Uranium Investors: Miserable No Longer?
Source: Matthew Smith, Seeking Alpha (12/12/07)
...now is a perfect time to SMARTLY add to positions in your portfolio or begin buying new positions altogether. At these prices we believe that there is some value to be found, especially in the top-tier companies...
Some stocks have faired quite poorly this year as investor's shore up their cash positions and lock in gains before they have the opportunity to lose them. On the other hand, there are some stocks which have certainly delivered stellar returns to their shareholders during this market downturn. The difference between these companies, the winners and the losers, is that those who are up have provided good news to the investment community while the losers have reported poor news or no news at all. In these types of markets it IS possible for no news to be bad news...In markets such as the one we are currently in, investors do not like surprises and are less willing to allow a pass for poor performance as they may during a powerful bull market plowing forward.
We are in a type of correction here, but it seems that it should be short lived. This may be a type of consolidation period which lasts for 12-18 months or so as investors lick their wounds and begin to test the waters once again (but let us all remember that this really started in March, so we are just a few months from reaching the 12 month milestone). With China and other developing countries' desire to build nuclear plants to fuel their spectacular growth growing, uranium equities could once again come into favor with investors. Keep in mind that the engineering firms who build these plants are holding up much better and continue to announce new deals. AREVA's deal with China this week is further evidence of the desire to add large, cheap, emission clean energy to their grids.
With all of that said, the argument can be made that now is a perfect time to SMARTLY add to positions in your portfolio or begin buying new positions altogether.