RIO : Analysis & Opinions

  1. New Set of Bribery Charges in Simandou Mine Saga

    December 20, 2016
    The strange saga of Rio Tinto's (NYSE: RIO) soon to be sold Simandou iron ore project in Guinea took another weird twist ...
  2. Rio Tinto Faces Multibillion-Dollar Simandou Suit

    December 13, 2016
    The troubles for mining giant Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO) continue to mount in connection to its failed foray into the Republic ...
  3. Improving Balance Sheet a Priority for Rio Tinto (RIO, FCX)

    November 25, 2016
    As of the most recent quarter, its net debt stood at $12.9 billion, which the Journal noted is about $10 billion lower than ...
  4. Rio Tinto's Simandou Troubles Aren't Over Yet

    November 17, 2016
    Mining giant Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO) might have sold its interest in the massive Simandou iron ore project to its Chinese ...
  5. Assessing Freeport-McMoRan and Rio Tinto (FCX, RIO)

    November 7, 2016
    Shares of both firms have done well on a year-to-date basis, but both have suffered amid the recent slump in commodity prices.
  6. Rio Tinto Sells Massive Simandou Iron Ore Project

    October 31, 2016
    That Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO) is selling its stake in the massive Simandou iron project isn't really much of a surprise. All ...
  7. BHP Billiton CEO Nasser Rejects Tax-Evasion Claim (BHP, RIO)

    October 19, 2016
    The mining giant last week said it has no plans to pay the hefty fine. On Tuesday, BHP CEO Jac Nasser took it step further.
  8. BHP Biliton Downgraded to "Sell" by Citigroup (BHP, RIO)

    October 17, 2016
    BHP's valuation has become of concern for analysts at Citigroup, who downgraded BHP stock to "sell."
  9. Rio Tinto Stock Downgraded to "Sell" at Citigroup (RIO)

    October 14, 2016
    Rio Tinto shares were pounded Thursday, falling as much as 4.8% after analysts at Citigroup downgraded the company's stock ...
  10. 3 Mining Stocks Poised to Pop (BHP, RIO)

    October 2, 2016
    Based on the bullish chart patterns discussed in this article, it appears that now could be a good time to buy the big-name ...
  11. Rio Tinto Unveils $3B Debt Reduction Plan (RIO)

    September 29, 2016
    Rio Tinto, which is well capitalized, is looking to cut its debt with a proposed $3 billion plan.
  12. Debt Weighs on Miners as Chinese Demand Recovers

    September 27, 2016
    The mining industry has been trying to dig itself out from under the mountain of debt it carries, a result of inopportune ...
  13. Rio Tinto, GE Partner on Rail Network (RIO, GE)

    September 26, 2016
    Rio Tinto and global industrial conglomerate General Electric Company have agreed to a five-year contract agreement to partner ...
  14. Mongolia to Rio Tinto: Hurry Up with Oyu Tolgoi!

    August 31, 2016
    The Mongolian government recognizes how much work and money Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO) has invested to date in the massive copper ...
  15. Rio Tinto to Abandon Indian Diamond Project

    August 23, 2016
    When Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO) announced a major business reorganization last month, many felt it was the mining giant was preparing ...
  16. Top 5 Mining Stocks of 2016

    August 18, 2016
    Mining stocks have performed strongly in the first half of 2016 as commodity prices have improved. These five stocks are ...
  17. Data Suggest Now is the Time to Buy Mining Stocks

    August 16, 2016
    Chart patterns are sending out strong risk/reward signals for commodities in general and mining companies in particular. ...
  18. Rio Tinto Earnings Hit 12-year Low (RIO)

    August 3, 2016
    Mining giant Rio Tinto's underlying earnings plunge to 12-year low on weak demand and commodity prices.
  19. Rio Tinto Bounces Due to Stronger Mineral Prices (RIO, C)

    August 2, 2016
    Rio Tinto's earnings outlook and share price are being boosted by rising mineral prices.
  20. Rio Tinto Just Gave Away Huge Copper and Gold Mine

    July 1, 2016
    Demands by Papua New Guinea for Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO) to quit stalling and restart operations at its copper and gold mine ...
  21. 3 Australian Mutual Funds to Avoid

    June 24, 2016
    Learn about several catalysts that may have a negative effect on the Australian economy. Discover three mutual funds to avoid ...
  22. BHP Billiton Throws Wet Blanket on Iron Ore Party

    June 22, 2016
    It was clear early on that the rally in iron ore prices this year wasn't going to last; after having fallen so far for so ...
  23. Rio Tinto Ready to Bet Big on a Copper Rebound

    June 14, 2016
    Mining giant Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO) has positioned itself to gain on a rally in copper prices that is expected to come within ...
  24. The Market In 5 Minutes: We're Gathered Here To Get Through This ...

    June 7, 2016
    Below is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day -- it's a look at everything happening in the market, in ...
  25. Iron Ore Tumbles on Worsening China Economic Data

    May 4, 2016
    Why are these things always deemed "unexpected" when investors have been warned for months this was going to happen? Shares ...
  26. PID vs. DWX: Comparing International Dividend ETFs

    May 2, 2016
    Learn about global stock ETFs through comparative analysis of the PowerShares International Dividend Achievers ETF and the ...
  27. Now Caterpillar Says the Mining Rally Is Overblown

    April 25, 2016
    Although the market has been dismissing concerns over the rally in pricing for various commodities, Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) is ...
  28. Iron Ore Soars as Big 3 Miners Cut Production

    April 22, 2016
    The world's three biggest iron ore miners all announced this week that they will be cutting production over the coming months ...
  29. Rio Tinto Not Fooled by Iron Ore Rally

    April 15, 2016
    And just like that, the air has been let out of the iron ore rally as pricing for ore at Chinese ports with 62% content ...
  30. BHP Billiton Management Turns Bullish

    April 13, 2016
    It wasn't all that long ago when BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP) executives were saying they expected Chinese steel production ...
  31. China Steelmakers: Iron Ore Rally Is a Fake (BHP, RIO)

    March 9, 2016
    Many market participants believe that the iron ore price rally since the start of 2016 is not sustainable and believe the ...
  32. Top 5 Stocks Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange for ...

