Wall Street analysts have a tendency to overreact to supply/demand dynamics, and that often leads to big opportunities.
These global mining behemoths are out of favor but remain buys for aggressive investors.
Stocks are lower at midday as gold slumps for a second straight session.
The state has the second-largest reserves in the world, and investor demand for precious metals looks likely to grow.
Australia is more optimistic about iron ore prices this year, but other analysts think the price has peaked.
Nuclear power generation is once again on the rise.
A new austerity in the industry will rein in capital spending and lower production, which in turn should boost prices.
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