VALE : Analysis & Opinions

  1. 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) ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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.
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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) ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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.
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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. ...
  25. 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.
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. Brazilian Stocks Rolling Over, and What To Do About It

    May 21, 2014
    Despite showing stregnth this year, the Brazilian ETF is in a long-term downtrend. Strong selling on May 20 has created a ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. Strongest Steel Stocks in the Materials Sector

    September 11, 2013
    Why steel? Well, it's the best performing industry in the Materials sector, and Materials was one of the hottest sectors ...
  31. 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
  32. Is Caterpillar Facing A New Normal In Mining?

    April 22, 2013
    Caterpillar has gotten cheaper, but willing the mining industry recover?
  33. 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 ...
  34. Cliffs Natural Resources Needs Another Iron Ore Boom

    February 15, 2013
    Cliffs' high costs are a major issue if iron ore prices stagnate.
  35. Rio Tinto Looks To Make A Fresh Start

    January 24, 2013
    Rio Tinto looks to move on from a serious of bad deals.
  36. Alcoa Has Improved, But It's Still In The Aluminum Business

    January 9, 2013
    Although undervalued, Alcoa is still an aluminum company.
  37. BHP Billiton Hoping For A Better 2013

    August 24, 2012
    BHP's numbers were in line, but performance revolves around better commodity prices.
  38. Back To The Future With ArcelorMittal

    June 28, 2012
    Prices in the steel market are 20% lower than a year ago, but they're roughly 65% higher than the lows of the past five years. ...
  39. Near Tangible Book, Teck Is Worth A Look

    May 24, 2012
    Teck's exposure to industrial metals is worth more than just tangible book
  40. Rio Tinto Iron-Heavy, But Undervalued

    February 27, 2012
    Rio relies on iron more than ever, but the valuation is intriguing.
  41. Vale Still All About China

    February 21, 2012
    Operating performance isn't bad, but non-operating challenges are growing.
  42. The 10 Must-Know Market Forces for 2012

    February 14, 2012
    For the first time since 2007, investors have multiple ways to succeed this year. Understanding how the lingering effects ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. Fertilizer Wars Heat Up

    October 5, 2011
    As our population continues to grow, increasing food production will be paramount. Hence, the historically boring fertilizer ...
  45. 3 Ways To Play Japan's Mitsui & Co.

    September 9, 2011
    Japanese conglomerate Mitsui & Co. is trading at an extemely low valuation. Learn how to take advantage of this opportunity.
  46. Southern Copper Digs Up Doubled Earnings

    August 8, 2011
    Southern Copper continues to put up impressive earnings numbers as Dr. Copper is doing very well despite global economic ...
  47. Ways To Invest In A Growing Brazil

    July 19, 2011
    Brazil is no sleeping gaint; this resource-rich country has transformed itself into a nation exceptionally worthy of long-term ...
  48. It's Time To Invest In Brazil

    April 20, 2011
    Brazil is no sleeping gaint; this resource-rich country has transformed itself into a nation exceptionally worthy of long-term ...
  49. Will Brazil's Government Ruin A Good Thing?

    April 5, 2011
    By exercising its golden share in Vale, Brazil's government risks ruining a company that has been a leader in its industry.
  50. A Look At The Mega-Miners

    March 15, 2011
    By choosing a mega-miner, investors not only gain exposure to a wide variety of metals, but also the whole mining supply ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. Cargill To Dispose Of Mosaic

    January 20, 2011
    Cargill's divestiture of Mosaic has absolutely no effect on the economic value of Mosaic.
  53. 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.
  54. Commercial Metals – A Tough Market, May Be Getting Better

    December 23, 2010
    High input costs are a challenge, but 2011 could be a better year for demand.
  55. 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.
  56. Brazillian Stocks To Watch In 2011

    December 8, 2010
    Brazil is no sleeping gaint; this resource-rich country has transformed itself into a nation exceptionally worthy of long-term ...
  57. 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.
  58. Playing The Mining-Equipment Market

    November 18, 2010
    By betting on the equipment makers, investors can profit independently of the individual movements in materials pricing.
  59. Vale Still Looks Iron-Clad

    October 29, 2010
    Is Vale poised for another long run on the strength of iron ore prices?
  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. Iron-Clad Swaps

    July 9, 2010
    The iron ore market is becoming increasingly open, but at the cost of more volatility.
  62. 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 ...
  63. Brazil Is Still A Buy

    June 8, 2010
    The recent European debt crisis and market swings have opened up an opportunity to invest in one the best long-term growth ...
  64. Ode To Joy Global

    June 7, 2010
    Joy Global is a major equipment supplier leveraged to the commodity markets, but can investors tolerate the volatility?
  65. Four ETFs On Fire

    April 5, 2010
    A rising tide lifts all boats, and the same has held true in the ETF world with strong performances by the equity markets ...
  66. Iron Ore Miners Flex Their New Pricing Muscles

    April 1, 2010
    A new pricing regime in the iron ore market should benefit producers.
  67. International Inflation Protection

    March 29, 2010
    Protect against inflation with TIPS, gold and natural resource rich export nations.
  68. Is Potash Corp. Overvalued?

    February 23, 2010
    Potash stock has had a mild run up recently, but is the stock a good fundamental buy at its current price?
  69. 5 Solid BRIC Stocks

    July 17, 2009
    BRIC markets are predicted to outperform of the rest of 2009. Here's some solid names that are likely to lead the rally.
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