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Rivian’s IPO Proves That Electric Vehicle Stocks Have 10X Potential

Once upon a time, as a company, you had to change the world first, and then get rewarded with a $100 billion valuation.

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Once upon a time, as a company, you had to change the world first, and then get rewarded with a $100 billion valuation.

Rivian sign outside the company's HQ in Silicon ValleySource: Michael Vi / Shutterstock

But electric truck maker Rivian (NASDAQ:RIVN) proved last week that we no longer live in that era

The company — which has yet to sell a single truck, and earned just $1 million in revenue in the third quarter — went public last week in the biggest initial public offering since Facebook. And, unlike the Facebook IPO (which was mostly a flop), Rivian’s IPO has been a huge success.

The IPO price? $78. The stock price at last check? About $130, giving the company a valuation in excess of $110 BILLION.

Again, this is a company that hasn’t sold a single truck yet, and it is already worth more than every other truck maker on the planet combined.

Call it insane. Call it a bubble. Call it whatever you want — it is the reality we live in today.

And it is the reality we live in today because investors are just that confident in the thesis that EVs are going to take over the world.

How else do you explain Rivian’s $100 BILLION valuation? Tesla’s TRILLION dollar valuation? Lucid’s $70 BILLION valuation?

Investors are convinced that these EV giants are going to take over the auto industry — that Rivian’s trucks are going to become the most popular pick-up truck in history, that Tesla cars are going to become more common than Honda Civics and Toyota Camrys, and that Lucid is going to turn into the must-have luxury sports car.

Well, guess what? They’re right.

EVs are going to take over the world.

Pretty much everyone wants an electric vehicle these days. It’s become “cool” to own one, because you’re helping in the fight against climate change. An EV is as much a statement piece as the house you live in, and that’s especially true among younger consumers. Many of them won’t even consider a gas-powered car for their next car. And, because Father Time is undefeated, those young consumers represent the future majority of auto buyers. If they’re all buying EVs, then EVs will take-over the auto market.

Beyond that, because EVs are built on semiconductor chip technology which benefit from both Moore’s Law and Wright’s Law, they’re getting exponentially cheaper. Next year, your average EV with 200-plus miles of driving range will, for the first time ever, be cheaper than your average gas-powered car.

And those EV prices keep dropping, while gas-powered car prices are not dropping. By 2030, EVs could be 20% to 40% cheaper than gas-powered cars.

Then there are all those EV tax incentives, which per recent legislation coming out of Washington, are set to get much bigger over the next 10 years.

Not to mention all those charging stations popping up everywhere… or the fact that these cars have gone from barely cracking 100 miles of driving range a few years back, to some clocking in above 500 miles of driving range today… or all the advanced battery technology in development that, once commercialized, could unlock 1,000-plus miles of driving range.

And, even if all that doesn’t convince you, consider this simple fact: Pretty much every automaker, for one reason or another, is committed to a 100% electric vehicle fleet by 2030.

Essentially, you aren’t going to have a choice. Go to a car dealer today. More than half of the cars are still gas-powered. Go back in 2030. You won’t find a single gas-powered car on the lot. You won’t be able to buy a new gas car in 2030 even if you wanted to…

Folks, the writing is on the wall. Things honestly couldn’t be clearer. Over the next decade, EVs will take over the world.

That’s why Rivian is worth more than $100 billion today despite having not sold a single truck. The EV Megatrend is inevitable, and it is going to rewrite the rules of the multi-trillion-dollar auto industry.

It will be a disruption like no other.

And where there’s disruption, there’s opportunity.

I firmly believe that the EV Revolution of the 2020s will birth dozens of 10X investment opportunities in the stock market — opportunities that could help you make millions of dollars.

But the hidden reality therein is that, if you want to make millions in EV stocks, you can’t buy Tesla, or Rivian.

Those stocks are already priced for enormous success. Even if they do take over the auto industry, their stocks are only going to go up by 20% a year or so.

Instead, if you want to make millions in EV stocks, you need to uncover the “hidden gems” of the EV Revolution — the small, under-the-radar EV stocks that have enormous upside potential.

That’s why, in our most exclusive investment research advisory Early Stage Investor, we just launched a brand-new portfolio called the 4 EV Stocks to Financial Freedom.

As the name implies, this is a portfolio of the best small-cap, under-the-radar EV stocks in the market that have the potential to score you 10X or bigger returns over the next few years — and ultimately allow you to never have to worry about money again.

We’re talking about the smartest battery tech company in the world pioneering a literal industry-changing technology that will allow EVs to drive for thousands of miles on a single charge…

The most innovative EV charging company that will entirely rewrite the rules of how you charge your car…

The most explosive EV maker that has developed the coolest electric vehicle in the world today…

And more.

