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By definition, ESG investing is strictly a financial endeavor, an attempt to improve the performance of portfolios by limiting their exposure to companies whose environmental, social or governance policies, or lack of them, are deemed risky. In that regard, it’s no different from striking a balance between stocks and bonds, investment-grade bonds and junk, stocks of large and small companies, or any number of decisions investors routinely make to manage risk and attempt to boost risk-adjusted returns. Consider Facebook. The social media behemoth has problems. A growing number of big corporate advertisers such as Coca-Cola Co., Starbucks Corp., Microsoft Corp. and Ford Motor Co. are pulling their ads, fearing they might appear alongside hate speech, misinformation and other divisive content routinely posted on the platform. 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So far, Zuckerberg has made mostly symbolic gestures, such as rolling out a new voter information hub and agreeing to meet with civil rights groups who organized the advertising boycott. Zuckerberg no doubt prefers to wield absolute power, but it’s a risky proposition for Facebook’s shareholders. There is growing evidence that companies with strong governance generally perform better and are less likely to fail than those with weak governance, which also makes them a less volatile and better-performing investment over time. The best ones have policies that hold management accountable and balance the competing demands of shareholders, creditors, workers, suppliers, customers and regulators. Suffice it to say, while Zuckerberg is on the throne, Facebook has few of those checks and balances.That’s a problem because Zuckerberg is the sole arbiter of what is and isn’t a hazard for Facebook, even if all indications are to the contrary. 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And according to various governance metrics tracked by Bloomberg, such as percentage of independent directors and board size, governance has weakened at Facebook over the last decade. For investors worried about the governance risk around Facebook, reducing their exposure to the company, or even eliminating it entirely, is a reasonable financial move — one that is consistent with, in fact prescribed by, the Labor Department’s “longstanding position” that retirement plans “select investments and investment courses of action based on financial considerations relevant to the risk-adjusted economic value of a particular investment.” It’s also the essence of ESG.Scalia and the Labor Department appear to confuse ESG with what would more accurately be called socially responsible investing, or SRI, which attempts to align investors’ portfolios with their values by excluding companies and industries that conflict with those values, regardless of financial impact. It’s no less odd that the Labor Department wants to ban SRI. 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    Lithium prices have been on a big decline since late 2017. An abundance of supply coming online across the globe has offset what is surging demand for the useful metal from the smartphone, tablet and electric vehicle (EV) end-markets. Alongside this plunge in lithium prices, lithium mining stocks - like Galaxy Resources (OTCMKTS:GALXF) stock - have crumbled.Source: Olivier Le Moal/ShutterStock.com But GALXF stock took off like a rocket ship in May and June. Shares nearly doubled in about a month.Importantly, this huge move in GALXF stock came without a big move in lithium prices. Lithium carbonate spot prices have, instead, kept falling over the past few months.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsWhy, then, did Galaxy Resources stock soar?Because of what could happen to the price of lithium. The stage could be set for a huge rebound, on the back of growing demand and a supply crunch. If that huge rebound in lithium prices materializes, GALXF stock could turn into a muti-bagger over the next few years.Here's a deeper look. Falling Lithium PricesLithium prices appear to be on the cusp of a significant rebound as demand trends accelerate and the supply glut eases. * 7 Utilities Stocks to Buy With Reassuring DividendsLong story short, lithium-ion batteries are at the core of essentially every battery-powered thing in the world. Smartphones. Tablets. Smartwatches. Electric vehicles. They all use lithium-ion batteries, which are superior when compared to traditional battery technology. Lithium-ion batteries charge faster, last longer and have a higher power density (so the batteries can be smaller and lighter - super important for a phone).Consequently, demand for lithium has soared over the past decade. When that soaring demand was not met by soaring supply, lithium prices skyrocketed.Throughout 2016 and 2017, lithium prices more than doubled.But, in late 2017, new mines started to come online and flood the lithium market with more supply than it could handle. And, smartphone demand wavered because of global saturation and EV demand slowed in 2019 as governments cut subsidies.This