Free Graphite Minerals Ecourse Now Open
Learn About the Investing Opportunities in this Little Known Mineral
for GraphiteInvesting Published On: 07.24.12 1.54 pm
There is a lot of uncertainty in the stock market but there are opportunities, too. One opportunity is a little-known mineral called graphite. And if you think graphite is just the stuff in your pencil, think again.
We rely on graphite every single day
Every day, most Americans (and millions of others around the globe) rely on the graphite mineral in many of the products we trust. Without graphite, our world would be a very different place. Graphite is in brake pads, for example. And, there's more graphite in a lithium-ion battery than there is lithium! (It's used elsewhere too. In fact, some countries are calling graphite an "essential metal", required in industrial and military applications.
Grapite mineral demand is increasing
As the number of cars and lithium-ion batteries also continues to grow, the need for graphite is expected to grow. And there are new uses for graphite being invented all the time (including something called "graphene") and this will further increase graphite demand.
Graphite mineral supply can't keep up
So how is the supply of graphite keeping up? In short, it's not. Graphite producting is faltering. Exploration companies are working furiously to find new deposits -- and there have been some discoveries -- but it can take years for a mineral like graphite to go from initial discovery to being mined, milled, and turned into a product that is ready for use in brake pads and lithium-ion batteries (and elsewhere). There is so much testing and permitting and infrastructure-building that needs to happen first.
How bad is the supply/demand imbalance?
The supply demand imbalance is huge and will continue to get worse before it gets better. In fact, some sources suggest that the world will need to at least double graphite production if it wants to keep up with demand. Junior resource experts are calling graphite "the next big thing" in the junior resource industry.
Opportunity for investors
A supply/demand imbalance always presents a huge investing opportunity for the knowledgeable investor. For investors who are interested in finding the next big thing in junior resource stocks, graphite might be it. Before investing in anything, investors shoulds do their own due diligence. As part of that due diligence, a free e-course is offered to help investors learn more about the graphite mineral opportunity and make sense of this new industry.
GraphiteInvesting.com is a free e-course that examines the supply/demand imbalance of graphite minerals and helps junior resource investors understand the opportunity a little better. Of course there will be other due diligence efforts that every investor will want to do but this free graphite minerals e-course helps to establish the context and frame the investor's ongoing research.
GraphiteInvesting.com is a free e-course about graphite mineral investing. It is designed to help investors learn more about graphite to make better investement decisions. Visit GraphiteInvesting.com for more information and disclaimers.
About Aaron Hoos
Aaron Hoos is a business and finance writer who has been writing about metals and mining investments for many years. His blog, AaronHoos.com, covers a variety of business, finance, and real estate topics.
- Key Messages
- Graphite minerals are in high demand and short supply
- Graphite presents an exciting opportunity for junior resource investors
- To learn more, junior resource investors can take a FREE e-course at graphiteinvesting.com