Steel set for rebound in 2014: Bradford

Feb 10, 2014 | 05:21 PM | Jo Isenberg-O’Loughlin

Tags  Tampa Steel Conference, Charles Bradford, Metals Industry Advisory Group, steel analyst, steel outlook, Ford Motor, advanced high-strength steel, aluminum Jo Isenberg

TAMPA, Fla. — Despite a definite chill in the air late last week in West Central Florida, veteran steel analyst Charles Bradford’s outlook for this year’s steel industry was generally sunny during the 25th annual Tampa Steel Conference held Feb. 6-7 in Tampa.

"Generally, my presentation is optimistic," Bradford, principal of New York-based Metals Industry Advisory Group LLC, told some 250 attendees at the event.

"But there is a Black Swan to worry about," he said, referring to the unknown—and usually negative—factor that analysts fail to account for in their forecasts.....

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