concurrent surge in supply and wane in demand led to lithium prices falling off a cliff. Lithium mining stocks - like GALXF stock - have followed the price of the battery metal.GALXF stock has dropped about 85% off its early 2018 highs. Surging DemandThanks to the new cars, 5G and the novel coronavirus, lithium prices could again could again double over the next few years.Specifically, EV demand has re-accelerated globally in 2020 - even in the face of a pandemic - because governments across the globe have doubled down on subsidies for clean air vehicles. At the same time, Tesla's (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model 3 is going global. Plus, traditional automakers like Ford (NYSE:F) are set to unveil a slew of new EVs over the next few years. All of these actions imply that global EV demand will only accelerate into 2025.Meanwhile, global smartphone demand should also re-accelerate over the next few years, mostly thanks to the global roll-out of 5G coverage and 5G smartphones. This new technology will spark a multi-year, super-upgrade cycle in smartphones, the likes of which we haven't seen in a long, long time.Also of note, 5G will act as a mega-catalyst for all-things-IoT - and all those things are built on lithium-ion battery technology. Supply CrunchPerhaps most importantly, this surging demand in the smartphone, IoT and EV end-markets over the next few years, will be met with a supply shortage in the lithium market.We have Covid-19 to thank for that.The coronavirus pandemic has, for the moment, killed lithium demand. Lithium prices have collapsed. And the world's biggest lithium producers are postponing and/or canceling new projects.Albemarle (NYSE:ALB), the world's largest lithium company, has significantly delayed expansion plans. Specifically, over the past few quarters, the company has announced plans to delay new projects which would've added about 200,000 tonnes of processing capacity. The 2020 budget has also been cut.Chile's SQM, the world's second-largest producer of lithium, has pushed back its own big expansion plans from late 2020 to late 2021. Australia's Wesfarmers has delayed a final investment decision on its Mount Holland project. China's Tianqi Lithium has postponed commissioning the first phase of its Kwinana project.All in all, producers are cutting back on supply ahead of what will be a demand surge over the next few years.That combination ultimately implies that lithium prices are ready to rebound in a big way. And that's great news for GALXF stock. Galaxy Resources Stock to the Moon?Galaxy Resources is a smaller, lithium mining company with three projects.One of the projects, Mount Cattlin in western Australia, is operational. Another, Sal de Vida in Argentina, is in development, with production targeted for 2022. The third project, James Bay in Canada, is in the exploratory stage and should be in production within five years.In other words, Galaxy Resources is one of the rare lithium mining companies that projects to dramatically expand mining capacity over the next few years.If this dramatic expansion is met with soaring lithium prices, then GALXF stock could soar.Simply consider that when, in 2017, Galaxy Resources had just one operational mine in western Australia and lithium prices were high, GALXF stock was up at $3.50. If lithium prices rebound to or above that level again - a very possible scenario - and Galaxy Resources has two or three operational mines, then it reasons that GALXF stock could soar to $7 or even $10+.But, at the same time, if lithium prices don't rebound and Galaxy Resources keeps expanding production, the company could be in for a world of hurt. Bottom Line on GALXF StockThe best way to look at GALXF stock is as a highly levered play on lithium prices. If lithium prices do rebound with force over the next few years, GALXF stock will soar. If not, this stock could continue on its multi-year decline.I'm optimistic that lithium prices can bottom out over the next few months, and proceed to rebound significantly back to and potentially even above their 2017 highs. This will come on the back of surging smartphone, IoT and EV demand, as well as a supply crunch thanks to the world's biggest suppliers canceling projects amid the Covid-19 pandemic.If that does happen, then GALXF stock will turn into a multi-bagger.Luke Lango is a Markets Analyst for InvestorPlace. He has been professionally analyzing stocks for several years, previously working at various hedge funds and currently running his own investment fund in San Diego. A Caltech graduate, Luke has consistently been recognized as one of the best stock pickers in the world by various other analysts and platforms, and has developed a reputation for leveraging his technology background to identify growth stocks that deliver outstanding returns. Luke is also the founder of Fantastic, a social discovery company backed by an LA-based internet venture firm. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. 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    Velodyne Lidar to Go Public In Merger With Blank-Check Firm Graf

