Track the companies that matter to you. It's FREE! Click one of these fan favorites to get started: Apple; Google; Ford.



Are Rare-Earth Metals Back in Vogue?

With Molycorp (NASDAQOTH: MCPIQ  ) crushing analysts' estimates for the last quarter, you must consider whether the once-beloved stocks of the rare-earth industry are ready to run again. Over the last few weeks, Molycorp has outperformed its peers in the precious metals markets, including both the SPDR Gold Trust (NYSEMKT: GLD  ) and the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEMKT: SLV  ) . Even Silver Wheaton (NYSE: SLW  ) has lagged the rare-earth metal standard-bearer.

MCP Chart

MCP data by YCharts

In the video below, contributor Doug Ehrman discusses Molycorp's recent operating results and why the company thinks that the rest of the year may be more favorable than the Street does.

If you are looking for a company whose success is determined by the metals market, but without involving itself in the risks of physically mining the metals, then Silver Wheaton provides a unique play on the future of silver. SLW chooses to finance the mining of silver; it has grown sales and net income every year since 2008, and also has increased competitive advantages over its limited peer group. To learn more about Silver Wheaton, click here now to access The Motley Fool's premium research report on the company.

Read/Post Comments (0) | Recommend This Article (6)

Comments from our Foolish Readers

Help us keep this a respectfully Foolish area! This is a place for our readers to discuss, debate, and learn more about the Foolish investing topic you read about above. Help us keep it clean and safe. If you believe a comment is abusive or otherwise violates our Fool's Rules, please report it via the Report this Comment Report this Comment icon found on every comment.

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Compare Brokers

Fool Disclosure

Sponsored Links

Leaked: Apple's Next Smart Device
(Warning, it may shock you)
The secret is out... experts are predicting 458 million of these types of devices will be sold per year. 1 hyper-growth company stands to rake in maximum profit - and it's NOT Apple. Show me Apple's new smart gizmo!

DocumentId: 2426659, ~/Articles/ArticleHandler.aspx, 9/26/2016 11:39:24 AM

Report This Comment

Use this area to report a comment that you believe is in violation of the community guidelines. Our team will review the entry and take any appropriate action.

Sending report...

Today's Market

updated Moments ago Sponsored by:
DOW 18,128.35 -133.10 -0.73%
S&P 500 2,150.91 -13.78 -0.64%
NASD 5,267.15 -38.60 -0.73%

Create My Watchlist

Go to My Watchlist

You don't seem to be following any stocks yet!

Better investing starts with a watchlist. Now you can create a personalized watchlist and get immediate access to the personalized information you need to make successful investing decisions.

Data delayed up to 5 minutes

Related Tickers

12/31/1969 7:00 PM
MCPIQ $0.00 Down +0.00 +0.00%
Molycorp, Inc. CAPS Rating: **
GLD $127.96 Up +0.31 +0.24%
SPDR Gold Trust CAPS Rating: **
SLV $18.64 Down -0.04 -0.20%
iShares Silver Tru… CAPS Rating: ***
SLW $27.85 Up +0.03 +0.11%
Silver Wheaton CAPS Rating: ****