Uranium Prices Finding a Bottom

The 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster sent shock-waves not only throughout Japan but also throughout the entire nuclear industry. Many countries immediately cut back on their nuclear production with some even putting plans in place to eradicate it altogether. The swift reaction sent uranium prices into a tailspin that they have yet to recover from. But as 2013 progresses, new legislation and momentum for the nuclear world may finally help uranium find its bottom and give it room to run higher [for more uranium news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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Russia Plans World’s First Floating Nuclear Power Plant

Though nuclear power has been around for decades, its role in the global energy landscape has been slow to develop. The alternative energy source has the potential to generate substantial power and is relatively clean and cheap to produce, but nuclear’s potential hazards has many unwilling to adopt the power source. There have been multiple examples of just how deadly a nuclear crisis could be – Chernobyl being the most disastrous and devastating [for more commodity news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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Uranium Stages A Comeback

Uranium may be coming back into play two years after the Fukushima disaster, as Japan looks to restart some of its idle reactors and global supplies look to tighten a bit. Larger companies operating in the space have already seen their share prices begin to recover over the past couple months as these fundamentals improve, with Cameco Corp (CCJ) up 9.5%, Denison Mines Corp (DNN) up 7.2% and Uranerz Energy Corp (URZ) up about 1%. But many investors are wondering if this recovery will persist in the coming months [for more uranium news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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5 Highest-Yielding Commodity ETFs

Earning income from commodity investments typically requires some work and creativity on the part of investors. After all, gold bars and barrels of oil don’t pay out any income in and of themselves. That means that investors who want yield from their commodity investments need to either periodically sell part of their position to replicate income, or they need to invest in shares of commodity-related companies that do pay dividends.

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Detailing The Uranium ETF (URA) With Bruno del Ama

Bruno del Ama is the CEO of Global X Management, the New York-based ETF issuer behind several of the innovative exchange-traded products to hit the market in recent months, including the first ETFs offering investors exposure to Colombia and the Nordic region and the first and only uranium ETF on the market. He recently took time out of his busy schedule to talk about the nuclear energy industry, Global X Uranium ETF (URA), and more with CommodityHQ [see also Three Things Wall Street Journal Didn’t Tell You About Commodities].

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