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  1. Base Metals Running Into Resistance (JJC, DBB)

    Based on the charts of these 3 ETFs, it could be a good time to avoid base metals. ...
  2. S&P 500: Analyzing the Dividend Trend (SPY)

    Examine dividend data for the S&P 500 companies to determine what factors are driving ...
  3. The Share Buyback Report: The Materials Sector ...

    Analyze share repurchase data for the materials sector to determine which factors ...
  4. Airgas vs. Air Products & Chemicals: Which is ...

    Learn about the two leading companies in the industrial and specialty gas industry, ...
  5. The Debt Report: The Materials Sector

    Find out why the U.S. materials sector has accumulated more and more debt each year ...
  6. The 5 Highest Paid Executives in the Materials ...

    Learn who the top-earning executives are in the basic materials sector and which ...
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