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The world's largest independent coal producer was hurt by falling prices.
If prices can break out then the upside price target becomes the $15 to $16 area.
Still watching Alcoa after its disappointing revenues, but shifting my focus to gold and silver and the biotech ETF for now. 
I'm closing this trade after nice gains, but will likely return to SLV in the future.
If Dow's proposed merger with DuPont fails, the company could still benefit from its early investments in ethylene production.
I have never known a Federal Reserve that was comfortable with a higher price of gold until now.
The Phoenix-based natural resource giant is leading Friday's stock surge, off a steep rebound in crude prices.
What's behind the steel recovery is also behind Samsung's earnings beat.
But my goal at this point is to simply manage positions that I have.
Although the market is up from its February lows, investors still have to choose their spots carefully.

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Market flat as we hit the noon hour. Oil tries once again to scale the $50 level. Biotech goes for three wee...
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