Posted June 04, 2021
By Aaron Gentzler
Trump and Biden’s “Rare” Agreement
“Trump and Biden don’t agree on much,” says our tech expert Ray Blanco. “But as the former president was leaving office, he revitalized America’s fight to get back its footing in this market — a fight that Biden quickly picked up.
“So what’s bringing together both sides of the aisle?” asks Ray. “Rare-earth elements (REEs)… tech manufacturing’s bread and butter.”
Currently? China has a stranglehold on these essential metals -- an 80% market share, in fact. “America used to hold some sway over this space, but was flushed out by pricing maneuvers of the Chinese government.”
Not only that, even though REEs aren’t as rare as the name implies, the mining and refining process is decidedly bad for the environment… which is not something China concerns itself with. So? Again, advantage China.
“But that’s flung the door wide open for innovation…
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Rare-Earth Elements in the Rough
“Scientists are discovering ways to obtain rare-earth metals while actually cleaning up the mess of the dirtiest fossil fuel in the world: coal,” says Ray.
Researchers at Purdue University have been working for years on a way to turn the toxic byproduct of burning coal into “neodymium and praseodymium — two of the most sought-after REEs (used in motors, turbines and medical devices) — as well as dysprosium, which is a crucial rare-earth element for electric vehicles and defense,” Ray says.
“And the best part? An American rare earths manufacturer just acquired the exclusive rights to this invention.
“The company is called American Resources Corp. (AREC) and it’s a publicly traded stock priced only around $3.
“Keep in mind, this isn’t an official recommendation,” Ray says. “But when game-changing technologies come onto the scene… especially ones that could help bring the U.S. back into a booming market… you deserve to know.
“That said, AREC is looking to assert some dominance in this industry very soon, so I’d keep an eye on it.”
Market Rundown for Friday, June 4, 2021
S&P 500 futures are up 25 points to 4,218.
Oil is up 1.3% to $69.70 for a barrel of West Texas crude.
Gold’s up 1% to $1,891 per ounce.
Bitcoin is down 4.4% to $36,850.27.
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