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3 Rare Earths Companies Up Over 40 Percent Year-to-Date

Like the rest of the commodities market, the rare earths sector is definitely less exciting now than it was a few years ago. However, that isn't to say that rare earths miners have gone away completely. In fact, some have even seen share price rises in 2014.

Jon Hykawy Talks Illegal Mining and Rare Earth Export Quotas

To get more insight into what recent developments could mean for the rare earths sector, Rare Earth Investing News spoke with Jon Hykawy, president and director of Stormcrow Capital. He provided some interesting information for investors focused on the rare earths space, and overall is hopeful that things could be looking up for the sector.

China’s Weakening Hold on the Global Rare Earths Market

China was once responsible for over 90 percent of global rare earths production, allowing it to restrict exports and manipulate prices. However, following a WTO ruling against that practice earlier this year and moves to crack down on illegal mining, China's share of global rare earths production could be dropping.

Lynas Reports Increased Revenues, but Still Drawing Skepticism

The share price of Australia's Lynas Corporation is down 75 percent year-to-date, so investors were no doubt happy to see some positive news in the company's first-quarter results. But although Lynas reported a respectable increase in both revenues and production, also decreasing its operating costs, it's still facing some struggles.