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Basic Materials Stocks

This Materials Stock Should Make a Huge Comeback

Materials stocks have taken a beating in 2013. But expected strengthening in China should push iron ore into a major resurgence. More 

The Massive Repercussions of Rising Treasury Yields

The sharp rise in Treasury yields has led to massive disruptions in the stock market, blurring the lines between rate sensitivity and more sustainable, fundamental trends. More 

More Sorrow Ahead for Joy Global

Basic materials stocks have been dismal this year ... and the pain isn't over for Joy Global. Here's a conservative way to play for more downside. More 

3 Short Squeeze Candidates for July

A new wave of cash flow into stocks from the flagging bond market is pressuring short sellers -- especially for these three names. More 

First-Half Sector Winners Offer a Hint of What’s to Come

Financials, healthcare and consumer discretionary stocks are sheltered from both China's economic weakness and rising bond yields, which bodes well for their second-half outlook. More 

Bull’s Eye Report: Texas Industries (TXI)

TXI is best-in-class of construction materials stocks, and it's easy to trade--it doesn't tend to make surprise moves out of the blue. More 

Steel Stocks Starting to Show Their Mettle

The SLX steel fund has generated a hat trick of bullish signals. However, traders would be best off showing their bullishness through outperforming Nucor. More 

Is Global Growth Really Back on Track?

The rotation toward cyclical stocks would indicate that the global growth outlook is improving, but that's not the case. How long can cyclicals outpace defensive stocks if global growth continues to slow? More 

Materials’ Recent Surge Won’t Stick

XLB faces a persistent ceiling at $40; another failure will make these bear call spreads pan out. More 

What Materials Stocks Reveal About the Rest of the Market

The Materials ETF (XLB) is approaching a 52-week high. Find out what the sector's next moves will reveal about market leadership and the outlook for economic growth. More