When we think about infrastructure, roads, bridges and transportation facilities immediately come to mind. The Biden Administration is currently investing $220 Billion in over 32,000 projects in 4,500 communities according to a report in USA Today. It’s the largest focused infrastructure investment since the days of FDR. Key current infrastructure...
The End of Just-In-Time Manufacturing as we Know It Just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing was initiated in the 1950s and 1960s by Toyota. The approach was developed as part of the Toyota Production System (TPS), which aimed to minimize waste and improve efficiency in manufacturing processes.  The concept of JIT revolves around producing...
In the race to build a new generation of electric vehicles, the demand for certain rare earth minerals has skyrocketed.  Two critical rare earth minerals are Germanium and Gallium, and China is the largest supplier of these minerals. We covered the industrial applications of these minerals in a recent Global...
With lawmakers reaching agreement on the debt ceiling, one of the winners in the negotiations could be wind and solar energy. The debt ceiling agreement paves the way for the building of interstate transmission lines which is key to Biden’s infrastructure agenda. Specifically, it would ease the permitting process for...
As global automakers transition to manufacturing Electric Vehicles (EVs), it’s critically important that the raw materials are available in the supply chain to ensure battery quality and availability.  Lithium is a critical component in the production of electric vehicle (EV) batteries, and therefore, it is essential for the growth of...
Over the past 2 years Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been hammered as investors headed toward the exits. Major brokers were in flux in 2022 when Binance refused to buy out Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX exchange. Some experts warned that Bitcoin could fall as low as $9,000. Simply put, the Bitcoin...
As Russia continues its relentless attack on Ukraine, the need has never been more evident for Ukrainians to fight as efficiently as possible to stave off further Russian advances and to reclaim territory. Each side of the conflict is expending massive resources as the war rages on. Ammunition is...
This metal is perhaps the most important on the planet right now…And everyone is rushing to secure supply. But one North American miner may be positioned ahead of the pack, and poised for oversized returns as a result.
Never before has the risk-reward thesis for critical minerals been more tantalizing.  Rare earth metals have been one of the best hiding places for investors amid a steep market sell-off prompted by fears of global recession, a raging Russian war in Ukraine, a complex regime of sanctions and sky-high energy...
Auto giants around the world are gearing up to pour over half a trillion dollars into EV and battery technology initiatives. In order to meet the high North American demand, new lithium sources must be secured and brought online. This provides clarity as to why lithium prices are up...