A sputtering economy, implosions at financial institutions, or just plain bad management -- on any given day, investors can name a number of reasons to sell a stock. Yet, while panic is never beneficial to investors, it's good practice to play devil's advocate with investments from time to time.
In Motley Fool CAPS, more than 125,000 members have weighed in on nearly 5,400 stocks, sharing bullish and bearish opinions alike.
When looking at metal miner Goldcorp
Too far, too fast. While a high P/E may be a strong buy signal for many investing strategies, some CAPS members feel Goldcorp is overpriced at current levels. Goldcorp and other commodities producers like Newmont Mining
Strengthening dollar. A weak dollar generally pushes gold and precious metals prices higher. But the dollar has been seeing some recent strength, which could be bad news for many companies, including miners. There's also one camp that continues to see the U.S. dollar as a stable currency throughout the recession, which deflates one positive pressure behind gold prices.
Flat 2009. Metals and mining companies around the world like Rio Tinto
Of course, Goldcorp has survived and thrived over the long term, despite volatile markets. But the question about whether the company's future is as bright as the past is why CAPS is such a great resource to augment your own analysis.
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