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SCHN is -24% below its 52-week high. Is it also a good bargain?

One of the unavoidable side effects of a global pandemic is the impact it has on businesses. For companies in service-focused industries, some of that impact was confined mostly to shifting their workforce to remote work models that enabled them to keep going. For production-oriented businesses, the challenge has been very different. Complying with distancing […]

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GLW looks set to reverse a nine-month downward trend. Value hunters should pay attention

One of the things I like about value investing is that it complements a natural tendency I’ve had since childhood, which is go against the grain of what people say I should do or want me to do. Growing up, that attitude got me into a lot of trouble – but as an investor it […]

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Fertilizer Stocks Head for Best Year Since 2009 As Prices Soar

(Bloomberg) — North America’s top fertilizer producers are posting their best stock gains in years, with CF Industries Holdings Inc. leading in an industry that benefited from record high prices. CF Industries, a major player in nitrogen fertilizer, has soared 67% in 2021 through last week — on pace for its best year since 2009 […]

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Is WRK’s drop a warning sign – or an opportunity?

The longer you invest in the stock market, the more familiar you become with a lot of the concepts that are used to define and justify the various investing methods that drive them. A lot of those concepts can be summarized into cute little sound bites that make them easier to remember and work with. […]

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MOS improving fundamentals and consolidation pattern make it look like a good value buy

There is a pretty significant difference in the way different investors perceive a stock in a long-term upward trend. For growth oriented-investors, the longer the upward trend, the more attractive the stock is, simply because the expectation is that the longer, bullish trend will outlast any near-term, bearish sentiment or momentum the stock may see. […]

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WLK looks like it is reversing its downward trend – should you buy?

In my search for value, I’ve found it useful to develop a watchlist of stocks that I can check on a regular basis. That means that I often recycle stocks that I’ve previously used to make useful investments in, but don’t currently have a position in. That’s useful, because the familiarity that comes with the […]

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WRK has dropped -16% from a 52-week high – is it time to buy?

The longer you invest in the stock market, the more familiar you become with a lot of the concepts that are used to define and justify the various investing methods that drive them. Years ago, as I began to incorporate technical analysis and shorter-term trading strategies into my system, one of the simplest technical patterns […]

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WLK has dropped -14% below its yearly high in the last month – should it be lower, or is it a good value right now?

In my search for value, I’ve found it useful to develop a watchlist of stocks that I can check on a regular basis. That means that I often recycle stocks that I’ve previously used to make useful investments in, but don’t currently have a position in. That’s useful, because the familiarity that comes with the […]

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MOS has dropped more than -20% in the last two weeks. Is it a good time to buy?

There is a pretty significant difference in the way different investors perceive a stock in a long-term upward trend. For growth oriented-investors, the longer the upward trend, the more attractive the stock is, simply because the expectation is that the longer, bullish trend will outlast any near-term, bearish sentiment or momentum the stock may see. […]

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HUN is down -20% since early May – does that mean the stock is a good bargain?

One of the sectors that I like to pay attention to as a barometer for the underlying relative health of the economy is the Materials sector, because the companies that comprise it produce or mine many of the raw materials that make up the building blocks used to create most of the finished goods we […]

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Do HUN’s fundamentals support its long-term upward trend?

Over the last year, one of the best sectors of the stock market’s rally back to, and even above pre-pandemic levels has been the Materials sector. From last year to a fresh high this week, the sector had increased in value by almost 70%, as measured by the S&P 500 Materials Sector SPDR (XLB). This […]

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