All stocks trading for less than $40. All stocks that could soar 10X or more in the coming years.

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On the date of publication, Luke Lango did not have (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article.

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EV Nickel starts trading on TSX Venture Exchange

  TORONTO – EV Nickel Inc.’s [EVNI-TSXV] initial public offering (IPO) prospectus dated November 19, 2021, has been filed with and accepted by the…


TORONTO – EV Nickel Inc.’s [EVNI-TSXV] initial public offering (IPO) prospectus dated November 19, 2021, has been filed with and accepted by the TSX Venture Exchange and has begun trading on the Exchange.

The closing of the IPO, scheduled for December 2, 2021, was expected to have gross proceeds of $5,440,292 for a total of 1,442,200 flow-through (FT) common shares at 86 cents per FT common share and of 5.6 million units at 75 cents per unit. The company has 30,355,667 common shares issued and outstanding

EV Nickel, classified as a Tier 2 issuer, is a Canadian nickel exploration company, focused on the Shaw Dome area, south of Timmins, Ontario. The Shaw Dome area is home to its Langmuir project, which includes W4, the basis of a 2010 historical estimate of 677,000 tonnes at 1% nickel for approximately 15 million pounds of Class 1 nickel.

EV Nickel’s objective is to grow and advance a nickel business, targeting the growing demand for Class 1 nickel from the electric vehicle battery sector. EV Nickel has almost 9,100 hectares to explore across the Shaw Dome area and has identified 30 km of additional strike length.

“We are excited to get out into the public markets and begin telling the world about our wonderful assets, on the Shaw Dome, just south of Timmins,” said Sean Samson, president and CEO. “The world needs more nickel and especially the type of high-grade, clean nickel that we plan to build our business around. Decarbonization is the challenge of a lifetime and we plan to source the material that will help the EV [electric vehicle] companies grow and help address that challenge.”

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Vision Lithium to Buy The Cadillac Canadian Lithium Property

Canadian-based exploration company Vision Lithium agreed to acquire 100% interest in 215 contiguous mining claims in Quebec, Canada.  Combined with an…

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Cadillac lithium property located approximately 40 km west of Val-d’Or. Source: Vision Lithium

Canadian-based exploration company Vision Lithium agreed to acquire 100% interest in 215 contiguous mining claims in Quebec, Canada. 

Combined with an additional 105 stakes claimed by the company, the group of claims will be collectively referred to as The Cadillac lithium property.  

Details of the agreement include the vendor groups receiving an aggregate cash consideration of $102,427.92 from Vision Lithium, as well as ​​issue a total of 4,300,000 common shares of the company. The shares are not divided evenly, with 1.5 million each going to the CMH Group and Fancamp, the Leblanc-Lavoie Group will receive 1 million and 300,000 Shares will go to the Tremblay Group. The company will also pay each vendor group a 2% net smelter return royalty on the claims. 

President & CEO of Vision Lithium Yves Rougerie commented in a press release, “The Cadillac lithium project is an exciting addition to our growing portfolio of lithium properties. The Property is located 10 km south of the Trans-Canada highway and only metres from the secondary road, ensuring easy access for logistics, materials and qualified manpower.”

The claims acquired by Vision Lithium combined with the additional 105 claims staked, means the property holds a total of 320 claims covering 18,378 hectares. The property is easily accessible year-round in an area with well-maintained roads. This is especially helpful since Quebec can become covered in snow for multiple months of the year, and established infrastructure gives the company a head start.

There are also at least 4 pegmatite dikes which are spaced approximately 100 metres apart and traced for at least 300 metres along on the property. 

Rougerie continued “The property hosts a cluster of close-spaced parallel lithium-bearing dikes. Spodumene has been observed in the outcropping dikes and we believe there are likely more dikes in the cluster. The dikes have seen surprisingly little historical exploration with only a handful of samples and no drilling to date.” 

High Potential for Additional Lithium Discoveries

Lithium crystals have been observed on all four dikes of the property, with even a few large crystals visible. 

The property is located approximately 10 km south of Cadillac, a historic mining town, and about halfway between the major mining centres of Rouyn-Noranda and Val-d’Or in Quebec. 

“We believe the potential for additional lithium discoveries within the main cluster area is excellent and the larger property also has tremendous upside potential for discovery. The entire area acquired and staked is very large at almost 200 square kilometres. We plan to aggressively explore the Property over the winter by drilling the main cluster of dikes and to plan and complete field work next summer over the large tract of land,” Rougerie said. 

