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Sep
23
Tim Lambert
Time to Bottom Fish with Vale SA?
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Vale SA is a major natural resources company in the iron ore sector. Like others such as BHP BIlliton (NYSE: BHP) and Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO), it is suffering due to lower economic growth in China.  The recent news of the woes in the housing sector in China hurt all three.  As a result, Vale […]

Sep
16
Tim Lambert
Buy BHP if it Dips due to China Trading
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There are concerns that stocks such as BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP) that serve as proxies for the Chinese economy could dip next month with Beijing allows for foreign trading on the Shanghai Exchange.  This results from concern that investors will prefer to buy shares of Chinese companies directly rather than companies such as BHP Billiton. […]

May
15
Tim Lambert
Are Food Stocks the Best Way to Profit from Consumer Growth?
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A previous article on this site detailed how natural resource stocks like ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), Premier Exploration (OTC: PMMEF), Mondial Ventures (OTC: MNVN), BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP), and others are excellent ways to profit from consumer growth around the world.  Food stocks ranging in size from PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) and General Mills (NYSE: GIS) to […]

May
9
Ida Hansen
3 Takes from the Stanford University Ban on Coal Investing
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Stanford University recently decided to ban investments in the coal sector. According to a statement from the President of Stanford University, John Hennessy, “Stanford has a responsibility as a global citizen to promote sustainability for our planet, and we work intensively to do so through our research, our educational programs and our campus operations.  The university’s […]

Apr
30
John Murphy
Copper, Oil, Gold, Continue to Reward Investors in April
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  April was a good month for investors in the natural resources sector. BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP), the biggest natural resources company in the world, was up 4.36 percent (chart below).  The exchange traded fund for copper, iPath DJC-UBS Copper (NYSE: JJC), finished higher, too.  That is a very bullish sign as copper is a […]

Apr
2
John Murphy
3 Reasons to be Optimistic about Natural Resources
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  A previous article on this site detailed how strong the first quarter was for the natural resources sector.  The main exchange traded fund, SPDR S&P Global Natural Resources (NYSE: GNR) was up for the first quarter.  So was BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP), the world’s largest natural resources.  Promising small caps such as Mondial Ventures […]

Apr
1
John Murphy
Strong First Quarter for Natural Resources Sector is Bullish
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  For investors thinking long term, the first quarter of 2014 was very bullish for the natural resources sector. It looks to be that way for the future, too.  SPDR S&P Global Natural Resources (NYSE: GNR), an exchange traded fund for the sector, is up for the last week, month, quarter, six months, year of […]

Mar
18
Tim Lambert
Bearish News from China Focuses Attention on Natural Resources Sector
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As the recent economic numbers from China have been down, so have the stock prices for BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP), Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO), Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU), and others in the natural resources.  There certainly is no mystery why: China is the biggest consumer of copper, coal, iron ore, and many other commodities.  Those […]

Jan
14
Tim Lambert
Beat Bonds Yields with Blue Chips
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With bond yields around 3 percent, many investors seeking income are buying debt rather than equities.  That is a move that should not be made as stocks with high dividend yields are far superior to bonds.  Many of these are well known, such as Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), BP (NYSE: BP), and BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP). […]

Jan
13
John Murphy
Look for Alcoa to Rebound
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Alcoa (NYSE: AA), the third largest aluminum producer in the world, started off earnings season with disappointing numbers.  But investors should expect the member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE: DIA) to rebound.  Like Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO), the world’s biggest aluminum country, and BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP), the largest natural resources company in […]