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Should You Be Concerned About The Rally? You Might Like These 7 Safety Stocks

Business Section: Investing Ideas

Looking for stock ideas that follow Faber's advice? We screened Gold, Silver, Steel & Iron, Copper, Aluminum and Industrial Metals & Minerals stocks for strong bullish attention from hedge funds.

This starting universe of precious metals and mining stocks fits with Faber's idea of safe alternative investments should the market falter.   We then screened for significant net purchases from institutional investors over the current quarter as a sign that hedge funds, and other big money traders, think these companies have upside to price in.

Do you think these institutional favorites would make a good hedge should Faber's doomsday predictions come to pass? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis. 

Interactive chart: Compare average analyst ratings for the stocks mentioned below. Press play to see how ratings changed over the past two years. Click through for more free tools. 

 

1. Primero Mining Corp. ( PPP): Engages in the production of precious metals in Mexico. Market cap at $361.19M. Gold Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 12.1M shares, which represents about 18.86% of the company's float of 64.17M shares.
 

2. Molycorp, Inc. ( MCP): Focuses on the production and sale of rare earth oxides from stockpiled feedstocks in the western hemisphere. Market cap at $1.02B. Industrial Metals & Minerals Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 7.7M shares, which represents about 8.44% of the company's float of 91.28M shares.

 

3. Walter Energy, Inc. ( WLT): Produces and exports metallurgical coal for the steel industry primarily in the United States. Market cap at $2.26B. Industrial Metals & Minerals Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 3.7M shares, which represents about 5.95% of the company's float of 62.20M shares.
 

4. Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. ( ANR): Engages in the production, processing, and sale of coal in the United States. Market cap at $1.9B. Industrial Metals & Minerals Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 15.3M shares, which represents about 7.01% of the company's float of 218.16M shares.
 

5. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. ( CLF): Produces iron ore pellets, lump and fines iron ore, and metallurgical coal products. Market cap at $5.19B. Industrial Metals & Minerals Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 12.0M shares, which represents about 8.49% of the company's float of 141.27M shares.
 

6. Peabody Energy Corp. ( BTU): Engages in the exploration, mining, and production of coal. Market cap at $6.67B. Industrial Metals & Minerals Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 19.7M shares, which represents about 7.38% of the company's float of 267.05M shares.
 

7. Mag Silver Corp. ( MVG): Engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties in the Mexican Silver Belt. Market cap at $656.62M. Silver Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 2.6M shares, which represents about 6.92% of the company's float of 37.58M shares.
 

 

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