    February 12, 2016
    Uncover five of the stocks listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) that offer investors the highest potential for above-average ...
  33. The Top 5 Dividend-Paying Copper Stocks for 2016 (BHP, RIO)

    January 6, 2016
    Learn how the copper bear accelerated to the downside in 2015, allowing fatter dividend yields to build, but valuable only ...
  34. Paying for Rio Tinto's Massive Oyu Tolgoi Project

    December 15, 2015
    Rocked by the collapse in iron ore prices, Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO) is reducing its reliance on the commodity by increasing ...
  35. Rio Tinto Rocked by Commodity Price Collapse

    December 10, 2015
    Iron ore prices haven't been this low since 2008, when they first started keeping tabs on them, but the plunge is sending ...
  36. Can Industrial Metals Make A Comeback? (RIO, FCX)

    November 16, 2015
    The industrial metals sector should turn higher when the GDPs of BRIC nations stabilize or when Western nations shift into ...
  37. Is Glencore Too Big To Fail?

    September 29, 2015
    An Investec note highlighting Glencore International PLC, St. Heiler (OTC: GLCNF)’s debt issues have sent shares plunging ...
  38. Rio Tinto Legal Net Snares Big 4 Accounting Firm

    September 4, 2015
    Don't get on the wrong side of mining giant Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO). In the long-running dispute over the vast iron ore deposit ...
  39. Top Stocks to Get into Iron Ore Mining (RIO, BHP)

    August 7, 2015
    Learn about the two best stocks to get into iron ore mining. Iron ore is a cyclical industry so the balance sheet is an important ...
  40. Pricing Collapse: Time to Buy Iron Ore Majors? (BHP, VALE)

    July 8, 2015
    Iron ore prices are collapsing once again, hitting their lowest levels since April and threatening not only major miners ...
  41. Commodity Traders are Watching These 3 Charts

    May 21, 2015
    As we head towards the summer months, many commodity traders are looking to diversify their holdings and to protect themselves ...
  42. 5 Things Cliffs Natural Wants You to Know (CLF, BHP)

    May 14, 2015
    The commodities industry has suffered a huge cyclical downturn in recent years, and iron-ore producer Cliffs Natural Resources ...
  43. Taking Measure: Gold, Diamonds and... Karats?

    April 30, 2015
    We look at the difference between karats and carats, as well as investment opportunities in gold and diamonds.
  44. How the Strong Dollar Is Crushing Cliffs Natural (CLF, BHP)

    April 16, 2015
    Most investors understand that the commodities industry is a cyclical business, with rises and falls in demand following ...
  45. Iron Ore Market: Falling Into The Hands Of A Few

    March 2, 2015
    The big iron ore mining companies have embarked on a drive to increase supply, reduce cost, and take market share.
  46. Now Is The Time To Trade Industrial Metals

    February 5, 2015
    Traders are turning their attention to large-cap industrial metals companies because a rebound in the global markets will ...
  47. Harvard Has Loaded Up On High-Yield Brazilian Stocks -- Should ...

    August 5, 2014
    It's probably no surprise that Harvard University has cranked out more billionaires than any other university in the ...
  48. Could Iron Ore Miners Finally Be A Buy?

    April 25, 2014
    Things haven’t been so great in the iron ore sector over the last few years. Prices are way off their highs. But rising global ...
  49. Is It Finally Time To Buy Silver?

    August 14, 2013
    As the precious metal space has given up many gains in the wake of a strengthening global economy, silver remains a value. ...
  50. So Who’s Right On Cliffs Natural Resources?

    March 28, 2013
    Iron ore and coal producer Cliffs Natural Resources has faced downgrade after downgrade in the face of fallen commodity prices ...
  51. Swatch Buys Harry Winston Watch Brand For $1 Billion

    January 18, 2013
    Harry Winston sells its watch brand to Swatch so it can focus on diamonds. This is a good deal for both companies.
  52. Alcoa Is A Potential Value Call

    October 10, 2012
    Alcoa is doing the best it can in a tough market. The company probably needs aluminum prices above $1 or $1.10/lb for the ...
  53. Invest In Rare Earth Metals

    June 14, 2012
    While most investors focus on the precious and base metals, the real long-term action could be in the critical elements. ...
  54. It's Time To Invest In Diamonds

    February 28, 2012
    For investors looking for additional safe havens to place their money, diamonds could be an interesting bet.
  55. Uranium Stocks Rebounding

    November 2, 2011
    More than six months have gone by since the Japan earthquake. Uranium stocks are ready to regenerate.
  56. Metals And Mining Meltdown

    October 5, 2011
    Metals and mining stocks have been hit hard, with most beaten down near their 52-week lows on fears of a global slowdown ...
  57. Small Gold Miners Could Produce Big Returns

    April 29, 2011
    Smaller miners can be big winners for aggresive investors.
  58. Is Now The Time To Invest In Steel?

    October 25, 2010
    Recent price drops present long-term opportunities, while many stable ETFs remain attractive. Learn your best options for ...
  59. Infrastructure Substitutes For Bechtel

    November 13, 2008
    It's too bad you can't buy stock in privately held Bechtel, but we've come up with a few solid alternatives that should also ...