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A stock that trades for less than 40 cents a share is proving to be a drag on the Market Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF (NYSEArca: REMX). Shares of Molycorp (NYSE: MCP), once one of the highest-flying rare earths miners, are lower by 35.9% Thursday after the company announced it is filing for Chapter 11 […]

The rare earth metals industry-related exchange traded fund popped Monday, following a 60 Minutes highlight on the growing demand for rare earth minerals in a digital age. The Market Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF (NYSEArca: REMX), which tracks the performance of companies that mine, refine and manufacture rare or strategic metals, jumped 3.2% Monday. The […]

China ended its export quota policy for rare-earth minerals, potentially raising global supply of the metals and weighing on rare earths sector-related exchange traded funds. The Market Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF (NYSEArca: REMX), which tracks the performance of companies that mine, refine and manufacture rare or strategic metals, dipped 1.7% Monday. REMX has declined […]

Uranium prices and miner-related exchange traded fund are rebounding as Asian countries shift to nuclear energy and cut back on greenhouse gas-emitting coal plants. Since the Tuesday low, the Global X Uranium ETF (NYSEArca: URA), which tracks uranium miners, rose 5.0%. However, URA is still down 23.5% year-to-date. Uranium prices have surged 35% since May, […]

Retail investors can gain exposure to targeted areas of the market like the nuclear energy and uranium industry. Nevertheless, traders should not be too overzealous with their allocations as the sector has exhibited extreme bouts of volatility. The Global X Uranium ETF (NYSEArca: URA), which tracks uranium miners, has declined 81% since it began trading […]

Fears of China’s stranglehold over the rare earth metals market may be overblown as more countries have quickly developed their own mining projects. Consequently, the rare-earth-related exchange traded fund could continue to languish under lower global prices. The Market Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF (NYSEArca: REMX), which tracks the performance of companies that mine, refine […]

Elon Musk’s plan for a multi-billion dollar Gigafactory to fuel mass-market Tesla (NasdaqGS: TSLA) electric cars will also help power up lithium stocks and industry-specific exchange traded fund. Electric automaker Tesla Motors will open a $5 billion battery factory, dubbed the Gigafactory, in Carson City, Nevada, reports Kirsten Korosec for Fortune. On Friday, the Global […]

The Market Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF (NYSEArca: REMX), which has turned in a decent showing this year gaining almost 7% over the past six months, could see more near-term upside thanks to some positive news from one of the rare earths sector’s marquee names. Shares of Molycorp (NYSE: MCP), once the largest U.S. producer […]

The rare earth metal miners exchange traded fund continues to lose strength as China prepares to end tariffs and quotas on rare earth exports. The Market Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF (NYSEArca: REMX) was down 0.2% Wednesday. REMX has declined 6.0% over the past month and is down 4.1% year-to-dated. China could remove tariffs and […]

Few non-leveraged sub-industry exchange traded funds have spent the past two years getting smacked around the way the Market Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF (NYSEArca: REMX) has. Once a shining stars, REMX and the rare earths sector started falling on hard times in late 2011 after China’s strict import quotas forced prices for the metals […]

When the Market Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF (NYSEArca: REMX) debuted nearly three years ago, it appeared to be a case of impeccable timing. The ETF’s debut coincided with booming demand for electric vehicles, smartphones and tablets, all of which are made using some of the 17 rare earths elements. The rare earths party was […]

An exchange traded fund that tracks rare earth metals and elements mining firms has been leading the market over the past week. The Market Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF (NYSEArca: REMX) ended 3.4% higher Friday. The ETF has gained 10.1% over the past week, breaking above its short-term moving average. Country allocations include Australia 19.6%, […]

Dividend paying stocks have been a popular theme among investors, but you don’t need to look for dividend-focused funds to get your income fix. Along with their exposure to the rising costs of raw materials, equities-based commodity exchange traded funds offer attractive yields as well. Stephen D. Simpson for Commodity HQ highlights five high-yielding, equities-based […]

Given the ongoing Knight Capital Group (NYSE: KCG) trading debacle which undoubtedly affected at least a handful of ETFs earlier this week on Wednesday and potentially yesterday as well, we have been prompted to examine some names closer given erratic trading in certain equity index components. Thinly traded Market Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF (NYSEArca: […]

The exchange traded fund that follows the rare earths metal industry is recovering along with the improved economic outlook. Rising demand for rare earths could help make this ETF a rare opportunity. Market Vectors Rare Earth/ Strategic Metals (NYSEArca: REMX) is up 12.4% year-to-date. The fund gained 4.8% Friday on the back of a new […]

