Market Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF
Rare earths are 17 chemically similar metallic elements that have a wide variety of uses in today's high-tech world including in the defense, electronics and renewable energy industries. Many major firms such as Apple and Boeing rely on having access to rare earths.
That is why the politicians in the U.S. were in such an uproar a couple of years ago when prices for rare earths were skyrocketing more »
One of the most exciting areas of natural resource investing has to be the rare earths sector. Rare earths are 17 chemically similar elements, many of which are absolutely essential in today's high-tech world. They are used in mobile phones, electric cars and wind turbines and every popular electric device such as the iPad has some of these essential elements in them.
Most rare earth mining occurs in China more »
Rare earths are an important group of 17 elements used in a variety of manufacturing industries including technology.
They are broken into two groups – 'light' rare earths and 'heavy' rare earths. Light rare earths are actually relatively common and are often a by-product of producing heavy rare earths. These elements are much rarer than 'light' rare earths and are used in products such as magnets, lasers, smartphones and plasma TVs more »