Love him or hate him, President Obama made one of the best stock market calls… ever!
On March 3, 2009 he said, “Buying stocks is a potentially good deal.”
Just three days later – on March 6 – the S&P 500 bottomed out and has since marched 217% higher. In hindsight, we know his timing was nothing short of incredible!
But buying at the bottom – in real-time (and with real money) – is incredibly difficult to do. Very few investors have the emotional fortitude to buy aggressively when there’s blood in the streets and a call for Armageddon in the news cycle. And if you call the bottom too early, you’re toast!
That said, bear markets are incredible opportunities… if you have a proven strategy that tells you exactly when it’s time to buy.
Well, that’s exactly what my Cycle 9 Alert strategy is designed to do.
My Cycle 9 Alert approach plays sector-specific trends because, as I like to say, “There’s always a bull market somewhere.”
By the same token, “there’s always a bear market somewhere,” too.
And while you’ve probably been told that the market is either bullish or bearish – with no in-between – you’re limiting your profit opportunities if you’re stuck thinking of it that way.
Take the healthcare sector, for instance.
Beginning last September, two subsets of the healthcare sector slipped into a bear market, losing more than 20% from their recent highs. And the selling didn’t stop at 20%…
The pharmaceuticals sector (XPH) lost a full 43% between September and March. And the closely related biotech sector (XBI) lost 50% in even less time!
Meanwhile, in April, the S&P 500 was sitting just 2% below its all-time high.
Now, I fully realize it seems odd for entire sectors and industry groups to go through full-blown bear markets while, at the same time, the major stock indices are hitting new highs. But this is actually fairly common.
For various reasons, individual sectors can go through periods of dramatic underperformance. We’ve seen this recently in the energy sector. And before that, a bear market in the metals sector led my Cycle 9 Alert system to a hugely profitable opportunity.
Earlier this year, in January, metal-mining stocks were down a whopping 73% from their highs and nobody wanted to touch these stocks with a 10-foot pole.
But in February, my Cycle 9 Alert system triggered a buy signal on a left-for-dead silver miner from Canada – Pan American Silver Corp. I recommended the trade to my subscribers and two months later we walked away with a cool 225% profit!
Now, this may seem like an unusual result. But in fact, my research shows that some of the very best rally opportunities come from sectors that are crawling their way out of bear market territory.
In fact, the profit-per-trade of these bear market opportunities is three-times stronger!
These opportunities don’t come about every day. They’re certainly rarer than bull market opportunities (since stocks tend to spend more time rising than falling).
But if you’re patient, sector-specific bear market opportunities come about often enough to make some serious coin! Like the 225% I helped Cycle 9 Alert readers make between February and April this year, on Pan American Silver Corp.
And like the 100%-plus profits I’m targeting on our most recent sector-specific bear market opportunity… in a beaten-down niche of the healthcare sector.
For obvious reasons, I can’t divulge the full details of this trade (released just last week). But the investment I recommended is still trading within my suggested buy range, so there’s still time to get in.
You can access my Cycle 9 Alert system – and this particular trade – by clicking here.
In short, my research shows that you shouldn’t discount bear market buying opportunities. And you should stop looking at the market as one giant blob of (over-priced?) stocks.
With my sector-specific Cycle 9 Alert approach, there’s always an opportunity somewhere.
To good profits,
Editor, Cycle 9 Alert
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