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Why The Graphite Sector Is Heating Up, How To Evaluate Opportunities, And What I Own

During the graphite boom in 2012, investors experienced a huge run-up in graphite stocks, only to be let down as their performance drastically outpaced their fundamentals.
There is now an opportunity for contrarian investors to re-evaluate the sector given recent events: the stabilization of prices; projects starting-up or near production; and off-take agreements being signed.
Blue-sky potential remains enormous from the incremental demand that will be created by ‘technology grade graphite’ to be used in emerging green initiatives and clean technology.
Supply and demand trends are extremely encouraging, spurred largely by resource nationalism, industry consolidation, and Tesla's gigafactory which alone is supposed to at least double worldwide graphite demand by 2020.
The NIA graphite explorers index is up ~70% YTD, posting most of those gains quietly this summer, and primarily by advanced projects which are still a ways off their all-time.

Current Uses and Future Growth Applications

Graphite has been referred to as the material used in every industry yet in small enough quantities that no one talks about it. The majority of the world's graphite is used in traditional applications such as refractories, steel-making, foundry moldings, auto parts, and lubricants. Minor uses such as batteries, pencils, electronics, and numerous other products account for the remaining graphite consumed each year.

Future demand growth is anticipated to be driven by 'technology grade graphite', to be used in emerging green initiatives and clean technology. Including applications in fuel cells, lithium-ion and vanadium redox batteries, energy storage, solar power, water purification, and pebble-bed nuclear reactors. Not to mention graphene, coequally dubbed the 'miracle material', a one atom thick layer of carbon atoms which some researchers claim "it's the most important substance to be created since the first synthetic plastic more than 100 years ago."

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#27   Great Lakes has placed additional orders from $DMNKF Luke_McCain 08/31/16 02:13:04 PM
#26   News: Great Lakes Graphite Announces Repeat Purchase Orders Luke_McCain 08/31/16 01:17:02 PM
#25   $GLKIF @ Luke_McCain 08/15/16 05:51:33 AM
#24   Massive volume yesterday. Let's hope the volume IonSpeed 07/28/16 08:01:32 AM
#23   Ontario Gov. Investing in Great Lakes Graphite IonSpeed 07/23/16 03:09:20 AM
#22   News: Great Lakes Graphite Selects Consultant for Quality Luke_McCain 06/30/16 11:57:52 AM
#21   Private Placement completed, also shares for debt transaction. Luke_McCain 06/27/16 10:43:00 AM
#20   Great Lakes Graphite Increases Private Placement Luke_McCain 06/23/16 11:49:55 AM
#19   GLKIF Appoints General Manager for Matheson Micronization Facility Luke_McCain 06/23/16 11:47:28 AM
#18   July Startup Seen for Matheson Micronization Facility Luke_McCain 06/23/16 11:45:29 AM
#17   Any GLKIF shareholders in their partner DMNKF - Luke_McCain 05/31/16 07:53:48 AM
#16   This board seems really quiet...let's wake up this IonSpeed 05/11/16 09:43:10 PM
#15   first ever purchase orders! RAPIDO vinnybotz 02/17/16 10:43:33 AM
#14   Thank you. rechnerhand 08/19/15 02:02:54 AM
#13 JohnCM 08/19/15 01:10:28 AM
#12   NR!! Great Lakes Graphite Enters Technology Partnership with Process rechnerhand 06/12/15 10:05:46 AM
#11   What sets Great Lakes Graphite (V.GLK) apart from rechnerhand 06/05/15 02:34:47 AM
#10   Great Lakes Graphite finishes three holes at Lochaber chambers 12/18/14 07:22:40 PM
#9   Rock Tech now holds 10.4% of Great Lakes shares chambers 12/06/14 12:47:55 PM
#8   Great Lakes hires SRK for Lochaber resource estimate chambers 12/03/14 10:22:09 AM
#7   Press Release - Great Lakes Graphite chambers 11/06/14 09:01:54 AM
#6   Great Lakes (V.GLK) lays out strategy for success chambers 10/31/14 10:52:03 AM
#5   Great Lakes Graphite selected for Schulich MBA project chambers 10/22/14 10:04:02 AM
#4   The TSX Venture Exchange has accepted for filing pointofreturn 10/13/14 05:36:22 PM
#3   Great Lakes Graphite Announces La Grande Nord Amendment pointofreturn 10/09/14 06:17:01 PM
#2   What You Need To Know As An Investor pointofreturn 10/09/14 02:41:25 PM
#1   Whether you realize it or not, graphite is pointofreturn 10/09/14 01:28:44 PM