NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Let's put it this way, I'm one of those analysts who "eats his own cooking." Put another way, I "put my money where my mouth is." On the other hand, I like to remind readers to do their own thorough due diligence before investing a dime.Let me also remind you that I'm the same person who proclaimed the death of gold and silver stocks in an ironic and perhaps desperate attempt to jump-start this comatose sector. So don't automatically do as I do, for I'm often early to the sector "resurrections." Now that I've said all that, I've also seen "bottoming" formations where the stock of a cash-generating sector leader gets so oversold that I want to start accumulating shares and collecting dividends. That's the way I'm starting to see BHP Billiton ( BHP).
BHP is a leading global resource company, and I like the way the company describes itself at its user-friendly website: "We are among the world's largest producers of major commodities, including aluminum, copper, energy coal, iron ore, manganese, metallurgical coal, nickel, silver