Canada Cobalt Works Tops the Battery Metals Index as Cobalt Price Spikes

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Our Ubika Battery Metals Index eased since the last report as a result of a big drop in Katanga Mining stock

Battery Metals Index (April 13, 2018 - June 1, 2018)

UB20: -11.3% (44.2% Y/Y)

TSX-V: -4.5% (-4.3% Y/Y)

Global X Lithium ETF: 0.7% (12.5% Y/Y)

Dollar amounts in CAD unless otherwise stated.

Top Volume Gainers (m/m)

The Ubika Battery Metals Index is down 11.3% since our last report dated April 16, 2018. This decline is driven largely by a 47% drop in Katanga Mining (TSX:KAT) shares, which grew to a significant part of our Index following its rise in December. The fall was caused by the commencement of legal proceedings against the Company’s DRC subsidiary, which could close it. With Katanga excluded, our Index rose 0.6%. Notable performers for this report include:

  1. Canada Cobalt Works Inc. (TSXV:CCW), which surged 73% following a spike in cobalt prices and progress on its exploration program.
  2. Neo Lithium Corp. (TSXV:NLC), which increased 8% as construction and testing advances at its 3Q asset.
  3. First Cobalt Corp. (TSXV:FCC), which declined 12% despite its acquisition of US Cobalt (TSXV:USCO).

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