Mining stocks can relieve some of investors' angst about the economy.

Mining company shares can be volatile along with the price of the underlying commodities they produce

When the economy does poorly and people aren't buying as much stuff, such as during the height of the pandemic lockdowns

shares of industrial metals producers tend to not do well

The opposite is true when the economy begins to recover, such as during the period after the worst of the pandemic

Gold is a bit of a different animal, as it is considered a safe haven and can rise when there's lots of angst about the economy

With these dynamics swirling, let's dig into six of the best mining stocks to consider this year.

– BHP Group Ltd. (BHP) – Rio Tinto Group (RIO) – Glencore PLC (GLNCY)

– Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX) – Newmont Corp. (NEM) – Barrick Gold Corp. (GOLD)

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