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Mastering the Commodities Markets by Francesca Taylor

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IMPORTANCE OF RARE EARTH ELEMENTS IN TODAY’S MARKETS

Notwithstanding the huge volatile price swings seen over the last year, commodities remain an important part of every investor’s portfolio. Rare earth elements are one of the more esoteric commodities yet their use is far more widespread than most realise (Figure 10.6).

Figure 10.6 Uses of rare earth elements

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Source: Avalon Rare Metals 101, www.avalonraremetals.com

One of the key resources for rare earth research is a Canadian company called Technology Metals Research (www.techmetalsresearch.com) and I am indebted to them for the following section on both REE usages as process enablers and ...

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