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Portfolio of Lithium Stocks

Increased demand for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and consumer electronic products (laptop computers, cameras, cellular phones, PDAs and iPods) that use lithium components should cause lithium miners, processors and battery manufacturers to prosper.

The following table includes 10 companies that manufacture lithium products and mine lithium plus one lithium exchange-traded fund (ETF).

Many of these stocks are speculative so check out their price charts.

Lithium Stocks
Stock
Price Quote
1-Year Price Chart
Altair Nanotechnologies
Arotech Corporation
China BAK Battery
FMC Corporation
Global X Lithium ETF
Greatbatch
Lithium Americas Corp.
Orocobre Limited
Polypore International
Rockwood Holdings
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. (SQM) 
Click small charts (sparklines) to expand. * Uses 10 years or all years of prices, whichever is less.


To follow the progress of the Lithium Stocks portfolio, check out the returns table and chart below. Portfolio values are computed using weekly closes for stocks from Yahoo! Finance.

The 4 stocks included in the portfolio computations are: ALTI, ARTX, FMC and GB. The current value of the portfolio assumes that $2,500.00 was invested (total of $10,000) in each stock at its closing weekly price for the first week of January 2004. The 7 stocks excluded from the portfolio computations because of insufficient price data are: CBAK, LIT, LAC.TO, ORL.TO, PPO, ROC and SQM.


Lithium Stocks - Return Results
Portfolio:
Lithium Stocks
Start date:
Jan-02-2004
Start value:
$10,000
End date:
Apr-16-2014
End value:
$26,895
Number prices
538
Minimum value occurred on Aug-09-2004
$6,366
Maximum value occurred on Mar-10-2014
$27,989
Total gain or loss (Start date to End date)
168.95%
Annualized gain or loss (Start date to End date)
10.03%
Sharpe Ratio
0.74
Total dollar value on End date of a $10,000 purchase made on Start date
$26,895
Average percent return for all possible buy/sell combinations
48.14%
Number returns
144,453
Number profitable returns (Winners)
120,810
Percent profitable returns
83.63%
Number unprofitable returns (Losers)
23,643
Percent unprofitable returns
16.37%
Winners to losers ratio
5.11


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