2018 was a terrible year for commodities, but few sectors fared as badly as lithium. The crucial battery metal, also known as “White petroleum” , struggled through a 50 percent price correction as supply soared and demand fears spread like wildfire. But it isn’t time to give up on lithium stocks just yet. The rising stars of the hard-rock lithium space are transforming the industry with their remarkable ability to extract lithium at a lower cost and faster pace than the lithium majors can from their brine deposits. In short, there’s a new caliber of producer in town and – with lithium demand set to soar once again – their timing could not be better. The three stand out companies in the hard-rock mining space at the moment are Albemarle (NYSE:ALB), Chinese Tianqi Lithium (SZSE:002466) and Power Metals ( TSXV: PWM ; OTC:PWRMF ). And each of these companies […]