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What: Shares of rare-earth metals miner Molycorp
So what: This is an interesting combination of one of the largest rare-earth miners and one of the largest rare-earth processors. Rare-earth metals are necessary for the production of smartphones, wind turbines, electric cars, and myriad other products. This move should help streamline production efforts without any loss of jobs, according to the CEO of Neo Materials.
Now what: There really are just two major rare-earth miners and two rare-earth processors in the world right now, so this combination is interesting, to say the least. I'm eager to see how it will play out over the long term, but, as of now, I see no reason why it won't be a success. I've been critical about Molycorp's valuation before today, but I finally feel the stock may necessitate another look at these levels.
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