I think you should consider that gold prices and mining companies could be considerably higher later in 2019 and 2020.
The 24 names that made the cut of these consistent dividend hikers haven't done a whole lot, either individually or in the aggregate.
A lot more base building is needed for Manitowoc before its charts become attractive.
Doctor Copper is still a harbinger of global economic health -- keep a close eye on copper prices as the trade war marches on.
With Vale's Brucutu mine offline, the three remaining miners are churning more cash, making them attractive investments.
Advisors mine for value among Canadian stocks and pick their favorites for this year.
Let's review the charts as CAT has been in a downtrend for a while.
The gold miner is a little stretched to the upside at the moment, but should present a buying opportunity on a modest pullback.
The wildcard on today's employment data will be if the sudden slowing of growth in manufacturing employment is emblematic of a broader problem.
Precious metals could rally a lot more if the U.S. dollar weakens.