Commodities & Metals

Gold and Silver

4 Gold Stocks That Can Easily Survive Lower Gold Prices

Investors still see spokespersons on TV saying to buy gold to protect their investments. That must be tough for people who listened to those same pitches three and four years ...
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Is Cliffs Natural Resources Getting Close to Falling off the Cliff?

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) announced that it will pursue exit options for Bloom Lake going forward. This is just another obstacle in the road that the company will ...
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Did Gold Mining Stocks Already Bottom?

Gold mining stocks have been facing some hard times over the past couple of years. The question to ask is whether or not, after years in decline, has the gold ...
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Subdued Global Gold Demand Trends Seen in Third Quarter of 2014

The World Gold Council (WGC) has released its Global Demand Trends report for the third quarter of 2014. As you have seen gold prices slide lower and lower, you can ...
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4 Gold Stocks That Can Survive Despite Tumbling Spot Prices

Although, along with oil, gold has been crushed as the spot price continues to fall, that has more to do with dollar strength than any actual failure of the precious ...
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AK Steel Earnings Signal Turnaround Continues

AK Steel Holding Corp. (NYSE: AKS) reported its third-quarter results Tuesday before the market open as -$0.05 in earnings per share and $1.59 billion in revenue. Thomson Reuters had consensus ...
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Archer Daniels Midland Earnings Up Sharply on Ethanol Sales

Archer Daniels Midland Co. (NYSE: ADM) reported third-quarter 2014 earnings Tuesday. The agribusiness giant posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.81 on revenues of $18.12 billion. In the ...
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What to Expect From AK Steel Earnings

AK Steel Holding Corp. (NYSE: AKS) will report its third-quarter earnings Tuesday before the market open. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of $0.09 in earnings per share and $1.49 billion ...
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U.S. Meat Prices Rise Sharply in October

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on October farm prices Friday afternoon. The all-products price index fell 8.4% month-over-month to 98, with the crop index down ...
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Gold, Silver Skid on Japanese Easing

Gold prices have lost nearly 3% Friday morning to trade at around $1,163, following the surprise announcement of an increase in the Bank of Japan’s planned asset purchases. The bank ...
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Brazil Elections a Mixed Bag for Commodities

The impact of the reelection of Dilma Rousseff in Brazil has been severely felt by oil giant Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), better known as Petrobras. Shares dived 16% at ...
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What Does ValueAct See in Taking an Activist Role in Fertilizers?

Hedge fund ValueAct Capital Management on Friday filed a Form 13-D with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) disclosing the acquisition of 8.19 million shares of Canada-based fertilizer maker ...
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Analyst Drives Cliffs Today, but Maintains Cautious Long-Term View

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) is set to report its earnings on Monday, but before it can do that analysts have chimed in with their thoughts on the direction of ...
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What to Think When Platinum Prices Go Lower Than Gold

Platinum is generally supposed to be worth more than gold per ounce. After all, it is more rare, considered more precious and harder to work with. That basic assumption changes ...
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The Driving Force Behind a 35% Bounce in Cliffs

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) saw a large uptick in its shares Monday and Tuesday. This bounce comes after multiple key analysts downgraded Cliffs during its fall of late. ...
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