Junior mining shares have been hit as investors fret about how their operations will be impacted by COVID-19. However, mining insiders have been buying, which suggests that the recent pullback could be providing a decent risk/reward opportunity for speculators. For example, this month Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (Friday’s close $2.26) insiders, including executive co-chairman of the board Robert Friedland, bought a total of 929,300 common shares at an average price of $2.33. Mr. Friedland was responsible for the bulk of the buying, picking a total of 680,300 common shares.
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Chart reflects public-market transactions of common shares or unit trusts by company officers and directors.