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Buy The Dip Or Fear The Bubble? [Weekly Update]

Feb. 28, 2021 9:41 AM ET2 Comments
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During my Master of Business Administration at the University of Ghent (Belgium), I got passionated by finance. When writing my master's thesis I got attracted by the under-appreciated power of the insider investment strategy.

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  • Last week the S&P 500 index lost 2.45% due to concerns around rising interest rates. Momentum and growth stocks went down a lot more.
  • In contrast, by focusing on undiscovered, undervalued stocks our Insider Outperformance Portfolio gained a staggering 5.36%.
  • We are on the edge of an important multi-year break-out in favour of value stocks.
  • Which stocks should you buy on this dip? Our revolutionary insider strategy discovered five great investment opportunities last week.
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Dear follower,

Last week, again, proved that extreme investor greediness always gets punished. The S&P 500 had a bad week, losing 2.45% of its value. This was primarily caused by the intra-week rise of long-term interest rates by more than 200 bps.

Over the past months, many investors have been buying into momentum and growth stocks without regard for their valuations. Most of them faced a terrible week as their portfolio is highly sensitive to rising interest rates. Here are just some of last week's momentum returns: Tesla (-14%), Nio (-17%), Nvidia (-8%), Shopify (-11%), Plug Power (-14%), Fuelcell (-16%)...

In contrast, investors who bought into undiscovered, undervalued stocks had an amazing week, including our Insider Opportunities members. In fact, our Insider Outperformance Portfolio was up by 5.36% for the week, a phenomenal performance. 

Our members are very happy with this performance:

It's not just about this week. We have been calling the sector rotation from growth to value stocks since July 2020 (read here) and adjusted our portfolio based on these expectations.

Even despite the 25% outperformance of value stocks (Russell value index) compared to growth stocks (QQQ index) since November, we believe this sector rotation will extend over the coming quarters. Interestingly, we are currently at a crucial level to break out from a multi-year trend:

(Source: Insider Opportunities with Tradingview)

What is next? Should you buy the dip in momentum stocks or should you fear the bubble?

We are not sure whether last week was the ultimate top of the bubble. Bubbles are very hard to time as the market can remain irrational for a very long term. The new $1.9 trillion stimuli package which passed the Senate this weekend could further inflate the bubble in the short term. 

We do know that buying momentum stocks on the dip today is extremely risky and will generate weak returns in the mid-to-long term, similar to the dot com bubble. You should definitely fear the market bubble.

In contrast, you could still be able to generate strong returns by looking for undiscovered, undervalued stocks in the market today.

That's what we do at Insider Opportunities with our revolutionary insider strategy.

The week at Insider Opportunities

Following insiders purchases and sales can be very informative in volatile markets like today. Insiders (CEOs, CFOs, board members...)  know better than anyone else when their shares are undervalued.

Only 218 insiders bought the dip last week, compared to 1404 insider sales (ratio of 15.5%). This is significantly lower than last week (ratio of 18.0%) and the average since 2018 (56.3%). This indicates that insiders are still bearish on future returns as valuations are still sky-high.

(Source: Insider Opportunities Research)

Despite the low insider activity, our algorithms have discovered some great investment opportunities for our members last week via our daily Insiders At Breakfast updates.

Our members can be confident in their strong returns as stocks picked by these algorithms have more than tripled the S&P 500 performance over the past decade.

Monday 02/22:

  • A director purchased $500,000 worth of shares of a strongly-growing producer of wellness products at a P/E of only 12x (60% upside).
  • A CEO purchased $826,500 worth of shares from this Covid-19 tests developer which is growing by 432% (33% upside).

Tuesday 02/23:

  • A CEO purchased $55,038 worth of shares of a high-potential biotech stock with a lot of cash on hands (135% upside).

Wednesday 02/24:

  • No picks by our algorithms. 

Thursday 02/25:

  • A director purchased $476,495 worth of shares of a high-growth semiconductor company (25% upside).

Friday 02/26:

  • A director purchased $213,000 worth of shares of a high-quality anti-bubble stock at at P/E of 12x.

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