The Metals Report

Why Rick Rule bought $280m of platinum and palladium

When Rick Rule pairs lower grades, labor strife and inefficient mines with the relentless demand for platinum and palladium, his result is an investment thesis that could pay off for bullion and equity investors.

Four billion reasons REEs and graphite will make you money

Self-help manuals tell us that what we focus on, we manifest. This is certainly true for rare earth elements enthusiast Chris Berry.

20 million: Why is this number critical for copper?

For resource expert Joachim Berlenbach, fund adviser with Switzerland's Earth Resource Investment Group, copper is shining brighter than gold—he even does some back-of-the-envelope calculations to show how global development could create a serious supply bottleneck.

Striking a balance with zinc investments

Equal parts infrastructure, financing and compromise.

Why smart money is buying junior strategic metal miners

Most investors have a tough time standing apart from the crowd.

Colin Healey: Will mining stocks follow iron ore's price climb?

Research analyst says there's upside opportunity in junior developers.

Kevin Puil: $4/lb copper is on its way

Portfolio manager points to copper's historic levels as proof there are brighter times ahead for base metals.

Keys to rare earth companies’ success: Innovation, cost efficiency

Demand for rare earths remains; it's just a question of who can supply them first—and at what cost?