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  • How to Prepare for the Next Natural Gas Boom

    By Piyush Arora - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, CBI, RDS-B

    When we talk about Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) exports, most investors tend to think that the U.S and East Africa are the prime beneficiaries of its impending boom. However, Australia is another budding natural gas hotspot, which aims to have 66 mtpa (million tonnes per annum) of natural gas liquefaction capacity by 2025. As a matter of fact, nearly $200 billion worth of LNG projects are currently being developed more »

  • Chinese Data Is Positive For These Diversified Miners

    By Vladimir Zernov - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, VALE, RIO

    Shares of diversified miners have been underperforming this year. Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO), VALE (NYSE: VALE) and BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP) are trading lower than the levels, at which they started this year. The prices of most metals have been under pressure throughout the year, due to oversupply and macroeconomic uncertainty. The major part of the macroeconomic uncertainty is China. The country’s growth rates have been slowing down, worrying more »

  • The Met Coal Industry Isn’t Just Playing Dead

    By Gretchen Stone - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: ACI, BHP, TCK

    Companies like Arch Coal (NYSE: ACI) had touted metallurgical coal as their darling savior, but the industry must face a deceptive truth: increased steel demand won’t equal increased met coal prices. That spells big trouble for the met coal market, and American producers in particular.

    Metallurgical coal is a main component in producing steel, and steel demand is expected to grow by 3% this year, according to steelmaking giant more »

  • Should You Avoid All Potash Producers?

    By Federico Zaldua - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, IPI, POT

    Uralkali, one of the biggest and most cost efficient potash producers in the world, has just announced a change in its marketing strategy from price-over-volume to volume maximization. Since Uralkali's marginal production costs are just below $100 per tonne and current potash prices are around $400 per tonne (a few years ago the price was at $900), the price of this commodity might keep on plummeting going forward. The more »
  • Will This Mining Giant Abandon Its Only Remaining Mega Project?

    By Sarfaraz Khan - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, POT, MOS

    Mining giant BHP Billiton (ADR) (NYSE: BHP) is getting ready to make one of its most difficult decisions; whether or not to pull the plug on its $14-billion Jansen potash project located in Canada. In fact, this is the company’s only remaining mega-project that hasn’t been scrapped.

    Potash woes

    With each passing day, the massive project in the Saskatchewan province is looking less and less lucrative. In the more »

  • 3 Miners Trying Different Strategies to Grow Their Business

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, RIO, TCK

    According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, the capital spending of top 40 miners is estimated to be $110 billion this year, down 13% from last year. This decrease in capital spending is because of the slowdown in global economic growth. In addition, the demand from China, which consumes 40% of the world’s total ores and metals, is not much of a bright spot. However, the companies are optimistic about the growth of more »

  • Mongolia: Copper Heaven?

    By John McKenna - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, FCX, RIO

    Deep in the middle of the Gobi Desert, a city is rising. It’s a city like any other: with restaurants, houses, citizens, basketball courts, and enough jobs to go around (ok, so it’s not like many European cities). It’s a new civilization that has sprung up in the most unlikely of places, but there’s gold to be had here. Or should I say copper.

    Welcome to more »

  • Should This Miner Move Forward With Its Potash Project?

    By Varun Chandan - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, POT, MOS

    In August, mining giant BHP Billiton (ADR) (NYSE: BHP) is expected to make a decision on whether to move forward with its potash project in Saskatchewan, Canada. While the company has already pumped in billions of dollars into the project, the breakup of one of the two cartels in the potash market on July 30 has raised the possibility of a drop in potash prices. Given this scenario, the big more »

  • This Miner's Margins Might Soar

    By Federico Zaldua - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: AAUKY.PK, BHP, RIO

    Anglo American (NASDAQOTH: AAUKY.PK), which is down by more than 30% year-to-date , has hugely underperformed its peer miners BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP) and Rio Tinto(NYSE: RIO). Anglo's stock underperformance can be explained through its weak operational results. Despite being very concentrated in iron ore production, the underperformance has not been related to the metal's weak prices. Anglo's CEO Mr Cutifani, has now committed himself to aggressive more »

  • Which Global Mining Company Should You Buy?

