Uranium Price Update: Q3 2023 in Review It has been a rollercoaster ride for uranium prices in the third quarter of 2023. For much of the period, the commodity seemed to move steadily higher on the charts, only to encounter bouts of pressure due to geopolitical uncertainties. But despite these occasional hiccups, the overall trend appears to have been positive. The rally in the price action appeared to have begun in mid-July, when news that some of the world’s leading economies were beginning to re-open and ease restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic gained traction. This provided a much-needed boost to demand for the commodity from utilities and other consumers and helped to spur uranium prices higher. By late August, prices were trading at $40.36/ lb, up nearly 10% from their recent low of $32.60/ lb. And although prices experienced pressure due to the US-China rift over the South China Sea, the price action still managed to remain reasonably steady. The month of September saw continuation of the bullish trend in the uranium market as supply disruptions, especially in Kazakhstan, became more pronounced. This had the effect of further increasing demand for the commodity, allowing uranium prices to breach the $50/lb mark. However, the rally in uranium prices has cooled off so far in October. This is largely attributed to softened demand from several Asian countries due to a slower than expected restart in their economies. Further, geopolitical tensions between China and India over the Chinese government’s stance on border disputes have put additional downward pressure on prices. At present, uranium is trading at around $45/lb, down slightly from its September high. Nonetheless, the market appears to be in a cautiously-bullish stance as a stronger global economy and geopolitical stability could easily spur further gains in the coming months. It will surely be an interesting quarter to watch given all the volatility that has surrounded uranium in recent weeks. Investors and traders alike may want to keep a close eye on the news and make their decisions accordingly. Keep in mind that sitting on the sidelines can still be the most prudent choice for those lacking the requisite risk-tolerance.