The Alternative Investment Market (AIM) rose 2.1 points, or 0.28 percent, in London on Friday, reaching 748.91 points. The gain was primarily due to better-than-expected retail sales data in the United Kingdom. Additionally, investors have begun to avoid the US dollar due to uncertainty about when the Federal Reserve will begin tapering quantitative easing, according to Investing.com.
In contrast, today Rare Earth Minerals (AIM:REM) dropped 13.87 percent, or GBP 0.02, to GBP 0.15. The company does not currently have any operational assets, but it recently confirmed that its property in Mexico has the potential for high-grade lithium, as per Interactive Investor.