The most popular commodity nobody would think of investing in.

Cell phones, Pacemakers, Digital Cameras, Smartphone’s, Watches, Chain SawsRobotic Lawn Mowers ,Mini Cameras, Electric Wheelchairs, Are devices we use every day all use Lithium ION Batteries and now the world is changing again soon Lithium will become the new Gasoline in our Society .

The commercialization of the lithium-ion battery in the 1990’s fuelled a 20-year surge in the telecommunication and computing industries following the rapid development of light & powerful, rechargeable batteries.

The major producers of lithium are Australia, Chile, Argentina & China with Australia and Chile who account for more than 75% of the total. These four countries also have the largest lithium reserves. Chile, is projected to have more than 50% of known reserves.

 

Annual global electric vehicle sales are forecast to hit 24.4 million by 2030

  • • Norway (0.2m cars): new passenger cars and vans must have zero emissions by 2025
  • • India (3.7m): will ban the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars by 2030
  • • UK (3.1m): will ban the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars by 2040
  • • France (2.5m): will ban the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars by 2040
  • • China (28m): recently announced it will ban the sale of gasoline and diesel cars (official date still pending)

 

Renault-Nissan bets its future on electric and hybrid cars.
GM plans to add 20 new electric, fuel cell vehicles to lineup by 2023

 

Like other commodities, lithium prices are ultimately determined by supply and demand. What makes lithium somewhat unique is the time to market for new supply. In the oil markets, for example, producers can usually bring a drilled well to completion in 4-9 months, resulting in relatively dynamic supply chain responses to changes in demand.

The price Of lithium.

2017 $9,100.00 $9,100.00 18%
2016 $7,475.00 $7,646.93 13%
2015 $6,500.00 $6,802.44 22%
2014 $5,050.00 $5,290.26 13%
2013 $4,390.00 $4,672.44 4%
2012 $4,220.00 $4,558.87 8%
2011 $3,870.00 $4,268.56 -12%
2010 $4,350.00 $4,951.53 -4%
2009 $4,530.00 $5,238.93 2%
2008 $4,440.00 $5,114.30 20%
2007 $3,530.00 $4,220.61 34%
2006 $2,320.00 $2,851.56 37%
2005 $1,460.00 $1,851.94 -18%
2004 $1,720.00 $2,255.92 10%
2003 $1,550.00 $2,087.84 -3%
2002 $1,590.00 $2,190.98 0%

 

LIT: The Global X Lithium & Battery Tech ETF invests in the full lithium cycle, from mining and refining the metal, through battery production.

Neo Lithium Corporation is engaged in the exploration and development of resource properties. The Company’s Tres Quebradas project (the 3Q Project) is located in the southern end of the Lithium Triangle in the Puna Plateau.

Rock Tech Lithium Inc. is a Canada-based mineral exploration company. The Company holds an interest in the Georgia Lake lithium project in the Thunder Bay Mining District of Ontario.

Millennial Lithium Corp, formerly Redhill Resources Corp, is a Canada-based exploration and development company. The Company is focused on lithium assets located in Argentina.

All this puts today’s investors in an incredible position to profit. Energy Investor editor Keith Kohl says “Right now we’re looking at an upheaval in demand for lithium. Today’s investors will be tomorrow’s millionaires.”

  • Since the start of 2015, the price of lithium has climbed nearly 200%, according to Benchmark Mineral Intelligence. The price is likely to keep rising because the lithium supply remains tight despite minor expansion by current producers and new supply out of Western Australia, Benchmark says.

Footnotes

  1. Bloomberg, “Tesla’s Battery Revolution Just Reached Critical Mass,” Jan 30, 2017.
  2. New York Times, “China’s Electric Car Push Lures Global Auto Giants, Despite Risks,” Sep 10, 2017.
  3. CNN Money, “These Countries Want to Ditch Gas and Diesel Cars,” Jul 26, 2017.
  4. International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICD) 2016 car sales data.
  5. Bloomberg, “Big Oil Just Woke Up to Threat of Rising Electric Car Demand,” Jul 14, 2017.
  6. Reuters, “Lithium Processors Prepare to Meet Demand in Era of Electric Car,” Aug 7, 2017.
  7. Worldoil.com, “E&Ps with Significant DUC Inventory to Benefit from Capital Efficiency Gains: IHS,” May 11, 2016.
  8. US Geological Survey, “Lithium,” Jan 2017.
  9. Thelithiumspot.com, “The Lithium Cartel,” 2017.
  10. Bloomberg, “We’re Going to Need More Lithium,” Sep 7, 2017.

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. International investing may involve risk of capital loss from unfavorable fluctuations in currency values, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles, or from economic or political instability in other nations. Emerging markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors as well as increased volatility and lower trading volume. Narrowly focused investments may be subject to higher volatility. There are additional risks associated with investing in Lithium and the Lithium mining industry.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Bloomberg, “Tesla’s Battery Revolution Just Reached Critical Mass,” Jan 30, 2017.
  2. New York Times, “China’s Electric Car Push Lures Global Auto Giants, Despite Risks,” Sep 10, 2017.
  3. CNN Money, “These Countries Want to Ditch Gas and Diesel Cars,” Jul 26, 2017.
  4. International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICD) 2016 car sales data.
  5. Bloomberg, “Big Oil Just Woke Up to Threat of Rising Electric Car Demand,” Jul 14, 2017.
  6. Reuters, “Lithium Processors Prepare to Meet Demand in Era of Electric Car,” Aug 7, 2017.
  7. Worldoil.com, “E&Ps with Significant DUC Inventory to Benefit from Capital Efficiency Gains: IHS,” May 11, 2016.
  8. US Geological Survey, “Lithium,” Jan 2017.
  9. Thelithiumspot.com, “The Lithium Cartel,” 2017.
  10. Bloomberg, “We’re Going to Need More Lithium,” Sep 7, 2017.

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. International investing may involve risk of capital loss from unfavorable fluctuations in currency values, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles, or from economic or political instability in other nations. Emerging markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors as well as increased volatility and lower trading volume. Narrowly focused investments may be subject to higher volatility. There are additional risks associated with investing in Lithium and the Lithium mining industry.