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Chosen Ones

Why the world’s richest man is doing deals with tiny Aussie resource stocks
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Dear Fellow Investor,

Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that Elon Musk has a track record of making big, ballsy moves — and making some investors a fortune.

There’s Tesla — even after the recent market falls…it’s up 25,000% since its IPO.

It’s turned a small army of loyal fans into ‘Teslanaires’.

Then you have the really crazy stuff…

Buying Twitter.

Colonising Mars.

Building a subterranean ‘hyperloop’ beneath Los Angeles.

But now there’s something else…

Something that’s getting far less media airtime…

It involves a major new trend that’s been building since the pandemic.

It’s playing out all over the planet.

From the highest Himalayas to the bottom of the Pacific.

It could even spill ‘off-planet’ in the future too.

Tesla is a key player.

As is every major car company on the planet — as well as the Australian, US, and British governments.

But most importantly, a small handful of ASX-listed companies are too.

In fact, some Aussie stocks have already gone absolutely nuts off the back of this…rising 600%...1,693%...even 8,723% since the pandemic.


Well, it’s no secret that the number of electric vehicles on the road is set to explode.

Total EV sales doubled globally in 2021, helping turn Elon Musk into the richest man in the world.

And every sign suggests that growth is predicted to
ACCELERATE from here

Whether it’s the number of EVs on the road…


Source: Bloomberg

Or demand for the BATTERIES inside those cars…


Source: Bloomberg

Or the demand for the raw materials to make those batteries…


Source: Bloomberg

We’re on the cusp of demand for everything even
REMOTELY connected to EVs going parabolic

You know it.

I know it.

You can bet Elon Musk knows it too. (And he has more than US$200 billion to his name as proof.)

But that’s precisely why he’s been quietly doing deals with tiny Aussie resource and battery-related stocks. 

See, the SPEED the EV market is set to grow at is actually creating a big problem for EV firms like Tesla.

It’s a problem that — if Elon can’t find an answer — could even see the EV market stall out altogether.

To understand why, you need to hear a little-known story…

The secret of the
billionaire ‘vagabonds’

There’s a reason Tesla calls one of its most successful cars the Model T.

It’s pays tribute to the car that began it all — Henry Ford’s original Model T.

Ford’s car changed not just the transport industry or the economy…but life for everyone on the planet.

But it almost didn’t play out that way.

Ford had originally pursued the idea of an ELECTRIC car from the outset.

In fact, he was close friends with one of the ‘fathers of electricity’, Thomas Edison.

The two industrialists were neighbours.

They’d take camping trips each summer, calling themselves ‘the vagabonds’.

So it’s no surprise that Edison spent the best part of a decade persuading Ford to switch the gasoline-powered engine in his car for a battery-powered one.

On 11 January 1914, Ford revealed his plan:

Within a year, I hope, we shall begin the manufacture of an electric automobile.

The problem so far has been to build a storage battery of light weight which would operate for long distances without recharging.

Ford and Edison were ahead of their time…

But ultimately, the experiment was a failure.

Ford dropped the idea and went ‘all in’ on gasoline-fuelled cars.

That decision would
change the fate of humanity

Ford’s decision helped make oil the world’s most valuable energy source.

And granted great wealth and power to anyone who could supply it.

The reason for that is obvious.

Oil is scarce.

But the emergence of EVs is flipping that on its head.

As the International Energy Agency recently declared, we’re shifting from a ‘fuel-intensive to a material-intensive energy system’.

When it comes to EVs, it’s not ENERGY that’s scarce…

It’s the MATERIALS inside them.

Specifically, in their batteries.

And that’s Elon
Musk’s big problem

Because while the world is set up to pump a lot of oil…it’s NOT ready to produce the epic quantities of minerals needed to produce all those EVs.

Take a look inside a typical EV battery and you’ll see why.

Packed inside is 25 pounds of lithium…

30 pounds of cobalt…60 pounds of nickel…110 pounds of graphite…90 pounds of copper…and a hell of a lot of other stuff like steel and aluminium.

