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Investing Topics: Precious Metals

Mining for Value: A 2015 Story

By Yiannis G. Mostrous on Jan. 15, 2014

Excess capacity and weak demand growth have weighed on commodity prices and soured investor sentiment toward the mining industry. But efforts to slash capital expenditures and operating expenses should help our favorite names to dig their way out of this hole over the next two years.

Earning Their Keep

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 12, 2013

Second-quarter earnings season is in full swing. We examine the latest results from the names in our Lifelong Income Portfolio with an eye toward the financial metrics and company- and industry-specific developments that determine dividend sustainability and growth.

Digging for Deep Value in the Global Mining Complex

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 22, 2013

Welcome to the bear market for the once-booming global mining complex. With prices of copper, gold and other mined commodities sliding, the prices of the world’s largest mining companies have approached valuations not seen since the nadir of the 2008-09 bear market. But there's gold in this downtrodden sector--especially for hardy income-seeking investors with the patience to wait for a turnaround.

Precious Advice: Not Time to Buy Gold

By Yiannis G. Mostrous on Jun. 27, 2013

With exchange-traded funds still selling bullion and India's gold demand under pressure, investors shouldn't regard growing concerns about the global economy as a cue to pile into the yellow metal. Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold's (NYSE: FCX) low production costs and above-average dividend yield make the stock a solid bet for deep-value investors with a longer time horizon.

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