Molycorp's plunge since 2011 has resembled something you'd see at an amusement park, but there's nothing fun about the fate that has befallen this rare earth stock. More
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Rare earth metals actually aren’t all that rare, which is good because they play active roles in the global economy. Some of the most popular tech products that include rare earth elements are flat screen TVs, smartphones and hybrid cars as well as wind turbines and military equipment.
Even though rare earth metal deposits are plentiful Canada, Australia, Russia and China, the process of extracting and refining them is time-consuming and extremely expensive. Rare earth stocks do not trade like other precious metals and few ETFs hold them. So, the most effective way to buy into rare earth stocks is directly through the miners. Rare earth stocks have massive growth potential but are also extremely risky, especially given China’s piece of the pie. Therefore, investors should exhibit caution when considering rare earth stocks.
A revised GDP report combined with another piece of good news on the housing front help markets advance on Wednesday despite low volume. More
With gold essentially trading sideways for months, now's a good time to explore the possibilities offered by other metal investments. More
China holds the reins, but a couple of developments could mean good things for rare earth stockholders. More