arguably best covered by Cameco – a strong pure-play for uranium upside.

Zinc stocks are a canny play for metals production. Alternatively, investors may wish to go further and buy shares in Russel Metals. This is a lower cross-border trade pick that offers some shelter from protectionist tariffs.

Russel Metals is also a strong stock for investors who remain unsure of which way the economic axe will fall in the latter half of the year. While a strong play for a recovery, Russel Metals is also a solid pick for long-term infrastructure bulls.

Investors seeking some regular income with their metals growth could look at names like Lundin and the higher-yielding Russel Metals. These stocks pay yields of 2% and 8.8%. Lundin is up 26% since last summer, indicating its pertinence to current market forces.

However, down 14.4% year on year, Russel Metals is a stronger play for investors seeking good value for money in a frothy industrials space.

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Canadian broader markets could turn even more volatile, as some of the TSX giants report their Q2 earnings this week. Market pundits expect gloomy numbers from many of them, driven by subdued business activities during the lockdowns.

Interestingly, TSX stocks have rallied remarkably in the last couple of months, marking some of the best recoveries of all times. Let’s discuss two Canadian bigwigs that could influence their stocks to change course after their second-quarter earnings.

Air Canada

The country’s biggest airline, Air Canada (TSX:AC), will report its second-quarter earnings on July 31. This will be one of the major events across Canadian broader markets, as the embattled airline is expected to report one of the worst quarters in years.

Based on analysts’ estimates, Air Canada’s revenues are expected to come around $420 million — a fall of more than 90% year over year. The bottom line is also expected to take a major hit with over a billion-dollar loss for the quarter ended on June 30. Apart from earnings, its liquidity position and management commentary will be important to watch.

The airline was operating with just 10-15% of its capacity during the second quarter amid travel restrictions. Air Canada stock has already lost more than 60% of its value this year. Its Q2 performance might weigh on the stock and cause fresh downside in the near term.

This could be an opportunity for long-term investors as Air Canada might bottom out after its Q2 earnings. Notably, the second half of the year will continue to see some green shoots and a relatively higher air travel demand.

It will likely add more routes to its operations, and the government might ease some curbs on air travel in the near future, which suggests Q2 earnings will likely be the weakest of the year. A faster-than-expected vaccine launch will also change the sentiment drastically, which could also boost Air Canada stock.

Canadian Natural Resources

The energy titan Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ)(NYSE:CNQ) will report its Q2 earnings on August 6. Many energy titans that have reported so far have clocked a huge loss for the quarter. Canadian Natural will also likely follow suit.

Volatile oil and gas prices dominated energy producers to trim down their production during the second quarter. The pandemic further added to the woes and dented the global energy demand.

Analysts expect CNQ to report a 50% decline in revenues year over year and a loss of approximately $1 billion. Interestingly, during the last quarterly earnings release, Canadian Natural stood tall among peers on several fronts. It had one of the strongest liquidity positions, which also helped it keep shareholders’ payouts untouched.

While many energy companies trimmed or suspended dividends, Canadian Natural notably increased its dividends. It yields 7% at the moment, notably higher than peers.

Some TSX energy stocks trended lower after their Q2 earnings last week. CNQ stock is trading in a narrow range for the last couple of months. Interestingly, its better-than-expected earnings and a rosy picture on the liquidity front might cheer investors. Also, the stock is trading at a discount, which indicates limited downside and more upside potential.

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