MINER'S RIGHT

Minor metals get their 15 minutes of fame

The silly season has arrived on cue with rising interest rates and falling commodity prices forcing tipsters who have never seen a bear market dip into the periodic table to recommend obscure and thinly-traded metals as valid investments, which they’re not.

Tim Treadgold
Minor metals get their 15 minutes of fame

Two headlines best told the story last week. One suggested that boron is the critical metal to follow thanks to its widespread industrial uses which range from detergent to magnets, while another headline...

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