Could an 11-year bear market for this commodity be close to ending? Paul Summers takes a closer look. : What’s the ultimate contrarian play right now? High street retailers? Gold stocks? Emerging markets? There’s another candidate… Now in the 11th year of a bear market, uranium remains one of the most detested metals around. Having hit $137 back in 2007, its price tag drifted below $20 per pound in 2017.