Q: Hi Pat, I’m interested in investing in rare-earth metals. I’m wondering if you have any recommendations as well as an ETF to invest in. Thanks.

A: Rare-earth elements are used in a variety of modern devices and applications: catalytic converters and petroleum refining; magnets in small and large motors; glass additives and glass polishing compounds; rechargeable batteries; television and computer screens; lighting; X-ray machines; and lasers.

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Hello: Would you please share your thoughts about Nemaska Lithium, which has been very active these past few weeks. Thank you in advance.

A: Nemaska Lithium, $1.45, symbol NMX on the Toronto Venture exchange, (Shares outstanding: 218.1 million; Market cap: 338.2 million; www.nemaskalithium.com), aims to start up its Whabouchi lithium project, in Quebec.

Lithium is used in household batteries, glass and ceramics, lubricants, refrigeration, pharmaceuticals, polymers and aluminum production… Read More

Penny stocks: This lithium miner needs a spark from the electric car

Nemaska Lithium (symbol NMX on Toronto; www.nemaskalithium.com) aims to bring its Whabouchi project in Quebec into production.
Lithium is used in batteries, glass and ceramics, lubricants, refrigeration, pharmaceuticals, polymers and aluminum production. But the metal mostly goes into lithium-ion and lithium-metal batteries for… Read More

Pat: What is your opinion on Nemaska Lithium? Thanks.

Nemaska Lithium, $0.17, symbol NMX on Toronto, (Shares outstanding: 188.7 million; Market cap: $32.1 million; www.nemaskalithium.com), aims to bring its Whabouchi project in Quebec into production.

Lithium is used in batteries, glass and ceramics, lubricants, refrigeration, pharmaceuticals, polymers and aluminum production. But the metal mostly… Read More