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Metals

From Ice Cream To Toilet Seats: The Most Bizarre Uses For Gold

From Ice Cream To Toilet Seats: The Most Bizarre Uses For Gold

Jul 22, 2019 at 16:51 | Joao Peixe

It’s currency. It’s luxury. It’s even dessert. But those are only the base uses of gold. This is the stuff of gods, big and small. Since the dawn of civilization…

Chinese Rare Earth Exports Tumble As Trade War Accelerates

Chinese Rare Earth Exports Tumble As Trade War Accelerates

Jun 10, 2019 at 11:48 | ZeroHedge

China, the world’s largest producer and exporter of rare earths elements, sharply reduced its overseas shipments of the critical product in the first five months of 2019, amid growing populist…

U.S. Scrambles To Find Alternatives For Chinese Rare Earth Metals

U.S. Scrambles To Find Alternatives For Chinese Rare Earth Metals

Jun 05, 2019 at 13:33 | ZeroHedge

With Beijing making louder noise by the day about using rare earth metals as a "nuclear" retaliation option in trade war with the US, Washington is not sitting on its…

Are We Really Facing A Battery Metal Shortage?

Are We Really Facing A Battery Metal Shortage?

May 03, 2019 at 16:59 | Nick Cunningham

Tesla says that there could be a shortage of the key metals used in the manufacturing of electric vehicles as a dearth of investment in mining fails to keep up…

Investors Return To Plowing Money Into Commodities

Investors Return To Plowing Money Into Commodities

Apr 11, 2019 at 14:05 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Commodities are hot once again after disastrous performance at the end of 2018, when energy prices collapsed and the escalating U.S.-China trade war spooked investors.    At the start of…

Vanadium Spikes On New Chinese Regulations

Vanadium Spikes On New Chinese Regulations

Dec 28, 2018 at 12:22 | ZeroHedge

The global scramble for a little-known metal called vanadium is officially underway. The metal, which when used in small amounts can help strengthen steel significantly, is in high demand following…

Peak Lithium Won’t Happen Anytime Soon

Peak Lithium Won’t Happen Anytime Soon

Aug 10, 2018 at 16:41 | Irina Slav

First it was peak oil—back in the 1970s, no less. Then it was peak oil again and again. Now we have moved up a rung and are worrying about peak…

Lithium Plunging As Chinese EV Production Slows

Lithium Plunging As Chinese EV Production Slows

Aug 02, 2018 at 12:58 | MINING.com

Changes to Chinese subsidies for hybrid and battery-powered vehicles – or new energy vehicles in local parlance – that came into effect mid-June are already having a dramatic impact. According…

This Year, Everyone Will Love Uranium

This Year, Everyone Will Love Uranium

Jul 13, 2018 at 12:34 | Peter Bell

Copper prices are up 60 percent in 24 months and zinc has gained 140 percent in two years. Gold is up too, 20 percent in two years. But one of…

As Diesel Dies, One Commodity Is Crashing

As Diesel Dies, One Commodity Is Crashing

Jul 05, 2018 at 12:59 | Safehaven.com

The diesel vehicle is dying, and it’s taking the platinum industry down with it. The price of New York platinum futures plunged more than five percent on Monday to touch…

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