SOURCE: The Bedford Report

The Bedford Report

February 11, 2011 11:25 ET

Rare Earth Market Remains a Volatile Guessing Game

The Bedford Report Provides Analyst Research on Rare Element Resources & Qiao Xing Universal

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 11, 2011) - Wall Street has been buzzing in recent months over the 17 so-called "rare earth elements." The metals, which are the life blood of modern computers, batteries and alternative energies, saw their prices surge on average more than 120 percent in 2010 as global economic demand grew. Recent measures by the Chinese government could send prices of rare earths even higher this year, and while China is currently dominating the rare-earth race, mining companies worldwide have stepped up efforts to extract the minerals. The Bedford Report examines the Rare Earth Elements Industry and provides research reports on Rare Element Resources, Inc. (NYSE Amex: REE) and Qiao Xing Universal Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ: XING). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

www.bedfordreport.com/2011-02-REE

www.bedfordreport.com/2011-02-XING

China presently produces about 95 percent of the global supply of rare earth minerals, but said it would cut its export quotas by 35 percent year-on-year for the first half of 2011. China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Jiang Yu, argues that "Other countries with rare earth resources should also develop and exploit their resources and jointly shoulder the responsibility for rare earth supply."

While the US is making efforts, it is very late to the party. In fact, most mines outside of China are far away from production. Additionally, there are no separation facilities for the all-important "heavy" rare earths outside of China. For this reason many naysayers refer to the boom in North American Rare Earth stocks as a speculative bubble.

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A recent report from The Wall Street Journal suggests China is building up strategic reserves of rare earth metals in a move that could give it better control over the resource so indispensable to high tech products. According the report the effort "could give Beijing increased power to influence global prices and supplies in a sector it already dominates."

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