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The Eight NYSE Stocks With the Largest Short Positions

Short sellers continue to hold huge positions not only in troubled companies like Alcoa and J.C. Penney, but also in blue chips like AT&T and General Electric. As of March ...
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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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Ten Stocks With the Largest Short Positions

Short sellers continue to hold huge positions in troubled companies, including J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP), while adding to their positions in some of the largest tech firms, such ...
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BRIC Watch: Brazil May Keep Falling

This year continues to be a miserable one for investors who want to believe in emerging markets like Brazil, the land that offers hopes and dreams but little in the ...
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Rio Tinto, BHP Slammed as Iron Ore Price Collapses

The contract price for iron ore delivered to China fell 8.3% on Monday to an 18-month low of $104.70 per metric ton (tonne). That is the second-largest one-day fall on ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Arch Coal, ADM, Citigroup, Myriad, Sirius and More

February is acting as though it wants to carry on in January's volatility and downward momentum for stocks. Earnings season also created selective winners and losers. 24/7 Wall St. reviews dozens ...
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Has Brazil Lost All of Its Luster?

Brazil is one of the so-called BRIC nations, an investment term denoting Brazil, Russia, India and China. This used to have great growth connotations for investors, but as you can ...
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Why Select Metals and Mining Leaders Can Win in 2014

As in 2013, the twin focus of the mining industry will be to lower costs and reduce capital spending. There are also likely to be some asset sales as the ...
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Why 2014 Could Be a Win for Some Metals and Mining Leaders

Commodity prices took a sharp downward turn in 2013, but the good news appears to be that it will not get any worse in 2014. According a recent report, analysts ...
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Rio Tinto Announces Debt Reduction Plans

London-based mining giant Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE: RIO) said Tuesday that it plans slash its capital expenditure budget from around $14 billion this year to $11 billion in 2014 and ...
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Merrill Lynch Sees Huge Contrarian Value in Global Mining and Steel Companies

The research team at Merrill Lynch has found that global investors remain very “underweight” in their holdings of metals and mining shares, while valuations do not look stretched. This contrasts ...
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Deutsche Bank Wins Metals and Mining Analyst Scorecard

Almost every trading day 24/7 Wall St. covers research reports for analyst upgrades, analyst downgrades, and for new analyst coverage. We also cover specific sector calls that stand out above ...
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Deutsche Bank Offers Metals and Mining Stocks to Buy After the Crash

Slower-than-expected Chinese growth and Federal Reserve tapering discussions have severely affected the commodity world. Strengthening of the U.S dollar, unwinding of the global carry-trade and tame global inflation also have ...
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Stock Movers Continue Pessimistic Trend

Shortly after markets opened this morning, the DJIA was down more than 1%, while the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq were off even more. Index futures were even lower, so ...
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Why Value Investors Must at Least Start to Look at Mining and Metals Stocks

There are a variety of ways to invest in precious metals. Buying gold or silver bars and coins is one. Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are another. A third way is by investing ...
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