Basic Materials

It's difficult to find value stocks right now, but these three are cheap.
A long-only play should work -- and so should a pair trade with gold.
I consider the company to be a well-calculated risk.

Keep an Eye on Silver Real Money Pro($)

But don't get caught up in the fact that it may look cheap. 

A Rose at the Wrong Price Real Money Pro($)

International Flavors and Fragrances looks attractive but the stock's valuation is way too high.

The Fibocall: Freeport-McMoRan Real Money Pro($)

There's a short-term buy signal in the stock.
Digging, drilling and mining are dirty. They're also dirt-cheap now.
It's the latest investment of this 13F filer.
Monetary policy is exceptionally easy. Mining stocks will benefit.
It's pretty clear you can have your cake here and eat it too.

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