Ubika Battery Metals Index, comprised of 10 lithium and 10 cobalt companies, has rallied 82% over the past year
Battery metals are enjoying a growth story unlike most other commodity these days, with lithium and cobalt mining companies garnering significant capital market activity and investor interest. Increased demand for these metals is due to the widespread need for lithium-ion batteries; emergence of the electric vehicle (EV) market, increasing demand for high-capacity energy storage solutions, and consumer preferences for multiple handheld devices. The Ubika Battery Metals Index, comprised of 10 lithium and 10 cobalt companies, has rallied 82% over the past year, with some company valuations surging over 100%. With an implied shortage of lithium and cobalt in the market, we examine which producing companies are best positioned to rise on this battery frenzy. In this edition of the Ubika Battery Metals Index report, we examine the battery industry and the future state of the supply/demand balance to see if this bubble is set to burst!