There are many minerals that people will not recognise on this list but some that are getting more traction in the news. Many of us forget how critical mining is for the future. Almost everything we use is because of mining from the infrastructure we need to the computers, gadgets and transportation we rely on. Some of the obvious ones are lithium and cobalt while others like vanadium, which I just wrote about and will have more on quite soon is a mystery to many. In all, there are many minerals on the list which the US has little control over. It highlights why Apple is able to buy cobalt directly from a mine; or why Softbank is investing in mines with the right to purchase 20% of its production or how vanadium is mainly under Chinese control. My message has always been that now is the time to take back control of our destiny. Buy commodities, resources that are required for the future. Buy the companies mining for these necessary materials or producing them and help feed the engineers, and scientists that are creating marvels.