Materials

Hot Cement Stocks Starting to Show Cracks

Cement stocks Texas Industries and Eagle Materials have unsurprisingly exploded along with the rest of homebuilders, but there's little gas left in the bull case. More 

10 Stocks for a Made-in-America Portfolio

The U.S. is starting to look like the least-ugly option in a globe full of uncertainty. If you agree, here are a few concentrated ways to play America. More 

Alcoa: From Bellwether to Red Herring

Alcoa's fourth-quarter earnings expectations look rosy -- which is better than you can say for the broader market More 

These 9 Unloved Materials Stocks Have Stopped Bleeding

Signs of a China recovery have lit a fire under natural-resource stocks. Can the rally in beaten-down materials continue, or is another disappointment at hand? More 

Foiled in 2012, Alcoa Stock Looking Up in ’13

Unless you believe that the global economy is doomed for decades, you should start plotting an early entry into cyclical plays like Alcoa. More 

The One Chart Investors in Steel, Coal and Aluminum Stocks MUST See

What's the next move for steel, coal and aluminum? Of all the places to look, the 10-year Treasury note might surprisingly provide a clue. More 

Natural Resources Stocks: Set to Rebound?

The most beaten-up natural resources stocks are finally stabilizing -- making it a good time to check out the coal, steel and mining sectors. More