After a horrible year in 2012, shares of Molycorp have gotten off to a good start in the new-year. On Monday it rose as China set its rare earth production quota at 46,900 metric tons. While this is still only half of 2012’s production, it’s better than expected. The stock had already priced in a worst case scenario therefore the stock was poised to rise. Investor Lawrence Balter added the stock to his list of 2013 underdogs to surprise, and quite frankly, I agree with him.