Cyprus-related fears, a China slowdown, and momentum factors are likely behind the recent drop in gold, says Morningstar's Elizabeth Collins .
Five stats from the market and the stories behind them. This week: the 18% dent in gold, the disappointing data on earnings, and more.
Morningstar's Elizabeth Collins discusses the index's selection process and highlights one of the recent additions.
Near-term headwinds pose no long-term setback for the company's low-cost advantages, says Morningstar's Elizabeth Collins .
When basic-materials stocks fall prey to doom-and-gloom scenarios, investors can gain profits that aren’t just cyclical.
Look for these key characteristics, as well as some top picks, when shopping for inflation-beating stocks.
The Steel Dynamics COO on keeping costs low, dealing with dollar volatility, and managing the threat of new competitors.
A difference of opinion between the rating agencies and Morningstar's credit rating on Compass Minerals spells opportunity.
Current drivers of record prices may be unsustainable moving forward.
Long-term investors who see a Chinese juggernaut down the line would do well to check out these firms.