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  • Aluminum Corporation: Should Yield-hungry Investors Stay Away?

    By Marina Avilkina - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: AA, ACH, FCX


    If you're looking for growth in the basic materials sector, should you invest in Aluminum Corporation of China Limited (NYSE: ACH) right now to reap solid benefits in the future? In this article, I will deliver a clearer picture on where Aluminum stands to help you see possible potential and risks you may face in the future. 

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    Aluminum Corporation is a producer of alumina and primary more »

  • Why This Consulting Firm Merits the Investors’ Spotlight

    By Arturo Cuevas - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: BLL, FCX, STN

    Stantec (NYSE: STN) is an equity that many investors are wont to overlook. It can be rightly said that as a professional consulting company, it is a behind-the-scenes operator whose business gains can oftentimes be overshadowed by the fortunes it helps create for its clients. Nevertheless, this company too got what it takes to deserve the investors’ spotlight.

    The wide diversity in its competencies is one of the major sources more »

  • Buy This Undervalued Industrial Commodity Stock

    By Shahida Humayun - August 11, 2013 | Tickers: FCX, SSLT, SCCO

    In this article, I will be discussing an undervalued industrial commodity stock with significant upside potential in the long-term. Recently, the company has crossed certain hurdles, which resulted in the undervaluation. As such, besides the long-term prospects, investors can also expect some rally in the short-term.

    Sterlite Industries (India) Ltd. (NYSE:SLT) operates as a non-ferrous metals and mining company in India and internationally. The company’s operations include production more »

  • Which Aluminum Stock is the Best Bet for Profits?

    By Marina Avilkina - August 11, 2013 | Tickers: ACN, AA, FCX

    Investors engaged in the eternal search for the “next big thing” who were lucky enough to stumble upon the aluminum industry have been handsomely rewarded to date. In this article, I aim to deliver a clearer picture on where the aluminum stocks - Aluminum Corporation (NYSE: ACN), Alcoa (NYSE: AA) and Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (NYSE: FCX) - stand. My argument makes a largely statistical case for suggesting which stock is the best more »

  • Gain Exposure to Copper Now Through These Ideas

    By Robinson Roacho - August 10, 2013 | Tickers: FCX, JJC, SCCO

    China’s PMI showed a better than expected industrial activity in July. The last reading at 50.3 beat the 49.9 reading expected by Reuters. As a result, we observed a recovery for metals’ prices.

    This may be the beginning of the recovery of the sector, and therefore you should expose your portfolio as it may bring capital appreciation in the following months.

    Copper is widely regarded as the more »

  • Did Copper Sentiment Turn?

    By Nathaniel Matherson - August 10, 2013 | Tickers: CU, FCX, JJC

    Over the last few months I've covered the Chinese economy and its relation to a variety of outside markets. This year has been a wild ride for investors looking to trade China in general. Seemingly every day a number of data points hit the wires; everything from gross domestic product predictions, to PMI releases, to real estate demand has been the focus of the many news media outlets that more »

  • This Miner Is Worth a Second Look

    By Joshua Bondy - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: CAT, FCX, SCCO

    Mining is one of the most volatility businesses to be in. Commodity prices are not stable, while miners are forced to make huge fixed investments in mines and equipment. Recently, Southern Copper (NYSE: SCCO) has seen its stock price fall along with the price of copper. It looks like the market may have gotten ahead of itself, forgetting that the company has some of the best margins around. 

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  • An Insider Has Been Buying Shares of This Materials Company

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: FCX, NEM, SCCO

    According to a Form 4 filed with the SEC, two limited partnerships connected to Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (NYSE: FCX) Board member James Flores together purchased over 500,000 shares of stock in late July at prices of about $28.65 per share. Studies show that stocks bought by insiders tend to narrowly outperform the market on average (read our analysis of studies on insider transactions), and this makes some amount 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.

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  • 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.


