The 3 Major REE Indices Weigh In on the Top 5 Rare Earth Companies

On March 28, 2012

On March 28, 2012 click here) REE Stocks Company Ltd. simultaneously launched three indices focused on the Rare Earth Element (REE) industry: the REE Global Index, the REE Leaders Index, and the REE Shariah Index. Initial response to this announcement has been outstanding, garnering interest from a global audience. Today, REE Stocks  is pleased to provide an update on these indices by releasing the names and weightings of the constituent companies for each REE Index.

Financial institutions, investment banks and asset managers are finding the REE Indices of particular interest as the REE Indices serve as the headline indices for the global REE equity market and are customized to meet the needs of a diverse range of investors. In Chicago last month, I spoke at at the Chicago Investment Conference and was introduced to the Encompass Fund, for instance; which of course, has been a top 5 performer in the US focused on strategic metals. James Hedrick who we often quote called me this week to discuss a new REE fund that he is heading up — and of course I recommended these prominent 3 indices.

The REE Global Index maintained and calculated by Standard & Poor’s, is the first objective and rules-based rare earth element index to represent the 30 largest publicly owned global companies producing rare earth elements outside of China and India and offering the widest coverage of the rare earth companies’ stock.

The following is a list of REE Global Index constituents in alphabetical order as reflected at close of market on May 17, 2012:

The REE Leaders Index maintained and calculated by FTSE International Limited is the first objective and rules-based rare earth element index to represent the 15 largest publicly owned global companies producing rare earth elements outside of China and India and offers a concentration of the most advanced rare earth companies’ stock.

The following is a list of REE Leaders Index constituents in alphabetical order as reflected at close of market on May 17, 2012: 

The REE Shariah Index maintained and calculated by FTSE International Limited in partnership with Yassar Research Inc., is a subset of the REE Leaders Index that represents performance of the largest by full market capitalization publicly owned global Shariah compliant companies producing rare earth elements outside of China and India.

The following is a list of REE Shariah Index constituents in alphabetical order as reflected at close of market on May 17, 2012:

The REE Indices are offered as investment instruments and are calculated through precisely defined index calculation and maintenance methods. The process of determining inclusion and exclusion of REE companies’ stocks in the REE Indices’ universe involves thorough analysis of different sources and expert opinion rather than the companies’ own statements, which ultimately ensures that the REE Indices remain independent and free from association with constituent companies and industry analyst groups.

REE Stocks Company Ltd. simultaneously launched three indices focused on the Rare Earth Element (REE) industry: the REE Global Index, the REE Leaders Index, and the REE Shariah Index. Initial response to this announcement has been outstanding, garnering interest from a global audience. Today, REE Stocks  is pleased to provide an update on these indices by releasing the names and weightings of the constituent companies for each REE Index.

Financial institutions, investment banks and asset managers are finding the REE Indices of particular interest as the REE Indices serve as the headline indices for the global REE equity market and are customized to meet the needs of a diverse range of investors. In Chicago last month, I spoke at at the Chicago Investment Conference and was introduced to the Encompass Fund, for instance; which of course, has been a top 5 performer in the US focused on strategic metals. James Hedrick who we often quote called me this week to discuss a new REE fund that he is heading up — and of course I recommended these prominent 3 indices.

The REE Global Index maintained and calculated by Standard & Poor’s, is the first objective and rules-based rare earth element index to represent the 30 largest publicly owned global companies producing rare earth elements outside of China and India and offering the widest coverage of the rare earth companies’ stock.

The following is a list of REE Global Index constituents in alphabetical order as reflected at close of market on May 17, 2012:

The REE Leaders Index maintained and calculated by FTSE International Limited is the first objective and rules-based rare earth element index to represent the 15 largest publicly owned global companies producing rare earth elements outside of China and India and offers a concentration of the most advanced rare earth companies’ stock.

The following is a list of REE Leaders Index constituents in alphabetical order as reflected at close of market on May 17, 2012: 

The REE Shariah Index maintained and calculated by FTSE International Limited in partnership with Yassar Research Inc., is a subset of the REE Leaders Index that represents performance of the largest by full market capitalization publicly owned global Shariah compliant companies producing rare earth elements outside of China and India.

The following is a list of REE Shariah Index constituents in alphabetical order as reflected at close of market on May 17, 2012:

The REE Indices are offered as investment instruments and are calculated through precisely defined index calculation and maintenance methods. The process of determining inclusion and exclusion of REE companies’ stocks in the REE Indices’ universe involves thorough analysis of different sources and expert opinion rather than the companies’ own statements, which ultimately ensures that the REE Indices remain independent and free from association with constituent companies and industry analyst groups.