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Rare Metal Prices Surge in Anticipation of Chinese Trade Ban

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By John McDonald Saber rattling between the United States and China over trade policies is creating a surge in rare metal values. If the standoff continues, investors in rare and precious metals could see skyrocketing portfolio values both near- and long-term. At the end of May, Beijing warned it has a plan in place to restrict the exports of “rare earths” to the United States. Rare earths are metals used in the manufacture of many electronic devices, cars, and, perhaps most importantly, magnets. China provides about 95 percent of all rare earths in global trade, and Chinese exports of these...

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