Even the worst-performing companies in the uranium sector delivered 20 to 1 returns. Uranium can deliver these almost unbelievable returns because of unique supply and demand quirks that create colossal bull and bear markets. Here’s a quick rundown….
The 1950s Uranium Bull Market
The Late 1970s Uranium Bull Market
The 2001–2010 Uranium Bull Market
The market didn’t just settle into equilibrium. The supply destruction and increasing demand were so great that, eventually, uranium overshot the price needed to balance the market. After bottoming at $8 per pound in 2001, it skyrocketed to $130 in 2007. That alone is impressive. But uranium stocks had an even greater meteoric rise. This is when Paladin Energy, the company Rick Rule was talking about, soared from one penny to $10. A nuclear catastrophe ushered in a new bear market, just as it had with previous uranium runs. In 2011, a tsunami caused a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima power plant in Japan. It was the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. Afterward, Japan took all 52 of its nuclear power plants offline and switched to importing liquefied natural gas (LNG).
A major source of demand in the global uranium market was gone. And a global supply glut followed.
The uranium price crashed from around $85 to under $30. Then it continued sliding to around $18 per pound, where it sits today. Now, once again, the spot price of uranium is less than the cost of production. This is great news for us. The current uranium supply/demand imbalance has a lot in common with the last market cycle. It’s setting the stage for the next uranium boom. Now is the time to get positioned for the same kind of explosive returns we’ve seen in previous uranium bull markets.
The Next Uranium Bull Run
Besides that, investors are terrified that uranium prices have fallen over 85% from previous highs. It’s hard to think of a market where the sentiment is worse. This is why I’m excited. Crises and extreme sentiment don't scare me. They attract my interest.
This situation has only two possible outcomes….
1. Uranium prices don’t go up. Miners have no incentive to produce. Nuclear power plants run out of uranium, and the lights go out for billions of people.
2. Uranium prices go up and incentivize enough production to meet the demand.
For all these reasons, uranium is my #1 investment for 2017.
Last month I recommended a “best of breed” uranium company in Crisis Investing. Subscribers are already sitting on a gain of around 17% as of this writing. Now, I can’t tell you the name of this company. That would be unfair to subscribers. But I can tell you why I’m so bullish on it.
It has the upside of a junior exploration company, think 10 bagger or better. But it’s very low risk. This is the kind of trade we look for in crisis markets, with the risk/reward skewed in our favor. In the last uranium bull market, this company’s share price rocketed 3,600%. That’s a 10 bagger almost four times over. I expect it to do at least as well in the coming one as it did in the previous one.
You’ll find all the details in Crisis Investing. Click here to learn more.
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