LORD COPPER: Cobalt 27’s success rides on the bull wave, but what happens when the tide recedes?

Cobalt 27, now up and running with a share price of C$8.75 ($6.99) as of 14:51 London time on Wednesday July 26, gives an investment opportunity without the headache of cobalt’s traditional problems; namely, the geopolitical difficulties of mostly being mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the fact that it is (almost totally) a by-product metal.

So without those two concerns, the investment decision is made far easier and can be taken on the basis of market fundamentals. Cobalt 27’s contracts will be priced using the last two quotes for cobalt as published by Metal Bulletin, as will valuation of the physical cobalt ultimately held by the company. Obviously, both traditional problems have the potential to disrupt the supply side, but the structure of Cobalt 27 offers an extra layer of insulation. As long as the company exists purely as a holder of product; that is, once it begins broadening its investments away from western port stocked material and moves further upstream, whether...

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Lord Copper

July 26, 2017

15:20 GMT

London