Basic Materials Stocks

Gold Got You Down? Here Are 5 Hard Asset Alternatives

With gold essentially trading sideways for months, now's a good time to explore the possibilities offered by other metal investments. More 

Don’t Like Alcoa? Don’t Worry, XLB!

Does Alcoa's crappy second-quarter earnings have you skittish about materials as a whole? Don't let it get to you, especially if you own XLB. More 

How Low Can Materials Stocks Go?

If you’re looking for evidence that materials stocks remain a dangerous place to bottom-fish, look no further than the recent market action in AK Steel. More 

Where’s the Line in the Sand for This Selloff?

The Select Sector Energy SPDR might be the most important security to help you determine how long this market correction can continue. More 

Materials Stocks Have Taken a Beating, but I’m Still Bullish

Rather than focus on old news, pay attention to the momentum these two stocks are gaining compared with their crisis-level lows. More 

2 Metals and Mining ETFs to Consider

XME and DBB are ripe for bottom-fishing, but caution is essential as continuing headwinds from Europe could keep base metals prices depressed. More 

Finding Value in Vale

This Brazilian basic materials company has been unduly punished, and you can use any of several option strategies to take advantage of that. More 

10 Materials Stocks Charts to Watch

Is it time to get into materials? Investors can follow these stocks' trendlines to help determine where the companies might break next. More 

3 Plays to Re-Mount the Copper Bull

The outlook on copper isn't nearly as gloomy as it seems. And with copper prices currently depressed, now might be the time to jump into a few red-metal plays. More 

Materials, Energy Sectors Are Sending up Warning Flares

Don't let soft relative performance and low valuations fool you -- investors should exercise patience before going long in materials stocks. More