Commodities & Metals

Why Albemarle Earnings Disappointed Investors

When Albemarle Corp. (NYSE: ALB), the world's largest producer of lithium, reported third-quarter results after markets closed Wednesday, the company reported adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.31 on revenue ...
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Gold May Skyrocket If the Market Stays Volatile: 4 Top Stocks to Buy

After a nine-year plus bull market, many investors have grown complacent. They had been rewarded as they bought every dip, small or large, but that strategy seems to be running ...
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What Nucor, Steel Dynamics Earnings Indicate About the Industry and Tariffs

Steelmakers Nucor Corp. (NYSE: NUE) and Steel Dynamics Inc. (NASDAQ: STLD) have now reported third-quarter results, and reports are due from Arcelor Mittal (NYSE: MT), AK Steel Holding Corp. (NYSE: ...
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Why This Lithium IPO Was a Huge Disappointment

Livent Corp. (NYSE: LTHM) shares disappointed investors when they entered the market on Thursday. The stock priced at $17 and entered the market at $16.65, below the expected price range ...
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Livent Closes in on IPO

Livent has filed an amended S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding its initial public offering (IPO). The company intends to price its 20 million shares ...
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Major News Impacting Top Aluminum Players

Sometimes bad news for one company (or a country) is great news for another company. That's the case for Alcoa Corp. (NYSE: AA) and some other aluminum players on Wednesday. ...
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Could There Be More Merger Action in the World’s Gold Fields?

Monday's announced merger between Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE: ABX) and Randgold Resources Ltd. (NASDAQ: GOLD) emphasized the quality of the merged company's reserves, the further reduction in costs and shareholder ...
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Is There Gold in the Merger of Barrick, Randgold?

Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE: ABX), the world's largest gold mining firm measured by production, and Randgold Resources Ltd. (NASDAQ: GOLD) announced Monday morning that the two firms will merge in ...
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Why Central Bank Gold Buying Just Isn’t Enough for Gold Bugs in 2018

Gold historically has been a major store of value for nations, individuals and other entities. And the reasons that gold is purchased vary wildly from source to source. What is ...
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Zekelman Industries Closes in on IPO

Zekelman Industries has filed an amended S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding its initial public offering (IPO). The company intends to price its 41.75 million ...
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Gold Sucks, but Is There Really This Much Value in Gold Stocks?

It's been a rough ride for gold. Traders and speculators have spent 2018 dumping gold as interest rates have risen. After all, gold won't ever pay interest or dividends. Some ...
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Zekelman Gears Up for IPO

Zekelman Industries has filed an S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding its initial public offering (IPO). No pricing details were given in the filing, although ...
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Gold Prices Slide on Stronger Dollar

It's been a tough year so far for gold. The yellow metal has dropped about $250 an ounce since the beginning of the year, or about 10%. Gold last closed ...
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Capital Flows Headed in Wrong Direction for Gold ETFs

Holdings in global gold-backed exchange traded funds (ETFs) and similar products dropped by 39 metric tons (tonnes) in assets under management (AUM) in July, according to the latest data from ...
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Despite Trade Worries, Analyst Sees Steel Industry Earnings Surging: 5 Stocks to Buy

It has probably been the most discussed economic and political story of 2018, and it is one that probably will stay front and center for some time. After years of ...
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