Commodities & Metals

Why Gold Is Absolutely a Must-Own Now for All Investors

Very quietly, gold and the gold miners have consistently pushed higher. Despite the recent downturn, and the fact that naysayers constantly bemoan the fact that the precious metal offers no ...
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Gold Shines Brighter With Inverted Yield Curve and Weakening Global Growth

Gold has recaptured its shine. With the overhang and larger media frenzy around bitcoin and cryptocurrencies having witnessed a death of a thousand cuts, the interest in gold has been ...
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Big Analyst Upside Called For in Steel and Metals for Commercial Metals Company

Commercial Metals Co. (NYSE: CMC) managed to close up 8% at $17.37 a share on Thursday after the company's earnings were hurt by weather and rain but still managed to ...
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Upside in Coal: Why Peabody Was Given 40% Upside in New Analyst Coverage

Despite the political support for coal, the reality is that the industry continues to face many pressures ahead. Just don't tell that to Credit Suisse, given its outlook on Peabody ...
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With Federal Reserve Expected to Be on Hold, Positive Trends for Gold in 2019

This week will bring yet another Federal Reserve Open Markets Committee (FOMC) decision on interest rates. The current expectation is for Fed Chair Jerome Powell and the FOMC to keep ...
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Raymond James Sees Mixed View on Barrick and Newmont on JV vs Merger

Newmont Mining Corp. (NYSE: NEM) has announced its special shareholder meeting and filed its proxy materials for the previously announced combination with Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE: GG). This is after Newmont ...
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DowDuPont Spells Out Details of Material Sciences Spin-Off

DowDuPont Inc. (NYSE: DWDP) confirmed Friday morning that its intended division into three separate companies is going ahead as planned. The first division to be hived off is the material ...
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Top Wall Street Strategist Turns Positive on 4 Leading Materials Stocks

With the stock market having clawed back much of the fourth quarter sell-off, one metric that disturbs some is that many investors and especially quantitative strategy hedge funds have used ...
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Newmont Rejects Barrick Acquisition, Proposes Joint Venture Instead

Just a week ago today, Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE: GOLD) announced an unsolicited offer to acquire rival miner Newmont Mining Corp. (NYSE: NEM) for $18 billion. The all-stock offer was ...
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The 8 Things That Have Kept Inflation Near 0%

U.S. inflation is not 0%, but it is fairly near, up only 1.9% in January. A recovery of the sort America has gone through since the bottom of the Great ...
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Jefferies Says Higher Prices Make Top Steel Plays Solid Buys Now

One of the biggest priorities facing what is now a very divided Congress is the need to start fixing what is an old and worn out United States infrastructure. This ...
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Why Merging 2 Top Gold Giants Already Looks Unlikely

Some industries are just ripe for consolidation with more mergers and acquisitions. There may be more consolidation in the world of gold miners and processors in 2019 and beyond. One ...
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Is Lithium Miner Albemarle Staging a Comeback?

Albemarle Corp. (NYSE: ALB), the world's largest producer of lithium, reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2018 results after markets closed Wednesday. The company posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of ...
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Livent Delivering Lithium Demand Concerns From China Damages the Lithium Story

Thematic investors go after trends that they expect to lead the next major growth wave. One such theme around the current time is the expected growth of lithium and the ...
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Steel Prices and Demand Moving Higher: 4 Top Stocks to Buy Now

One item that was included in the State of the Union speech but did not gain a lot of traction during the following media claw-through was the fact that both ...
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