Battery Metals

Lithium Investing

Looking to get up to speed on lithium? Learning from those in the know is always a good idea. Here are five lithium experts to follow.

As with any industry, there are a number of lithium experts that follow the market closely and provide unique insight for investors.

Some have worked extensively for lithium majors, while others are simply drawn to the idea of changing technologies. All, however, offer valuable thoughts on lithium market happenings and lithium investing.

Here’s a look at five lithium experts for investors to follow. Experts are listed in no particular order, and many have been featured on the Investing News Network, so be sure to subscribe for updates.

1. Chris Berry

President of House Mountain Partners and co-editor of the Disruptive Discoveries Journal

Chris Berry is an independent analyst and a respected industry source, especially when it comes to lithium investing and information on other critical metals, such as graphite and cobalt. As the name of his publication suggests, he’s interested in looking at strategic metals, innovation and associated supply chain dynamics.

He began writing after 15 years of working in various roles on Wall Street, and speaks at conferences around the world.

How to follow:

Berry posts regularly at the Disruptive Discoveries Journal, and can also be found on Twitter.

Related reading:

Lithium Volatility, Cobalt Supply Deals and the Battery Metals Space

Volatility in Lithium: A Gift or a Curse?

2. Simon Moores

Managing director of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence

After working at Industrial Minerals for several years and gaining a wealth of knowledge about critical metals, Simon Moores founded Benchmark Mineral Intelligence to provide data and analysis on critical minerals and metals, disruptive technologies and emerging markets.

The firm specializes in looking at the supply chain for batteries, including raw materials such as lithium, graphite and cobalt.

How to follow:

You can read the Benchmark Mineral Intelligence blog, follow Moores and Benchmark on Twitter or sign up for a membership.

In addition, the Benchmark World Tour has been running for last several years. Check if it’s coming to your city for an opportunity to hear Moores speak in person in 2018. In October of this year, Benchmark will also be hosting Cathodes 2018 as well as Graphite + Anodes 2018.

3. Jon Hykawy

President and director of Stormcrow Capital

With a PhD in physics and 14 years of experience on Bay Street, Jon Hykawy’s views on the market are certainly worth noting. Through Stormcrow Capital, he uses his extensive expertise and experience to put out careful, detailed research on a number of different companies and industries.

Stormcrow states that its aim is “to keep [its] readers and clients ahead of change, while helping them take full advantage of the volatility in the critical materials, and technology markets.” The firm also provides consulting services to public and private companies.

How to follow:

All of Stormcrow’s research on companies and industries is made freely available to the public, and may be accessed here.

4. Daniela Desormeaux

General manager of signumBOX

Based in Chile, Daniela Desormeaux founded signumBOX after working in market intelligence for SQM (NYSE:SQM) — one of the world’s top lithium producers — for three years. That experience, combined with her background in natural resource economics, has given Desormeaux extensive insight into lithium investing. She is a highly respected industry source.

signumBOX provides market intelligence on lithium investing and other industries for both national and international markets.

How to follow:

Follow her on Twitter, or check out some of the publications on offer at signumBOX (subscription required).

5. Joe Lowry

President of Global Lithium

Lowry has a unique perspective on lithium investing. He worked for over two decades with FMC (NYSE:FMC), another major lithium producer, before starting up his advisory and consulting firm, Global Lithium.

Not surprisingly, Lowry has an extensive network across the world’s top lithium suppliers and users. Global Lithium focuses on a number of different areas, from market analysis to sourcing, to recruiting and negotiations.

How to follow:

You can follow Lowry on Twitter, but beyond that, his insights are a bit harder to get a hold of. He posts on LinkedIn from time to time, and recently began podcasting.

Related reading:

Why the Lithium “Star Alliance” is Crucial for Supply

This is an updated version of an article originally published by the Investing News Network in 2015.

Don’t forget to follows us @INN_Resource for real-time updates!

Securities Disclosure: I, Amanda Kay, hold no direct investment interest in any company mentioned in this article.



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