Across-the-board bearish outlook
Most metals analysts predict more pain for the sector before base, precious metals prices tick upward during second half of 2016
Last updated 1/3/2016 at Noon
The mining sector entered 2015 in the midst of a deep bear market, and conditions grew worse as the year wore on. Metals prices continued a multi-year downward trajectory, dragging the market value of miners and explorers along with them.
With continued slow growth in China and a strengthening U.S. dollar, most analysts don't see the plight of the mining sector improving much in 2016.