With gold and silver equities markets as volatile as ever and assets of many miners valued at pennies on the dollar, Eric Muschinski, editor of the Gold Investment Letter, believes being on the right side of the emotional curve when investing is critical.
Prices for rare earths and some rare earth mining stocks are showing positive price action following China's crackdown on illegal mines. But is this the beginning of a sustained recovery, or just a temporary blip on the screen?
Self-help manuals tell us that what we focus on, we manifest. This is certainly true for rare earth elements enthusiast Chris Berry. Where some see a spiraling global economy and stagnation, Berry sees an emerging world with four billion people hungry for new technologies .
Share prices have tumbled down for many rare earth element miners, while the quality of certain companies has dramatically improved. Is now the right time for investors to strengthen their positions in the space or to turn and run?
Despite market malaise, the outlook for rare earth element demand is growing more and more compelling. China still controls a majority of the supply, but has been cautioning the world that even its reserves can't last forever.
Resource developers, especially in the rare earths space, are suffering from the market's obsession with immediate results, says the writer and editor for Agora Financial who nonetheless argues that large-scale demand for high-tech metals remains.
The worldwide hunt for new sources of critical metals has some miners hitting the beach, tapping sand and river placer deposits in search of naturally processed minerals, according to the scientist and rare earth expert.