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Important Events that Could Drive Markets this Week

President Trump’s executive order on healthcare, the Iran nuclear agreement, and news about North Korea preparing for a launch ahead of US–South Korea military exercises failed to trigger higher volatility.

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US Steel Had a Big Week: What Happened?

US steel stocks have had a tepid year after the spectacular rally last year, and there’s a sense of apprehension in the market that US steel prices could go lower.

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S&P 500, NASDAQ, and Dow Closed Strong Last Week

The S&P 500 started last week on a weaker note. On October 13, the S&P 500 closed the day higher and ended the week with gains.

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Wildfires in California Set PG&E Ablaze, Stock Tumbles 7%

PG&E Corporation saw its stock fall ~7% on October 12—its steepest fall in seven years—on speculations that downed power lines caused wildfires in California.

RECENT Basic Materials RESEARCH

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What Analysts Recommend for Agricultural Chemical Stocks

Agricultural chemical stocks haven’t yielded the best returns recently, and some stocks have seen losses for the last couple of years.

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Freeport-McMoRan and Copper Slip from 2017 Highs: What’s Next?

Copper prices touched a three-year high in early September 2017. Bulls cited an improved demand environment amid falling ore grades at major mines to justify their optimism.

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Update on Chemical Companies: Week Ending September 15

On September 11, Axalta (AXTA) announced that it’s introducing NAP-Gard 7-0015 Tan Internal FBE to its corrosion resistant internal pipe coatings line.

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PolyOne to Pay Shareholders Final Dividend for 2017

PolyOne (POL) has announced that it will pay a quarterly dividend of $0.135 per share on October 5, 2017, to shareholders holding stock as of September 15, 2017.

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Fertilizer Sector Was Broadly Positive: Week Ending September 15

For the week ending September 15, 2017, the agricultural fertilizer sector was broadly positive. MOO ended last week 1.1% higher.

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How Analysts Rate Gold Miners amid Gold Price Volatility

Of the analysts covering Barrick Gold (ABX), 54% recommended a “hold,” 42% of its analysts issued “buy” recommendations, and 4% recommended a “sell” for the stock.

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Huntsman Announces 3Q17 Dividend: What to Watch

Huntsman (HUN) has declared a 3Q17 dividend of $0.13 per share, and is expected to pay it on September 29, 2017.

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Your Top 10 Agricultural Chemicals Stocks

In this series, we’ll cover the top ten stocks to try to help you make wise investment decisions. We’ll look at stocks in the agricultural chemicals industry (MOO).

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Palladium Is Shining: A Look at the Market and the Miners

Palladium is the winner among precious metals over the past month, rising almost 8.0%. It’s been a good year so far for this metal.

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What's Driving Eastman Chemical's Stock Price?

EMN has declared a dividend of $0.51 per share on its outstanding common shares. The company is expected to pay the dividend on October 2, 2017.

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How Wall Street Views Iron Ore Miners ahead of 4Q17

Despite iron ore’s roller coaster ride, its prices have been resilient year-to-date. After several days of losses this week, iron ore prices have finally stabilized at ~$77 per ton.

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Chemours: What to Expect from Its 3Q17 Dividend

On September 15, 2017, Chemours (CC) will pay the 3Q17 dividend on its outstanding common shares. It has declared a cash dividend of $0.03 per share.

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What Caused the Slump in Precious Metals and Miners?

The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) and the Global X Silver Miners ETF (SIL) fell 2.7% and 2%, respectively, on September 11, 2017, as precious metals also experienced a down day.

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Has Iamgold Pulled off a Lasting Turnaround?

Iamgold’s (IAG) stock price has had a very strong performance in 2017 YTD, significantly outperforming peers and gaining 83% as of September 8, 2017.

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Chemical Companies' Weekly Roundup: Week Ending September 8

As of September 8, Axalta’s stock price is trading 9.2% below the 100-day moving average price of $31.34, which indicates the prevailing downward trend.

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How's the Dollar Playing on Precious Metals in September 2017?

A crucial factor that has impacted many of the changes in precious metals over the past year is the US dollar. Precious metals are dollar-denominated assets.

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What’s Helping Gold Prices Drive Gold Miners?

Barrick Gold (ABX), Newmont Mining (NEM), and Franco-Nevada (FNV) are GDX’s top three holdings, contributing 10.2%, 9.9%, and 7.1%, respectively.

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Gold's Performance amid Market Turmoil

Precious metals have maintained upward movement over the past month as geopolitical tensions hover.

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These Indicators Could Be Key for Cleveland-Cliffs in 3Q17

After experiencing a great 2016, US steel stocks are having a tepid 2017.

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How Are Gold Indicators Playing amid Market Unrest?

A weakness in the dollar often becomes positive for dollar-denominated assets such as gold and silver. However, the relationship between gold and the dollar may not always stay strong.

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