Chinese real estate, a big driver of demand for industrial commodities, is likely to weigh on the country's GDP growth in coming quarters.
The faltering Chinese real estate market is weighing on globally fungible commodities like iron ore, while improving developed-country construction markets aid regionally priced commodities like cement.
We don't see the recent share price declines for metals and mining producers as a buying opportunity on average.
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A lot of companies are very well positioned regardless of how the fiscal cliff gets resolved, as long as it gets resolved, says Morningstar's Heather Brilliant.