Without critical materials many technologies, products, gadgets and toys, would not exist. The US used to be the world’s leader in development and production of high-tech magnets, it can be again, but not without required rare earth oxides.
Wild-ass guessing may work in a super bull junior market, but my sense is that the high risk flying turkey trade is off for now and investors had better apply economic parameters to anything they consider.
The earthquake, which claimed tens of thousands of lives and left millions homeless, has also led to losses in Chinese metal production. The need for materials to rebuild the ravaged areas should keep the sector strong.