FCX : Analysis & Opinions

  1. In The Week Ahead: This Metals Play Is Set To Rally

    March 1, 2015
    All major U.S. stock indices closed lower last week following three weeks of higher closes, except for the small-cap Russell ...
  2. Falling Copper Prices Will Drag These 2 Stocks Lower

    February 12, 2015
    With copper trading near six year lows, many traders are starting to wonder whether the bottom and whether a reversal could ...
  3. Organize Price-Band Relationships In Bollinger Bands®

    January 26, 2015
    Bollinger Bands have become an enormously popular market tool since the 1990s but most traders fail to tap its true potential.
  4. Has Copper’s Time Come?

    October 31, 2014
    Copper hasn’t had much shine over the last few years, but recent data is supporting a major move by the metal. The time to ...
  5. This Multi-Billionaire Just Invested $25 Million In This Unloved ...

    September 14, 2014
    The super-rich are not like the rest of us. People like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates take on mythic status. As they build ...
  6. Profit From This Multi-Billionaire's Bet On An Unloved Commodity

    September 14, 2014
    The super-rich are not like the rest of us. People like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates take on mythic status. As they build ...
  7. A Bounce In Copper Prices Will Propel These Stocks

    September 11, 2014
    The price of copper is nearing a turning point. Its chart shows a well-defined triangle formation, suggesting volatility ...
  8. Investing In South America – Watch Out For Falling Copper Prices

    April 29, 2014
    Downward pressure on copper is testing bullish metal traders and should be factored in when investing in primary export countries ...
  9. Four Stocks Setting Up For A Move Lower

    February 12, 2014
    These four stocks have recently broken out of chart patterns, indicting further moves in the breakout direction.
  10. Down In The Vale

    June 25, 2013
    Vale has gotten hammered on lower iron ore pricing, but the company's cost structure is the best in the world
  11. Teck Profitable, Liquid, And Maybe Too Cheap

    June 25, 2013
    These are tough times for Teck, but even in hard times the company is profitable and liquid
  12. With Freeport McMoRan, It's Time To Get Over It And Move On

    June 14, 2013
    With the oil and gas deals done, Freeport McMoRan looks undervalued even on conservative copper assumptions
  13. The Best Case Against Gold You'll Ever Read

    February 12, 2013
    Despite popular opinion, I've never been a big believer in investing in gold. There's a reason gold is the currency of pirates, ...
  14. Is Another Copper Star On The Rise?

    December 17, 2012
    First Quantum's bid for Inmet could vault it into the top tier of copper companies.
  15. Freeport McMoRan Announces A Real Doozy

    December 6, 2012
    Freeport makes a surprising move into energy.
  16. How China's Economy Could Spell Trouble for America

    October 17, 2012
    Every September, the world's top thinkers get together in support of President Bill Clinton's "Clinton Global Initiative," ...
  17. How To Protect Yourself From The Market's Biggest Threat

    October 3, 2012
    The time has come to protect yourself.  On Sept. 13, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke pledged to unleash a third wave ...
  18. BHP Billiton plc and More Big Movers in Basic Materials on September ...

    September 7, 2012
    So far today, the Nasdaq is down 0.2%, the S&P 500 has climbed 0.3% and the Dow has been relatively flat. The basic materials ...
  19. BHP Billiton Hoping For A Better 2013

    August 24, 2012
    BHP's numbers were in line, but performance revolves around better commodity prices.
  20. Biggest Basic Materials Sector Movers for July 10, 2012

    July 10, 2012
    After the morning's trading, the Nasdaq is trading down 0.5%, the S&P 500 is down 0.2% and the Dow has risen 0.1%. The ...
  21. Thompson Creek Hopes Short-Term Pain Leads To Long-Term Gain

    June 29, 2012
    Thompson Creek has been thumped by falling prices and dilutive financing, but the long-term outlook is more encouraging.
  22. Near Tangible Book, Teck Is Worth A Look

    May 24, 2012
    Teck's exposure to industrial metals is worth more than just tangible book
  23. Is Copper Set For A Comeback?

