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ArcelorMittal Wants to Raise $3 Billion

ArcelorMittal (NYSE: MT), the world's largest steelmaker, revealed fourth-quarter and full-year 2015 results Friday morning, and the view was anything but pretty. The company's net loss for the year totaled ...
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Gold Is Up Over 8% This Year: 3 Stocks to Buy for a Continued Rally

Gold, that sinister yet provocative commodity that has been absolutely mauled since highs posted almost five years ago, has been slowly moving back to a critical level. In fact, with ...
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Why Freeport’s Bounce Could Be Short-Lived

Shares of Freeport-McMoran Inc. (NYSE: FCX) soared 24% on Thursday, before closing with a gain of nearly 18%. Yes, gold prices rose and so did copper prices, but the main ...
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Weyerhaeuser Earnings OK, but Outlook Weak on Lower Pulp Sales

Weyerhaeuser Co. (NYSE: WY) reported fiscal fourth-quarter and full-year 2015 results before markets opened Friday. For the quarter, the wood products REIT posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of ...
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Freeport-McMoRan Downgrade Seems Very Late, May Dash Recovery Hopes

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) has been battered during the commodity nosedive. Many analysts and investors have thrown in the towel now that shares are down about 80% from their 52-week ...
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Are Analysts Bailing Out on US Steel at the Bottom?

When United States Steel Corp. (NYSE: X) reported fourth-quarter and full-year results last Tuesday, shares took a beating, following a quarterly net loss of $999 million due primarily to a ...
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How Freeport-McMoRan Plans to Weather the Commodities Collapse and Turn Itself Around

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2015 results before markets opened Tuesday. The copper and gold miner posted an adjusted net loss per share of $0.02 on revenues ...
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What to Look For in Steel Dynamics Earnings

U.S. steel maker Steel Dynamics Inc. (NASDAQ: STLD) reports fourth-quarter and full-year 2015 earnings after the closing bell Monday, and analysts expect the company to post earnings per share (EPS) ...
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Lumber Prices Tumble as Demand From China Falls

Lumber prices are down nearly 30% in the past 12 months as housing construction and remodeling in China have slowed due to the country's tightening economy. The value of Chinese ...
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Today’s Top Gold Miner Is Barrick; Which Will It Be Tomorrow?

Shares of Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE: ABX) added around 10% last week to push the company to the top of league table for gold miners. It might be what is ...
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Why Key Analyst Doesn’t See Alcoa Going Anywhere for a While

Currently, Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) is undergoing a transformative restructuring that appears promising over the long term. However the near term is more of a problem. This well-managed blue-chip materials ...
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Are Alcoa’s Earnings the Start of a Turnaround?

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) reported its fourth-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Monday. The company had $0.04 in earnings per share (EPS) on $5.25 billion in revenue. That ...
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What to Expect From Alcoa Earnings

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) is scheduled to release its fourth-quarter earnings after the markets close on Monday. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters call for $0.02 in earnings per share ...
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2 Top RBC Gold Stock Picks for Investors Worried About a Crash

The market roller-coaster is starting to give investors whiplash as the markets are off to the worst start of the year ever. By now, as the financial media juggernaut begins ...
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Agriculture: An Income Play Now, a Growth Play Later

It has been a tough half decade in agriculture. Major exchange traded funds have tanked, with the PowerShares DB Agriculture ETF (NYSEMKT: DBA) down nearly 45% on 2011 highs, and ...
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