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Your Air Conditioner Probably Won't Get Stolen in 2014

This segment is from Thursday's edition of "Digging for Value", in which sector analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman discuss energy & materials news with host Alison Southwick. The twice-weekly show can be viewed on Tuesdays & Thursdays. It can also be found on Twitter, along with our extended coverage of the energy & materials sectors @TMFEnergy

Global growth is imperative to the success of industrial metals miners like Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold  (NYSE: FCX  ) and Southern Copper Corp (NYSE: SCCO  ) . Unfortunately, the past two years have seen a steep decline in industrial spending due to financial downturns across the globe. Adding to this decrease in demand, capital spending has been aimed at increasing supply. BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP  ) and Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO  ) are currently working on water desalination in Chile that should help boost production in the mining-heavy South American nation. Tune in below for more information from analyst Taylor Muckerman on projects like these and China's plans for growth moving forward.

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  • Report this Comment On May 27, 2014, at 10:36 PM, bills8091 wrote:

    I have never heard of an air conditioner being stolen before. That might be because I have an older one and it wouldn't be worth the hassle of getting it out of my house. I probably should upgrade sometime soon.

    Bill |

  • Report this Comment On July 02, 2014, at 1:43 PM, jessievera wrote:

    I don't think I have ever heard of an air conditioner being stolen either. I guess if it gets hot enough people will do anything for air conditioning in their home. It seems like it would be a lot of work to steal one but I am not sure how they are even installed.

    Jessie |

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Taylor Muckerman

Taylor is an Associate GM in our Fool International operations. Prior to that he covered all things Energy + Materials as an analyst. Over the years, he has built an investing skill set to rely on when evaluating companies inside and out. While at the Fool, he has made appearances on CNBC and Fox Business. In addition, he completed his MBA at the University of Maryland and will sit for the Level II CFA Exam.

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