The amount of ore needed to produce all this stuff is mind-boggling.

One report I saw suggested that — at current ore rates — the minerals in that 1,000-pound battery requires 90,000 pounds of raw ore to produce.

That’s 45 tonnes in old money…or seven elephants.

And to repeat: that’s to produce just ONE electric vehicle battery.

The exact quantities vary from battery to battery.

But the bigger story is the same everywhere.

We’re going to need vast quantities of battery minerals.

Elon Musk gets this.

And he’s been forced to take radical steps to try and solve the problem…

Because right now, no one knows where all these
minerals are going to come from

For instance, the EU Commission claims Europe alone will need 18-times more lithium by 2030…and 60-times more by 2050.

And if the world hits its ambitious EV targets…

Then by 2050, demand for lithium would be 280% of all known lithium on the planet.

Think about that for a second.

I’m not talking about inventories…or even production.

I’m talking about all known resources IN THE GROUND!

But lithium is just one part of this story.

The part you hear at dinner parties or over a few beers.

It’s certainly eye-catching. Citigroup recently claimed prices could double in an ‘extreme’ rally.

But smart investors are already looking beyond lithium — because the whole critical mineral sector is absolutely primed to move higher.

Take cobalt, for instance…

In some batteries, there’s actually more cobalt than lithium.

And demand is forecast to go vertical in a very similar way.


Source: IEA

The IEA claims cobalt and graphite demand could be between six- and 30-times higher by 2040, depending on how battery chemistry develops.

In fact, hitting the world’s EV targets by 2050 will require 426% of all known cobalt — above or below the ground.

That would be enough of a headache. But it gets worse…

Two-thirds of the global supply comes from one country — the Democratic Republic of the Congo — where it’s often mined by children.   

That’s not the kind of situation you can build a global industry on.

Then you have nickel…

A market where supply is so tight, we saw prices ‘go nuclear’ in 2022, as Fortune magazine put it.

The price increased 250% in two trading sessions.

Things got so bad, the London Metals Exchange had to close the market for several days.

Not only that, the IEA predicts that producing enough batteries for EVs and energy storage to hit the targets of the Paris Agreement could cause global nickel demand to rise 19-fold by 2040.

And get this…

Even the WHITE HOUSE is worried

A recent briefing predicted that:

Global demand for these critical materials is set to skyrocket by 400-600% over the next several decades.

For minerals such as lithium and graphite, demand will increase by even more — as much as 4,000 percent.

Of course, it doesn’t really matter whose numbers you look at…

I think it all leads — inevitably — to the same conclusion:

We’re going to have to go and look for a lot more of all this stuff.

Find it.

Mine it.

Refine it.

And we’re going to have to do it on a scale never seen before.

But that’s easier said than done.

The lithium market gave us a great example of this in 2021.

Globally, EV sales doubled in 2021. In Australia, they tripled.

Yet the supply of lithium grew by just 32%.

That’s nowhere near enough.

Result: the price of lithium
went up 550% in a single year

And this problem isn’t likely to go away any time soon.

Car sales can double in the blink of an eye.

But natural resources don’t work like that.

It can take up to 10 YEARS to bring a greenfield lithium project onstream.

As the US’s ‘Mr Lithium’ Joe Lowry put it in 2022:

In the next two years, even though there will be significant growth in supply, it will be less than demand, so the gap will just continue to grow.

It’s simple maths.

It’s like, the bus in front of me is going 50 miles per hour, I’m going 45 mph, but I’m saying I’m gonna catch it in 2025.

But it’s not just lithium Telsa needs.

Cobalt. Nickel. Manganese. Iron ore.

They need tonnes of it all.

And the supply just isn’t there.

Which is just about the biggest headache facing someone like Elon Musk, as he made clear last year:

There is no shortage of the element itself, as lithium is almost everywhere on Earth.

But pace of extraction/refinement is slow.

He’s right.

It’s going to take time.

And a LOT of money.

He’s even suggested Tesla could do something that once seemed totally implausible:

Price of lithium has gone to insane levels!

