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BHP, Rio Tinto standing tall

A popular belief in the world of mining investment is that small companies are a better bet than the majors, but I got a surprise this week when running an experiment into that theory because over the past 12 months the big boys have been the clear winners.

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At another time in the financial cycle there might be a different result in an attempt to "build my own diversified miner", with the basis of the test being to see whether a group of medium-size...