Copper – Copper prices have picked up this week, but investors are anxious that a slowdown in China’s economic growth could abate demand for the red metal.
China's State Reserve Bureau reportedly plans to move forward with a new round of REE stockpiling and may also move to build up its REE export controls. Some analysts believe REE prices are set to rise as a result.
Coal – The future does not look good for coal miners as increasing government regulations, environmental concerns and public opinion in favor of energy alternatives threaten the resource's market share.
Uranium – Uranerz Energy has just joined the ranks of uranium producer.
Potash – Potash Investing News spoke with Farhad Abasov, president, CEO and director of Allana Potash, who shed some insight on the significance of the ICL strategic alliance, and the current potash market.
Uranium – Uranium Energy has moved its third ISR uranium project, Burke Hollow in South Texas, into the production permitting stage.
Gold – A recent World Gold Council report concludes that "China's gold market development is solid, on-going and for the long term."
Oil – A Joint Review Panel may have recommended that Canada's federal government approve the Northern Gateway Project, but British Columbians have not been so accepting of the pipeline. On Saturday, residents of Kitimat voted against Enbridge’s project in a non-binding plebiscite.
Tantalum – Just weeks remain before companies registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission must disclose whether they are receiving tantalum, tungsten, tin and gold from the Democratic Republic of the Congo — and, if so, whether they are getting those minerals from conflict-free sources. However, PricewaterhouseCoopers says many companies are not ready to do so.
As investors, performing due diligence should be almost second nature to any one seriously considering putting money down on an investment.