    February 15, 2012
    The Copper markets tighten amid production declines, but we could see renewed interest for the metal in the near future.
  24. Play The Growth In Mining M&A

    February 15, 2012
    Merger activity in the mining sector is anticipated to grow.
  25. Genesee & Wyoming An Uncommon Growth Story

    February 13, 2012
    Genesee & Wyoming has both above-average growth potential and an above-average valuation.
  26. Alcoa's Fourth Quarter The Best Of A Bad Situation

    January 11, 2012
    Alcoa is doing relatively well, but aluminum prices aren't helping matters.
  27. Is Copper The New Gold

    December 20, 2011
    While gold looks very attractive today, over a period of years, copper is likely to produce a more attractive result for ...
  28. Layne Christensen Could Be Better

    December 13, 2011
    Layne is leaking in the water business.
  29. How To Play $3,000 Gold

    November 22, 2011
    Learn how to invest in $3,000-an-ounce gold from expert fund manager, John Hathaway.
  30. Freeport Fights Off The Perfect Storm

    October 11, 2011
    Freeport McMoRan fights off falling copper prices and a strike. The company may be down, but that won't last for long.
  31. 6 Dividend Stocks Paying High Yields

    August 7, 2011
    John Buckingham of The Prudent Speculator likes undervalued large caps with dividend yields better than the ten-year Treasury. ...
  32. Don't Count Copper Out Just Yet

    May 16, 2011
    Copper prices have taken a dive over the last few weeks, but the worst is likely ending.
  33. 4 Stocks To Play The Low Dollar Trade

    May 11, 2011
    Here are four stocks that should benefit from a lower dollar.
  34. Special Dividends Multiply

    May 3, 2011
    Cash is building on the balance sheets of public companies and many are declaring special dividends to return part of this ...
  35. Copper Is Still King

    April 6, 2011
    With improvements in global infrastructure increasing at a rapid pace, investors should consider adding some copper exposure ...
  36. Copper Has Luster

    January 19, 2011
    As one of the major building blocks of infrastructure and manufacturing, the demand for copper will grow in 2011.
  37. Alcoa: It's All About China Now

    January 12, 2011
    Alcoa is facing high inventories and stagnant major users, but could still prosper from a strong recovery.
  38. Joy Global A Mix Of Performance And Scarcity

    December 16, 2010
    Joy Global is coupling a rosy outlook with scarcity into a richly-valued stock.
  39. 4 Red Hot Copper Stocks

    December 14, 2010
    4 Red Hot Copper Stocks
  40. More M&A In Met Mining?

    December 7, 2010
    Met coal is a hot area now; maybe too hot for most investors to start new positions.
  41. The Falling Dollar - The Debate Rages On

    November 16, 2010
    The long- and short-term effects of the falling dollar.
  42. Copper - It's Back

    October 11, 2010
    Copper has rallied to its highs and taken many miners' stock prices along with it.
  43. 4 Cheap, High-Quality Stocks

    September 23, 2010
    Stocks trading below the S&P 500 P/E average are cheap, but are they a good buy?
  44. Exploit Market Inefficiencies With Pair Trades

    August 6, 2010
    Although in the long run the market is efficient, in the short term there are market inefficiencies that can be exploited.
  45. Is The Copper Supercycle Intact?

    July 13, 2010
    Copper has been on a strong bull cycle since 2001. Is the cycle intact or has it ended with the global recession?
  46. A Rare Opportunity In Rare Earth Metals

    July 6, 2010
    The biggest bull market may be in rare earth minerals. Find out why you should be investing in elements you may never have ...
  47. 4 High-Paying Dividend Stocks To Know

    June 22, 2010
    These four stocks beat the matra of high-yield with high-growth
  48. The Secret Way To Play Gold

    April 6, 2010
    Gold can be a valuable hedge against uncertainty, and there is more than one way to play it. Royalty override firms may be ...
  49. 4 Top-Down Stocks For Your Portfolio

    February 17, 2010
    These four stocks anticipate growing and lasting trends in the global economy.
  50. Is Copper The New Gold?

    December 15, 2009
    We take a look at copper as an alternative inflation fighter to gold.
  51. 5 Stocks To Play The Low Dollar Trade

    November 6, 2009
    Here are five stocks that should benefit from a lower dollar in 2010.
  52. Playing Convertibles With Calamos

    August 18, 2009
    Boutique firm Calamos is a specialist in convertible bonds; find out where you can get involved.
  53. What's Ahead For Gold-Mining Stocks?

    June 5, 2009
    Freeport McMoran's stock price has been climbing back up after being decimated in 2008. Is there an upcoming gold move?
  54. The Copper Standard

    April 20, 2009
    A look into the surge in copper prices as well as its short-term and long-term prospects.
  55. You'll Never Take This Trader Alive, Copper!

    January 2, 2009
    Learn why you should wait for the commodity market dust to settle before buying copper stocks.
  56. No Butterfly In Sight For Caterpillar

    October 29, 2008
    Falling commodity prices and a moribund housing market will make it hard for Caterpillar to grow until the recession lifts.
  57. Preferred Stock ETFs

    October 20, 2008
    We examine a group of preferred stock ETFs to see why they have fared so poorly as of late.
  58. Is There A Copper Top To Freeport McMoran? (FCX)

    September 10, 2007
    Rising copper prices have been a boon for Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold. We examine the effect a demand slowdown could ...
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