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  1. Steel Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 28, 2014
    Steel Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  2. Do Your Mining Stocks Have The 'Death Gene'?

    November 5, 2013
    Have you heard about the "death gene"?Not to worry -- I'll tell you about an antidote in a moment, but first consider this...The ...
  3. Steel Industry Stock Outlook - Nov 2013 - Industry Outlook

    November 5, 2013
    Steel Industry Stock Outlook - Nov 2013 - Industry Outlook
  4. Steel Industry Stock Outlook - Nov 2013 - Industry Outlook

    November 5, 2013
    Steel Industry Stock Outlook - Nov 2013 - Industry Outlook
  5. Mining-Ferrous & Non Ferrous Stock Outlook - Sept 2013 - Industry ...

    September 5, 2013
    Mining-Ferrous & Non Ferrous Stock Outlook - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook
  6. Rio Retains Diamonds Business - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    After a careful and thorough scrutiny of various available options, mining giant, Rio Tinto has opted to retain its diamonds ...
  7. Is Caterpillar Facing A New Normal In Mining?

    April 22, 2013
    Caterpillar has gotten cheaper, but willing the mining industry recover?
  8. 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 ...
  9. Cliffs Natural Resources Needs Another Iron Ore Boom

    February 15, 2013
    Cliffs' high costs are a major issue if iron ore prices stagnate.
  10. Cliffs Gets ISO 140001 - Analyst Blog

    February 8, 2013
    Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF) has announced that its North American Coal operations have received ISO 14001 certification. ...
  11. Rio Tinto Looks To Make A Fresh Start

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

    January 9, 2013
    Although undervalued, Alcoa is still an aluminum company.
  13. Time to Worry about Brazil ETFs? - ETF News And Commentary

    December 3, 2012
    Despite some periods of high volatility and uncertainty, many emerging market ETFs have been strong performers in 2012. Some ...
  14. Steel Industry Stock Outlook - Nov. 2012 - Industry Outlook

    November 15, 2012
    Steel industry in today's world can well be termed as the backbone of the economy, given its varied usage, be it in construction, ...
  15. Caterpillar to Shut Decatur Plant - Analyst Blog

    October 2, 2012
    Amid the growing concerns of the sluggish pace of global economic recovery, Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) recently revealed its ...
  16. Economic Woes Hurt CAT's 2015 View - Analyst Blog

    September 25, 2012
    Caterpillar Inc. (CAT), the world's largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, recently joined the bandwagon ...
  17. Stock Market News for September 10, 2012 - Market News

    September 10, 2012
    A tepid nonfarm payroll report had little effect as benchmarks extended their multi-year gains on Friday. Though the gains ...
  18. Stock Market News for September 4, 2012 - Market News

    September 4, 2012
    The key speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke brought cheer to the markets on Friday. Bernanke assured investors ...
  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. RIO Downgraded to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    August 20, 2012
    We recently downgraded our recommendation on Rio Tinto plc (RIO) from Neutral to Underperform. The bearish view on Rio ...
  21. RIO Reports Weak Half-Year 2012 - Analyst Blog

    August 9, 2012
    Rio Tinto plc. (RIO) reported weak financial results in half-year 2012. Net earnings attributable to ADR holders of Rio Tinto ...
  22. RIO Adds More Ivanhoe Shares - Analyst Blog

    August 3, 2012
    Recently, Rio Tinto Plc (RIO) acquired an additional 51% of common shares (or roughly 133.6 million shares) under Ivanhoe ...
  23. 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. ...
  24. Neutral on BHP Billiton - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2012
    We are maintaining our Neutral recommendation on BHP Billiton Ltd (BHP).  We believe that the company is well-positioned ...
  25. Near Tangible Book, Teck Is Worth A Look

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

    February 27, 2012
    Rio relies on iron more than ever, but the valuation is intriguing.
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. Fertilizer Wars Heat Up

    October 5, 2011
    As our population continues to grow, increasing food production will be paramount. Hence, the historically boring fertilizer ...
  30. 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.
  31. BHP Billiton Rides Mining Wave

    August 26, 2011
    Diversified mining giant BHP Billiton posted massive earnings and revenue gains for its full year results, as it continues ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. Cliffs' Soaring Profits Not Enough

    August 5, 2011
    Cliffs Natural Resources produced stunning results in its second quarter, but the market didn't like its increasing costs ...
  34. Peabody Tries Again To Get Macarthur Coal

    July 14, 2011
    Peabody clearly wants Macarthur Coal for itself.
  35. Peabody Tries Again To Get Macarthur Coal

    July 12, 2011
    Peabody Energy does not give up easily when management sees a valuable asset that could improve its business.
  36. Five Attractive BRIC Stocks To Watch

    July 7, 2011
    Adding a BRIC or two to your portfolio can help you build a wall of diversification from the U.S. economy. We look at 5 stocks.
  37. Joy Global: Minerals Or Machines?

