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  • How China Is Shifting Gears from Manufacturing to Services
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How China Is Shifting Gears from Manufacturing to Services

    The Chinese economy’s focus is shifting gears from manufacturing and industrial production to the service sector.

    By Aberdeen Asian Equities Team
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    Earnings Report

    What Are Analyst Recommendations for Apache?

    Wall Street analysts gave mixed recommendations after Apache’s quarterly results. Apache shares fell 5% on November 6, 2015, after the earnings release.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Alcoa Investors Need to Watch Raw Materials Prices in 2017

    Integrated producers such as Alcoa stand to gain from rising alumina prices. Alcoa also sells bauxite and alumina along with primary aluminum.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    Why It’s No Surprise that Alcoa Cut Aluminum Demand Guidance

    Alcoa has revised down its 2016 global aluminum demand growth projection to 5%.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Miscellaneous

    Could Alcoa’s Split Create Shareholder Value?

    As an Alcoa (AA) shareholder, you might like to know whether the split will create value. The value, in this case, would basically mean whether the two separate companies would be worth more than the combined entity.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Miscellaneous

    Analysts on Iron Ore: How Much More Downside?

    Analysts have been expecting a downturn in iron ore. Analysts upgraded their short-to-medium-term forecasts, but they’re still not positive about long-term fundamentals.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Fund Managers

    Where Will Commodities Head during Trump’s Term?

    Donald Trump’s policies are aimed at strengthening job markets in the United States (VFINX) (IVV).

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Can China’s Steel Prices Sustain the Highs of 2016?

    Among the most dominant factors driving the recent iron ore price rally are higher steel production and the rise in steel prices in China.

    By Anuradha Garg
  • Financials

    Things you need to do today before inflation takes off

    So what should investors be doing today? While inflation may take another year or more to get going, it’s not too early to start implementing long-term inflation hedges.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • uploads///Latin May
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Brazilian Real Drops as Political Risk Returns

    Among the Latin-America–focused ETFs, the iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (EWZ) fell 2.5% on May 23, which was in sync with the fall in the real.

    By David Meyer
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    Fund Managers

    Richard Bernstein: Global Economic Conditions Are Improving

    According to Richard Bernstein, global economic conditions are improving.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Energy Sector Remained the Largest Gainer in 2016

    The energy sector remained the largest gainer in 2016. The Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) had risen nearly 24.8% in 2016 as of December 29, 2016.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Earnings Report

    Freeport-McMoRan Sees More Room to Cut Costs

    Freeport-McMoRan expects its copper unit cash costs after by-product credits to be $1.10 per pound in 2016, a year-over-year reduction of more than 28%.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Pressure on Cyclical Commodities Is Likely to Continue

    Commodity (DBC) prices have been heading lower since 2011, and commodities have been the worst-performing asset class of 2015.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    AES Lowers Guidance amid Strong Dollar, Brazil’s Woes

    AES’s (AES) management has lowered its adjusted earnings guidance by $0.10, from $1.05 per share to $0.95 per share for 2016.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Miscellaneous

    China’s Steel Prices Might Have Started Giving Up: More Downside?

    One of the most dominant factors driving iron ore’s price rally is rising steel production and the resulting increase in steel prices in China (FXI).

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Could the OPEC Meeting Have an Impact on Alcoa?

    It could be déjà vu for Alcoa (AA) investors after the OPEC meeting on December 4, 2015. Last year’s decision to maintain daily crude output had a negative impact on all commodities.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Miscellaneous

    What Caused the U-Turn in Oil Prices?

    On February 15, 2018, US crude oil’s April 2018 futures rose 1.1% and settled at $61.17 per barrel. On the same day, the US dollar fell 0.6%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Basic Materials

    Why the Aluminum Supply Deficit Is Not Causing Premiums to Strengthen

    US Midwest aluminum premiums are currently quoted at $0.07 per pound. Premiums have fallen slightly in July and are now down more than 22% year-to-date.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Can Higher Chinese Aluminum Exports Spoil Alcoa’s Party?

