Q: Pat: I have followed Avalon Advanced Materials for some time. What are your thoughts on this company and its prospects?

A: Avalon Advanced Materials, $0.12, symbol AVL on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 179.5 million; Market cap: $21.5 million; www.avalonadvancedmaterials.com), is a Canadian junior mineral exploration and development company. It is largely focused on lithium and rare earth elements.

The company’s main lithium prospect is its Separation Rapids… Read More

These minerals will power tomorrow’s cars

Automakers increasingly rely on lithium and rare-earth elements to make batteries for their electric vehicles (EVs). In 2017, share prices for producers of those minerals jumped on speculation EV sales will eventually lead to shortages (see Supplement, page 10).

Longer term, lithium and rare earth… Read More

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.

Rare-earth prices surged to a.. Read More

Rare earth stocks present unique challenges for investors

Rare earth stocks present unique challenges for investors. Here are 8 rules to follow to cut your risk.
Rare earth stocks are shares of company that explore for, mine and refine rare-earth elements. Rare earth elements and minerals are a group of metals with unique… Read More

New possibilities for IMG

IAMGOLD $2.90 (Toronto symbol IMG; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative) (1-888-464-9999; www.iamgold.com; Shares outstanding: 376.9 million; Market cap: $1.0 billion; No dividends paid) now holds over $800 million U.S. of cash and gold bullion after the sale of its Niobec niobium mine in Quebec’s Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region.

IAMGold… Read More

IAMGOLD $2.90 – Toronto symbol IMG

IAMGOLD $2.90 (Toronto symbol IMG; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative) (1-888-464-9999; www.iamgold.com; Shares outstanding: 376.9 million; Market cap: $1.0 billion; No dividends paid) now holds over $800 million U.S. of cash and gold bullion after the sale of its Niobec niobium mine in Quebec’s Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region.

IAMGold received… Read More

Stock Pickers Digest Hotline – Friday, January 23, 2015

DOREL INDUSTRIES, $40.09, symbol DII.B on Toronto, is our Stock of the Year for 2015.

The company makes a range of items, including ready-to-assemble home and office furniture; juvenile products, such as car seats, strollers, high chairs, toddler beds and cribs; and recreational goods, mainly bicycles.

Dorel… Read More

Big rare earth deposit, big hurdles to match

Every Monday we feature “A Stock to Sell” as our daily post. With every stock or investment we recommend as a sell, we give you a full explanation of why we advise against investing in it at this time.

Arafura Resources $0.05 (symbol ARU on the… Read More

Pat: What do you think about Arafura Resources?

Arafura Resources, $0.05, symbol ARU on the Australian exchange (Shares outstanding: 396.0 million; Market cap: $19.8 million; www.arultd.com), is an Australian firm with a rare earth property in the country’s Northern Territory.

Rare earth elements are a group of metals with unique characteristics. They’re used in… Read More