MELBOURNE, July 31- London copper ticked lower on Friday and was facing its biggest monthly loss since January amid sputtering Chinese demand and a stronger dollar, with traders squaring books ahead of the month-end and Chinese factory data over the weekend. *Shanghai Futures Exchange copper fell 0.8 percent to 38360 yuan a tonne. Power cuts in Africa's...» Read More
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.
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?
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.
Using data provided by the financial information firm Sageworks, CNBC.com shows which industries took the worst beating in 2009 and 2010.
"The Dow is looking pretty bearish," says Abigail Doolittle, of Peak Theories Research, adding that FCX recently made a bearish "death cross."
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 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.
Jim Cramer’s researcher, Nicole Urken, takes a look at why the recent surge in financials still reflects early stages of group’s rally.
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.
Materials stood out as the one sector ETF that has yet to reverse an intermediate-term downtrend, Peak Theories Research’s Abigail Doolittle said.
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.
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.
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.
Dissecting the day's major market news, with the Fast Money traders, including the rally in commodities, and banks, transports, materials & industrial stocks.
The market soared Wednesday, but if you think you missed the move, you’re wrong, say "Fast Money" pros.
Material and industrial stocks are already showing early signs of growth in the U.S., making it a good time to consider buying their shares.
Mike Khouw, Cantor Fitzgerald, with an options play on the materials sector.
The Fast Money Halftime Traders share investment advice on the rallying markets, and assess which are the best sectors now, with Pete Najarian, Optionsmonster.com; Stephen Weiss, Short Hills Capital; Steve Grasso, Stuart Frankel; Zachary Karabell, River Twice Research. Also, details of today's stock pops and drops.
Just about everybody on Wall Street thinks volatility is here to stay. What they disagree over is what investors should do about it.