- The short and medium term don’t look that great for uranium as military inventories, idled reactors, and negative sentiment push prices down.
- In the long term, increased demand from new nuclear reactors should eventually push prices higher and may create tremendous returns given the current low investment environment – think 3 to 10 years.
- In the long-long term, there is plenty of uranium for the next thousand years.
Uranium has been in a five-year long price slump with several factors having impacted the decline.
The 2011 Fukushima disaster forced Japan to idle its reactors. According to the Nuclear Energy Institute, only three reactors of the 42 commercially operable are currently in use in Japan. As Japan represents one third of global nuclear capacity, this blow was tremendous for uranium. More →