Nicola Mining Inc. (NIM) Is Yet to See Trading Action on May 24

May 24, 2018 - By Jacob Smith

Shares of Nicola Mining Inc. (CVE:NIM) closed at 0.16 yesterday. Nicola Mining Inc. currently has a total float of 195.59 million shares and on average sees 76,285 shares exchange hands each day. The stock now has a 52-week low of 0.14 and high of 0.16.

TSX: Leading Canada’s Growth

The equity market is a reliable indicator of any nation’s economic condition. Because of it, investors are able to determine the future of the economy and make investments based on logical numbers.

Canada has one of the world’s fastest growing economies’ thanks to its flourishing equity market that has withstood the toughest of times and still remains thriving until today.

The Canadian Equity Market

The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) is the main stock exchange in Canada. The benchmark index weighing its stocks is the S&P/TSX Composite Index, which makes up 70% of the total market capitalization of the TSX.

More than 1,500 companies are listed on the TSX as of October 2014. In May, the total market capitalization of the TSX was seen at nearly $3 trillion.
More than 200 companies are included in the S&P/TSX Composite Index, 36% of which belong to the Financials sector alone. The Energy sector is the second largest sector in the S&P/TSX Composite Index, making up 20% of it, followed by the Materials sector, Industrial sector, and Consumer Discretionary sector in the top five.

The S&P/TSX Composite Index has an all-time low of 217.50 and an all-time high of 15,657.63. Nicola Mining Inc. trades on the exchange.

Trading on the TSX starts and ends at 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., respectively. Meanwhile, post-market trading starts and ends at 4:15 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., respectively.

How It Works

The S&P/TSX Composite Index measures stocks based on market capitalization with respect to share price. Such is the case to make sure that only the most actively traded stocks represent one of the world’s closely watched indices, providing accurate, real-time manifestations of the Canadian economy. This means that stocks held by the government, company insiders, and venture capitalists are not weighted on the S&P/TSX Composite Index.

For stocks to be included in the S&P/TSX Composite Index, they must first be listed on the TSX under the mandate of the Canadian government. They must make up at least 0.05% of the S&P/TSX Composite Index. This requirement guarantees a harmonious and perfectly balanced index. Nicola Mining Inc. complies with the rules for listing.

Liquidity is also an important consideration in maintaining the S&P/TSX Composite Index. The trading volume of each stock must compose at least 0.025% of the total trading volume of all stocks eligible for inclusion. In terms of price, each stock must have a minimum average trading price of C$1 in the three months immediately preceding the review date. It must also have a minimum trading price of C$1 in the three trading days immediately preceding the rebalancing.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has finally decided to minimize oil production as an answer to the long-time problem of oversupply. This means that crude oil prices are set to bounce back from the turmoil, lifting the TSX further. Consequently, investing on TSX stocks is just reasonable for investors nowadays. Professional analysts might be interested how this will affect Nicola Mining Inc..

Nicola Mining Inc., a junior exploration and custom milling company, engages in the identification, acquisition, and exploration of mineral property interests in Canada. The company has market cap of $31.29 million. It primarily explores for silver, lead, zinc, and copper deposits. It currently has negative earnings. The firm holds a 100% interest in the Treasure Mountain project comprising 51 mineral tenures, including 21 legacy claims, 100 cell units, and 1 Crown Grant for a total of approximately 2,850 hectares that is located in northeast of Hope, British Columbia; interests in the Merritt Mill property that consists of 21 mineral claims covering approximately 10,084 hectares situated in south central British Columbia; and a 100% interest in the Thule Copper property comprising 20 contiguous mineral claims, as well as 10 mineral leases located in the Guichon Batholith region.

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