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Why Jefferies Sees Weaker Conditions for Steel Giants the Rest of the Year

One of the biggest metrics that economists look at when gauging the strength of any economy is the use of materials like steel, which is used in construction, infrastructure and ...
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Is Eldorado Gold Now the Perfect Speculative Gold Stock?

It remains no secret at all that gold has enjoyed a massive bounce in 2016. The shiny yellow metal itself was up about 24% year to date, but the key ...
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Bayer Stumps Up $66 Billion to Acquire Monsanto

One of the most talked about deals of the year has been the acquisition of Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON) by German chemical giant Bayer. The deal was finally announced Wednesday morning, ...
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Arch Coal Gets Reorganization Plan Approved to Exit Bankruptcy

Arch Coal, Inc. has announced that the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri has confirmed its amended plan of reorganization. The coal mining giant now expects ...
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9 Real-World Risks for Gold From September to the End of 2016

The gold trade came on strong in 2016. Even if it looks like an easy buck in retrospect, the reality is that most analysts, economists and chart watchers were actually ...
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Potash Corp, Agrium Merge in All-Stock Deal

Two Canada-based fertilizer giants announced Monday morning that they have agreed to a merger of equals in an all-stock transaction that will create a company with an enterprise value of ...
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Despite Caution About Gold, Merrill Lynch Has 4 Gold Stocks to Buy Now

It was one of the best trades of 2016, and investors who bought gold miners at the beginning of the year or the end of 2015 saw a stunning 31% ...
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Will Venezuela’s Gold Sales Be Enough to Offset Lower Oil Production?

It is no secret that the low price of oil has created some serious problems for many of the world's oil producing nations. The consumer benefit just cannot offset the ...
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Meet the New Hemp Derivatives Exchange

The trends toward legalized marijuana have been full of controversy. One aspect of "the other marijuana industry" is that around industrial hemp. This industry has been largely ignored since being ...
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Cliffs Stock Getting Battered Again

Since that fateful day earlier this month when Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) announced the sale of 3.5 million new shares of the company's stock, the share price has dropped ...
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4 Gold Stocks Analysts Want Their Clients Buying for 2017

The year 2016 has been a continued bull market, now marking seven and a half years of gains from the V-bottom in March 2009. Perhaps even more unexpected in 2016 was ...
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Gold Stocks Worry Credit Suisse, but Not These 5 Big Gold Miners

It is no secret that 2016 has been a phenomenal year for gold. In fact, the first half enjoyed the best gain dating back to 1980. Investors and speculators generally ...
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5 Critical Issues Driving Gold Demand in 2016 and Beyond

It is no secret that gold has been a key winner in 2016. Surprisingly, very few economists and investors believed that was going to be the case at the very ...
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Can Freeport-McMoRan Survive in Indonesia?

At last count, activist investor Carl Icahn held about 8.2% of the outstanding shares of gold and copper miner Freeport-McMoran Inc. (NYSE: FCX). He won two board seats last ...
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5 Gold Stocks That Have Not Kept Up With the Massive Gold Rally

The 2016 rally in gold mining and production stocks has been massive. Many of the key gold stocks, even those with multi-billion market valuations, have seen their shares rise 150% ...
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