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When I was listing mining companies that produce metals used in lithium batteries, I didn't list any that produce actual lithium. Lithium itself seems to be a little more complicated than cobalt, nickel, vanadium, and graphite. There is no "market price" for lithium as it doesn't have an international market standard. Lithium prices collapsed from 2019 through the end of 2020. The fall was, in part, because there was overproduction in lithium because Chinese domestic production of it surged while at the same time battery production was falling, which was exacerbated by the pandemic economic slowdowns. The crash in lithium prices almost put some Australian and Chilean mining companies out of business, because that's where the majority of non-Chinese lithium comes from.

The price of lithium now seems to be going back up, but there are still some fairly cheap prices out there for Lithium producers, with some exceptions. Here are some Lithium companies.

Large companies:
- Sociedad Quimica y Minera- SQM
- Albemarle- ALB

- Livent- LIHM
- Lithium Americas- LAC
- Orocobre- OROCF
- Mineral Resources- MALRY
- Galaxy Resources- GALXF

As for small companies, I notice that many of the ones I looked at have very amateurish websites and presentations. I'll list the ones that looked more legit at the top, with the more fly-by-night ones after that:

- Rock Tech Lithium- RCKTF- Peter Thiel is a backer of this company, so I think its stock price is a little elevated because of his name being attached. They're developing a mine in Canada and will process it in Europe.

- Millennial Lithium- MLNLF- Argentina. Their presentation has hard dates on it, such as when they'll begin production (2024).

The following appear to be more risky or otherwise very early in development and don't provide a timeline on when they expect to go into production:

- Lithium Chile- LTMCF
- Noram Ventures- NRVTF
- E3 Metals- EEMMF
- Pure Energy Minerals- PEMIF
- Frontier Lithium- LITOF
- Alpha Lithium- ALLIF
- Cypress Development- CYDVF
- American Lithium- LIACF
- Critical Elements Lithium- CRECF
- Megawatt Lithium & Battery Metals- WALRF
- Lake Resources- LLKKF
- Pilbara Minerals- PILBF
- Kidman Resources
- Argosy Minerals- ARYMF
- AVZ Minerals- AZZVF
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I don't invest in stocks at all, but work in supply chain where we have a huge shortage of drivers. Looks like there is expected to be a big gas shortage this spring and summer, driving up prices. Not sure if you guys could parlay that into anything useful.
If I understand correctly, a surge in inflation particularly hurts fixed-interest bonds and dividend-paying stocks. Ways to hedge against it are:

1. Inflation-adjusted bonds, like TIPS (one of the mutual funds I'm invested in with Vanguard is an "Inflation-protected securities fund.")
2. Commodities like precious metals, oil, and agricultural products. So, would investing in mining companies be a good play?
3. Real estate, including REITs (real estate mutual funds)
4. Money market- I recently reduced my money market exposure. Should I up it back a little?
5. Shorting dividend stocks

What am I missing?


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Here are some Lithium companies.
I neglected to mention Standard Lithium (STLHF). It's a Canadian company that has two projects in Arkansas and California. They say they may have initial production in Arkansas by as early as the middle of next year. Their stock jumped by a dollar to $3.43 over the past couple of weeks, but if they deliver on that date for starting production, then I don't think that price is necessarily too high. If they really can get into full production within a year or so, then their stock could really pop, of course predicated that Elon Musk et al are still screaming for more lithium.

I haven't done a deep dive on the company, just a cursory glance at their website and corporate presentation.

Also, I should add that Orocobre is currently acquiring Galaxy and E3 Metals looks more legit than they did at first glance.
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