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A Commodities Firm That Can Weather the Storms

BHP Billiton's diversified asset portfolio supports earnings through cyclical ups and downs in any one commodity line.

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Mark Taylor: Hi, I'm Mark Taylor. I'm going to be talking about why I think BHP Billiton (BHP) is such an attractive investment proposition.

The company is the largest global diversified miner. It has some of the best assets on the planet--many are effectively irreplaceable. It has some of the lowest costs and most readily expendable assets. It has a very diversified asset portfolio--effectively, iron ore, petroleum, and coal. This gives it strength of earnings through cyclical ups and downs in any one commodity line.

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