Commodities & Metals

Cows

Cost of Beef to Soar

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) last week released some preliminary data from its “USDA Agricultural Projections to 2024” report due for full release on February 11, 2015. The best ...
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Analyst Outlines Why Cliffs May Be Worth Only $1

Credit Suisse maintained an Underperform rating for Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) and lowered its price target to $1 from $10. This is a massive shift in confidence in ...
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Gold and Silver

Gold and Silver Outlook for 2015

In the past 12 months, gold has traded as high as around $1,380 an ounce and as low as about $1,140 an ounce. From its starting point at around $1,220, ...
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Oil spill

IEA Cuts Oil Demand, Crude Collapses Below $60

In another blow to the price of oil, the International Energy Agency (IEA) cut its forecast for crude demand in 2015. Oil dove below $59. The agency's experts wrote: The ...
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Coal Outlook for 2015

It may be something of an understatement to say that 2014 was a tough year for the coal industry. U.S. coal consumption rose a little this year, but exports dropped ...
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underground mining

Cowen’s Top Gold Miners Producing Gold Under $1,000 an Ounce

With the commodity sectors all getting crushed this year, many investors are either panicked and close to selling or already have. This is exactly the environment that savvy investors make ...
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Silver

Despite Low Prices, Silver Demand Off the Charts

The prices of gold and silver have literally cratered from their highs. When most commodities get hammered, investors tend to lose interest if they own the commodity much higher. So, ...
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Alcoa Turnaround Gets New Analyst Cheer From Wells Fargo

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) has a new big fan on Wall Street. Wells Fargo's Sam Dubinsky has initiated analyst coverage on the aluminum giant with an Outperform rating. What stands ...
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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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mining

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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Gold bars

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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Gold and Silver

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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Pouring molten steel

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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Corn Field

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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