Tesla might actually have to get into the mining & refining directly at scale, unless costs improve.

Tesla to become a mining firm?

Sounds crazy.

But the fact Musk is even CONSIDERING it illustrates a key point.

This whole situation is an absolute nightmare for EV producers.

Almost every critical mineral carmakers need, is either in short supply…rocketing in price…or come with huge political risks.

And that’s where Elon’s
‘Chosen One’ comes in

Given the challenges Tesla face to keep its critical minerals supply chains running, Elon Musk is doing the only thing he can.

He’s cutting deals DIRECTLY with resource companies.

Some of which are right here in Australia.

Like Liontown Resources…

It went up more than 1,000% from 2020, thanks to being one of Elon’s ‘Chosen Ones’.

Or Piedmont Lithium, which was ‘chosen’ in 2020.

Investors had the chance to make more than six times their money in less than a month:


Source: Macrotrends
Past performance is not necessarily an indicator of future results

That turns a $5,000 stake into 30 grand (before costs and taxes).

Even the companies with the POTENTIAL to be a supplier to Tesla have been popping recently.

Just look Vulcan Energy Resources…

It traded for just 17 cents in 2020.

Then peaked out at $15 in 2021 — a real outlier 8,723% gain, as this chart shows:


Source: Google Finance
Past performance is not necessarily an indicator of future results

In fact, while not every lithium stock is up, much of Australia’s lithium sector has gone bananas as this story has developed.

Just look at some of the price moves we saw between 2020 and March 2022:

AVZ — 2,490%
SYA — 3,733%
PLS — 2,192%
AZL — 4,900%
LKE — 7,945%
CXO — 9,284%
LTR — 3,985%
VUL — 6,713%
ESS — 500%
AGY — 1,553%
GLN — 1,445%

Now those are outsized gain. They weren’t risk-free either.

And it’s unlikely many investors caught those whole moves.

But they happened.

And they could happen again

That’s what this report is all about.

In a second, I’m going to tell you about the stocks that could be next.

In my book, they’re the smartest ways to play the rise of the EV market.


Because it doesn’t matter which EV company dominates the market in the next decade.

It could be Tesla continuing its meteoric rise.

It could be Ford with its new ‘Lightning’ electric truck.

Or it could be Mercedes…Audi…BMW…Land Rover…Jaguar…Honda…Mitsubishi…or Renault all rushing to bring EVs to market.

Or it could be something totally left field like Apple or Google, who are both rumoured to be developing a car.

Whoever wins, the tiny ASX companies you’ll hear
about in this letter could prosper

These firms hold the key to what Goldman Sachs calls ‘The Great Battery Race’.

Goldman analysts claim the quest to make cheaper and longer lasting EV batteries is ‘ready for primetime’.

That’s bang on.

Batteries are the key to the whole EV story.

The battery industry could ‘do for this century what oil did for the last’, according to Morgan Stanley.

As independent research firm McKinsey put it:

The battery market is taking off.

It is likely to grow into a massive industry within the next decade, creating thousands of jobs and serving as a national economic engine for decades to come.

Just how ‘massive’ could that industry be?

Australia’s former Federal Resources Minister Keith Pitt put it like this:

There are expectations around the battery sector of an up to 100-fold increase in the next 10 years.

We’ll want to get as big a part of that into the Australian economy as possible.

And the companies I’ve pinpointed for you could play a key role in that growth.

They could be the next firm Elon Musk chooses to partner with…

Or they could do deals with OTHER EV firms…

Or they could just benefit from the wider race to secure EV minerals.

Because make no mistake:

The SCRAMBLE has begun

On Saturday, 21 May 2022, something strange happened in China.

Nearly a million people logged on to an auction website…

And watched an INSANE bidding war erupt.

The asset for sale was a controlling stake in a small company called Yajiang Snowway Mining Development.

The company is bankrupt.

Yet nearly three-and-a-half THOUSAND bids came in.

The winning bid (to a mystery buyer) was 600 times the list price.


Yajiang Snowway has the rights to lithium deposits.

