lithium

Recognition that lithiums ain’t lithiums said to help explain price volatility

Barry FitzGerald

Once high-flying lithium stocks have tanked of late. Lower lithium prices, which are being blamed on over-supply, are said to be responsible. But those close to the action say all is not what it appears and a recovery is coming. Plus, the Chinese come knocking for Cassini’s battery metals. Show More

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Lithium giant Albemarle contradicts Morgan Stanley on electric vehicle growth

Barry FitzGerald

The Wall Street bank tipped cold water on lithium stocks with its bearish outlook for the metal. But lithium giant Albemarle has hit back, saying the EV take-up rate, and therefore lithium demand, will be much greater than MS claims. Plus, Liontown ready to roar with lithium assays due shortly.... Show More

Glencore chief feeds copper bulls with talk of ‘massive under-investment’ in new mines

Barry FitzGerald

Ivan Glasenberg fuels talk the copper price could be set for another leg-up, contrasting forecast growth in demand with a chronic lack of investment in new supply. Plus, Piedmont looks to tap into US auto industry with made-in-America lithium and Kirkland’s Fosterville on track to be Australia’s best gold mine. Show More

Emerging winners from the electric vehicle megatrend

Julian Babarczy

While there are no Electric Vehicle (EV) manufacturers listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, Australia has a number of companies that participate in the most exciting part of the supply chain where I believe the bulk of value will likely accrue through the cycle. Show More

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Lithium and cobalt oversupply fears overblown

Paragon Funds Management

January saw volatility return to Lithium and Cobalt markets, both correcting on oversupply anxiety. Glencore announced that its Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) project Kamoto will expand its Cobalt output to 34ktpa by 2019 (~30% of CY19F global demand). This news impacted Cobalt stocks globally on near-term oversupply concerns. Show More

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SQM's deal with Chile's Corfo could shift LT Li Supply - Bad day for listed Li Companies

Wentworth Securities

Lithium (Li) Companies have had an incredible 6-9mths, most 2x or 3x higher. So you could be forgiven to think they were ripe for some news to temper the run. The news that has seen weakness across the board is that Chilean Corfo (Govt) said it had struck a deal... Show More

The ten most tipped stocks for 2018

Alex Cowie

When we asked you to suggest a stock tip in our 2018 Livewire reader survey, there were a few names that came up regularly. Drawing from the database of 2617 responses, here are the 10 stocks that readers tipped the most, with exclusive insights from our contributors for each one.... Show More

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Let the Good Times Roll

Mark Gordon

Strong investor interest has continued in the junior and mid-cap resources stocks through 2017. Despite a relatively flat first half of the year, the second half has seen a 20-30% increase in the relevant ASX indices on the back of steadily improving metals prices, particularly in the base and battery... Show More

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Mineral Resources (MIN) Positive long-term thinking in securing energy (AWE.ASX) and capturing Lithium Carbonate margin

Wentworth Securities

The AWE board has unanimously recommended MIN's offer to acquire the company via a scheme of arrangement. The jewel for MIN is the Waitisa gas field in the Northern Perth Basin, which has strategic value given the energy intensity of MIN's current and planned operations (AWE has a 50% interest... Show More