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Cormark Securities Ups Long-Term Copper Price Forecast

Copper – In its latest Base Metals update, Cormark Securities upped its forecast for long term copper prices from $2.75 to $3 per pound, citing concerns over supply. While the firm admitted that it might seem counterintuitive to put in bullish predictions now, when copper prices are low and oversupply is apparent, but it argued that higher prices will be needed to sustain the industry within the next few years.

Joe Lowry Talks Lithium Supply, Demand and Market Fundamentals

Lithium – Peter Epstein of Epstein Research interviews Joe Lowry, who formed Global Lithium after more than two decades working for one of the “Big 3” lithium companies. Lowry, also known as "Mr. Lithium," discusses lithium supply and demand and goes over other market fundamentals.

5 Top Industrial Diamond-producing Countries

Diamond – While the average person is only familiar with diamonds in the context of jewelry, the world's hardest substance has applications well outside the world of fashion. Industrial diamonds, which are used to create super-durable cutting tools or abrasives, represent the majority of the diamond trade. Here's a look at the five top natural industrial diamond-producing countries for 2014.

Could China Use Aluminum Instead of Copper Wiring?

Copper – A few weeks ago, China's National Energy Administration made an announcement that may have caught the interest of copper investors. The regulator released nationwide industrial standards for the use of low-voltage aluminum alloy cables, meaning that China's state power grid could use aluminum alloys instead of copper for some types of wiring.

Highlights from Cantor Fitzgerald’s 2nd Annual Global Uranium Conference

Uranium – Cantor Fitzgerald's second annual Global Uranium Conference featured a lineup of noteworthy uranium companies. Following the event, the Investing News Network had a chance to catch up with senior analyst Rob Chang to get a rundown of how it went.