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  • Base Metals to Pull Back     Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 6:40 PM ET

    Mike Harrowell, Senior Resources Analyst, BBY says that the QE boost to commodity prices does not reflect demand concerns and that base metals prices could be trading lower by end-December.

  • Stick With US-Focused Stocks: Strategists Sunday, 23 Sep 2012 | 6:27 AM ET

    With the global economy slowing and the U.S. dollar strengthening it may now be time to invest in companies more tied to the U.S. economy, some market pros are saying.

  • Lonmin Shares an Excellent Opportunity: Analyst Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 8:19 AM ET

    London-based company Lonmin, the platinum mining firm affected by strikes at their Marikana facility in South Africa, is a definite opportunity for investors looking to enter the sector according to Alison Turner, mining analyst at Panmure Gordon.

  • Can Australia's Economy Survive the Mining Scare? Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 11:24 PM ET
    A Citic Pacific safety hat at the company's Sino Iron project in Karratha, Western Australia.

    Australia's Resources and Energy Minister declared the resources boom over on Thursday, pointing to tough times ahead for the country's economy, which has been powered by the mining sector for over a decade now. This has prompted the question: Is Australia resilient enough to grow without its main economic driver?

  • Cramer: How PPG, DuPont Shed Cyclical Skins Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 6:17 PM ET
    Jim Cramer

    The "Mad Money" host dishes on three big players in the chemical space, and why one of these stocks is just not like the others.

  • Industries Hit Hardest by the Recession Friday, 1 Jun 2012 | 11:14 AM ET
    Most economists now agree that the worst part of the recession is over, and we’re officially in sluggish recovery mode. No one can say for sure when things will finally return to normal, but enough time has passed that an analysis of the data from the downturn’s lowest point is possible.For many industries, that point took place in 2009 and 2010. It was a brutal period for most businesses, and many struggled simply to tread water. But others were hit hard, and they offer a unique view into what

    Using data provided by the financial information firm Sageworks, CNBC.com shows which industries took the worst beating in 2009 and 2010.

  • Stocks Breaking Out & Breaking Down     Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 12:42 PM ET

    "The Dow is looking pretty bearish," says Abigail Doolittle, of Peak Theories Research, adding that FCX recently made a bearish "death cross."

  • Pisani on Market's Unusual Activity     Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 1:52 PM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani explains two important factors impacting the market's decline on Tuesday.

  • Gearing up for Q1 Earnings     Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 10:15 AM ET

    Insight on the earnings parade, with Christine Short, S&P Capital IQ.

  • Market Outlook: Financials, Tech, Materials Lag     Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 12:18 PM ET

    The Fast Money Halftime traders share investment strategies while the markets are experiencing the worst day in almost a month.

  • 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.

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