These 3 miners are showing strong growth in production as gold heads higher than $2,000 an ounce.
European debt troubles remain in the foreground, and protests turn violent in Spain and Greece. US new-home sales fall, but prices soar. RIM advances after announcing more subscribers.
The global economy might grow more strongly now, and commodity prices in particular could see a nice boost.
The dollar was down against the euro on news from the European Central Bank. And that pushed the price of commodities up.
Failure to bring production from low-cost mines into the production mix will put pressure on margins in the short term.
Shares of Freeport McMoRan are trading at just 7.9 times trailing earnings. Uncertainty is keeping its price depressed.
The company's main rival stumbles as its CEO resigns in frustration.
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Serious issues like drought and the deterioration of the developed world spell opportunity for this industry leader.
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