This is the kind of thing we’re going to see a lot more of as the mad SCRAMBLE for critical minerals ramps up.

It’s why Chinese fortune hunters are scouring the Himalayas for new deposits…

Why scientists are planning to dig deep into the Pacific seabed for new sources of cobalt…

Why there’s even talk of mining ASTEROIDS to access enough of the minerals we need.

It sounds crazy.

But when you look at the sheer quantities of battery minerals we need…you start to see why people are willing to go to such great lengths.


Source: Wall Street Journal

This whole situation is an absolute nightmare for EV producers.

Almost every critical mineral carmakers need is either in short supply…rocketing in price…or come with huge political risks.

And that’s where
YOUR opportunity is

Our country is blessed with a big supply of the minerals that companies like Tesla need.

We’re the world’s biggest lithium exporter.

We’re the third-biggest cobalt producer.

Then you have manganese. Nickel. Rare earths.

We have them all.

And we’re a much more open, democratic, and stable place to do business than places like China or the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

That’s why many EV firms are now rushing to lock in deals with Australian companies with critical miners supply.

They don’t want to compete with a thousand other buyers to get what they need.

They’re going
straight to the source

Tesla is leading the charge.

Elon Musk’s firm has already signed exclusive supply deals for graphite:


Source: Google Finance
Past performance is not necessarily an indicator of future results



It actually has TWO deals for nickel.

Volkswagen has followed suit.

At the end of 2021, it locked up five years’ worth of lithium supply in a deal with one Aussie producer.

It’s also secured nickel supply with a Brazilian miner after Elon Musk promised to hand out ‘giant contracts’ to any firm that could supply it.

But Tesla isn’t alone here.

This is an industry-wide trend

As Ford CEO Jim Farley put it:

Henry Ford was right. The most important thing is we vertically integrate.

The company intends to take control of its supply chains “all the way back to the mines.”

Remember those words: ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE MINES.

It’s the same story wherever you look.

BMW has pledged US$335 million in a lithium supply deal with US firm Livent.

General Motors has done a cobalt deal with commodity giant Glencore.

Car parts firm Schaeffler has signed a raw materials deal to secure its supply of rare earth magnets.

Renault has locked in its supply of cobalt and nickel from Finnish miner Terraframe.

It’s a madcap rush to get the minerals these firms need to ramp up their EV sales.

And that’s already spelling a big opportunity for
ASX-listed resource stocks

Take another look at the insane price climbs some top-performing lithium stocks made during the boom times:

AVZ — 2,490%
SYA — 3,733%
PLS — 2,192%
AZL — 4,900%
LKE — 7,945%
CXO — 9,284%
LTR — 3,985%
VUL — 6,713%
ESS — 500%
AGY — 1,553%
GLN — 1,445%

While not all lithium stocks have seen such gains, anyone that owned shares in those companies has done very well for themselves.

And some resource stock insiders have been cashing in too.

Take Tim Goyder…

The Australian Financial Review said he was ‘one of about a dozen executives to build massive under-the-radar fortunes last year’, the year after the pandemic.

He grew his net worth 10-fold in a single year, thanks mostly to his stakes in two ASX lithium plays — Chalice Mining and Liontown Resources.


Source: Google Finance
Past performance is not necessarily an indicator of future results


Source: Google Finance
Past performance is not necessarily an indicator of future results

Then you have Ken Brinsden…


Source: Google Finance

He’s the former chief of lithium play Pilbara Minerals and a shareholder himself.

Pilbara was 15 cents a share in 2020.

It’s around $4 now.

That’s a rise of 2, less than three years!

And the kind of move that’s probably propelled Brinsden to multimillionaire status.

Let me make this CRYSTAL clear:

Electric vehicle sales are on the cusp of exploding.

The key minerals to go inside those cars are in short supply.

Firms like Tesla are scrambling to get the resources they need.

Which puts a handful of ASX-listed resource stocks in an extremely lucrative position.

And Aussie investors are ALREADY cashing in.