    China exported 350,000 metric tons of unwrought aluminum in October. Chinese aluminum exports fell ~1.8% YoY in the first ten months of 2016.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    Cliffs’ US Realized Prices Have Ample Upside in 2017. Here’s Why

    Cliffs Natural Resources’ average realized prices were 0.5% lower YoY in 4Q16 at $73.8 per ton.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Finding Investment Avenues in Emerging Markets

    In the current situation, when the question arises about investment in emerging markets (EEM) (EDC), investors tend to think about the Chinese economy.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Miscellaneous

    Analyzing the Weakness in Crude Oil

    On March 8, 2018, US crude oil April 2018 futures declined 1.7% and closed at $60.12 per barrel.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Fund Managers

    Leon Cooperman: The Market Is Fairly but Fully Valued

    Leon Cooperman indicated that at current multiples, the market is fairly but fully valued. The S&P 500 index’s (SPY) current PE multiple is at 20.45x.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Fed Decided to Postpone Liftoff

    Forget the September versus December debate. The Fed may already be behind the curve, according to Rick Rieder.

    By Rick Rieder
  • uploads///Iron ore prices
    Earnings Report

    Inside BHP Billiton’s Iron Ore Price Concerns

    Iron ore prices were very strong in 2016 and have remained so year-to-date. Prices increased by more than 80% in 2016.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Real Insights

    The Benefits of Real Asset Investing

    In essence one of the things we have accomplished with these three products is to reduce the volatility inherent in all markets, and in particular very volatile markets like the real asset sectors.

    By VanEck
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Freeport-McMoRan Looks to Control Costs amid Copper Price Slump

    Copper companies have been working to reduce their unit production costs to survive the current slump in copper prices.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Turquoise Hill Resources Receives Huge Boost to Its Stock Price

    According to consensus estimates compiled by Bloomberg, Turquoise Hill Resources (TRQ) (RIO) has a one-year price target of $3.78. This represents a 29.5% upside over its October 13 closing price.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Basic Materials

    Watch for the Effect of Commodity Prices on Alcoa, Arconic

    Alcoa (AA) is gearing up for its split, which is scheduled in the second half of 2016. After the split, the value-added company—which will be named Arconic—will produce precision components and other value-added products.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Basic Materials

    Is the Pullback in Iron Ore Miners Based on Technical Indicators?

    Among the stocks under review in this series, Vale SA (VALE) has given the highest trailing-three-month return of 36.4%, while Rio Tinto (RIO) has generated the lowest return of 15.4%.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Rio Tinto Believes Iron Ore Prices Can Sustain

    According to Bloomberg, Rio Tinto CFO Chris Lynch has suggested that iron ore prices will not collapse, as many expect.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Basic Materials

    How Analysts View Freeport after Its 3Q17 Earnings Beat

    Freeport-McMoRan released its 3Q17 earnings on October 25, posting revenues of ~$4.3 billion in 3Q17, compared with ~$3.7 billion in 2Q17.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Latin American Markets Trade Positively: How Did It Impact ETFs?

    Critical Latin American indexes were trading on a positive note on February 29, 2016.

    By David Meyer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why September Popped for Freeport-McMoRan’s Investors

    On September 12, Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) announced the sale of its Deepwater Gulf of Mexico energy assets to Anadarko Petroleum (APC) for a cash consideration of $2 billion.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Basic Materials

    Inside Copper’s 2017 Demand-Supply Dynamics

    Copper’s 2017 demand-supply dynamics As noted previously, copper prices have shown strength recently, piggybacking the weak US dollar. However, we should remember that in the medium-to-long term, demand-supply dynamics are a key driver of copper prices (TECK) (GLNCY). In this article, we’ll see how copper’s demand-supply balance looks in 2017. Demand China’s car sales regained momentum […]

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why the Service Sector’s Contribution to Brazil Is Important

    The service sector is the main contributor to Brazil’s GDP and job creation, but it’s currently suffering from structural weakness and poor international performance.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Earnings Report

    3 Key Takeaways from U.S. Steel’s 4Q16 Earnings Call

    U.S. Steel produces steel in blast furnaces and uses coking coal, steel scrap, and iron ore as a raw material.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Falling Steel Prices Overshadow U.S. Steel’s Bullish Drivers

    The rally in steel prices, which was driven mainly by trade cases, is fading. Spot HRC prices have fallen more than $160 per ton from their June peak.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding the Long-Term Impact of a Trump Presidency on Steel

