Investing in Graphene Is Really Hard. Should You Try?

Recently, there has been a lot of buzz in the scientific community about graphene, a layer of graphite only a single atom thick that has incredible potential both for its ability to support a tremendous amount of weight compared to its own mass, and for its function as a superconductor. But, while the applications could be limitless once the manufacturing technology of the material catches up, getting in now on the ground floor may prove tricky for investors. In this video, Motley Fool industrials analyst Blake Bos discusses several possible investing ideas in graphite and graphene production, and points out to investors the reasons why this might still be more trouble to invest in than it's worth.

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  • Report this Comment On June 13, 2013, at 9:20 AM, jkelly79e wrote:

    Graphene first grabbed my attention at the beginning of the year, haven't found any investment vehicles. I believe Samsung is likely the largest player that is in development of using the material to make bendable electronics.

    Otherwise, this link did have some companies in different aspects of graphene/graphite public companies.

  • Report this Comment On June 13, 2013, at 2:39 PM, lambertz wrote:

    CVD Equipment Corp (CVV) building the equipment to build grapheme I believe is a good start to invest.

  • Report this Comment On June 14, 2013, at 6:11 PM, kotaknight wrote:

    You should look into CVD Equipment Corp. (CVV). They have a segment of their business dedicated to graphene.

  • Report this Comment On June 19, 2013, at 2:49 AM, apaulgill wrote:

    Blake, I am with a micro-cap company called Lomiko Metals (TSX-V: LMR, OTC: LMRMF) which has recently signed a Strategic Alliance Agreement with Graphene Labs of New York. I was recently in Washington at the TechConnect Conference and one of the things that jumped out at me was how busy the Graphene Labs table was compared to many other graphene companies there.

    I think graphene will definitely make and impact but there are many groups that are earnest but not capable or capable but not earnest. Buyers beware. We have all the right stuff in the ground (high carbon content graphite) and the right partner in Graphene Labs (who work with Stony Brook University in developing supercapacitors) yet it is difficult for us to find long term investors who see the coming graphene revolution and are able to find us. If you have a chance, I would like to invite Motley Fool to come to the lab in Calverton, New York over the summer and meet the two scientist behind Graphene Labs. Our public company has the exclusive right to purchase an equity stake in Graphene Labs and we would welcome scrutiny from the right people.

    Best Regards,

    A. Paul Gill

  • Report this Comment On July 10, 2013, at 4:33 AM, graphene8888 wrote:

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  • Report this Comment On October 09, 2013, at 10:08 AM, TheVulcanMaffia wrote:

    Graphene and graphyne are materials that are being researched and developed by more, and more universities. Everyone wants a piece of that pie! The thing is it'll just take time. It's not like it's going away, it'll be risky at first,but I'm going to invest aggressively in them.

  • Report this Comment On March 25, 2014, at 9:49 AM, Middleman wrote:

    I invested in a Graphite Mine in Canada MASON GRAPHITE INC COM and it has gone from 0.68 to 0.79 in just over a month.

  • Report this Comment On June 02, 2014, at 9:13 AM, naughtyguy wrote: Now 58 cents! From 79 cents to 58 cents in only about two months!

  • Report this Comment On August 17, 2014, at 2:48 AM, bblouie wrote:

    What about the reports about Tesla Motors needing tremendous supplies of high quality graphite ? I do not believe that they would move forward without a secure source for their cars. Is this information available to us fools ? Then there is also the high demand for fast charging batteries of all the personal electronic devices of the future. These are not made by small companies that do not secure their supplies. Please share any info available on this topic. Thanks, bblouie

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