The big question is:

Which stocks should YOU buy to play this story?

That’s what I’m here to share with you.

Two Aussie battery
stocks to buy

My name is Callum Newman, by the way.

I’m a stock investor, trader, and writer for The Daily Reckoning Australia, a free daily e-letter followed by tens of thousands of investors.

I also write a monthly investment letter called Australian Small-Cap Investigator.

My job is to tell Australian investors about stocks I think have a shot at being the next ASX superstar…while they’re still trading for cents on the dollar.

For instance, have you heard of Afterpay?

It’s one of Australia’s top fintech companies — and a real stock market superstar in recent years.

Our team tipped it in 2016, when you could buy in for just more than $1.50.

Four years later, it was a billion-dollar company trading for more than $100 a share.

Some Australian Small-Cap Investigator readers had the chance to bank 1,448% when we issued our sell alert.

Gains like that are rare — really rare.

But that’s the kind of potential return I’m shooting for when I tell my readers about a small stock in the pages of Australian Small-Cap Investigator.

And recently I set myself a challenge.

To hunt down stocks in the ‘Battery Arms Race’ that could be the NEXT superstar performers.

It’s taken a long time.

Months of research.

But I reckon I’m onto something…

You can snap up these ASX stocks
for less than a dollar right now…

I think there are two ways of playing this story…

You can follow the Twitter and Telegram crowd, rushing madly into anything vaguely related to the lithium industry.

I see a lot of people doing this.

It’s madness, in my view.

Sure, some of those speccy little lithium stocks have gone to the Moon…

But a lot of them have crashed right back down to Earth after.

It all just seems like rabid speculation to me.

But there is another way…a smarter way, in my book…a way that I reckon gives you a better shot at actually growing your wealth long term.

I can sum it up in three words:

Think like Elon

He might be a risk-taker.

And he’s not afraid to do things other people would consider mad.

But like it or not, Elon Musk has a long-term vision — and he’s bringing it to life. 

He’s built one of the most iconic and successful businesses in the sector. He’s helped a lot of his shareholders make a ton of money.

And he thinks like a business owner, not a gambler.

That’s how I reckon WE need to be thinking too.

Imagine sitting at Elon Musk’s desk.

You’ve got this huge headache.

You know EV sales are set to explode.

But to tap into that demand, you need vast amounts of raw materials that are getting harder to source and more expensive by the day.

So who do you partner with?

Some two-cent company that’s just added ‘lithium’ to its name to pump its share price up?

No way.

You’d want to deal with smart, proven management teams…with real resource or market potential…and at the very best value you can find.

And those are the kind of stocks I set out to find.

Since 2020, practically every working day I’ve read something related not just to the lithium market but the entire EV supply chain — the works. It’s been the biggest investment story the whole time, at least in my opinion!

I’ve found two super
compelling ways in

I expect there to be more in the future.

This market is absolutely ripe for stock pickers.

But right now, I reckon these are the pick of the bunch.

Before I show you why I’m so excited, let me make one thing really clear.

These stocks are small.

Their shares change hands for less than a buck.

They’re small-cap stocks. They’re risky. Volatile too.

If things don’t go your way, you can lose some or even ALL your investment.

If things DO go well, you could have a real shot at some monster profits.

That’s the trade-off.

I want to be really clear about that.

You should only ever buy stocks like these with money you can afford to lose if things go wrong. This is the stock market. There are no guarantees.

That said, I think the potential here makes these stocks well worth a swing.

Here’s why:

STOCK #1: This company could solve one of
Elon’s biggest headaches

Please mine more nickel.

Those were Elon Musk’s words on an earnings call back in 2020.

He was worried.

And rightly so.

Nickel helps makes batteries more energy-dense. That means they can go longer on a single charge.

Which is crucial if EVs are ever going to seriously outmuscle the traditional gas guzzler.

So Musk didn’t mince his words:

Tesla will give you a giant contract for a long period of time if you mine nickel efficiently and in an environmentally sensitive way.

And while there HAS been some progress since then…

It’s been nowhere near enough.

