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Five Star Equities

February 17, 2012 08:20 ET

Rare Earth Stocks on the Upswing on Threat of Supply Shortage

Five Star Equities Provides Stock Research on Rare Element Resources & Ucore Rare Metals

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Feb 17, 2012) - Over the last month Rare Earth stocks have outperformed the broader market by a large margin as demand for the 17 elements continues to skyrocket. The Market Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF (REMX) is up more than 9 percent since January 17, 2012, with North American and Australian rare earth stocks leading the rally. Five Star Equities examines investing opportunities in the Rare Earth Industry and provides equity research on Rare Element Resources Ltd. (NYSE Amex: REE) (TSX: RES) and Ucore Rare Metals Inc. (TSX VENTURE: UCU) (PINKSHEETS: UURAF). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

www.fivestarequities.com/REE

www.fivestarequities.com/UCU

Presently China produces about 95 percent of global rare earth supplies. However the nation says that excessive production is depleting its reserves and damaging its environment. While China may be looking to lower its production -- and perhaps preserve rare earth prices -- a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel recently ruled that China violated global trading rules by curbing exports of raw materials such as bauxite, coke, magnesium, manganese and zinc, which inflated prices and gave domestic Chinese firms an unfair competitive advantage.

A number of U.S. lawmakers have urged the United States to use the WTO decision to launch a new case to force China into lifting its rare earth export restrictions, Reuters reports.

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Gold Stock Trades Editor Jeb Handwerger recently told The Critical Metals Report that a U.S. government think tank wrote a 200-page report anticipating a supply shortfall in certain basic elements. According to Handwerger, the report says that in the short-term there could be supply shortages of yttrium, europium, neodymium, terbium and dysprosium.

With multiple projects across North America, Ucore's primary focus is the 100% owned Bokan - Dotson ridge REE property in Alaska. The Bokan - Dotson ridge REE project is located 60 km southwest of Ketchikan, Alaska and 140 km northwest of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Rare Element Resources Ltd. is a publicly traded mineral resource company focused on exploration and development of rare-earth elements and gold on the Bear Lodge property located in northeastern Wyoming, USA. Earlier this month the company reported that its net loss for the second quarter ended December 31, 2011 totaled $10.1 million or $0.23 per share as compared to a net loss of $2.6 million or $0.07 per share for the same period in 2010

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