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.
This group could see longer-term price gains of 50% or more.
A delay or exit from the project could significantly hurt Vale's fertilizers business.
Other governments could be prompted to take similar steps.
A stock, an ETF and a mutual fund to leverage the red metal.
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