2016: Turnaround for Tech Metal Prices? Part 1

IMG_42502015 was not a good year for technology metals (precious metals, rare earth elements and strategic metals). From a perspective of industrial use, what is the likely development in demand and price in 2016? Part one of my condensed analysis was just published exclusively on Kitco News. Click here to read. Parts 2 and 3 will deal with the other groups of metals.

Canadian Mining Company set to Shift the Lithium Market

Rose MineCritical Elements Corp. of Canada is adding a North American supply source of lithium and other strategic metals. Click here to read the full interview with Jean-Fran├žois Meilleur produced for Kitco News.

Cobalt – the secret ingredient in lithium ion batteries

Tesla Model X Launch 2015-09-29

Cobalt prices are on the rise – check out my latest report / interview on Kitco News to find out why:

http://www.kitco.com/news/2015-10-02/Cobalt-Another-Unstoppable-Technology-Metal.html

New on KITCO News: “Wearables are hitting a plateau”

Wearables hitting plateau

Click here to read the full article.

Kitco decided to remove an additional paragraph going deeper into the negative impact of battery materials on developments in consumer electronics (and cars, respectively). I firmly believe that battery evolution at a pace of 7-8% performance gains per year will not be accepted in the long run. A battery revolution is due instead, ensuring that fuel storage for electronic devices becomes a non-issue.