Remember: nickel prices went nuclear this year. They increased 250% in two days. The London Metal Exchange had to close the market. Things were that broken.

That’s not sustainable.

It’s not healthy.

And it’s a big headache if nickel forms a big part of your business plans.

That’s where my second pick comes in.

It’s not mining nickel — it’s doing something that’s much more valuable.

See, nickel isn’t just used in batteries in its ‘raw’ form.

It has to be processed.

Specifically, it needs to be refined into something called nickel sulphate.

This refining process is crucial.

And it can be a lot more valuable. We’re talking about turning raw materials into the crucial CHEMICALS that actually go into those all-important batteries.

That’s precisely what
this 10-cent stock is going to do

It wants to build out an entire operation from scratch to supply battery firms directly.

It’s not operational yet.

But get in now and the next two or three years could be very profitable.

The early signs look good.

In fact, it already has deals with LG Energy Solutions, Samsung SDI, and General Motors.

Those first two names might not mean a lot to you.

But in the battery space, these are major players.

They’re both in the top 10 battery producers in the world. 

LG Energy alone already supplies batteries to Tesla, General Motors, and Volkswagen.

It works with NASA too.

And it’s in the process of opening a monster battery factory for GM as we speak.

And BOTH of these battery giants have signed offtake agreements with my first play.

This firm has impeccable green credentials as well.

It’s entire project is actually carbon NEGATIVE.

That makes this a very, very compelling proposition.

Now this is a tiny stock.

It’s risky. It’s volatile. And it’s going to need to raise a lot more cash to bring its project onstream.

But the fact that two major battery players have already partnered with it gives me a lot of confidence.

There are no guarantees, but I think we could be onto a belter here.

Oh, and the company has already received conditional support from both the Aussie and the South Korean governments.

So I’m not the only one getting excited about the potential.

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Because NOTHING beats the thrill of finding the
next superstar stock long before the
rest of the market catches on

It’s pretty addictive.

You hear about a cool little company doing something new or unusual in the pages of Australian Small-Cap Investigator

You take a stake, using capital set aside for high-risk, high-reward situations…

Then you wait…watch…and see what happens.

Sometimes something happens — a set of results, a product launch, a big new partnership — that makes the market ‘wake up’ to what’s going on.

Other times it’s less clear-cut.

Either way, we want to find stocks that could become tomorrow’s household names — and buy them early.

It’s simple. It’s great fun. And when it comes off, it’s like no other feeling.

Of course, I wouldn’t be doing my job properly if I didn’t tell you about the risks too. Risk is part of investing. Small caps are higher risk than many companies. That’s the trade-off. You take the risk of losing some or all of your investment. But you know if things go well, you have the chance to make a lot of money.

That’s why you should never invest money you can’t safely afford to lose. There are no guarantees here.

But it’s not just all about the feeling. The numbers back me up: small-ca investing can be one of THE best ways to ‘juice’ your long-term returns.

A Schroeder’s report in 2019 proved this pretty emphatically.

It showed that between 1966 and 2019, the particular group of small-cap shares studied beat a certain group of large caps hands down in both the US and Britain.

  • In the US, a $100 investment in large caps in 1966 would have been worth $15,576 by 2019.
  • But small shares returned four times as much, turning that same $100 into $56,323 in 2019.

This chart tells the US story — it compares the total return index for small caps with the total return index for large caps:


Past performance is not necessarily an indicator of future results

That’s the power of small caps.

They don’t all rise. In fact, that’s the point. Many fail. But those that win often win BIG.

I know what you’re thinking:
‘But aren’t we in the middle of a bear market?’

That’s true.

Markets got hit hard in 2022.

Tech, in particular, got whacked.  

A lot of money has come out of the markets. (Though, I doubt it’ll sit on the sidelines for long — sitting in cash with inflation ripping higher guarantees a real-terms loss.)

But history suggests that it’ll be small caps that’ll lead the market OUT of this bear.

In fact, right here in Australia, small caps often outperform right after bear markets.

