VALE : 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. Mosaic Buys Vale Fertilizer Unit for $2.5 Billion

    December 19, 2016
    Mining giant Vale (NYSE: VALE) is getting out of the fertilizer business. It's selling the unit that concentrates on the ...
  3. BHP, Vale Release More Funding to Samarco JV

    November 28, 2016
    With Brazilian regulators moving forward on plans to issue new permits to the disaster-plagued Samarco mining operation, ...
  4. BHP, Vale Get Closer to Reopening Samarco Mine

    November 25, 2016
    The Samarco iron mining operation in Brazil is moving forward again; a key regulator is looking favorably on a proposal ...
  5. Vale Second-Guessing Plan to Sell Core Assets

    November 2, 2016
    On second thought, maybe Vale (NYSE: VALE) won't. Earlier this year, after reporting record losses in its fiscal fourth ...
  6. Vale's Board OKs Fertilizer Unit Sale to Mosaic (VALE)

    October 31, 2016
    Vale's board of directors has green-lighted the deal, which was agreed upon earlier this month.
  7. Vale Makes 52-Week High on Q3 Earnings Beat (VALE)

    October 28, 2016
    Vale shares rose as much as 2% Thursday to a new 52-week high of $7.05 after the Brazil-based miner reported strong third ...
  8. Vale Lowers 2017 Iron Ore Outlook (VALE, BHP)

    October 21, 2016
    A day after rival BHP Billiton reduced its guidance for copper and iron ore, Brazilian-based miner Vale did the same.
  9. Why Has Vale SA Stock Outperformed Its Peers? (VALE, BHP)

    October 17, 2016
    Vale shares outperformed while some of the world’s top iron ore suppliers have suffered declines.
  10. Vale On Track to Sell Fertilizer Business (VALE, MOS)

    October 7, 2016
    Raising cash and cutting costs have become important for Vale, the world's largest iron ore producer.
  11. Vale, Mitsui Agree to Terms for Coal Mine Stake (VALE, MITSY)

    September 30, 2016
    Vale said it had struck an agreement with Mitsui to sell a portion of its stake in the Moatize coal mine.
  12. Vale Nears Board Approval for Asset Sales (VALE)

    September 29, 2016
    After its shares gained 8% last week, Vale is producing gains of almost 4% since Monday, translating to returns of more than ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. Iron Ore Supply Glut About to Get Worse: Citigroup (VALE, BHP)

    September 27, 2016
    Despite prolonged oversupply of iron ore pressuring mining companies, things are about to get worse in the next couple of ...
  15. Vale Slapped with "Hold" Rating by Jefferies (VALE)

    September 26, 2016
    Shares of Vale ended last week almost 8% higher, thanks in part to the decision by the Federal Reserve to hold interest rates ...
  16. Vale In Talks to Sell Fertilizer Unit to Mosaic (VALE, MOS)

    September 22, 2016
    It would seem the $66 billion proposed merger between Bayer and Monsanto has caused Vale S.A. to re-evaluate its position ...
  17. Silver Wheaton Eyes 'Streaming' Deals for Growth (SLW, VALE)

    September 22, 2016
    A small investment can often yield massive gains, something Silver Wheaton is looking to exploit with mining deals known ...
  18. Vale's S11D Project Limited to 83% Capacity (VALE)

    September 21, 2016
    Vale S.A. (VALE) said on Tuesday that it will limit output to 83% of full capacity at its new S11D iron ore mine.
  19. Iron Ore Under Pressure Amid Supply Glut (VALE, MT)

    September 21, 2016
    It's been a feast or famine trying to predict the future of iron ore prices.
  20. Brazil Grants Vale License for Amazon Mine (VALE)

    September 19, 2016
    Amid a recent selloff that has sent its shares plunging more than 15% over the past month, the Brazilian mining company has ...
  21. Where Does Vale Go After Its Recent Selloff? (VALE)

    September 16, 2016
    Vale shares have declined some 13% over the past month.
  22. Vale Stock Rises on JPMorgan Upgrade (VALE)