    In our view, the kind of trade protectionism Trump has expressed support of would only provide a short-term breather for the industry.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Miscellaneous

    What Iron Ore Analysts See on the Horizon

    According to Bloomberg’s median, iron ore prices will drop every quarter in 2017 to an average of $55 per ton in 4Q17.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Fed’s Rate Hike Could Impact Aluminum Prices

    The unwinding of aluminum financing deals could have a negative impact on aluminum prices. Earnings of aluminum producers such as Alcoa (AA) are sensitive to aluminum prices.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Basic Materials

    Will Higher Commodity Prices Boost Alcoa’s 2Q16 Earnings?

    In its Primary Metals segment, Alcoa expects the ATOI to increase by $10 million in 2Q16.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    Do Technical Indicators Point to a Pullback in Cliffs’ Share Price?

    Traders and investors also look at technical aspects when making market entry or exit decisions.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    If OPEC Fails to Cut Output, Will Freeport Be Affected?

    OPEC’s (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) annual meeting is scheduled for November 30, 2016, in Vienna, Austria.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What are the Rate Expectations for Dry Bulk in 2016?

    Though increased scrapping and minimal ordering activity could provide some relief on the supply side, the outlook for 2016 isn’t looking good for dry bulk.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Miscellaneous

    This Is Boosting Steel Prices in China

    In December 2016, steel prices in China hit 3,557 Chinese yuan per ton—the highest level in two and a half years.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Basic Materials

    What Challenges Could Alcoa’s Post-Split Upstream Business Face?

    After the split, the new Alcoa (AA) will house the business units that are currently under the Primary Metals and Alumina segments. We’ll look at the challenges that Alcoa could face once it is listed as a separate company.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Miscellaneous

    China’s Steel Prices Regain Their Strength, Pushing Iron Ore Prices Higher

    One of the most dominant factors driving the recent iron ore price rally is rising steel production and the rise in steel prices in China.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Miscellaneous

    Is the Timing Correct for Alcoa’s Split?

    Previously in this series, we’ve seen the key concerns of Alcoa’s (AA) split into two companies. The question around the split is not “why split?” but rather “why now?”

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities May Offer Some Value

    TIPS may offer some value as inflation breakeven seems modest. TIPS provide investors a hedge against inflation just like gold (GLD) and other commodities (DBC).

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • uploads///Latin May
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Brazilian Markets Get Ready for Impeachment Vote

    The Brazilian BM&F Bovespa SA and the Mexican IPC index fell 0.07% and 0.26%, respectively.

    By David Meyer
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    Miscellaneous

    Wheat Prices Traded above the 20-Day Moving Average

    March wheat futures contract prices were near the critical support of $4.75 per bushel for the second consecutive day on February 2, 2016.

    By Sean Brown
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Could Latin American Markets Extend Gains as Commodities Rallied?

    Critical Latin American indexes were trading on a positive note March 1. The Brazilian index, the BM&F BOVESPA, rose 2.0%.

    By David Meyer
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    Miscellaneous

    How Geopolitical Factors Could Impact Stock Markets

    The S&P 500 Index plunged 4.6% during the first four trading days of February, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the NASDAQ Composite Index dipped 4.7% and 4.0%, respectively.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Miscellaneous

    Reduction in French Wheat Planting Area Supports US Wheat Prices

    On February 10, 2016, wheat futures prices rose due to a reduction in the French wheat planting area, which suggested lower export competition.

    By Sean Brown
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    Basic Materials

    A Trader’s Guide to the Commodities Market

    Learn the basics of commodities trading, including the most traded commodities worldwide, and what it takes to be a successful trader in this class.

    By Ben Lobel at DailyFX
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    Basic Materials

    Should Doctor Copper Be Thanking Xi-Trump Bonhomie?

    While commodities generally follow the underlying supply-demand dynamics in the long term, according to some observers, copper prices also tend to reflect macro developments.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
  • uploads///Global Potash Consumption Breakdown
    Basic Materials

    Why are crop prices so important to potash and phosphate stocks?

    Crop price is one of the key drivers of fertilizer demand and prices. Globally, potash and phosphate are used for several types of crops.

