Chris Berry of House Mountain Partners will be focusing on cobalt this year, and he suggests keeping an eye on Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold to get a sense of what the market is doing.
Here's a look at 2012's top 10 cobalt-producing countries, based on figures from the US Geological Survey.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has delayed its ban on the export of copper and cobalt concentrate for a second time.
Global Cobalt has confirmed historical Soviet-era drill data at its Karakul cobalt project in Russia.
A cargo truck stolen early on Tuesday while transporting cobalt-60, a radioactive cobalt isotope, was found yesterday afternoon near Hueypoxtla, Mexico.
Authorities are unsure whether two men who stole a cargo truck carrying cobalt-60 were after just the truck or the potentially dangerous radioactive cobalt isotope.
Erin Chutter, president, CEO and director of Global Cobalt, recently spoke to Andrew Topf of the Investing News Network about her company's Karakul cobalt project, located in Russia's Altai Republic.
The cobalt market has been fairly quiet this past month, but Metal-Pages Research believes the metal may rise as high as $16.85 per pound this quarter.
Today, Global Cobalt announced that it has entered a preliminary offtake agreement with top battery materials supplier Beijing Easpring Materials Technology.
Cobalt prices have been rising since the end of August and hit an eight-week high on September 13.