Commodities & Metals

Pigs

Eggs, Meat Prices Fall in July

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on July farm prices Monday afternoon. The all-products price index fell 5.7% month over month to 99, with the crop ...
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Why Carl Icahn Might Not Succeed in Freeport-McMoRan

Activist investor Carl Icahn disclosed nearly an 8.5% stake in the copper and gold miner Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) after the markets closed on Thursday. This is not the first ...
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What Carl Icahn Wants From Freeport-McMoRan

After the markets closed on Thursday, activist investor Carl Icahn revealed that he had acquired an 8.46% stake in copper and gold miner Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX). The stock, which ...
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Freeport-McMoRan Bows to the Inevitable

Gold and copper miner Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced Thursday morning that the company has revised its capital and operating plans in response to the recent decline in copper prices, ...
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Farmers About to Get Poorer

In its recent forecast of farm sector income and finances, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Services projects farm sector profitability will decline for the second straight year in ...
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Aluminum

Century Aluminum Issues Warning

Century Aluminum Co. (NASDAQ: CENX) is making waves in the after-hours trading session following the release of a warning for a potential closure. The company issued a notice to employees ...
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Commodity Markets Another Sea of Red

The bull cycle in commodities ended months ago, and prices for metals such as copper, iron ore and aluminum have slipped by double-digit amounts. Some of that is due to ...
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The 10 Nations That Own the Most Gold

While gold may no longer have the luster that it had in recent years, each major nation is a large owner of gold. Most currencies are now fiat currencies, meaning ...
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Is Arch Coal Really Back?

When investors see a rise of 40% or more in a stock, they start to wonder what is happening. When they see a rise by that much in a coal ...
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Is a Win for Potash Corp. a Win for All Players in Fertilizer and Potash?

It is always interesting to see what happens to peer companies after an industry leader either catches a key analyst upgrade or gets prominently featured positively in the media. This ...
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AngolGold Ashanti Earnings Slip on Lower Gold Prices

South Africa-based AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. (NYSE: AU) reported second-quarter 2015 earnings before markets opened Monday. The gold miner posted adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.06 on revenues of $1.06 ...
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Deutsche Bank Upgrades 2 Top Gold Stocks to Buy

There are two huge contrarian trades now, and precious metals, especially gold, is one of them. The gold sell-off has now been going on for more than three years, and ...
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Are Lower Gold ETF Outflows Helping to Mark a Bottom in Gold?

Each quarterly report on demand trends from the World Gold Council (WGC) shines a different light on aspects of gold. While the overall report shows lower demand and lower supplies ...
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Despite Lower Gold Prices, Why Technology and Industry Keep Using Less and Less Gold

It probably has been assumed by many investors, consumers and economists that the demand for gold has drifted lower with prices. The World Gold Council (WGC) has released its overall ...
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Silver

Silver Wheaton Faces Low Silver Price, Tax Inquiry

Canada-based Silver Wheaton Corp. (NYSE: SLW) reported second-quarter 2015 results after markets closed Wednesday. The silver streaming company posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.13 on revenues of ...
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