Gold is often used as a hedge against inflation.
Specialty metals are also in demand. For example, new generations of airplanes need lighter materials that specialty companies can provide.
- Freeport McMoran (FCX), Gold and Copper Company
- Rio Tinto (RTP), Copper, Aluminum, Gold and other materials and minerals.
- US Steel Corp (X), Steel Company
- Michel Steel (MTL), Russian Metal and Steel Company
- Posco (PKX), Korean Steel Products
- Norilsk (NILSY.PK), Russian Nickel Company
- iShares Gold ETF (GLD)
- iShares Silver ETF (SLV)
- Precision Castparts (PCP), Specialty Metals
- Allegheny Technologies (ATI), Specialty Metals
- Peabody Energy (BTU), Coal Company
- Joy Global (JOYG), Mining Equipment Company
- Bucyrus (BUCY), Mining Equipment Company
- Layne Christensen (LAYN), Mining Equipment Company