Don’t you think it’s funny that the history of mankind is defined by the most important materials of the age?
We’ve seen the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age…
But it actually makes a lot of sense.
After all, each new material has brought with it huge changes to the world — new tools, new infrastructure and new ways of living.
Now here’s the thing…
The birth of a ‘new material age’ is a rare event. There have only been three over the past million-odd years!
Amazingly, I think we’re poised to enter a new age very soon. One defined by a new wonder material.
The consequences of this transition will be so huge, it could change everything.
This material’s influence is already steadily creeping up on the world. Busy scientists around the world are trying to work out how best to deploy this unique substance.
But once it starts to roll out, I don’t think the world will look back.
You’ll literally be living through the birth of a new age!
The good news is that we’re not at the crucial turning point just yet.
Which means there’s still huge profits on the table for those with the foresight — and courage — to get set before this revolution hits.
How much longer it will stay under the radar though is anyone’s guess. It’ll only take one key moment for the cat to come out the bag I reckon.
I’ll have more to say on this material and how you can profit from its rise soon.
But first let’s take a step back and find out why certain materials are so important to the way the world works…
The Age of Empires
The evolution of man is really the story of a species becoming more than itself. We’re a tale of exponential evolutionary growth.
So how did we achieve this feat?
Well, mostly because we learned how to compensate for our comparatively puny stature and make good use of the resources around us.
Our cavemen ancestors’ use of stone and wood turned them into expert hunters, shooting them to the top of the food chain.
It was the first step in our quest for world domination.
But the transition from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age was perhaps more important.
Until the invention of bronze in around 5000 BC, humans had only three main materials to work with — stone, wood and copper.
Imagine having to make weapons, utensils and all your other stuff with just those.
They were terrible for most purposes, especially compared to the revolutionary bronze.
Bronze — a mixture of copper, arsenic and tin — is very strong.
It made better weapons and more durable bowls and cups. It expanded the concept of culture and was used extensively for jewellery and statues.
It even opened up trade routes as its three ingredients were found in different corners of the world. This led to huge economic progress.
And empires were created by those who adapted to these changed times first.
The great Egyptian civilisation with their all-powerful pharaohs was very much built on the rise of bronze tools and weapons.
Each transition to a new age was a time of great flux.
Indeed, the empires of the Bronze Age collapsed with uncommon speed when the Iron Age began. According to historian Robert Drews:
‘Within a period of forty to fifty years at the end of the thirteenth and the beginning of the twelfth century (BC) almost every significant city in the eastern Mediterranean world was destroyed, many of them never to be occupied again.’
The new age of iron swept away the old Bronze Age empires…
The Iron Age first began in Turkey in 1500 BC, but was kept secret at first. I’d wager those wily ancient Turks would understand the importance of this new material I’m about to reveal!
Again, the benefits of iron over bronze had huge ramifications for the world.
The use of farm equipment to plough crops became commonplace, resulting in the growth of towns and cities. Especially in Europe where tribes of interlinked Celts — iron age specialist craftsmen — dominated.
The Iron Age led to the formation of the great Greek and Roman Empires and eventually the Industrial Revolution in the UK over the 19th Century.
For over 3,000 years, iron has helped forge the world. Most recently benefitting Australia’s great iron ore miners such as Rio Tinto and BHP through the China boom.
But now it’s the turn of a new material…
Let me take a step back for a second…
In case you don’t know much about me, I specialise in looking for the biggest opportunities the stock market has to offer.
I do this by looking for what I call collision points.
Collision points are when a bunch of trends collide creating a whole new — and unexpected — megatrend.
Let me give you a personal example…
I remember when I started university in 1998. It was the year I got my first mobile phone. It was also the first time I used the internet at the uni’s computer labs.
I vividly remember playing online chess and I also remember playing the game ‘Snake’ on my mobile phone. As you might recall, phones didn’t have internet access back then.
All you could do was phone someone, text someone or play Snake. And these ‘mobile’ phones were the size of a small brick!
Anyway, the point is this.
Little did I know it, but I’d inadvertently stumbled upon a huge collision point. And if I’d been smarter back then, I’d have taken note and been prepared to cash in on a big opportunity within a few years.
Sure, a lot of people had seen the internet and mobile phone booms coming. And some made big money on such trends.
But the collision of mobile phones, Wi-Fi internet and gaming about to hit was something of such unexpected magnitude that if I’d jumped on early, I’d now be sitting on a fortune.
Alas I didn’t have the life or investing experience then to see it. But if I had, this is what I would have invested in…
Check out the exponential growth rate of mobile gaming:
Source: Jim Harris/CES 2018
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Mobile gaming has created fortunes over the past decade from a technological collision point obvious to those who cared to look back in 1998.
For example, Clash of Clans creator Super Cell went from a four-man start-up in Helsinki to a US$10.2 billion company in just six years.
Every one of its eventual 150 employees made a minimum of US$5 million each when they were bought out in 2016 by Chinese mobile gaming giant Tencent.
This is the power of collision points.
When you see how several trends are about to bounce into each other and fuel each other’s growth, it’s a very special moment for the exponential investor.
You have to know about this ‘new age’
Which brings me back to the ‘new age’ we’re about to enter.
The fact is I think this is a monumental collision point.
One that could have a huge and positive impact on your investing efforts.
As we’ve seen, the discovery of new materials has a bigger effect on the world than almost anything else.
Which is why I’ve spent the past few months trying to work out the implications of this coming ‘new age’.
I’ve found out this wonder material will have an effect on all sorts of industries from packaging and plastics to construction and cars. It’ll change how we store and use energy. And it’ll accelerate our exploration of space.
In fact, many have called it the material for the ‘space age’.
And the stock opportunities tied to this ‘space age’ material could potentially be extremely lucrative for fast-acting investors.
I’ve uncovered one such opportunity.
It’s a tiny Aussie small-cap. With a market cap of just $75 million, it’s one of those stocks most investors ignore.
That’s a big mistake.
But it’s a mistake that could make you a very, VERY happy investor in 2019.
See, this little-known Aussie company has developed a long-line of breakthrough products linked to this ‘new age’ material I’m hinting at. They’ve already tied up some pretty huge business deals with companies like Jaguar-Land Rover.
But there’s one special innovation they’ve recently developed that could make this firm a household name.
I won’t delve into what this development is. There’s not enough room in today’s piece. But I can tell you that this specific innovation could tear down the final roadblock holding back electric cars (EVs) from widespread, global adoption…
…and make EVs as common on Aussie roads as the Toyota Camry.
The opportunity I’m talking about has nothing to do with the recent bullish moves in lithium and cobalt stocks. This is something completely NEW and DIFFERENT.
I’m just putting the finishing touches on a new investment report packed to the brim with all my research and analysis on this Aussie firm.
This report goes live at around 3pm.
I’ll send you a special invite when it’s ready to go.
Keep an eye on your inbox at 3pm.
Contributing Editor, Money Morning
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