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Commented by Armin Schulz on September 7th, 2022 | 10:58 CEST

Edison Lithium, Rock Tech Lithium, BYD - Shares of the entire lithium value chain

  • Mining
  • Lithium
  • Electromobility

Since all car companies have entered the e-mobility market, the demand for batteries for electric vehicles has skyrocketed. An all-out battle has broken out for the components needed for this, which is reflected above all in the price of lithium. While the price was around USD 5,000 per ton at the end of 2020, it was most recently quotes around USD 73,000. Experts even consider further price increases up to USD 100,000 possible because demand is significantly higher than supply. The German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources also comes to this conclusion. The lithium market promises to remain exciting in the coming years. Therefore, today we look at three companies along the value chain.

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Commented by Nico Popp on September 6th, 2022 | 12:54 CEST

Electricity price brake and "Lehman Moment" - Barrick Gold, MAS Gold, Standard Lithium

  • Mining
  • Gold
  • Lithium

The German government plans to spend around EUR 65 billion on the third energy aid package. But how big the total package will end up being is unclear. Above all, the intervention in the electricity market is "incalculable," according to economist Michael Hüther. Will this result in a new "Lehman moment"? We focus on the risks of the aid package and shed light on how investors can respond.

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Commented by Stefan Feulner on September 6th, 2022 | 10:43 CEST

XPeng, Infinity Stone Ventures, Rock Tech Lithium - Enormous growth potential

  • Mining
  • Lithium
  • Electromobility
  • Batteries

Bad news for all BYD shareholders, stock market legend Warren Buffett is selling off part of his shares, causing the recently strongly performing stock to falter. Despite the short-term share price turbulence of the Chinese market leader, e-mobility is set for exponential growth in the coming years due to the achievement of climate targets. This development, in turn, is fueling global lithium demand. The raw material needed to build electric car batteries is already becoming scarce. The main beneficiaries of the shortage are likely to be producers of the metal.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on August 31st, 2022 | 14:15 CEST

E-mobility before hydrogen! Watch out for Plug Power, Edison Lithium, Mercedes-Benz and Rock Tech

  • Mining
  • Lithium
  • Hydrogen
  • GreenTech
  • Electromobility

According to the traffic light coalition, subsidies for e-mobility will continue until about 2025 but will decrease by an average of about 30% annually. In the future, the top models will be subsidized even less, and the subsidy for hybrids will already expire at the end of the year. Vehicles costing over EUR 65,000 will no longer be subsidized at all. The environmental bonus tax pot comprises EUR 3.4 billion and will not be increased any further. However, it is important that hydrogen-powered vehicles also benefit from subsidies. Currently, however, there is a lack of models for the mass market. For the e-industry, there are still bottlenecks in battery technology and lithium availability. Against this background, the industry will still have a lot of work to do to get climate change in mobility on the road. Where are the opportunities?

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Commented by Stefan Feulner on August 25th, 2022 | 10:38 CEST

Rock Tech Lithium, Globex Mining, XPeng - Time to act

  • Mining
  • Commodities
  • Lithium
  • Electromobility

It is all or nothing for climate change. The supply of critical raw materials is already barely guaranteed in the Western world for many urgently needed materials. Dependence on China is crushing. The Canadian government has now signed memoranda of understanding with German automakers Volkswagen AG and Mercedes-Benz Group AG to develop supply chains for nickel, lithium, cobalt and other key minerals used in electric vehicles. At least this is a first step, but it will be far from sufficient. The primary beneficiaries, on the other hand, are the mining companies, especially in North America.

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Commented by Nico Popp on August 24th, 2022 | 13:17 CEST

Lithium circular economy and new deposits: Mercedes-Benz Group, Edison Lithium, Varta

  • Mining
  • Lithium
  • Batteries

Progress is continuously being made in the field of e-cars. However, companies can never get around one substance in electromobility: lithium. We explain where lithium comes from, what recycling options are available and how modern technology can get as much out of the "white gold" as possible, using the shares of Mercedes-Benz Group, Edison Lithium and Varta as examples. Let's go!

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Commented by Stefan Feulner on August 11th, 2022 | 10:57 CEST

BYD, Edison Lithium, Albemarle - It is getting problematic

  • Mining
  • Lithium
  • Commodities
  • Electromobility

The electrification of transport and the replacement of the combustion engine are essential to achieve the proclaimed climate goals of politics. Batteries are one of the main components of electromobility. According to a study by the consulting firm Roland Berger, the global market for lithium-ion batteries will grow by 30% per year until 2030. But electric car manufacturers are already struggling with the scarce metal lithium. Prices are skyrocketing and demand is far outstripping supply. Lithium producers are likely to continue to be the primary beneficiaries in the coming years.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on August 2nd, 2022 | 12:43 CEST

How much lithium do BYD, VW, Tesla and Co. need? Standard Lithium, Edison Lithium - Who can deliver quickly?

  • Mining
  • Lithium
  • Electromobility

Parallel to the electric car boom, many raw material prices have also exploded. Lithium has risen 1200% in price in Chinese yuan since the beginning of 2021, and nickel has risen by 40%. Against the backdrop of continued high global demand for e-vehicles, many high-performance batteries will be needed. As a result, just about every automaker is planning with its own specifications on how to handle battery procurement. BYD, VW, Daimler and Tesla already have their gigafactories or are currently planning them. Lithium is one of a battery's most important raw material components, along with nickel, cobalt, graphite and copper. However, the quantities available on the markets are limited, as producers are also still thin on the ground. We shed light on a market that is determined by shortages.

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Commented by Fabian Lorenz on July 28th, 2022 | 14:39 CEST

Is Elon Musk making a move on Standard Lithium? News from Newmont and Tocvan Ventures

  • Lithium
  • Gold
  • Mining

The sentiment of investors in lithium and gold stocks could hardly be more different at the moment. Shares such as Standard Lithium and Livent are recovering significantly from their interim phase of weakness. The entire sector is benefiting from positive comments by Tesla founder Elon Musk. There is also speculation that the wealthiest man in the world could take a stake in Standard Lithium. It would make perfect sense for Tesla. In contrast, all hope seems to be fading in the gold sector. Heavyweights like Barrick Gold and Newmont are trading near 52-week lows. The latest setback was Newmont's numbers. However, the dividend yield is now tempting, and there are also positives from the gold sector. Canadian explorer Tocvan Ventures reported convincing drill results.

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Commented by Armin Schulz on July 25th, 2022 | 12:55 CEST

Rock Tech Lithium, Edison Lithium, Standard Lithium - Demand for lithium is increasing faster than supply

  • Lithium
  • Electromobility

At an industry workshop on lithium price and supply risks hosted by the German Raw Materials Agency, it quickly became clear that lithium is facing a bottleneck. Demand in 2030 is expected to be between 316,000 and 558,000 metric tons of lithium. By comparison, only 82,000 tons were produced in 2020. The target of 15 million electric cars on Germany's roads is thus at risk. The Handelsblatt recently referred to calculations by the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, which clearly show that there will not be enough lithium. Therefore, we take a look at three companies from the lithium sector that will benefit from the high demand.

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