Investors may read business headlines about control over essential commodities like nickel, lithium, copper, and cobalt, without realizing that a lucrative investment opportunity could lie behind them. Electric vehicles (EVs) and other green energy alternatives cannot move ahead without these green metals. As prices keep rising and access to raw materials falls, an EV battery ETF like CHRG becomes an attractive way to potentially benefit from volatile markets.
Could the transition to renewables give rise to a new OPEC?
OPEC and its affect on crude oil prices. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, was established in 1960, with five founding members: Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela. OPEC’s primary objective was to unify petroleum policies and secure fair prices for its member countries, which has since expanded to include 13 core […]
Are green energy commodities the new “safe haven” for investors?
So far, 2023 hasn’t brought any respite from the economic turmoil we’ve been living through for the past few years. On the contrary, the sudden collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) in March 2023 accelerated the “flight to quality” from stocks and shares into safe haven investments. While traditional investments like gold and cash funds […]
Minnesota mining maze reveals the green energy dilemma
Sustainable energy and electric vehicles (EVs) will help pave the way to a cleaner, greener future and many countries have committed to bringing this to reality. Achieving those goals could conflict with a desire to protect unspoiled natural areas, and/or engender a level of dependency on authoritarian nations. Through this dilemma, however, we have identified an investment opportunity via some kind of copper ETF or perhaps a wider scope one like the CHRG ETF. What do investors need to know about the raw materials needed for green energy?
“Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.” – Abraham Lincoln
Which countries have committed to carbon emissions standards, and how do they hope to achieve them? How could carbon commitments affect the markets? Is the time ripe to focus on commodities that are central to global green initiatives by investing in a lithium, nickel, cobalt, and copper ETF?
Who is going to win the race for electric vehicles?
Electric vehicles (EVs) are frequently in the news as the most viable green alternative to gas-fueled internal combustion engines, promising the same convenient travel with a smaller carbon footprint. Investing in EV adoption by picking which car manufacturer will win is difficult. One thing is clear; every EV will use batteries, and these batteries will be made using some combination of lithium, nickel, and cobalt, connected with up to a mile of copper wire.