GOLD PRICE DRIVERS
As observed in 2008/09, and more recently in March this year, all precious metals stocks collapsed with everything else. This is logical, given their current appreciation is highly correlated with the overall market gains.
We remain secular gold bulls, demonstrating that all other currencies are fiat, and all depreciate in time.
Approximately half of advanced technologies are reliant on REEs in some form or another, from F35 jet fighters, catalytic converters, batteries, fibre optic cable, sensors, actuators to electric motors relying on permanent magnets. The presence (or absence) of light rare-earths (LREEs) is a critical determinant for any investment
LITHIUM DEMAND & SUPPLY
The future of lithium and its growth is fundamentally tied to the growth of EVs and hybrids which is expected to double over the next decade despite several years of stagnant production.
CURRENCIES VS GOLD
There is an underlying conviction that cryptocurrency is a genuine asset class and a credible alternative asset to gold, endorsed by corporate sponsorship from the likes of PayPal, MicroStrategy, Blackrock and (formerly) Tesla.