Rare Earth Elements ETF Finds Itself in Middle of China Trade War Plays

Investors are having to go dust off old trading and investing books from before the 1980s (and perhaps even toward the start of the 20th century) to get solid ideas ...
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Molycorp Mountain Pass Mine

Is There More Hope Than Reality in Molycorp and Rare Earth Gains?

Rare earth elements are back in focus. CBS’s weekly news show “60 Minutes” reported on rare earth elements in its show that aired Sunday night, and that was followed up ...
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underground mining

Rare Earth Stocks: On the Way Up or Short Covering?

Over the past five days, shares of three companies focused on rare earth mineral production have climbed more than 10% while the S&P 500 has managed to stay barely better ...
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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Downgrades and Cautious Views from Wall Street

Investors usually see many Wall St. analysts issuing Buy ratings, but they often overlook or do not see when Wall St. analysts give lists of stocks to sell or when ...
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More Tough Times Ahead for Molycorp (REE, AVL, REMX)

Once an investor’s darling, Molycorp Inc. (NYSE: MCP) has not aged well. The rare earths miner’s shares hit a post-IPO high of around $75 a share in April 2011, but ...
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China Boosts Rare Earths Exports (MCP, AVL, REE, REMX)

China’s ministry of commerce raised its rare earth minerals export quotas for 2012 to nearly 31,000 tons yesterday, up from just over the previous limit of just over 30,000 tons. ...
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China Plans Spot Trading Desk for Rare Earth Minerals

Led by the country’s largest producer of rare earth minerals, China is reported to be preparing the launch of a spot trading platform for rare earth minerals on August 8th. ...
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24/7 Wall St. Closing Bell — July 12, 2012: Markets Continue Slide on No Signs of Easing

The three major US stock indexes opened lower this morning following yesterday’s release of the minutes of the June FOMC meeting which did not raise hopes for another round of ...
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Rare Earths Turnaround: China Could Become Net Importer in Two Years

The current slump in prices for rare earth minerals despite a Chinese curb on exports could turn around in a couple of years if the Chinese succeed in developing their ...
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Avalon Rare Metals Increases Estimate on Canadian Deposit — Stock Falls Anyway

Rare earths miner Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (NYSEMKT: AVL) today reported the results of a resource estimate for its Nechalacho Deposit in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The report shows a Measured ...
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Analysts Can’t Abandon Molycorp Ship Fast Enough

Rare earth minerals miner Molycorp Inc. (NYSE: MCP) held its IPO just less than two years ago, in late July 2010, at an offering price of $14/share, below the anticipated ...
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Substitutes for Rare Earth Minerals Under Development (MCP, AVL, REE, REMX, GM, TM, PHG)

Given the relative scarcity and high cost of rare earth minerals, it’s only natural that companies that currently depend on the stuff would search for substitutes. And if anything is ...
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Squabble over China’s Rare Earths Production Continues (MCP, AVL, REE, SHZ, REMX)

In March the US, the European Union, and Japan filed complaints with the World Trade Organization (WTO) accusing China of violating free trade rules by limiting exports of rare earth ...
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The major US stock indexes opened sharply lower this morning as weak performance in the European markets as traders try to figure out what last weekend’s elections mean. Crude oil ...
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A Strange Rare Earth Segment Move… Opportunity or Trap? (MCP, REE, AVL, REMX)

The trend from rare earth moves usually seems to be like a China-regulatory move, but that is not the case today.  We have an emerging player which has delayed a ...
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