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Cobalt Outlook 2015: Market Entering Deficit Territory

Cobalt – Tesla Motors and its lithium-ion battery gigafactory definitely stole the show in the cobalt market this past year. Looking forward, it appears that increased demand from that facility and others will begin to push the market into deficit.

Coal Outlook 2015: Material Recovery in Pricing Still a Few Years Out

Coal – 2014 hasn't been the best year for the coal market. Next year, Joe Aldina of Wood Mackenzie expects to see more high-cost supply come out of the market, but his firm isn't calling for a material recovery in coal prices for another couple of years.

Moly Outlook 2015: First Half of Year May Bring Price Bump

Moly – 2014 was a quiet year for the moly space, though December brought two interesting pieces of news. Looking to the future, those hoping to see a stronger moly market in 2015 may end up getting that wish in the short term, but perhaps not in the long term.

Zinc Outlook 2015: ‘Crunch Time’ is Coming

Zinc – Zinc Investing News spoke to a variety of zinc market participants to get an overview of what happened to the metal in 2014 and what may be in store for it in 2015. Read on to find out what they said.

Rare Earths in 2014: China Still Center Stage

Rare Earth – At the end of 2013, some were wondering whether 2014 might be the year China would start to loosen its grip on the rare earths market. But although there are signs its monopoly is slipping, the country still definitely produces the lion's share of the world's rare earths.