Commodities & Metals


RBC’s Gold Stock Picks for Asian Demand Growth

The past year has been absolutely brutal for investors who want to own gold. After a long rise that coincided with record low interest rates in the United States and ...
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Beef Prices at 27-Year High

Continuing demand from Japan, Hong Kong and Mexico increased U.S. beef exports by 3.2% in February to more than 10% of all U.S. production. Add to that the diminished size ...
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Orange Juice Prices Soar

Total U.S. production of oranges in the 2013–2014 crop year is now estimated at about 7.2 million tons, more than a million tons below last year's total of 8.3 million ...
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Another Panic Sell Downgrade in Coal

Coal used to be the equivalent of gold for utilities. So what if some power plants and mills still use coal. It is nasty and it is the scourge of the ...
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Hecla Production Gains: From Turnaround to Stock Double Candidate

Hecla Mining Co. (NYSE: HL) has been a down and out gold and silver producer for quite some time. Despite the huge retreat in gold and silver prices from their ...
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Bacon Prices Surge

The price of bacon in the United States rose 13% in February, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The agency said that the supply of ...
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The Driver Behind Alcoa’s Gain

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) may no longer be a Dow Jones Industrial Average component, but investors are still trying to use the company as a harbinger for earnings season. The ...
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Alcoa Earnings: A Mixed Harbinger for This Earnings Season

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) is no longer a Dow Jones Industrial Average component, but it is still the first of the large earnings reports. Prior to Tuesday, the aluminum giant's ...
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Alcoa Earnings Outlook: What to Expect, a 360-Degree View

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) may no longer be a Dow Jones Industrial Average component, but it is still the first of the large stocks that the stock market tries to ...
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Rio Tinto Gives Away Stake in Gold Mine

When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ruled last month that Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. (NYSEMKT: NAK) could not proceed with its plan for the Pebble Mine in Alaska, Rio ...
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James River Coal Files for Bankruptcy

The natural gas revolution claimed its first coal-mining victim after markets closed Monday night. James River Coal Co. (NASDAQ: JRCC) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it tries to ...
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Monsanto Excels on Earnings

Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON) reported second-quarter fiscal 2014 results before markets opened Wednesday. The fertilizer and seed maker reported adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $3.15 on revenue of ...
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Price of Corn Flakes to Rise

The size of this year's corn crop is expected to be smaller than last year's, raising the price farmers can expect to get for their crop and raising the price ...
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Other Companies That Could (or May) Divest Assets Like BHP

Australian mining giant BHP Billiton Ltd. (NYSE: BHP) is working on a plan to spin off its underperforming assets. Its shares were higher Tuesday as investors speculated the value of ...
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Analyst Shows Alcoa Shares Still Going to $15

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) continues to try to right-size its portfolio and production of aluminum output. Alcoa already showed that it will cut production and idle plants, and we have ...
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