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Rio Tinto (rio) Stock Research

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Company Description: Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited conduct business as RioTinto an international mining company.. It engages in open pit and underground mines, mills, refineries, smelters, and a number of research and service facilities.. On October 23, 2007, Rio Tinto acquired Alcan Inc. (parent company of an international group of companies engaged in bauxite mining, alumina refining, aluminum smelting, engineered products, flexible and specialty packaging). As of April 2008, Rio Tinto subsidiaries that held a 70.27% interest in the Greens Creek silver mine near Juneau, Alaska completed sale of this holding to Hecla Mining Company; giving Hecla 100% ownership of the mine. Update

Market Research Update

Material Industry Research & Analysis: The materials industry includes companies whose sales originate from the mining, acquisition and sale of physical substances for manufacturing-related purposes. Material Trading Strategy: The materials industry tends to be sensitive to economic cycles. Look for undervalued material investments during economic recessions when stock prices are low and sell material investments during the late stages of a bull markets when stock prices are high. Material stocks quickly increase at the conclusion of a recession, because materials are the primary input for the industrial sector. The global economy is currently in a recession, therefore, it is the perfect time to purchase material investments. Upward sloping stock charts and financial news may indicate a selling opportunity while the opposite means that stocks are becoming undervalued.

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Strategy Analysis Update

Rio Tinto's strategy is to accomplish clear, attainable, and challenging goals. This focus increases company value and long-term investor returns.

Strategy: Rio Tinto has a narrow focus that serves a particular customer niche with either a unique product or with a low cost advantage over competitors. (read more). Competitive Advantages:

Financial Analysis Update

Complicated financial statements lower Rio Tinto's value, because it increases the risk of fraud and lowers investor confidence.

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