SOURCE: Market Foundations Inc.

May 18, 2012 09:00 ET

Perception, Opportunity in Volatility - Research & Analysis on AK Steel Holding Corporation and ArcelorMittal (ADR)

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - May 18, 2012) - This morning, www.MarketFoundations.com announced new reports highlighting AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE: AKS) and ArcelorMittal (ADR) (NYSE: MT). Free research downloads are available at www.MarketFoundations.com/index.php?coa=AKS&cob=MT.

Economic fundamentals leading into 2012 have set a generally positive pace with GDP growth likely to pick up through the coming year. However, there are several important caveats to note as the world economy continues to face headwinds and risks weigh to the downside. Positive outlooks are conditional on fiscal policy in payroll taxes and unemployment insurance benefits and upon the easing of the European debt situation. A repeat of volatility experience in 2011 is likely in 2012, as perceptions about the strength of the U.S. economy and the euro zone will vary over time as events unfold.

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

Market Foundations is releasing new coverage on AK Steel Holding Corporation for its current position within the basic materials industry. AK Steel Holding Corporation (AK Holding) is an integrated producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steels and tubular products through its wholly owned subsidiary, AK Steel Corporation (AK Steel). The full research report on AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE: AKS) is available here: www.MarketFoundations.com/index.php?coa=AKS.

Market Foundations has released research on ArcelorMittal (ADR) for its changing role within the basic materials industry. ArcelorMittal SA is a Luxembourg-based company involved in the mining and steel industry. In 2011, the Company had crude steel production of 91.9 million tones. In 2011 the Company has 29 mining operations. The full research report on ArcelorMittal (ADR) (NYSE: MT) is available here: www.MarketFoundations.com/index.php?cob=MT.

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