From the wide range of technology metals and rare earths, TRADIUM provides investors with a targeted selection of resources that constitute suitable investment commodities. This selection is based on three decades of experience, intensive knowledge of the requirements of the industry as well as our insight into current demand expectations. We currently recommend the following strategic resources as alternatives or additions to the traditional investment portfolio:
In addition to the selection made here, TRADIUM can provide interested private investors with the whole range of technology metals and rare earths for an alternative investment. We are also happy to offer precious metals as an alternative investment. Please, talk to us anytime.
Technology metals owe their name to their relevance to technological applications. The term comes from everyday language – specific chemical properties common to all elements do not exist. Precious Metals can also be counted among the technology metals.
Because of their respective capabilities, technology metals have become almost indispensable to our modern world. Whether in high-tech products or classical metallurgy, technology metals are used in many demanding industries and play a significant role in their success.
Without germanium, for example, innovations such as fiber optics Internet connections or infrared optics would be difficult to achieve. Indium is essential for the production of touch screens and flat screens. Gallium is used as an efficient semiconductor in space travel and is needed in the sector of renewable energies.
The exact details of the individual products – and why they are a worthwhile alternative investment – can be found in the respective resource portraits.
Because it used to be assumed that the elements of this group were very rare, they were called rare earths. By now it is known that they are not so rare: Cerium is about as common as copper or nickel.
Even the rarest element of this group, thulium, is more common than gold or platinum. The term earths goes back to the beginnings of the extraction of these resources, which were previously obtained only as oxides from certain minerals. Earths is the older term for oxides.
Rare earths almost always occur in conjunction with other rare earths. The separation process is both technically complex and regulated by strict environmental regulations. Categorically, a distinction is made between light and heavy rare earths. On average, 95 > of the rare earths resources consist of the four light rare earths cerium, lanthanum, neodymium and praseodymium. Consequently, the share for the 13 heavy rare earths is less than 5 %.
The exact details of the individual products – and why they area worthwhile alternative investment –can be found in the respective resource portraits.
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