Investment share option future trade ETF commodities stock online market Chart Realtime: Tin – New investment darling

For thousands of years, silver and gold has been the hotbed of investments. But it’s their often forgotten and looked down upon brother tin, that is fast becoming the new investment darling. While it’s used in many different markets today, think food containers and for it’s resistance to corrosion. It’s electronics field that is the biggest user of tin just in solder alone. It’s the ago old supply and demand that fueling it’s raise.

Global tin consumption rose by almost 16% in 2010 to 369,800 tonnes while tin mines output rose only 0.8%. Considering tin as an investment? Good idea! I mean after all, where would we be without the tin can?