lithium trader & investor expectations are that lithium prices could rise in 2019. The lithium price outlook sharply divides the bulls and bears as both global supply and demand are hard to get an accurate forecast on due to the complex nature of operators on both side of the equation. Adding to the opaqueness is the fact that neither lithium spot or futures prices are openly traded on an exchange or similar public price-fixing mechanism such as gold, oil, copper, or silver prices for example. Investors are reliant on the prices reported by the miners themselves to get a gauge on where prices sit. In the absence of any other news it’s likely that the lithium miners are heading higher on some strong prices being privately reported by miners or industry players. Around 60% of total lithium produced globally comes from the “lithium triangle” in the region of Chile, Argentina and Bolivia.