There are a number of closing conditions and post-closing obligations for the company until the transaction is officially completed. This includes the execution of certain deeds and instruments of conveyance, and the approval of joining the TSX Venture Exchange. Completion of the transaction is expected to be finished in the coming days. 

Vision Lithium focuses on exploring and developing mineral assets such as lithium and copper in different parts of Canada. Other than the claims they have just received in the recent transaction, the company has operations in Manitoba, and multiple properties in New Brunswick and Quebec. The first drill program at the company’s Dome Lemieux copper property in Quebec has commenced. Vision has also recently completed the Red-Brook copper and zinc drill program in New Brunswick. 

Vision Lithium is focused on developing their Sirmac lithium project in Quebec which is a hard rock source of lithium. Lithium can either come from hard rock sources or brines, and about 50% of each make up the world’s lithium compound production. Both sources can produce battery-grade lithium, but the extraction process is very different. The company plans on using existing methods to extract lithium for the battery market. This is a key area for the company as demand for battery materials is soaring in the middle of a global energy transition. 


The above references an opinion and is for information purposes only. It is not intended to be investment advice. Seek a licensed professional for investment advice. The author is not an insider or shareholder of any of the companies mentioned above.

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NIO Stock Alert: One Big Reason EV Maker Nio Is Plunging Today

As all eyes turn to Chinese stocks today, Chinese electric vehicle (EV) producer Nio (NYSE:NIO) is in the spotlight. Indeed, as NIO stock slides, investors…

As all eyes turn to Chinese stocks today, Chinese electric vehicle (EV) producer Nio (NYSE:NIO) is in the spotlight. Indeed, as NIO stock slides, investors are left to ponder the news coming out of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as well as what it might mean for the EV industry as a whole.

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So, what is this big news?

Chinese stocks that trade on major U.S. exchanges have been sliding since markets opened this morning, a direct result of the recent news from the SEC. The regulatory agency has announced that it will be implementing a new law that will require all international companies that trade on the NYSE or Nasdaq to turn over their financial books to U.S. regulators upon request or face being delisted.

One major stock has already delisted and others seems poised to follow. These events have cast a cloud of uncertainty over markets, and investors have many questions about their Chinese investments. Investors have a lot to think about as NIO stock falls, in terms of the future of both the company and its industry.

What’s Happening With NIO Stock

Like most China-based companies that trade in the U.S., NIO stock has been falling all day. As of this writing, it is down by almost 9%. Despite an earlier uptick, it isn’t showing signs of rebounding. The stock has been declining since December began, but yesterday’s news has caused it to plunge, pulling it into the red by more than 20% for the month. It’s clear that since news broke of Chinese ride-sharing giant Didi Global (NYSE:DIDI) making the move to delist from the NYSE, investors are nervous, bracing for a selloff.

Nio isn’t the only Chinese EV manufacturer that hasn’t been enjoying the ride today. Its peers XPeng (NYSE:XPEV) and Li Auto (NASDAQ:LI) have seen worse declines. Both are down as of this writing, by 9% and 13%, respectively.

Why It Matters

While this news has sent Chinese stocks across many different sectors into a downward tailspin, there are other factors that are worth considering. Nio filed for an additional listing on a Hong Kong exchange in early 2021, but the decision was delayed for months, stretching into 2022 with little information provided by the company as to the reasons behind it. If the company was already planning to list in another market, this news from the SEC could prove the incentive it needs to delist in order to expedite the process. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what this means for NIO stock.

Wall Street hates uncertainty. And since an important international company decided to comply with unprecedented orders from its government, uncertainty has reigned supreme. Nio’s incentive to delist is likely high, and if one industry leader makes a decision, others may follow. Adding to the turbulent market outlook is the fact that many Chinese business leaders haven’t said much since news broke of the SEC’s decision, leaving investors to wonder what the immediate future will look like.

The fact that Chinese EV stocks are slipping across the board indicates that this news is serious. The EV race, in which China’s companies have played a key role, has come to define investing in 2021 and looks set to continue into the new year. If such a prominent sector can feel the strain of this news, no industry is immune.

What It Means

The road ahead looks bumpy for all Chinese stocks that trade on U.S. markets, not just the EV sector. The emerging threat of the omicron variant was already casting doubt over markets, as investors braced for what will likely be known as the “omicron winter.” Now they have an even shorter-term concern to field.

With all this in mind, there are plenty of factors that contribute to a stock making the move to delist. We don’t know for sure what this news will mean for NIO stock, but it is certainly a name to watch as Chinese companies make decisions and trends start to develop.

On the date of publication, Samuel O’Brient did not have (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer, subject to the Publishing Guidelines.

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