The bulls are still in the driver’s at home as evidenced by the S&P 500′s continued ascent into all-time highs territory. The latest rate cuts unveiled by the European Central Bank at the start of June helped to re-inspire confidence surrounding the anemic recovery taking place in the currency bloc; bullish sentiment was further fueled on 6/19 after the Federal Reserve maintained its own accommodative stance [for more commodity futures news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].
Major equity indexes climbed higher last week week and kicked this week off on strong footing thanks to upbeat new home sales data and a lack of “bad surprises” from the latest FOMC minutes release. Overseas, tensions between Ukraine and Russia are heating up again following presidential elections as well as a firefight over Donetsk airport [for more commodity futures news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].
Equity markets are slowly and surely finding their footing following the pullback seen in early June after Fed stimulus fears resurfaced. The continuation of upbeat economic data releases has made it hard to stay on the sidelines, although an improving outlook for the U.S. recovery is making some investors worried that the Fed’s “exit plans” could rattle confidence and spark a massive amount of profit-taking [for more commodity futures news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter]. With more upside on the horizon, at least until the next Fed policy meeting in June, bargain shoppers remain on the prowl for attractive opportunities. As such, below we take a look at two big commodity stocks that are trending higher, highlighting two “buy on the dip” opportunities.
Investors ran for cover last week after the bulls’ confidence was rattled by the Fed, which hinted at scaling back on their bond-repurchases earlier than many were anticipating. Profit-taking pressures hit equity markets overseas and at home as fading stimulus hopes prompted a sell-off ahead of the prolonged holiday weekend for Wall Street; nonetheless, investors appear to be back on the scene in a bargain buying mood as major U.S. indexes have managed to snap back and appear to be well on their way to resuming the uptrend at hand [for more commodity futures news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter]. Gold prices and producers of the yellow metal remain severely depressed as momentum has failed to return to the precious metals market following the steep sell-off seen earlier in April. Contrarian investors should add Randgold Resources (GOLD) to their watchlist because this mining behemoth is resting on major historical support, … See the full story here
The party continues on Wall Street; investors remain bullish on stocks judging by the sheer price action as both the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average managed to close out last week well above their all-time highs. The economic data front is sending hints of a potential downturn as manufacturing indicators remain weak; nonetheless, this has failed to put a noticeable dent in the bulls’ armor of confidence as markets shrugged off last week’s worse-than-expected industrial production data [for more market news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter]. Not every stock is surging to record highs; in fact, one particular large-cap miner offers a risky, but compelling, opportunity for investors still looking to get a piece of the action on Wall Street. Contrarian investors should add Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) to their watchlist because this former S&P 500 sweetheart is resting on major historical support, thereby offering a great entry point for those … See the full story here
The commodities front remains mixed as the U.S. dollar’s recent rally has put downward pressures on many resource prices. Furthermore, the ongoing bull run on Wall Street has prompted many investors waiting on the sidelines to jump into equities in lieu of chasing paltry yields in the bond market or lackluster returns in the commodities space [for more market news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter]. Surprisingly, gold has managed to keep afloat in recent weeks amid the stock market euphoria, which is a commendable feat given the extreme selling pressures it saw earlier in April. The outlook for the yellow metal remains mixed, however, as technical patterns and currency market trends are hinting at another round of selling in the near future.
China growth fears spurred a short-lived risk aversion wave on Wall Street last week, but like all of the recent sell-offs, this one was also short-lived and welcomed by bargain buyers. Corporate earnings are now at the center of attention as investors are reading beyond the quarterly numbers in search of insights about the global economic outlook ahead of Friday’s much-awaited U.S. GDP report [for more market news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter]. Amid the ongoing tug of war between the bulls and bears, mining and construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar (CAT) presents an intriguing opportunity at the moment that warrants a closer look from traders looking to get a piece of the bull market.