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Investing in Cobalt 101

Written By Alexandra Perry

Posted September 5, 2017

Hello and welcome back to Investing After Hours — our Wealth Daily podcast dedicated to helping everyday investors navigate major investing trends. Our team of experts has specialized knowledge in a variety of investing methods.

And we broadcast this knowledge from our office above the Baltimore harbor.

I am your host Alexandra Perry, the research director at Wealth Daily.

Welcome to Episode 14: Investing in Cobalt 101

In the second installment of Investing After Hours’ energy metal series, technology analyst Jason Stutman joins us to talk about investing in cobalt.

Despite cobalt’s major role in the electric battery market, investors often overlook it in favor of lithium, nickel, and copper.

That being said, cobalt makes up 15% of the Tesla Model S battery and over 30% of the Tesla Powerwall. It’s a necessary component for any electric battery — whether that battery is being used in electric vehicles (EVs) or for home energy storage.

Cobalt can extend battery life, ultimately helping EVs get farther on a single charge.

This sets cobalt up to be a valuable energy metal and a profitable energy investment. And as Jason explains in the podcast, now is the time for investors to start taking cobalt seriously.

Why? Well, at the moment, cobalt demand is in an interesting place…

Electric vehicle consumption and production are on the rise with many car manufacturers promising more EVs by 2020. That means, more than likely, cobalt demand is about to surge.

cobalt demand

More cobalt-mining companies are pioneering projects to meet this supply boom.

In order to understand the profit potential behind this energy metal better, Jason broke down the supply and demand chain.

He looked at large cobalt-mining operations outside the country and small operations within America.

Today on the podcast, he shares this information with investors.

Over the course of the “Investing in Cobalt 101” episode, Jason breaks down cobalt demand, gives his take on top cobalt suppliers, and offers insight into the obstacles that the cobalt market will encounter with surging demand.

Make sure to check out some of our cobalt resources:

Happy Listening!

Jason Stutman


Jason Stutman is Wealth Daily’s senior technology analyst. He first launched his own investment advisory service, Technology and Opportunity, in 2013 with the goal of providing actionable, relevant, and entertaining stock market commentary for retail investors in the U.S. and abroad.

Jason’s strategy for building winning portfolios is simple: Buy the disruptor; sell the disrupted. In today’s rapidly changing market landscape, Jason helps keep his readers informed on the market’s most important and evolving technological trends.

Alexandra Perry


Alexandra Perry is Wealth Daily’s research director and a contributing analyst for Energy and Capital.

She has multiple years of experience working with startup companies, primarily focusing on artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, alternative energy, and biotech. Her take on investing is simple: A new age of investors can make monumental returns by investing in emerging industries and foundational startup ventures.