The average return for small caps (1) in the six months after the 2020 crash  was 36% compared to 22% for larger stocks (2).

Of course, smaller shares are riskier and much more volatile. That’s why you should only invest capital you can afford to lose.

But the numbers suggest you do get a higher-potential reward for that risk.

Like I said earlier, it’s a trade-off

The fact you’re still with me now tells me you get that.

If you’re comfortable with the risks, Australian small caps can be a great way of ‘juicing’ your returns.

For every stock that makes 1,000%...there are plenty that lose 50%...70%...even very occasionally 100%.

But you miss 100% of the shots you don’t make, as the phrase goes. And to be in the running for those game-changing returns, you have to be prepared to take a risk.

And as you’ve seen today, I reckon there’s no better place for some of your money today than in the Aussie stocks crucial to the EV rollout.

With that in mind, let me tell you a little more about…

STOCK #2: This 40-cent tiddler has doubled its
profits for two years straight

My second battery arms race play is a little different to the other two.

It’s not a play on the ‘resource’ side of this story.

It’s plugged into the EV sector in a much more direct way: it actually SELLS EVs.

And it’s one of the fastest-growing stocks on my radar.

It made a record profit last year.

And that growth seems set to continue.

It already distributes its vehicles in 65 countries. But it’s already in talks to expand into the US, India, and Indonesia.

In other words: it’s behaving EXACTLY as you’d expect a stock at the heart of a trillion-dollar megatrend to.

Yet, I saw one analyst claim it is trading for 96% BELOW its fair value.

This is as good as it gets in the small-cap space. A fast-growing, profitable business trading for cents on the dollar.

That’s no guarantee it’ll rise from here.

But if you want to own a fast-growing EV company at what looks to be a bargain price, I reckon this could be your best bet.

Again, you’ll find all the details you need to make your move in the briefing I told you about earlier: ‘Two Unknown Aussie Stocks at the Heart of the Battery Arms Race’.

It’s yours the second you become an Australian Small-Cap Investigator subscriber.

Decision time

Think back to what you’ve seen today.

The number of EVs on the road is exploding.

But that comes with big ‘materials’ challenges. For companies like Tesla, securing supplies of stuff like lithium, cobalt, nickel, and manganese is a major headache.

Which is why big EV companies are choosing to partner up with select resource stocks — many of them listed here in Australia — to help solve their problems.

That’s creating big opportunity for the whole sector, as you’ve seen.

I’ve laid my case out in black and white for you.

But I can only go so far.

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PS: It’s not just companies rushing to secure their supply of critical minerals either.

Entire countries are waking up to the fact they NEED to secure access as a matter of national security.

We’ve seen this before, of course.

In the 19th century, two great world empires — the British and Russians — rushed to tap the resources of Central Asia.

It’s known to history as ‘The Great Game’ — a decade-long clash of great powers for key resources.

And there’s an echo of that era in the mad scramble for battery minerals.

Almost every major nation on the planet now has a strategic plan for securing these minerals.

Australia’s critical minerals strategy is as straightforward as can be (this is a direct quote from the government’s plan):

By 2030, Australia is a global critical minerals powerhouse. We are integral to international critical minerals supply chains and technologies crucial to the global economy.

We have the resources the rest of the world needs.

Overseas, things are going to get a lot more desperate…

The US is already reviewing its vulnerabilities in critical mineral and material supply chains...and President Biden has invoked the Second World War’s Defense Production Act in an attempt to fix the situation.

The UK is planning to form a ‘Critical Minerals Intelligence Centre’ in London as part of its plans.

Japan, South Korea, and the EU are all reviewing their strategic plans too.

And it’s no surprise.

Some countries have stockpiles so threadbare they’d run out in 50–100 days in a supply shock.

The more you look, the more the pieces of the puzzle seem to slot into place.

Companies. Whole industries. Entire NATIONS. They’re all waking up to the importance of these minerals.

And that all spells big opportunity, if you’re decisive.

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(1) Represented by the S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries Price Index.
(2) Represented by the S&P/ASX 200 Price Index.