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Congo launches state-owned cobalt miner

The non-exclusive supply deal will also see Trafigura finance the creation of strictly controlled artisanal mining zones, buying centres and logistics to trace supply. DRC holds around 70% of the world’s reserves of cobalt, crucial for the lithium-ion batteries used in the fast-growing electric vehicle (EV) sector. Congo’s artisanal miners are the world’s second largest […]

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QTR #246 – Andy Schectman: Silver Squeeze Could Happen, Bitcoin Is “For Real”

Andy joins me to talk bitcoin, silver squeeze rumors and the state of our clowned out markets. Andy is the President & Owner of Miles Franklin Precious Metal Investments. Prior to starting Miles Franklin, Ltd. in 1989, Andrew became a Licensed Financial Planner, specializing in Swiss Franc Investments and alternative investments. At Miles Franklin Ltd., […]

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Bill Gates Is Selling Out Of His Stocks & The Reasons Behind It Are Frightening

Bill Gates has sold 11 stocks and bought just 1 if you look at his recent 13f filings. Let’s go over the stocks that he sold (& the 1 he bought), and analyze the potential reasons why he is selling. 📊 Sven Carlin (Expert Investor) Portfolio & Free Investing Course: http://bit.ly/SvenCarlinPortfolio ✔️Start Investing Now: https://m1finance.8bxp97.net/Yr71K […]

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DiMartino Booth Breaks Down Personal Finance, Post-Pandemic with Adam Sosnick — Valuetainment

Adam Sosnick sits down with Danielle DiMartino Booth — Breaks Down Personal Finance in a Post-Pandemic World #QuillIntelligence #ResearchRevolution #Valuetainment Order the book Fed Up https://amzn.to/2UUxhQP​ About the Danielle: As Founder & CEO of Quill Intelligence, DiMartino Booth set out to launch a #ResearchRevolution​, redefining how markets intelligence is conceived and delivered. To build QI, […]

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Musk grabs Elon lithium project in Quebec

“Fuelled by the recent shift to electric vehicles, demand for battery metals and materials has skyrocketed,” chief executive Nader Vatanchi said in the statement. While most people think of Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of electric cars maker Tesla, when they see the words “Musk” and “Elon” together, the billionaire is not associated to […]

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Richard Koo: How Excessive Corporate Debt Could Thwart Future Economic Growth (w/Ed Harrison)

Subscribe to the Real Vision Crypto channel for more crypto-related content: http://rvtv.io/SubscribeRVCrypto Richard Koo, chief economist at Nomura Research Institute, returns to Real Vision to update his framework on how key economic variables such cash, liquidity, savings, and debt have been impacted by the global recession. In this interview with Real Vision managing editor Ed […]

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Top 14 UBS battery metals forecasts after VW teardown

On the back of technology and cost breakthroughs, many compelling new models hitting the market and continued regulatory support, UBS made some adjustments to its forecasts.  UBS upgraded its already rosy forecasts, which were only made last November, and the bank is now among the most bullish on EV penetration and battery raw material demand […]

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Lynette Zang: Why You Must Get Out of the System; The Fed’s Master Plan

The Federal Reserve has been unable to hit their 2% inflation target, but Lynette Zang, Chief Market Analyst at ITM Trading, contends that the central bank is getting prepared because they expect to lose control of inflation soon. She adds that it plans to quietly introduce a cashless system with an 18-step plan in 2021. […]

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Top five EV makers responsible for 50% of cobalt deployed in 2020

When it comes to manufacturers, Adamas found that the top five EV makers by cobalt deployed onto roads in 2020 accounted for 49% of the global total. Volkswagen Group led the pack with nearly 3,000 tonnes of the blue metal deployed in the batteries of new VW, Audi, Porsche, and SEAT electric vehicles, as well […]

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Denison raising $75m for physical inventory of uranium

In a release, the company said it expects the purchase will strengthen its balance sheet and enhance its ability to access project financing, potentially by using the holdings as collateral. The uranium could also give Denison increased flexibility to negotiate long-term supply arrangements with future customers along with production from Wheeler River, if the in-situ […]

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Aluminum price hits 9-year high on Chinese supply concerns

“This could translate to a 100,000-tonne annual aluminum output reduction,” CRU analyst Wan Ling told Reuters. Aluminum for delivery in June was down 1.27% on Tuesday, after futures touched $2.245 a tonne on the Comex market in New York. The most-traded April aluminum contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange climbed as much as 2.6% to […]

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Cathie Wood Speaks On The ‘Stock Market Bubble’

A lot of investors are concerned that the stock market is in a bubble in 2021. In this video we go over Cathie Woods opinion on whether it is or not… 📊 Sven Carlin (Expert Investor) Portfolio & Free Investing Course: http://bit.ly/SvenCarlinPortfolio ✔️Start Investing Now: https://m1finance.8bxp97.net/Yr71K 💰 Get FREE STOCKS With WeBull: http://bit.ly/WeBullStock 📚 Chapters […]

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The road to the first US domestic lithium supply chain

The Piedmont Lithium project is located in the Carolina Tin-Spodumene Belt (TSB) and along trend to the Hallman Beam and Kings Mountain mines, historically providing most of the western world’s lithium from the 1950s through the 1980s, the company says. The TSB has been described as one of the largest lithium regions in the world, […]

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Cobalt, nickel free electric car batteries are a runaway success

Apart from buses and special purpose vehicles, LFP is associated with tiny (and probably tinny) city runabouts like Wuling‘s Hong Guang Mini EV (jv with GM) which this year overtook the Model 3 as China’s bestelling EV.  NCM (nickel-cobalt-manganese) and NCA (nickel-cobalt-aluminum) dominate the market for electric cars and LFP fares badly against ternary cathode […]

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Energy Fuels to start rare earth recovery in Utah

Energy Fuels also expects to recover the uranium in the ore, which will be used as fuel for the generation of clean, carbon-free nuclear energy. Monazite is one of the highest-value REE-bearing minerals in the world The company expects to sell its mixed REE carbonate to Neo Performance Materials, which will process this material at […]

Goldman Does The SLR Math, Stumbles On An Huge, $2 Trillion Problem

Last week, ahead of Jerome Powell’s Thursday zoomconference with the WSJ, we wrote why “The SLR Is All That Matters For Markets Right Now.” Unfortunately, neither Jerome nor his hapless WSJ interviewer addressed this $64 trillion elephant in the room, but that doesn’t mean it has gone away and on the contrary, as Goldman’s banking analyst […]