The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which senior analyst Matt Argersinger and analyst Paul Chi discuss topics across the investing world.
In today's edition, Matt and Paul talk heavy metal -- not the music genre (though Matt admits to being a former Guns 'N Roses fan) but the commodity kind. Metal companies, especially those in the aluminum, steel, and titanium space, have been crushed lately over fears of a slowdown in China, one of the world's biggest consumers of basic materials. But Matt thinks he's identified two more domestically focused metal companies that look particularly compelling right now for investors who want to bet on a turn in the commodity cycle. Both are trading near multiyear lows, offer solid balance sheets, and pay a nice dividend. Get the names and the insights by watching the video below.
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Matthew Argersinger has the following options: long JAN 2014 $10 calls on Alcoa and short JAN 2014 $10 puts on Alcoa. Paul Chi has the following options: long JAN 2014 $12 calls on Alcoa. The Motley Fool owns shares of ArcelorMittal. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Nucor and Titanium Metals. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.