Uranium Price Trades Below Cost of Production – with Louis James

I’m guessing you’d be hard-pressed to find many folks on Wall Street who know that uranium is currently trading below its cost of production.

As with a current spot price of $25.70, the average cost of production is about $40 per pound. While commodities analyst Louis James mentions that the “incentive price” for the miners to get new projects into production is about $60 per pound.

So while the market has been sitting below the cost of production for some time now, and it’s unclear exactly when these dynamics will change, for long-term investors it’s one of the best risk-reward profiles currently available. Because unless we stop using electricity as a civilization, prices are simply going to have to rise at some point.

In fact, the dynamics are actually similar to what preceded the spike to a price of $140 per pound back in 2007. And the longer the imbalance goes unresolved, the more likely the correction is going to be of a sharp nature.

(chart courtesy of www.indexmundi.com)

Fission Uranium Chairman and CEO Dev Randhawa states that “we need 195 million pounds, but we produce 130 to 140 million pounds.” So in addition to the price trading below the cost of production, and even further below the price that would incentivize new projects to go online, you also have a deficit in the market. So you can imagine where this is headed.

Fortunately Louis was kind enough to join me on the show and dig into these topics further. As the more I’ve learned about the uranium market the more I’ve wanted to explore.

So if buying assets below the cost of production in a market that’s already in a deficit is the kind of investment you like, click to watch the interview and discover what’s been going on!



Chris Marcus

October 9, 2019


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