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Dec
25

Flurry of Trading in Molycorp Ahead of CEO Change May Finally Cement A Bottom

written by Dr. Duru

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on December 12, 2012. Click here to read the entire piece.) It turns out that recent put buyers in Molycorp (MCP) may have had the right idea, but their bearish trade may have a very short shelf life. After hours on December […]

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Jul
13

Even After More Insider Buying, Molycorp Struggles To Generate Upward Momentum

written by Dr. Duru

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on July 9, 2012. Click here to read the entire piece.) Almost a month ago, John C. Ashburn, Executive Vice President & General Counsel of Molycorp (MCP) purchased $101,300 worth of MCP stock. This purchased converted him from an insider seller during […]

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May
2

Post-Acquisition Enthusiasm Fades for Molycorp As Short Interest Continues to Climb

written by Dr. Duru

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on April 30, 2012. Click here to read the entire piece.) On March 8th, 2012, Molycorp (MCP) announced a critically important acquisition of Rare Earth Processor Neo Material Technologies. The next day, the market responded by sending MCP shares up 19%. Almost […]

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Apr
25

2012 Has Delivered Some Attractive Bargains In Commodities

written by Dr. Duru

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on April 23, 2012. Click here to read the entire piece.) Commodity stocks have generally underperformed the stock market in 2012. I still cannot decide whether this weakness represents a leading indicator of broader weakness to come or a fortuitous relief to […]

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Feb
12

Chart Review: Rally in Rare Earth Stocks Take A Pause

written by Dr. Duru

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on February 7, 2012. Click here to read the entire piece.) Many rare earth element stocks have taken on new life in 2012 as investors and traders have scrambled to speculate on some of 2011’s poor-performing stocks. The current run-up has been […]

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Dec
31

Molycorp CEO Doubles Down On Shares Even As the Market’s Doubts Increase

written by Dr. Duru

This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on December 29, 2011. Click here to read the entire piece.) On August 15th, Mark Smith, the President and CEO of rare earth producer Molycorp (MCP) made one of the strangest insider purchases I have ever observed. {snip} Two weeks ago, on […]

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Dec
9

Chart Review: Molycorp’s Downtrend Persists

written by Dr. Duru

2011 has turned in to a tough year for rare earth producer Molycorp (MCP). After increasing almost 4 times in 2010 from its opening price, MCP has suffered a slow and steady decline since hitting all-time highs in early May. MCP is now down 44% for the year. Source: FreeStockCharts.com Molycorp’s weakness comes on the […]

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Nov
14

Molycorp Loses Big Despite Reporting Strong Earnings

written by Dr. Duru

This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on November 13, 2011. Click here to read the entire piece.) On Thursday evening, November 10, 2011, rare earth miner and producer Molycorp (MCP) reported strong earnings. There were no surprises given the strong guidance CEO Mark Smith delivered the previous week. […]

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Nov
8

Molycorp Delivers Strong Guidance Ahead of Earnings This Week

written by Dr. Duru

This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on October 30, 2011. Click here to read the entire piece.) Mark Smith, CEO of rare earth miner and producer Molycorp (MCP), appeared on CNBC again to discuss his company’s business and conditions in the industry. Smith provided an interesting “sneak peak” […]

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Oct
19

Chart Review: Molycorp On Edge of Another Big (Downward?) Move

written by Dr. Duru

Rare earth producer Molycorp (MCP) appears to be on the edge of another big move. A Bollinger Band squeeze is again forming around the stock. A squeeze occurs as volatility decreases, and it typically leads to a burst of higher volatility in the form of a strong move up or down. The chart below uses […]

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