This Miracle Mineral is About to Surge Higher
Investing in Boron
There's an element on the market today that is literally the backbone of the world as we know it.
And it's been dubbed the “miracle mineral” by insiders — it's a good thing it's living up to its name.
Believe me, I'm not being overly dramatic here.
Truth is, this element is critical to our everyday life, and it's being used in so many ways that it's sometimes hard to keep track...
First: food. This element is essential to the basic cell structure of plants. Harvests wouldn't be nearly as large or fruitful as they are without the "miracle mineral," including some basic staples like peanuts, wheat, and corn.
It also plays a huge role in the textile industry. You see, another major plant that needs this mineral to thrive is cotton. Just take a glance at the tag on your clothes, and there's a good chance it has cotton in it.
I wouldn't suggest you try to list all of the things we wouldn't have without cotton — it's pretty scary, actually.
Plants aside, this mineral is the second-hardest element on Earth; only carbon-derived diamonds beat it out for this record. Its atomic structure is used to strengthen steel, which holds much of our world together.
Everything from the foundation of skyscrapers to car frames to the streets we walk on every day... the strength of this mineral keeps them all standing strong.
We can't forget its uses in glass, either. No, I'm not just referring to glass windows, but also the cookware in your kitchen, too.
And let's not forget that this mineral is essential to the integrity of your electronic devices — if you think it's easy to break a phone screen now, just think of how bad it would be if they were made of regular glass!
Fiberglass is also held together by this near-diamond-strength mineral. Both the insulation in your house and the fiber-optic wires that connect you to the Internet require this material to function.
That's quite a lot of reliance on a single mineral, right?
Good thing it's abundant and available then... except this supply comes with a slight catch.
Cutting Supply Lines
If you haven't guessed yet, the "miracle mineral" is boron.
And for most of boron's existence, there's only been one major source of it: Turkey.
Turkey controls about 73% of the world's reserves of boron, and you can bet that the mining companies operating there are state-owned.
As you might've guessed, this dynamic limits outside investments.
And right now, this relatively quiet market is about to explode...
The Turkish Energy Minister Ali Riza Alaboyun estimates that the country will see $1 billion in boron exports in the next 10 years, or about $100 million per year.
Remember, this is just for the element's technological aspects.
So it's not surprising to learn that Turkey is planning to build and sell boron-enhanced semiconductors to make this profit.
Want a second opinion? The U.S. Geological Survey claims that demand for boron-enhanced products is ready to jump higher in China and South America, driven by the mineral's use in agriculture, ceramics, and glass.
But as I said above, this is only the tip of the iceberg, especially considering all the products that are counting on boron to remain economical — including crops, clothes, and glass items.
Fortunately, there's an incredible opportunity here for investors like us. No, I'm not about to suggest you go out to huge retail companies — far from it!
You and I both know there are better returns on our investment than that...
And while there's certainly growth ahead for Turkey, there's very little room for individual investors in that space.
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Smaller, Stronger Markets
You see, boron's supply story is similar to another resource we've been covering: lithium.
Once upon a time, there were only a few big suppliers who controlled the market. There was no market share, because the market was theirs.
Sadly, that's not the case anymore.
Understand, with any growing market, there's a chance for new competition to move in — and that's precisely what we uncovered.
You don't even have to scour the Middle East, desperately searching for the right stock, because there's actually a boron player right here in North America that is positioning itself as you read this.
And this stock's renewed focus on boron production is directly in line with the predictions about the "miracle mineral's" oncoming growth.
In fact, the company expects just short of $100 million in annual revenue once its boron projects are scaled up. If it meets that estimate or manages to exceed it at all, this single company will reach the same goal as the entire country of Turkey.
Look, you and I both understand that it's not always about how much of a resource you have underground unless it's being extracted.
And that, dear reader, is why this tiny boron player is about to get a leg up on Turkish companies.
My latest report will detail the whole situation, including market growth and the political problems that are actually helping boron miners outside of Turkey right now.
Look for it to hit your email this Thursday.
Until next time,
A true insider in the energy markets, Keith is one of few financial reporters to have visited the Alberta oil sands. His research has helped thousands of investors capitalize from the rapidly changing face of energy. Keith connects with hundreds of thousands of readers as the Managing Editor of Energy & Capital as well as Investment Director of Angel Publishing's Energy Investor. For years, Keith has been providing in-depth coverage of the Bakken, the Haynesville Shale, and the Marcellus natural gas formations — all ahead of the mainstream media. For more on Keith, go to his editor's page.
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