This Most-Hated ETF Could Return You 140% In Just A Few MonthsMauldin Economics
Opportunities like this are rare. I study markets for a living and I see one setup like it a year, at the most.
But will you listen to me? Will you buy the stock I recommend in this article?
I hope so… because there’s a realistic shot to make roughly 140% in just a few months.
But there’s a catch.
You’ll have to buy the single most hated asset class on the planet today.
The Asset Class that Investors Gave Up On
Since 2011 gold has plunged 35%. Even worse, gold stocks have cratered 70% in the past seven years.
Investors have completely given up on gold and gold miners. The VanEck Gold Miners ETF (GDX), which tracks the performance of gold stocks, closed lower for six weeks in a row.
That almost never happens. If fact, since the creation of GDX in 2006, it has only happened twice.
The last time was in late 2015. (I’ve marked it in the chart below.)
Do you see what happened next? GDX bounced around for a few months before soaring 140% gains in eight months.
Just Like in 2015, GFX Has Entered a State of Exhaustion
Finance nerds use the word exhaustion to describe an investment that’s been subject to relentless selling pressure.
There’s always a point where all investors interested in selling a stock have sold it. When this happens, we say the supply of sellers has been “exhausted.”
Because there’s no one left to sell, exhaustion often signals that a stock has put in a bottom and is ready to march higher.
GDX has entered a state of exhaustion for the first time since 2015. And after months of sharp drops, it’s finally perking up.
It recently jumped 6% in a single week… one of its best stretches since its 140% surge in 2016.
Gold Has Never Been Hated as Much as It Is Today
Six straight weeks of losses in GDX is just one data point that shows investors want nothing to do with gold stocks.
Last month, professional traders were “short” gold more than any time since 2001!
2001 was the beginning of the last great gold bull market. In a decade, gold rallied 630%.
The 2001 bottom also prompted a 1,350% surge in gold stocks.
Here’s another telling statistic.
This year, investors have yanked $3.5 billion from gold-related ETFs. That’s the highest level of withdrawals in five years.
To get an insider’s look at the market, I called up Adrian Day of Adrian Day Asset Management.
Adrian is a professional investor who’s been investing in the resource sector for over 25 years. Here what he told me:
“Gold stocks are more or less at the same level they were in 2001 when gold was a fifth the price it is today. Very few funds hold any gold stocks today, whereas 15, 20, 25 years ago, a lot of them did. But the stocks are now responding to good news—a very positive sign that the market is turning.”
It’s no exaggeration to say gold stocks have never been as hated as they are today.
This extreme hatred tells me buying gold miners now is a smart move.
It’s never easy to go against the crowd and buy a hated asset. You’ll probably feel uneasy hitting the “buy” button.
In fact, the last “hated” stock I recommended to you was 3D printing company Stratasys. It has leapt 25% in the last week thanks to better than expected earnings.
Now, gold may lack the excitement of the disruptive technologies I often write you about.
But please, don’t let that stop you from taking this opportunity seriously.
This Stock Could Double Your Money in the Next Few Months
Gold miners are perhaps the most explosive group of stocks on the planet. Gold stocks have exploded for triple- or quadruple-digit gains seven times in the past 48 years.
Buying gold stocks at the correct time is one of the few legitimate strategies for earning big returns quickly in the stock market.
It’s also a backdoor way to profit from one of the most insidious disruptions to your finances: the slow death of the US dollar.
I won’t get into the whole case for gold here. If you’ve paid a medical or tuition bill recently, you know a dollar doesn’t go far these days.
And if you’re familiar with how our financial system works, you know our money isn’t tied to anything of real value anymore.
By the US government’s own calculations, a dollar is worth 86% less than it was 50 years ago.
Meanwhile, gold has held its value for thousands of years.
Gold miners are a supercharged version of gold. Even a modest move in gold can push gold stocks much higher. As I mentioned earlier, when gold jumped 30% in early 2016, GDX shot up 140%.
I’m buying GDX here. My research shows we could double our money or better in the next few months.