Investopedia: BHP Billiton Hoping For A Better 2013
It's hard to imagine many metal miners who aren't glad to put this year
in the rearview mirror. Worries about Chinese demand and inventory have
investors worried about copper, iron ore and met coal prices, and the
global economy offers little counterweight to that reliance on China.
Although it's a well-run company that generally manages its capital
well, BHP Billiton (NYSE:BHP) is still a prisoner of its markets - if commodities rebound in 2013, so too will the stock.