After the steep drop-off last year when investors turned away from riskier commodity plays, the lithium exchange traded fund has surged this year on higher demand as global economies reveal improvements in manufacturing and consumption. Global X Lithium ETF (NYSEArca: LIT) is up 20.5% year-to-date, compared to the 23.4% drop over the last year. The […]

Rare earth metals, along with the related exchange traded fund, have been in the news in recent years due to supply concerns. However, the sub-sector has been a weak performer, and now Toyota (NYSE: TM) is developing technologies that could side-step the demand for rare earths all together, in which case China’s influence on prices […]

China is the world’s largest rare earth metals supplier and is reported to keep 2012 export quotas in line with 2011. Higher prices and a global slowdown are influencing this decision, along with an attempt to dominate the segment of the market. The rare earth metals-focused exchange traded fund, Market Vectors Rare Earth/ Strategic Metals […]

After China imposed limits on rare earth exports, prices surged on the severe reduction in supply. However, now industries are cutting back on rare earths, sending prices and the exchange traded fund that tracks rare earth miners much lower. Market Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF (NYSEArca: REMX) is down about 33% over the past six […]

An exchange traded fund that tracks the prices of rare earth metals plunged Tuesday as Molycorp Inc. (NYSE: MCP) shares plummeted more than 20% on news of a downgrade amid falling demand for rare earth metals. The Market Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF (NYSEArca: REMX) lost nearly 5%. Molycorp shares plunged about 22% on Tuesday. […]

An exchange traded fund that tracks companies in the rare earth and strategic metals sector gained 3% on Friday following upbeat earnings from Molycorp (NYSE: MCP), a top holding. Molycorp shares were up more than 10% after the company said it swung to a second-quarter profit while revenue rose. “We are very pleased with our […]

Is a uranium exchange traded fund a buy due to cheap valuations in mining companies and the depressed uranium spot price. Global X Uranium ETF (NYSEArca: URA) has bounced somewhat after a steep decline that started in late July. The fund tries to reflect the performance of global companies engaged in the uranium industry. “With […]

Investors have been directing cash to new exchange traded funds that invest in commodities and emerging markets bonds to hedge against a weaker U.S. dollar, according to a report. These ETFs can offer investors a safe haven from a depreciating greenback. Investors are worried economic weakness could trigger more fiscal stimulus from the Federal Reserve […]

The uranium exchange traded fund was hit hard earlier this year as the disaster in Japan affected the global nuclear industry. Still, nuclear projects are being commissioned, and India recently discovered what may be the single largest uranium deposit. The Tumalappalli mine in the Andhra Pradesh state of India holds a confirmed 49,000 tons of […]

An exchange traded fund designed to give investors exposure to rare earth and strategic metals traded higher Monday along with Molycorp (NYSE: MCP), which benefitted from bullish views from Wall Street analysts. Market Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF (NYSEArca: REMX) rose 1% on Monday morning while Molycorp rallied about 8%. Piper Jaffray upgraded Molycorp to […]

An exchange traded fund that invests in rare earth and strategic metals has traded lower this week with top holding Molycorp weighing after the miner announced a secondary offering of shares. Molycorp shares have fallen sharply after the company late Tuesday said certain of its selling stockholders intend to offer 10 million shares of comment […]

Molycorp (NYSE: MCP) shares fell 5% in after-hours trading Tuesday following the company’s quarterly earnings as profit and revenue both came in well short of expectations. The stock dropped about 7% in Tuesday’s regular trading. The bearish action in Molycorp hit the $500 million Market Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF (NYSEArca: REMX). The ETF counts […]

A rare earths exchange traded fund could see trading volume ramp up this week after Molycorp (NYSE: MCP) reports quarterly results following Tuesday’s closing bell. Molycorp is the third-largest holding in Market Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF (NYSEArca: REMX) at nearly 7% of the portfolio. The Van Eck ETF has about $500 million in assets […]

Malaysia is getting in on the rare earth’s metal mania and gambling to take China’s stronghold out of the market on this one. There are now exchange traded funds (ETFs) available for investors in this “rare” sector. As many as 2,500 construction workers are racing to finish the world’s largest refinery for so-called rare earth […]

On the heels of last week’s launch of the Global X FTSE Argentina 20 (NYSEArca: ARGT) exchange traded fund (ETF), Global X isn’t content to rest on its laurels. The fast-growing provider has plans to expand into other sectors and areas of the world now, too. Its most recent filings with the Securities and Exchange […]