VanEck Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF

+$0.10 (+0.7%)
Closing price February 14, 2020

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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Five Unusual Alternatives to Investing in Gold

Throughout history, investors have often regarded gold as a safe haven -- an asset that can, at the very least, keep its value over time. In the past, a number ...
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Molycorp Becomes King of Stockholder Pain, but Real Concerns Cannot Be Changed

Molycorp Inc. (NYSE: MCP) is becoming an expert at screwing its investors. If anyone wanted a "death before dilution" company in their portfolio, they have been slaughtered over and over ...
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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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Closing Bell for Monday on Wall Street: Markets Open Higher, Hold Gains

July 1, 2013: U.S. equity markets opened higher this morning after a blast of economic data from both Asia and Europe. In China, June manufacturing PMI slid lower. Japan’s economics ...
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Molycorp Stock Has 42% Upside

To call Molycorp Inc. (NYSE: MCP) a battered stock or a controversial stock would be the understatement of the year. This is supposed to be America's only answer to the ...
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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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Should Investors Encourage a “Gun ETF”?

They say that there is an exchange traded fund for just about every investment strategy out there. So how about a "pure gun" ETF? There are aerospace and defense ETFs, ...
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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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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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In Defense of Molycorp and Rare Earths

Molycorp Inc. (NYSE: MCP) is nothing short of an odd stock in an even more odd industry.  Most investors and most in the public might not even understand what rare ...
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