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Mass production of electric vehicles (EVs) will transform the nickel market, which must evolve from pricing and supply perspectives in order to meet the anticipated surge in demand, a Vale executive said (reports Metal Bulletin).

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As value investors, we usually shy away from resources and materials because the factors influencing their price are inherently unpredictable – namely macro factors, the inability to reliably measure and forecast supply and demand, and the timing of cycles – not to mention the poor capital allocation of most miners (write Nigel Littlewood and Jackson Lee from Harness Asset Management on Livewire).

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The US dollar gave gold a blood nose this week in a powerful demonstration that America remains the 600-pound gorilla in the financial world, but across the border in Canada there was a conference where another metal shone: copper.

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Plus, Capricorn poised to be Australia’s next 100,000ozpa gold producer

Elon Musk reckons ‘boring bonehead’ questions on Tesla’s massive cash burn rate are not cool. He was equally sensitive on Tesla’s recent first-quarter investor call on the subject of cobalt, a key ingredient in lithium-ion batteries, which is today’s interest. The cobalt price has increased almost four-fold in the past two years as the world frets about being reliant on the less-than-stable Democratic Republic of the Congo for as much as two-thirds of its needs to power the electric vehicle and renewable energy storage revolution.

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If oil stocks are not part of your investment portfolio then you really ought to start thinking about adding a few because last week saw an acceleration of a re-awakening process that has lifted small oils into the ranks of top performers on the ASX

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Lithium explorer Liontown Resources (ASX: LTR) has touted Kathleen Valley as a significant emerging lithium discovery after striking multiple high-grade pegmatites at the Western Australian project (reports  Small Caps).

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Gold developer Capricorn Metals (ASX: CMM) is rapidly approaching a development decision for its Karlawinda gold project in WA

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Elon Musk’s bearish comments on cobalt last week appear to have impacted ASX cobalt stocks

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