Goldman Sachs rattled lithium stocks after the investment bank declared the battery metals bull market “over for now”. Goldman calls today’s lithium levels a “fundamental mispricing [that] has in turn generated an outsized supply response well ahead of the demand trend in focus.”
In this context, Goldman sees prices on a downward trajectory over the course of the next two years, with a sharp correction in lithium from today’s levels to an average of just under $55,000 this year. For 2023, the forecast is for an average price of just $16,372.
The widely quoted report prompted a sell-off in lithium stocks, with heavy losses across the board. In North America, Livent was the worst performer – down 14% on the day followed by Piedmont Lithium, which lost 13.4%.
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