SOURCE: Equity Leader Inc.

June 19, 2012 09:00 ET

Equities Lead Investor Sentiment - Research Report on Petroleo Brasileiro SA (ADR) and Arch Coal Inc

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - Jun 19, 2012) - Today, introduced research coverage of Petroleo Brasileiro SA (ADR) (NYSE: PBR) and Arch Coal Inc (NYSE: ACI). Full research reports are available to readers at:

With markets in correction mode, investors are looking to quantify an accurate model, weighing positives and negatives of the months ahead. Upcoming negative pressures include China's slowdown, the European recession, the end of the Fed's Operation Twist stimulus program, continued geopolitical risks, election uncertainty, and potential 2013 budget bombshell of tax hikes and spending cuts. Meanwhile, positive offsets are driven by central banks (particularly China) cutting rather than hiking rates, deceleration in fuel and food prices, increase in consumer sentiment and resulting retail sales, signs of improvement in housing sales and new strength in auto production schedules.

Despite the current situation, our team continues to identify high momentum situations with growth potential -- there remains strong opportunity within careful discretion.

Equity Leader has decided to cover Petroleo Brasileiro SA (ADR) for its current position within the basic materials industry. Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (Petrobras) is a Brazil-based integrated oil and gas company. The Company divides its activities into six segments: Exploration and Production; Provision; Gas and Energy; Biofuel; Distribution, and International. A copy of this report detailing Petroleo Brasileiro SA (ADR) (NYSE: PBR) is available at:

Equity Leader is also taking note of Arch Coal Inc for its changing role within the basic materials industry. Arch Coal, Inc. (Arch) is a coal producer. During the year ended December 31, 2011, the Company sold approximately 156.9 million tons of coal, including approximately 5.5 million tons of coal it purchased from third parties, representing roughly 14% of the United States coal supply. It sells its coal to power plants, steel mills and industrial facilities. To download free research on Arch Coal Inc (NYSE: ACI) investors may visit:

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