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Has China Lost Its Addiction to Gold?

By now, speculators and investors have learned over and over that gold is a very fickle commodity. The daily rationale for why gold rises and falls is sometimes hard to follow. ...
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J.P. Morgan’s Gold Stocks to Buy After Survey Produces Surprising Results

The one asset class that has befuddled investors over the past two years has been gold. The bears have said the gold trade is over and chasing it now is ...
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World Gold Council Sees Gold Staging a Comeback

The World Gold Council is out with its first half of 2014 review of gold. Readers will want to at least consider that the council will of course look on ...
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Analysts’ Top Gold Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2014

The great equalizer in the stock market is time. Gold ripped to all-time high a few years ago, and most of Wall Street, including some big name investors like John ...
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Analysts Issue More Positive Gold Trends for Miners

The story for gold is firming, and that is also for the gold miners. Sterne Agee's metals and mining analysts have a report out on Thursday defending gold and the ...
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Will Alcoa Earnings Blowout Be Enough to Maintain the Stock Surge?

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) has unofficially kicked off earnings season for the second quarter - and kicked it off with a bang! Whether or not the company is a true ...
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Will Alcoa Still Lead Direction of Earnings Season? (Updated)

This story has been updated to reflect additional analyst estimates. Aluminum giant Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) will unofficially kick off the second-quarter earnings season when it reports results after the close ...
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Does ADM Acquisition Precede a Move Offshore?

Agricultural products giant Archer Daniels Midland Co. (NYSE: ADM) announced Monday morning that it will acquire Switzerland-based WILD Flavors for about $3 billion in cash and about $136 million in ...
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Gold and Silver

The Growing Case for a Return to $1,500 Gold

Has the bear market in gold ended? Of course this depends on whom you are asking. Still, the gold charts are again pointing to a trend reversal -- and the ...
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The Alcoa of Yesteryear Is Transforming — for a Much Better Tomorrow

The aluminum company Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) is transforming. The company you used to know is upgrading itself and making its business model less and less dependent on basic aluminum ...
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Milk and Beef Price Hikes Gradually Slowing

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on June farm prices Friday afternoon. The all-products price index fell by 3 points month-over-month (2.6%) to 111, with the ...
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Who Wins or Loses From DuPont’s Warning?

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. (NYSE: DD), or simply DuPont, issued a warning on quarterly and full-year earnings after markets closed Thursday. The company said operating profits in ...
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Monsanto Boosts Buyback After Clearing a Low Bar

Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON) reported third-quarter fiscal 2014 results before markets opened Wednesday. The fertilizer and seed maker reported adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.62 on revenue of ...
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Gold and Silver

Analyst Expects Coeur to Double, Silver and Gold Value

Coeur Mining Inc. (NYSE: CDE) is not alone in the endless numbers of heavily sold silver and gold mining related stocks. What is different is that a research report out ...
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Mongolian Mine Offers New Headaches for Turquoise Hill and Rio Tinto

Vancouver, British Columbia-based Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (NYSE: TRQ) announced Monday morning that the company has received an audit report from the tax authority of Mongolia claiming the company owes ...
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