    By Xun Yao Chen
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    Basic Materials

    Could Cost-Push Inflation Dent Copper Miners’ Outlooks?

    In this article, we’ll look at copper miners’ unit production costs.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Real Insights

    RAAX ETF: Capturing Real Benefits of Real Assets

    RAAX’s allocation process provides exposure to segments with better returns profiles while managing overall portfolio risk.

    By VanEck
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    Real Insights

    Current Economic Tailwinds Are Powering Real Assets

    The shifting of the global policy stance from monetary stimulus to fiscal stimulus could benefit real assets.

    By VanEck
  • uploads///A US inflation
    Real Insights

    Shifting Economic Winds Could Be Good for Real Assets

    Solid economic growth, supply bottlenecks, and rising commodity prices have pushed up inflation in the United States.

    By VanEck
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    Real Insights

    Real Asset Companies Are on the Cusp of an Earnings Revival

    Despite rising concerns about a trade war, the IMF maintained its growth forecasts for the global economy for 2018.

    By VanEck
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Emerging Market Stocks and Bonds Appear Attractive

    But let’s think about maybe more actionable items in terms of growth, because it’s clear that at least there are now some signs on growth inflection, maybe not globally, but at least in some parts of the world.

    By VanEck
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    Basic Materials

    Copper Markets: Possible Surplus in 2018

    In the first five months of 2018, China’s unwrought copper imports have risen 16.8%—compared to the same period in 2017.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Fund Managers

    10-Year Treasury Yield: Is the US Economy Overheating?

    Rising inflation, higher backlog orders since 2004, and rising transportation costs are signaling that the US economy is overheating.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Real Insights

    RAAX ETF Aims to Generate Long-term Total Returns

    Now that we understand why the macro environment is supportive, why don’t you tell us a little bit about the investment process?

    By VanEck
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    Basic Materials

    How Escalating Trade Tensions Have Impacted Commodities

    Falling commodity prices have led to a selling spree in copper miners like Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), BHP Billiton (BHP), and Rio Tinto (RIO).

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Real Insights

    Is Now the Right Time to Invest in Commodities?

    There are expected, and possibly more aggressive, interest rate hikes over the next several years, and potential commodity supply constraints resulting from years of capital expenditure reductions in the metals and oil industries.

    By VanEck
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    Real Insights

    Why Synchronous Growth Is Driving Global Demand

    Economic/business cycles are never exactly the same, and the current cycle is no exception. But we are most likely entering the late stages of this expansion.

    By VanEck
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    Real Insights

    Why Commodities Outperform during Rate Hike Cycles

    Commodities and interest rates both tend to rise late in the economic/business cycle. As a normal cycle develops, the economy expands and gains momentum.

    By VanEck
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    Real Insights

    What’s Driving the Rally in Commodities?

    The US Federal Reserve recently raised the benchmark lending rate by 25 basis points—the sixth hike since December 2015.

    By VanEck
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    Basic Materials

    How Analysts View Copper Miners amid the Market Carnage

    The repercussions of the equity market carnage are evident in commodity markets. Copper, which some analysts see as an indicator of the global economy’s health, has come off its 2018 highs.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Volatility Fell 16% in Week 1 of 2018

    Every segment of the global financial markets began 2018 on a positive note. The global equity rally extended in the first week of the year.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Basic Materials

    How the Secondary Market Could Impact Copper Prices in 2018

    Copper, like other metals, is widely recycled. Last year, we saw improved scrap flows as copper prices moved to higher price levels.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Basic Materials

    Aluminum Supply: What Investors Should Watch in 2018

    After its split, Alcoa (AA) became a pure-play aluminum producer (S32) (CENX). Like other aluminum producers, Alcoa’s fortunes are tied to metal prices.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Basic Materials

    Copper Bulls Took a Back Seat in November

    Copper bulls had a nice run since July. Copper underperformed several industrial metals in 1H17. However, copper has been on an uptrend in 2H17.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Basic Materials

    Copper Tests $7,000 as Industrial Metals Rebound

    Last week was broadly positive for industrial metals (DBC). Copper rose 3.6%, while aluminum prices rose 1.3% in the week ending November 24.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Basic Materials

    Metal Prices Fell on Demand Concerns Last Week

    In this series, we’ll look at the key developments that impacted mining companies last week. We’ll also look at some of the company-specific developments that impacted mining stocks.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Basic Materials

    Can Cleveland-Cliffs’ Realized Prices in the US Recover in 2018?

