David Dittman

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Analyst Articles

It’s gone from bad to ugly in the Australian iron ore industry. The numbers tell the story.Iron ore was recently selling for about $50 a ton, 60% less than it was in 2013. Slowing demand from China, which buys 70% of the iron ore shipped, is the major reason. But… Read More

Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund (NYSE: FAX)—our Portfolio’s sole closed-end fund—is tightly tied to the Australian dollar and Asia-Pacific growth.It’s been a tough road on both of those counts, but at its current level, the fund offers both good value and an impressive yield.Opening the DoorAsian fixed-income markets have evolved in… Read More

China is Australia’s largest trading partner, and China’s economy is slowing. At a 7% annualized growth in gross domestic product (GDP) reported for this year’s first quarter, most countries would trade with China in a heartbeat. That growth rate is down from 7.3% in 2014’s fourth quarter, but on the… Read More

A combination of falling metallurgical coal prices and a high cash-burn rate make a dividend cut at Teck Resources Ltd. (TSX: TCK/B, NYSE: TCK) inevitable.It was a not-so-large leap to conclude that the current semiannual CAD0.45-per-share payout rate was in danger when management noted at its recent investor day that… Read More

A 30% decline versus the U.S. dollar led to jokes about “the Canadian peso” in the 1990s. We’re not quite at those levels, but we’re getting close after an 8.6% slide for the loonie in 2014 and 7.7% depreciation thus far in 2015. Since the end of 2013, the Canadian… Read More