    September 12, 2016
    On Monday shares of Rio de Janeiro-based iron ore manufacturer rose as much as 4.43% on 11% higher-than-normal trading volume.
  23. Top 5 Iron Ore Stocks of 2016 (VALE, BHP)

    September 10, 2016
    Iron ore has enjoyed a sharp upsurge in prices in 2016 that has resulted in triple-digit percentage gains for some of the ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. BHP: Samarco Mine Won't Reopen Amid Criminal Probe

    July 15, 2016
    With Brazil's federal prosecutors opening a criminal probe into last November's horrifying Samarco dam failure, BHP Billiton ...
  26. BHP and Vale Could See Brazil Damages Skyrocket

    July 5, 2016
    Though joint-venture partners BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP) and Vale (NYSE: VALE) have reached a court-approved settlement to ...
  27. Vale Says It Won't Financially Backstop Samarco

    June 20, 2016
    Will the Samarco mining operation in Brazil be one that BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP) is willing to finance as part of its expansion ...
  28. Commodity Bounce Hasn't Ended Vale's Downtrend (VALE)

    May 31, 2016
    Vale will remain stuck in a major downtrend until it breaks out above the 4-year trendline of lower highs.
  29. BHP Billiton Says Full Speed Ahead on Expansion

    May 11, 2016
    Where other miners are circling the wagons to protect their core businesses, global mining giant BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP) ...
  30. Freeport-McMoRan Selling More Assets to Raise Cash

    May 10, 2016
    Mining and petroleum major Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) continues to shed valuable assets in a bid to bring its sprawling ...
  31. 3 Commodity Stocks Poised to Pop (VALE, AU)

    May 10, 2016
    Pullbacks toward key support levels suggest now could be a good time to buy commodity stocks.
  32. 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 ...
  33. Vale, BHP Face New $44 Billion Dam Failure Lawsuit

    May 4, 2016
    The collapse of a mining site dam last November that killed 19 people in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais and released ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. Alcoa Says Iron Ore Is Whistling Past Graveyard

    April 12, 2016
    Aluminum mining giant Alcoa (NYSE: AA) kicked off the earnings season with a report that indicates the rally in iron ore ...
  39. Vale Cuts Spending Even Deeper, Parts With Assets

    April 8, 2016
    Even though iron ore prices are still rallying, remaining above the $50 per tonne level, mining giant Vale (NYSE: VALE) ...
  40. Freeport-McMoRan Keeps Oil & Gas, Fires Execs

    April 7, 2016
    It seemed a good idea at the time for Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) to buy up oil and gas drillers Plains Exploration and ...
  41. These Commodity Stocks Suggest That the Downtrend Will Continue

    March 15, 2016
    Strong downtrends in key commodity stocks suggest that the downtrend in the global economy is set to continue.
  42. Brazilian Police Accuse BHP Execs of Murder (BHP, VALE)

    February 24, 2016
    Police in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais have accused one contractor and six executives of the BHP Billiton Ltd. and ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. The 5 Most Shorted NYSE Stocks (VALE, CHK)

    October 14, 2015
    Understand what a short sale is and why people would want to initiate a short strategy. Learn about the top five most shorted ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 3 Commodity Stocks Poised For A Move Higher

    May 7, 2015
    When it comes to the industrial metals industry, there are few companies that have the scope of operations as that of Vale ...
  52. Here's How To Tap International Markets (PBR, VALE)

    March 16, 2015
    Access to foreign markets has grown a lot in recent years, allowing US market players to trade these bourses in real-time. ...
  53. 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.
  54. 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 ...
  55. Interested In Brazilian Stocks? Here Are The Top ADRs

    December 9, 2014
    American investors looking to add Brazilian stocks to their portfolios can do so by purchasing shares of American Depository ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. Playing The Latin American Pullback

    February 16, 2011
    Latin America represents a great long-term opportunity and the current asset redemptions make an ideal time to add the sector ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. Lithium Ion Battery Stocks

    July 6, 2010
    Instead of trying to pick the best cellular phone company, electric car or green energy business to invest in, look at what ...