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How to Make Money off Tesla Without Owning a Single Share

Written by Keith Kohl
Posted June 9, 2021

Most people don’t fathom the sheer size of Elon Musk’s wealth.

Love him or hate him, you have to give Musk credit for amassing a fortune of about $152 billion to date.

Mind you, he’s about one or two tweets from surpassing Jeff Bezos’ own hoard of $186 billion and within range of the $193 billion possessed by Bernard Arnault, a French investor and currently considered the world’s richest person.

Look, we both know that the mainstream rhetoric is all about eating the rich right now.

But that’s not what we’re going to talk about today.

Instead, I’m going to show you how to make money from them.

Let the media worry about that headache.

One of the cold, bitter truths behind those fortunes is that a lot of individual investors like us rode that profit wave and were able to build truly life-changing wealth ourselves.

Imagine hopping in your DeLorean and going back just two years ago and buying as much Tesla stock as you could afford. Had you sat on that position and sold it all today, you would’ve pocketed gains in excess of 1,300%!

But I’m not here to be a Monday morning quarterback. You see, the time is ripe again to milk these centibillionaires for even more money.

When it comes to Elon Musk, it’s a lot easier than you think.

And the best part is you don’t need to buy a single share of Tesla to do it.

Fixing a Broken Lithium Supply Chain

Last week, we talked a little about the exorbitant demand growth for lithium that will take place over the next decade.

Driven by a lithium-ion battery market that is expected to top $130 billion, demand for lithium and battery metals is an indelible ingredient in products that span nearly every sector, from industrial to automotive.

Most people grossly overlook the fact that global lithium demand is projected to grow fivefold between now and 2050.

Personally, I think that’s undercutting it by a solid margin.

Like I told you a week ago, companies like Tesla are scrambling to secure their future supply of battery metals to avoid having to face the lithium oligarchy that controls global supply.

Remember, only a small handful of countries extract an overwhelming amount of our lithium supply — roughly 60% of global supply currently comes from just five mines in western Australia, and more than half of lithium reserves are in the Lithium Triangle located in Argentina, Bolivia, and Chile.

Now, when it comes to extracting lithium, there are two ways to do it. You either mine spodumene to get the lithium, or you extract it from liquid brine with high concentrations of lithium.

Neither process is perfect, and both come with their own distinct disadvantages. For example, extracting lithium from brine reservoirs is a long and arduous process that is widely used in the Lithium Triangle, and there are a ton of things that can go wrong.

But imagine what Musk would do if he didn’t have to go through those mega-lithium producers.

He would immediately jump at the chance to free himself from those shackles.

Well, he’s about to get that chance.

Two days ago, the U.S. Department of Energy gave investors a glimpse of where companies like Tesla might turn to boost their supply lines of lithium.

The DOE called it a "National Blueprint for Lithium Batteries 2021–2030." Simply put, it was a vision for the future of the lithium-battery supply chain.

Although it certainly included boosting conventional sources of lithium such as mining and brine extraction, it also included a little-known new technology that few have heard about up until this point.

I’m talking about the end-of-life recycling of lithium-ion cells.

Some companies like Fortum boast that over 80% of lithium-ion battery materials can now be recycled; Fortum currently uses a hydrometallurgical process that allows the company to recover scarce minerals.

But the DOE isn’t looking to foreign companies to solve our domestic supply issues. Its report called for the establishment of a blueprint that enables a secure domestic lithium-battery recycling ecosystem here in North America.

However, you have the chance right now to beat the investment herd to this rich pasture.

In fact, my readers and I recently uncovered one tiny lithium recycler that not only has the technology to help relieve some of Elon Musk’s stress over his future lithium supply, but its operations are much closer to home as well.

Of course, it’s not too late to join us for that ride.

Until next time,

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Keith Kohl

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A true insider in the technology and energy markets, Keith’s research has helped everyday investors capitalize from the rapid adoption of new technology trends and energy transitions. Keith connects with hundreds of thousands of readers as the Managing Editor of Energy & Capital, as well as the investment director of Angel Publishing's Energy Investor and Technology and Opportunity.

For nearly two decades, Keith has been providing in-depth coverage of the hottest investment trends before they go mainstream — from the shale oil and gas boom in the United States to the red-hot EV revolution currently underway. Keith and his readers have banked hundreds of winning trades on the 5G rollout and on key advancements in robotics and AI technology.

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