Despite the collapse in broad commodity prices, numerous specialty metal prices have held or even gone up in the last few years: companies with the potential to produce these metals couldn't attract capital, and the tightness today is now likely to become shortages tomorrow, says Richard Karn, managing editor of The Emerging Trends Report.
Sometimes the worst of times brings out the best in people. Such is the case in Australia's mining sector, according to Richard Karn. While some companies are floundering or failing altogether, Karn has noticed a few shining exceptions.
Carbon is the stuff of life. It is the foundation, the chemical basis, of every living thing on Earth. Yet because of its pervasive familiarity we all take it for granted. As investors we might want to rethink that.