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  • Energy stocks are currently leading resource producers.
  • The energy sector can continue to strengthen on expanding global economies, tighter supply, moderate increase in alternative energy and better company management, reports Howard Gold for MarketWatch.
  • “Rising demand and depletion of low-cost supply have been pushing energy prices higher,” according to money manager Guinness Atkinson. “This should create a favorable environment for companies with resource reserves and for their service providers and distributors.”
  • Gold miners are beginning to cut costs, with Goldcorp stating that all-in sustaing costs were $840 per ounce in the first quarter, down from $1,134 in the same quarter year-over-year, reports Peter Koven for Financial Post.
  • “Goldcorp’s solid first quarter results underscore what we expect to be recurring themes in 2014: High quality production growth, excellent cost performance and strong progress toward completion of our three current growth projects,” chief executive Chuck Jeannes said.

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Max Chen contributed to this article.