Rachel’s note: We’re in the midst of a massive tech revolution. It’s bringing about the biggest advancements of our lifetime.
And Dave Forest, our in-house geologist and go-to source for all things commodities, says there’s a new fuel powering this tech boom.
But it’s not coal, oil, or other traditional fuels you’ve likely heard about. And it could make savvy investors a fortune…
Recently, Dave homed in on a tiny company on track to become America’s next homegrown source for this new “Tech Fuel.” And just a small stake today is enough for you to ride this trend higher. Just go right here for all the details.
Then, scroll down for today’s essay. We’re handing the reins to our colleague Chris Lowe. He’s worked with Dave for years. And knows firsthand it pays to listen when Dave pounds the table on a new opportunity…
By Chris Lowe, editor, The Daily Cut
October 1, 1908…
That’s when the first Model T Ford rolled off the production line at Ford’s Piquette Avenue plant in Detroit.
Over the next 20 years, the company built another 15 million Model T cars.
Every new car it built ran on one of the most exciting new pieces of technology at the time – an internal combustion engine (ICE).
Karl Benz built the first ICE-powered automobile in 1885. But it wasn’t until the Model T that this new technology really took off.
And ICEs weren’t just in Ford’s mass-produced cars…
They also power airplanes and ships. This allowed for a new age of ultra-fast, international travel.
And these engines needed fuel to run.
This fuel came in the form of oil. And it became the most important commodity of the 20th century.
As the ICE took over the world in the decades that followed, it created a new generation of millionaires and billionaires.
Take the company now called ExxonMobil.
In 1972, you could have bought one of its shares for $2.34. By 2014, you’d have made a 10,830% return, including dividends.
But that’s changing.
We’ll still use oil. But it won’t be the most important commodity of the 21st century.
According to our commodities investing expert, Dave Forest, that mantle will pass to what he calls “tech metals.”
And just like with oil in the last century… this new fuel source will make investors in the right tech-metals stocks rich.
Tech Metals Boom
As Dave has been showing Casey Research readers, just as oil was the crucial commodities trend of the 20th century… certain strategic metals are crucial to the trends of the 21st century.
Only this time, they’re not going into ICE cars, planes, and ships. They’re going into some of the world’s most cutting-edge tech. Here’s Dave…
There are a number of high-tech sectors that are reshaping the economy – think 5G and the electric vehicle revolution. Well, there are strategic metals that power these tech trends.
Take lithium. It’s the soft, silvery-white metal that’s No. 3 on the periodic table. And it’s at the center of the tech metals trend. Here’s Dave again…
Lithium will be one of the metals underpinning the buildout of 5G wireless networks. 5G towers need more power than 4G towers to get the signal out and to keep the towers running.
The old lead-acid batteries that 4G towers run on don’t work. You need high-powered lithium batteries to keep a 5G tower running.
These are the same batteries needed to power electric vehicles. Every Tesla that’s made… and nearly all the electric vehicles being made around the world… they all have these lithium-ion batteries in them.
This will spark demand for the metals… and a boom in profits for those miners.
Take one of the lithium miners Dave recommended to his readers…
It has shot up 140% since he added it to the Strategic Investor portfolio this past June. (For all the details, go here.)
That’s how powerful this profit trend is. For some perspective, the average annual gain over the past 20 years for the U.S. stock market bellwether, the S&P 500, has been 6.4%.
Boots on the Ground in Every Continent
For those who don’t already know him, Dave is a highly trained geologist. Finding and extracting natural resources from the ground is his life’s work.
Over more than two decades, he’s put boots on the ground in countries on all of the world’s populated continents hunting for deposits of copper, gold, platinum, nickel, cobalt, and natural gas.
He helped develop the sixth-largest platinum-producing district in the world. He discovered more than 1 billion pounds of copper in Asia and South America. And he was the first natural-resource explorer the government of Myanmar (formerly Burma) licensed.
He’s also given readers of his Strategic Investor advisory the chance to make outsized gains… like 115%… 124%… even 210%.
One thing I’ve learned in the time I’ve known Dave is that it pays to listen when he starts banging the table on an opportunity in commodities.
He has an insider’s view of the mining industry… and a proven track record of delivering hefty gains based on these insights.
As I mentioned above, Dave recently uncovered a lithium miner that’s soared 140% since June.
This tiny miner will likely be America’s newest source of homegrown lithium. And it could be on the verge of a multibillion-dollar deal with tech giant Tesla…
Editor, The Daily Cut