Investing in tangible assets does not have to be limited to real estate or works of art. Metallic raw materials can also interest private buyers.
A restricted supply combined with growing demand in aircraft turbine construction: The price of the technology metal hafnium has been rising strongly since the beginning of 2022.
Catalytic converters must work more efficiently to further limit pollutant emissions from cars. This requires more platinum, palladium and rhodium in the filter.
Individuals can use strategic metals as physical assets to focus on long-term value growth and protect their investments against inflation.
Researchers find a method to produce oxygen in space using super magnets. These could replace the centrifuges that have been used so far.
Massive expansion of offshore wind energy in the North and Baltic Seas agreed to make Europe less dependent on fossil fuels. This could increase the overall demand for critical raw materials.
Strategic metals are usually applied in industry in small doses – as in seasoning in the kitchen. Demand for the rare spice metals is increasing, causing prices to rise in many cases.
The Bosch Technology Group is advancing the development of semiconductor technology with technology metals: Gallium nitride is expected to make microchips even smaller and more powerful.
The technology metal indium is helping to increase the energy production of solar modules. An efficiency of 50 percent could soon be reached.
The decision to acquire Strategic Metals raises the question of storage. In order to benefit from tax advantages as well, a duty-free warehouse can be a useful option.
Mining of rare earth metals to be stepped up. Expert sees ingredients for a perfect storm in commodity markets.
There are some points to consider when investing in tangible assets such as technology metals and rare earths.
Alternative investments in critical raw materials can help you effectively diversify your portfolio.
Strategic metals are sought-after raw materials whose demand continues to rise. Private investors can take advantage of this.
To expand the supply of renewable energies, ever greater quantities of raw materials such as technology metals are needed.