LITHIUM 2021: Futures aid volatile lithium market; supply seen as key risk

By Davide Ghilotti
Published: Monday, 20 September 2021

Recently launched futures contracts can help mitigate significant volatility in the lithium market, but in the long term it is supply shortages that will keep buyers awake at night, according to market experts speaking at Fastmarkets Lithium Supply & Markets conference 2021 in Las Vegas.

By Thorsten Schier 

The industry used to rely on fixed pricing, which meant "someone always won, and someone lost," according to Daniel Jimenez partner at iLi Markets. Futures will be a useful tool for more sophisticated participants to offset some of that risk.

Both the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and...

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