As far as oil goes, it is in a kind of rally mode right now, and I'm also looking for strength in gold. Both of those factors make Chemours look appealing. More
Basic Materials Stocks
Materials stocks account for companies in the business of discovery and procurement of raw materials. Specifically, materials stocks cover mining, metals, packaging, chemicals, and forestry products.
Materials stocks fluctuate with business and are much more valuable in a strong economy. The basic materials sector responds to the supply and demand of certain materials, particularly precious metals, and supplies the needs of construction, which is also an indicator of market strength.
DuPont spinoff Chemours (CC) is going to be a hot mess out of the gate, but investors could enjoy bargain prices on CC stock before the year ends. More
M&A activity in the energy space is rising, and oil ETFs are the way to play it. These two funds offer the best chance to find winners. More
While Arch Coal Inc (ACI) and Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR) both qualify as penny stocks, they're far less risky than most that deserve the pejorative term. More
A glut on the market and Beijing's slowing economy have sent steel stocks falling, but the SLX ETF could be a great long-term play on the sector. More