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Arch Coal (NYSE: ACI ) to Announce Second Quarter 2014 Results on July 29
Lower commodity prices and a break-up of the European potash cartel have weighed on basic materials stocks year-to-date.
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Basic materials companies are in a period of very mixed near-term outlook in terms of end-market demand.
Investment-grade bond spreads compress, but rising interest rates lead to a quarterly loss.
Foreign firms that have established competitive advantages in China are well-positioned to profit from consumption growth.
The near term will surely be bumpy, but valuations look prettier today than they have in years.
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