The mining sector has significantly lagged the general equity market in recent years and, as a result, funds focused on this area have also suffered, including IC Top 100 Fund BlackRock World Mining (BRWM) investment trust. But its managers are more optimistic on the prospects going ahead, while the trust has fared relatively better than many in this area: it has beaten its benchmark, Euromoney Global Mining index and its sector average over one, three and five years, albeit with negative returns over one and three years.
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