While the short-lived bear-market rally amid the broader markets petered out as abruptly as it had formed, shares of just about every commodity-related equity continued to be mercilessly pummeled this week. The U.S. dollar has yet to show any real strength, so the week's flight from commodities is all the more perplexing.
Unloading commodities like they're mortgage-backed securities
After building a bullish recovery pattern while the Fannie Mae
Where is the gas leak?
Continuing a pattern observed last week, natural gas has fallen more than twice the distance that oil has. The plunge from $13.50 to $9 marks a 33% reversal. Despite robust earnings from XTO Energy
Coal coming out of the mountains
When I think of coal mining, I picture a backdrop of scenic Appalachian mountains. Similar mountain peaks have been spotted across the charts of many coal stocks lately, with volatility having prevailed during this correction. After monumental earnings from both Fording Canadian Coal Trust
In one of the more dramatic events of this week, shares of Russian steelmaker Mechel
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