Market sell-offs do have a silver lining...
If you're able to dig down and find the courage to act, you can quickly earn big returns. It's often easier said than done, though.
After all, are you excited to buy stocks right now? Are you itching to put money to work after the beatdown we've seen in recent weeks?
Most folks fancy themselves contrarians. But when it comes down to it, it's hard to pull the trigger when stocks are getting crushed.
That's the best time to put money to work. And the recent market sell-off is setting up a big opportunity in a global tech juggernaut. History says acting now could lead to 31% profits over the next year.
Let me explain...
If you want to make the biggest gains, you've got to buy after a company takes a beating... and then begins to recover.
We have that opportunity right now in a $70 billion chipmaker. Qualcomm (QCOM) is down 23% since mid-September.
The company engineers technology for cellphone makers, wireless carriers, and governments around the world. And while the stock market has struggled lately, Qualcomm has taken an even steeper dive.
This big fall is creating an opportunity, though. The company recently hit massively oversold levels. And that suggests a rally is likely.
We can isolate "oversold" levels with the relative strength index ("RSI"). This indicator tells us when markets have gotten ahead of themselves... if prices have moved too far, too fast, in either direction.
When a stock falls below an RSI of 30, it's oversold, and a rally is likely to follow. That's where we are with Qualcomm today. The company is coming off hugely oversold levels now. Take a look...
Qualcomm took a beating in recent weeks. And that pushed the company into oversold territory, as the chart shows.
Importantly though, shares are beginning to recover. Qualcomm is coming out of oversold levels. That's a recipe for big gains...
Since 1992, buying Qualcomm after it hit an oversold RSI and then began to recover has been a winning strategy. It has led to massive outperformance and huge profits. Take a look...
Qualcomm has been a massive winner... returning roughly 17% a year for more than two decades. But buying after RSI levels like we saw recently has led to much better returns.
Similar oversold levels led to 10% gains in six months and a 31% gain over the next year, on average. That means folks who have the courage to put money to work today could see fantastic profits.
The good news is that Qualcomm is already beginning to recover. The stock is up 7% in just a few weeks. And that makes putting money to work much safer today than it was in mid-November.
History says Qualcomm could be setting up for a 31% rally. So, if you're looking to put money to work after this market sell-off, this tech juggernaut is a great opportunity today.
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ONE E-COMMERCE COMPETITOR THAT AMAZON CAN'T SEEM TO KILL
Today's chart highlights the success of an online marketplace you might not expect...
Regular readers aren't strangers to the changes in retail. The rise of e-commerce giant Amazon (AMZN) harmed many traditional retailers... And the company aims to be your "go to" in the online space as well. But so far, the king of the e-commerce revolution has had trouble toppling one business...
We're talking about Etsy (ETSY). The company runs an online marketplace for sellers of handmade and vintage goods. Amazon has tried to infiltrate the crafts space with its Amazon Handmade platform, which added a "gift shop" last year. But that isn't getting Etsy down... According to its latest earnings report, Etsy's gross merchandise sales – the total sales made through its website – grew 20% year over year. And over the past five years, its revenues more than tripled.
As you can see, shares have skyrocketed more than 200% over the past year. They recently hit a new all-time high. Amazon might be the biggest player in retail, but Etsy is a proven name in the crafts market...