Author: Steve Ariel

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Recently, Syngenta AG, the world’s largest pesticide company, started talking about deals with global agrochemical players such as Monsanto and ChemsChina.

Praxair (PX) is the largest industrial gas producer in North and South America.

Dow Chemical (DOW) and DuPont (DD) are the world's leading chemical companies. They announced that they will merge to form the world’s largest chemical company.

The world’s two leading chemical companies—Dow Chemical (DOW) and DuPont (DD)—are in the final stages of negotiations to merge the companies.

DuPont is the United States’ leading chemical company, primarily in the agriculture, bio-based industrial, and nutrition chemicals segments.

LyondellBasell is one of the world’s leading producers of olefins and polyolefins. After Dow Chemical, LYB is the second largest company by revenue and EBITDA in the US.

The Dow Chemical Company is the largest chemical company in the United States by revenue.

Goldcorp (GG), a Canada-based gold producer, underperformed the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners Index ETF (GDX) year-to-date.

Vale reported its 3Q15 results on October 22, 2015. The company reported a net loss of $2.1 billion in 3Q15 due to the devaluation of the Brazilian real and derivative losses.

Gold miners’ stocks have underperformed most of the market indices and gold itself. GDX has significantly underperformed GLD since 2008.