The price of cobalt was “parked” securely between $10 and $15 per pound from early 2013 through mid-2016. Then, it took off like a Tesla Roadster at full-throttle with the wind at its back. Currently the hottest of the hot metal investments, cobalt is used extensively in the production of electric car batteries and many other modern devices.
When you think about metal, what do you think of?
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In late 2017, multiple media outlets featured stories about the “precious metals outlook” for the upcoming year. The few advocates for investing in rhodium, a by-product of platinum mining, were routinely dismissed as kooks, Neanderthals, and worse.
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Mesabi Trust (NYSE: MSB) is an interesting play on the new boom in materials.
The royalty trust pays income based on the success of its iron ore assets in Minnesota.
Long ago, someone coined the term “gold psychosis” for a very good reason: certain people lose their minds when they think about, or are in the presence of, gold.
The shiny metal is one of humanity’s oldest forms of stored value, and has been at least part of the reason for several national and international financial catastrophes, wars, and fist fights.
Wouldn’t it be great if there were a way to totally diversify a metals portfolio by adding base metals like copper (pictured above in natural form), aluminum and tin to the mix?
Copper, nickel, titanium and lead (yes, lead) have been getting a lot of attention recently from everyday investors. For reasons that no one really seems
Some precious metals get lost among all the headlines and news stories about the ups and downs of gold and silver. Rhodium, platinum and palladium, however, have
There has been plenty of strange economic news out of India since late November 2016, and the nation’s social media is abuzz with rumors about a possible ban on gold ownership. In fact, Prime Minister Modi
Just a few days before UK voters opted to leave the European Union, financial pundits were making some pretty wild predictions about the possible effect of an exit vote on gold and silver prices. The consensus among major banks and economic think tanks was that Great Britain would decide to remain in the EU and metals markets would remain stable. The “banks and tanks” could not have been more wrong.
In addition to those who invest in coins for their precious metal content, some look to a coin’s rarity as a store of value and as a way to make a profit. But getting a foothold on the precious coin market can be a tricky endeavor. Serious investors should be ready to do plenty of research and enlist the services of professionals when the need arises.
Besides coin “collectors,” who view their hobby as a labor of love, there are a growing number of coin investors, those folks who are primarily interested in making a profit on an investment of time and money.
Investors tend to fall into the “precious metals” or the “rarity” categories, depending upon
There are countless ways to make coins a part of your investment portfolio. For hundreds, perhaps thousands of years, people have used the metallic value of coinage as a way to store wealth. For modern investors, it is important to
The investment outlook for gold and silver is quite positive for 2016. An increasingly unstable stock market, both at home and abroad, could propel both precious metals into new price territory.
Plenty of investors get bored with the standard lineup of traditional and alternative investments. . Even precious metals can be ho-hum for people who want a bit of intrigue in their portfolios. Excitement need not be high risk. In fact, selecting the right mix of collectibles like art, coins, stamps and antiques can be a fun way to earn income on a portfolio.
China, Gold, and Silver
In another case of silver following gold in world markets, both metals essentially stayed parked within a narrow price range amid China’s economic troubles and the upcoming end-of-year financial reports by the U.S. government.
Five Reasons Silver is a Brilliant Alternative Investment
Entering the precious metals market as an alternative investor or saver is almost always a smart move, provided you remember to follow a few guidelines. Many financial pros say it’s a good idea to keep about 10 percent of your portfolio in either gold, silver or other precious metals like platinum and palladium.