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  • Is SiriusXM Stock a Buy as It Gasps for Air?

    Is SiriusXM Stock a Buy as It Gasps for Air?

    American satellite radio leader Sirius XM (NASDAQ:SIRI) had put together a pretty solid five years of growth. Up until the novel coronavirus pandemic hit, that is. Starting in February, SIRI stock went off a cliff, with shares losing 40% of their value in just four weeks. Since hitting a four-year low of $4.44 in late March, SIRI has begun to claw its way back -- but it's been a rocky road. Now trading at $5.87, it remains well under its 2020 high close of $7.34, which makes the stock an interesting proposition for those willing to take on some risk.Source: Shutterstock This C-rated stock has real potential to at least regain the levels it traded at in February. With that alone representing 25% upside, it's worth looking at what the future looks like for SiriusXM. But again, before we go further, keep in mind that the prospects here are more risky than those with the A-rated stocks I usually focus on. The Impact of the Pandemic on SiriusXM's BusinessOn April 28, with SIRI stock at $5.76, Sirius XM released its first-quarter earnings.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe company performed better than had been expected, noting: "The COVID-19 pandemic did not have a material effect on our revenue and expenses during the quarter ended March 31, 2020."Revenue was up 12% year over year to $1.95 billion. Profit of $293 million and earnings of 7 cents per share were also up significantly from last year's $162 million and 3 cents per share. Furthermore, "SiriusXM added approximately 69,000 net new self-pay subscribers in the first quarter," while the company's Pandora streaming music service added 51,000 new self-pay subscribers. The company repurchased $243 million in shares during the quarter, and paid out dividends of $59 million. * 7 Utilities Stocks to Buy With Reassuring Dividends SiriusXM stock popped the next day, but quickly began a three-week slide. The problem is those positive numbers weren't the full story. The pandemic was having an impact, and the company was concerned about how bad that could get going forward.Among the warning signs, despite the 69,000 new SiriusXM subscribers, the satellite radio service actually lost a total of 143,000 subscribers for the quarter. The company withdrew its 2020 guidance, with some rather ominous statements about what might happen in the second quarter: "Auto sales, advertising and customer responses to marketing campaigns all fell swiftly in the second half of March." An Extended Recession Is Bad News for SiriusXMSiriusXM faces several big challenges going forward, and both would be made worse if the current recession deepens.SIRI stock is a consumer discretionary stock. It can rise and fall based largely on consumer demand. Over the past five years, that has been a big plus for SiriusXM investors. Prior to the start of the coronavirus crisis at the end of February, the stock had grown in value by 94% over the past five years. Consumers increasingly opted for a satellite radio subscription, especially in their vehicle.A deep and lengthy recession will result in fewer new subscribers, and more existing customers cancelling their subscription. Satellite radio is a luxury, a discretionary expense. We saw the first signs of that with the net loss of 143,000 Sirius XM subscribers in the first quarter.The second problem is new car sales. SiriusXM gets a big adoption boost by partnering with auto companies to provide a free trial to its service in new cars. Many of those new car buyers get hooked and end up paying for a subscription. But car companies are in trouble. Ford (NYSE:F) has seen its stock plummet and its debt downgraded to junk status.If jittery consumers stop buying cars, SiriusXM loses a key entry point for signing up new subscribers. Bottom Line on SIRI StockAll of this sounds a bit negative, but I think we are looking at worst case scenarios. Remember, this is a profitable company, and one that has built a successful business model. Without a doubt, it is going to feel some pain -- and I think you can see that reflected in the reluctance of SIRI stock to charge back to pre-pandemic levels. But in the long term, the current low price represents a buying opportunity. SiriusXM has been through a punishing recession before, and the company has this message for worried investors: "Just as it was a little over a decade ago during the global financial crisis, SiriusXM's subscriber-based business model is resilient. We do not know what the shape of a recovery from this current crisis will look like, however, we are confident that our business will continue to generate substantial positive free cash flow."With all of that said, there's room for optimism, albeit extreme caution is undoubtedly warranted as this is not an A-rated stock.Louis Navellier had an unconventional start, as a grad student who accidentally built a market-beating stock system -- with returns rivaling even Warren Buffett. In his latest feat, Louis discovered the "Master Key" to profiting from the biggest tech revolution of this (or any) generation. Louis Navellier may hold some of the aforementioned securities in one or more of his newsletters. 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  • Ford, Disney partner for Bronco deal
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  • Coronavirus update: Pandemic is ‘not even close to being over,’ says WHO head, urging better testing — and face masks

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  • Reuters

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