Materials and Metals


  • S&P 500 2012 Outlook     Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 3:37 PM ET

    Anticipating how the markets will fare in Q2, with Michael Yoshikami, Destination Wealth Mgmt. founder/CEO, and Savita Subramanian, BofA Merill Lynch head of equity and quantitative strategy.

  • Q2 Kicks Off With Gains     Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 1:18 PM ET

    Sharing investment strategies since better-than-expected data on U.S. and Chinese manufacturing was announced, with Steve Auth, Federated Investors global equities CIO.

  • Preparing for Global Headwinds     Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 4:05 PM ET

    Sharing investor advice amid growing concerns over a hard-landing in China and rising gasoline prices, with Thomas Lee, JPMorgan chief U.S. equity strategist, and Stephen Gallagher, Societe Generale corporate and investment banking.

  • Pier 1 Imports: $19 Price Target     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 2:47 PM ET

    Pier 1 Imports has a very large loyal customer base, says Anthony Chukumba, BB&T Capital Markets specialty hardlines retailers analyst, whose company has a buy rating on the company.

  • Why the Financials Can Continue to Lead Us Higher Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 5:32 PM ET

    Jim Cramer’s researcher, Nicole Urken, takes a look at why the recent surge in financials still reflects early stages of group’s rally.

  • Supporters of Presidential candidate Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono hold a poster showing their idol on June 27, 2004 during a large rally in the Indonesian capital Jakarta. Tens of thousands of Indonesian supporters came to the rally the last one in Jakarta before voters go to the polls on July 5.

    Indonesia's recent policy measures, like capping foreign ownership in mines, has not gone down well with investors and the policy uncertainty is going to continue, says one expert as Southeast Asia's largest economy prepares for elections in 2014.

  • Abigail Doolittle: Bearish Trend In Materials Chart Friday, 2 Mar 2012 | 1:54 PM ET

    Materials stood out as the one sector ETF that has yet to reverse an intermediate-term downtrend, Peak Theories Research’s Abigail Doolittle said.

  • Coal trains await unloading at Port Waratah Coal Services on April 12, 2007 in Newcastle, Australia.

    Rio Tinto is investing $518 million in driverless trains for its 1,500 kilometer (930 mile) Western Australian iron-ore rail network, increasing network capacity as the world no. 2 iron ore miner aims to boost output 60 percent by 2015.

  • Australia's Fortescue First-Half Profit Nearly Triples Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 8:55 PM ET
    Open cast mining for iron ore.

    Fortescue Metals, Australia's third largest iron ore miner, more than doubled its half-year net profit as it ramped up sales to China, but cut its production guidance for the current quarter due disruptions caused by bad weather.

  • Options Action: The XLB Trade     Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 5:48 PM ET

    An options strategy on the materials sector, with Mike Khouw, Cantor Fitzgerald.

  • Global miner Rio Tinto announced on Wednesday a $3.4 billion expansion of iron ore mining in Australia, where it has mapped out a plan to lift capacity by more than 50 percent in anticipation of growing demand from Chinese steel mills.

  • Santa Rally Continues into January     Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on Tuesday's market rally, fueled by the financial and material sectors, and how to play it. Also, the trade on Acme Packet, down 19% after cutting its guidance.

  • 2012 Boom or Bust?     Friday, 30 Dec 2011 | 2:11 PM ET

    Discussing what investors can expect as the markets start a new year, with Charlie Smith, Fort Pitt Capital Group CIO.

  • Top Health Care Picks     Thursday, 29 Dec 2011 | 2:14 PM ET

    Health care stocks place third for the best performing sector in 2011 behind utilities and consumer staples. Sharing investor advice for 2012, with John Eade, Argus Research president.

  • Trading the Markets     Thursday, 29 Dec 2011 | 2:08 PM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani and Rick Santelli analyze how home builder stocks and materials are impacting the stock market.

  • Playing the Materials     Thursday, 29 Dec 2011 | 10:26 AM ET

    The materials sector has dipped to the second worst performing sector for 2011, with Frank Mitsch, Wells Fargo Securities senior equity analyst.

  • Market Outlook: Financials, Gold and Oil     Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 4:06 PM ET

    Financials are taking a hit today on worries the euro zone will continue to weigh on the euro. Sharing perspective on the economy moving into 2012, with Tim Courtney, Burns Advisory Group and David Smith, Rockland Trust.

  • A Monster Rally for Risk Assets     Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011 | 5:00 PM ET

    Dissecting the day's major market news, with the Fast Money traders, including the rally in commodities, and banks, transports, materials & industrial stocks.

  • Fast Money Pros: This Rally Will Continue Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011 | 3:29 PM ET

    The market soared Wednesday, but if you think you missed the move, you’re wrong, say "Fast Money" pros.

  • Icahn: Will He or Won't He?     Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 5:38 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on the rally in shares of U.S. Steel, and Carl Icahn's offer to acquire Commercial Metals for $15 per share.

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