    By Zain Raza - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, VALE, RIO

    BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP), Vale (NYSE: VALE) and Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO) being the leading mining companies, cater to most of the world’s demand for mineral ores. The industry is facing demand declines ever since the Chinese economy has slowed down. In the following article we will analyze how these companies are responding to the demand declines with BHP Billiton taking the lead and staying ahead of its rivals more »

  • DUPLICATE:Global Mining Companies, the best one to invest in

    By Zain Raza - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, VALE, RIO

    BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP), Vale (NYSE: VALE) and Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO) being the leading mining companies cater to most of the world’s demand for mineral ores. The industry is facing demand declines ever since the Chinese economy has slowed down. In the following article we will analyze how these companies are responding to the demand declines with BHP Billiton taking the lead and stay ahead of its rivals more »

  • Ben Graham's Seven Statistical Requirements

    By Ryan Palmer - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, CAT, CVX

    Anyone who considers themselves a serious investor has no doubt heard of Ben Graham. A pedagogue to the world's greatest investor, his ideas are as relevant now as they were 50 years ago. If you want to be a successful investor in common stocks, Graham is the man to study.

    Graham classified investors as either defensive or enterprising. Enterprising investors are willing to devote countless hours to perfecting their more »

  • Investing in Copper? A Few Things to Consider

    By Michael Ugulini - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, FCX, RIO

    Investing in copper explorers, developers, or producers involves understanding the price volatility concerning the commodity. Global demand, influenced by the health of national economies, is part of the price equation. However, there are other things investors should consider when looking at copper.

    Politics

    Governments are increasingly flexing their muscles concerning copper operations in their jurisdictions. Rio Tinto (ADR) (NYSE: RIO) knows this full well. At its Oyu Tolgoi project (copper-gold more »

  • You Should Follow This Miner Closely

    By Federico Zaldua - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: AAUKY.PK, BHP, RIO

    Anglo American (NASDAQOTH: AAUKY.PK), which is down by more than 30% Year-To-Date (YTD), has hugely underperformed its peer miners BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP) and Rio Tinto(NYSE: RIO). Anglo's stock price under-performance can be explained easily. The company has been showing very weak operational results in recent years. Not everything can be explained through iron ore's lower price even when the metal makes up for 50% of the more »

  • Alcoa Offers Little to Look Forward To

    By Gaurav Basu - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: AA, BHP, RIO

    It is definitely saddening to see a great company like the aluminum giant Alcoa (NYSE: AA) being reduced to a mere non-entity. The continued fall in the aluminum prices is taking a toll on its revenue and earnings and urging investors to focus on other stocks which promise better returns.

    Kudos to the Alcoa management for its continued pursuit of more productivity and more cost cutting, but odds against it more »

  • Great Copper Play For Your Portfolio

    By Vladimir Zernov - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, FCX, RIO

    This year has clearly not been the best year for investing in mining stocks. So far, metals prices have been under constant pressure. Copper was not an exception, down 13% this year. However, I’ve been bullish on what I think is the best copper play available – Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX). The company has recently released its quarterly earnings report and did not disappoint me.

    Good results despite the decline in more »

  • China's Pain Is Not Australia's Gain

    By Fani Kelesidou - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, FXA, EWA

    Double-digit growth rates for the world's second largest economy are, more or less, over. During the second quarter, China's economy expanded 7.5% over a year earlier. Most countries would kill for a performance like that. But, for a global economic powerhouse like China that delivered real annual GDP growth of nearly 10% through 2012, it's a bitter pill to swallow.

    So, what went wrong? And more more »

  • This Diversified Global Miner's Too Cheap to Ignore

    By Matt Smith - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, BBL, VALE, RIO

    Softening demand for commodities, on the back of China's slowing economy, has hurt the profitability of all the major mining companies, creating a sentiment-fueled selloff of mining stocks. This has driven down the share prices of all the major miners, with the world's largest miner, BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP) (NYSE: BBL) down by 29% for the year to date. Both diversified global miner Rio Tinto (NYSE:RIO) and more »

  • Don’t Miss the Chance to Fuel Your Portfolio with These Gas Giants

    By Shweta Dubey - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, PTR, RDS-B

    The rising price of crude oil, a strong dollar and a weak European economy have lowered the crude oil demand in developed economies. However, rising demand from emerging economies partially offset the lower demand elsewhere. Three oil and gas companies are adopting various strategic moves to advance in a slow growing industry. These strategies include increasing production, new projects and expanding overseas. Let's discuss how these strategies will help more »

  • Would the CEO's Departure Help This Mining Stock?

    By Vladimir Zernov - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, CLF, RIO

    More often than not, the departure of a CEO is bad for the short-term prospects of a stock. The most recent example of this statement is Lululemon, when the departure of Christine Day sent the stock south despite a decent earnings report. Every rule has an exception, though. Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE: CLF) spiked on the news that the company’s CEO Joseph Carraba is going to leave at the more »

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