    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 »

  • Stay Away From Aluminum and Consider Copper Instead

    By Damian Illia - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: AA, ACH, FCX

    As aluminum has been experiencing a downward trend in price for over two years now, mainly due to a global oversupply amidst a sluggish economic environment, I believe that it is a good time to invest in copper, instead. In this article I will look into the largest producers of aluminum in the U.S. and China, Alcoa (NYSE: AA) and Aluminum Corp. of China (ADR) (NYSE: ACH), respectively, and more »

  • Freeport McMoran’s Giant Grasberg Problem

    By Daniel Jennings - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: FCX, NEM, RIO

    Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold's  (NYSE: FCX) biggest asset is also its biggest liability. If you know anything about Freeport, you know that its biggest money maker is the Grasberg in Papua (the Indonesian half of New Guinea), the world’s biggest gold mine and second-biggest copper operation.

    When it’s operating, the Grasberg produces an impressive 1 million pounds of copper and 1,000 ounces of gold a day more »

  • Why Gold Will Rally

    By Ryan Peckyno - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: FCX, IAU, GLD

    Not long ago gold was approaching $2,000 an ounce.  In June, the price of gold plummeted to under $1,200 an ounce -- a drop that happened very quickly. 

    Analysts are maintaining their target price of $1,250, which implies a modest downside.  Yet the infomercials attempt to make the case that gold is destined to reach $5,000 an ounce within the next few years. 

    So what is in more »

  • Is a Dividend Cut Reason to Sell This Mining Stock?

    By Bob Ciura - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: FCX, GG, NEM

    If the eyes are the window into a person’s soul, then on a corporate level, we can say the same about dividends. Dividend payouts cannot be faked. Earnings can be massaged and managed from one quarter to the next, but dividends are almost always paid in real cash. A company can only maintain dividends without true earnings power for so long. Over the long term, dividends are a great 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 »

  • Get Out of These Stocks Now!

    By Robinson Roacho - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: FCX, JJC, SCCO

    China’s PMI index continues to decline. Why should you be worried? Well, if you own the stocks herein described, you should reconsider your position, and probably step out!

    Avoid copper for the time being

    If China’s manufacturing activity continues to contract, the industrial metals sector will struggle. As an example, Copper is regarded as the industrial activity barometer. The iPath DJ-UBS Copper ETF (NYSEMKT: JJC) tracks the commodity more »

  • 3 Stocks to Consider If Increasing Equity Exposure

    By Nathaniel Matherson - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, FCX, PRU

    Are you one of the many investors who has missed some or all of the great run in the equity markets this year?

    Well you're not alone--many retail investors have missed a great deal of the great returns seen over the last couple years. With record highs seen just last week, you may be saying to yourself, isn't it risky to buy up here? The answer is yes more »

  • Why You Should Sell Caterpillar

    By Sam Mattera - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: CAT, FCX, EWA

    Hedge fund manager and noted short seller Jim Chanos targeted Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) on Wednesday, in a presentation given at CNBC’s Delivering Alpha conference.

    Chanos argued that Caterpillar’s business is largely dependent on the Chinese construction boom. He also cited issues with Caterpillar’s accounting. China’s economy is exhibiting signs of a property bubble, and if that bubble pops, Caterpillar’s business could be devastated.

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  • Why China Could Affect Your Portfolio in the Near Term

    By Robinson Roacho - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: VALE, FCX, SCCO

    There is evidence that Chinese manufacturing activity is slowing down. Readings on China’s PMI showed a slight but constant contraction. One of the consequences is that the prices of several metals may experience downward pressure. Copper comes to mind since the commodity is often regarded as the industrial activity barometer. Since manufacturing is contracting, it would be a good idea to stay away from these stocks.

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  • Consider Playing Oil Through This Copper Company

    By Sammy Pollack - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: COP, FCX, MRO

    As oil prices continue to rise, investors looking to play the move should consider Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (NYSE: FCX). For most of its history, Freeport had been considered a pure-play copper company with a little bit of gold exposure. However, that all changed when Freeport announced plans to buy McMoran Exploration and Plains Petroleum for a combined total of $9 billion.   

    The initial reaction to the deal was quite negative more »

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