    June 6, 2011
    Joy Global rebounded from a soft first quarter, and the outlook for mining equipment is still very strong.
  38. Do Molycorp's Earnings Even Matter Right Now?

    May 13, 2011
    Molycorp is not yet at a point where earnings performance really matters.
  39. OM Group Looks Too Cheap

    May 10, 2011
    Despite getting little attention, OM Group looks like a real bargain.
  40. Bargains In Brazil

    April 21, 2011
    The right combination of natural resources, growing middle class and strong government makes Brazil a top long-term buy.
  41. Opportunity In Cliffs Natural Resources

    March 17, 2011
    Cliffs Natural Resources' stock price has drifted down and may represent an attractive opportunity for investors.
  42. BHP's A One-Stop Natural Resource Stock

    February 23, 2011
    Massive global natural resource company BHP Billiton reported sensational half-year earnings amid the commodity boom.
  43. 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 ...
  44. ArcelorMittal And The Steel Catch-Up Trade

    February 10, 2011
    Analysts do not seem completely sold on the strength or sustainability of a recovery in steel, and investors may still be ...
  45. Five Rock Solid BRIC Stocks

    February 7, 2011
    Adding a BRIC or two to your portfolio can help you build a wall of diversification from the U.S. economy. We look at 5 stocks.
  46. Caterpillar Still Down A Cylinder Or Two

    January 28, 2011
    Caterpillar is doing well despite iffy incremental margins and weak domestic construction.
  47. Freeport Looking Shiny

    January 21, 2011
    Freeport is in prime position to benefit from higher copper prices.
  48. Cargill To Dispose Of Mosaic

    January 20, 2011
    Cargill's divestiture of Mosaic has absolutely no effect on the economic value of Mosaic.
  49. Posco Shows Steel's Not Back Yet

    January 18, 2011
    South Korean steelmaker Posco had an even worse quarter than it expected. Australian floods drove the price of coking coal ...
  50. 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.
  51. Mosaic's Opportunities Still Look Fertile

    January 10, 2011
    Despite a big run-up in the stock, Mosaic could still have room to run.
  52. 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.
  53. Ways To Play Bank Of America's Top Trades in 2011

    December 22, 2010
    Strategists at Merrill Lynch predict another year of bullishness for a variety of asset classes.
  54. 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.
  55. Will Mesabi Trust Stock Continue To Rise?

    December 14, 2010
    Mesabi Trust stock has been on a torrid run this year, as the price of iron ore has risen.
  56. 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.
  57. 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.
  58. BANC Some Inflation Protection With These Nations

    November 15, 2010
    The BANC nations of Brazil, Australia, Norway and Canada offer investors a way to add natural resource production and inflation ...
  59. Will The Market Show Faith In An Aluminum Recovery?

    October 8, 2010
    Alcoa has been left out of the rally in metals and could be a risky bargain for adventurous investors.
  60. The Steel Sector: No Jam Today, But Maybe Tomorrow?

    September 17, 2010
    Warnings from the steel sector suggest the economy definitely slowed in the third quarter
  61. Joy Global Digs In

    September 2, 2010
    Joy Global's operating leverage seems to be holding up; a possible positive sign for the future.
  62. Peabody Looking To Stoke Up Profits

    July 22, 2010
    Strong pricing is fueling solid profit growth at this leading coal company.
  63. Building a Portfolio Around Brazil's Building

    July 21, 2010
    Brazil will be spending billions in preparations for the World Cup and Olympics, and most of that money will stay at home.
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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?
  66. As China Goes, So Goes The World?

    June 1, 2010
    Conventional wisdom says that the Chinese markets can tells us where commodities are going, but the truth seems more complicated.
  67. Shipping News Should Get Better

    May 17, 2010
    Spot rates are rising, and that's good news for the bulk shipping companies.
  68. 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 ...
  69. International Inflation Protection

    March 29, 2010
    Protect against inflation with TIPS, gold and natural resource rich export nations.
  70. A Soft Spot For Iron

    February 26, 2010
    Find out why you should take a fresh look at this age-old commodity.
  71. Fertilizer Industry Sees Bright Spring

    February 17, 2010
    Despite the decline in profitability, CF sees a very healthy spring planting season ahead.
  72. Miners Should Continue To Cash In On China's Growth

    February 16, 2010
    Cautious optimism about China's continued economic growth appears to be justified.
  73. Come Waltzing Matilda

    August 26, 2009
    Aussie mining shares should continue to benefit from China's insatiable demand iron ore.
  74. Basic Materials Earnings On Deck

    July 22, 2009
    The basic materials sector has been very unstable in the past year, but things are starting to improve.
  75. 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.
  76. Infrastructure Plays Using ETFs

    May 18, 2009
    With signs of a market recovery, it may be time to revisit infrastructure ETFs in anticipation of worldwide government spending.
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