    For 3Q17, Cleveland-Cliffs reported average realized prices came in at $90.50 per ton.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Russia’s Manufacturing PMI Improved Marginally in September

    The final Russia Manufacturing PMI (Purchasing Managers’ Index) rose marginally in September 2017. It was 51.9 in September compared to 51.6 in August.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Emerging Economies Are Supporting Global Growth

    According to the report provided by the World Bank in June 2017, global (ACWI) growth is expected to strengthen to 2.7% in 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Are Hedge Funds Still Betting on Brazil after Bumpy Growth?

    The Brazilian economy (EWZ) (BRZU) has faced a series of problems such as lower economic growth, higher inflation, political uncertainty, and higher unemployment.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Basic Materials

    Aluminum’s Outlook: What Investors Can Expect

    Aluminum prices have been strong in 2017 and have built on last year’s gains. The entire industrial metals space has come a long way since 1Q16.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Basic Materials

    What Could Drive BHP Billiton’s Copper Costs in Fiscal 2018?

    BHP Billiton’s (BHP) copper production fell 16.0% in fiscal 2017 to 1.3 million tons.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Basic Materials

    Aluminum Prices Defy Gravity and Maintain the $2,000 Level

    Aluminum prices have gained more than 22% so far in 2017. This trend was preceded by a 13.6% rise in 2016.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Basic Materials

    Freeport and Copper: Is a Correction in the Cards?

    Copper prices have shown strength over the last few trading sessions, which has helped the upwards price action of miners including Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), Glencore (GLNCY), and Southern Copper (SCCO).

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Basic Materials

    Is China Cutting Aluminum Capacity? Analyzing Producers’ Views

    As we noted previously, aluminum prices have been strong this year. Strength has been driven by positive supply and demand dynamics.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Basic Materials

    What’s Vale’s Base Metals Outlook?

    As we saw in the previous two parts of this series, Vale’s (VALE) iron ore and coal production increased sequentially in 2Q17.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Basic Materials

    Will China’s Disappointing July Trade Deflate Metal Bulls?

    On August 8, China released its trade data for July. The country’s exports in dollar terms rose 7.2% compared to July 2016 while imports rose 11%.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Basic Materials

    It’s Raining Cash for Miners amid Resurgent Commodity Prices

    Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) generated free cash flows of $675.0 million in 2Q17, which took its 1H17 free cash flows to $1.1 billion.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Basic Materials

    Why Cliffs’ Downgraded Its Earnings Guidance Yet Again

    As we discussed in the previous part of this series, realized prices along with volumes drive a company’s revenues.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Political Instability and Commodity Prices Weigh on Brazilian Real in 2017

    Brazil’s economy has found itself immersed in political scandals and corruption that have been affecting growth for the past few years.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Happened to Brazil’s Trade Surplus in June

    Brazil’s (EWZ) trade balance since the beginning of 2017 indicates continuous expansion, with exports rising more than imports.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What to Expect from Declining Inflationary Trend in Colombia

    The annual consumer inflation in Colombia is on a declining trend over the last year as of June. Consumer prices rose at a slower pace of ~4.0%.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Malaysian Exports Rises in May
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Improved Global Demand Means for Exports in Malaysia

    The Malaysian economy reported improved growth in 1Q17, largely supported by the rise in exports.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Malaysias Economic Growth Jumps in Q
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Can Improved Demand Help Malaysia’s Economy Expand in 2Q17?

    The Malaysian economy gave us an impressive growth story in 1Q17, with its increased investments in infrastructure and private sector expansion.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Colombian Exports Could Improve in 2017

    After a disappointing 1Q17 GDP figure in Colombia, economic activity was expected to gradually gain strength in 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Colombias BanRep Continues to Cut Interest rate in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will Monetary Easing Support Colombia’s Economic Growth in 2017?

    Colombia, an important Latin American (ILF) economy, is currently facing sluggish growth due to a decline in commodity prices (DBC) and political instability.

    By Mary Sadler
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