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To SPAC Or Not To SPAC? SPACs Are A Fad With An Ending Near In Sight

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Total SPAC investment has already soared past $40 billion in 2020, and they’re in the headlines every day.

Meanwhile, successful investing is not about buying the right company.

Successful investing is about buying the right company at the right price. Is this the case with SPACs?

Well, my fundamental analysis tells me that the SPACs are overhyped stocks that currently trade with very high valuations such as AEye (LIDR), Matterport (MTTR), Embark Technology (EMBK), Clover Health (CLOV), Opendoor Technologies (OPEN), Hyliion (HYLN), Desktop Metal (DM), Canoo (GOEV), Lordstown Motors (RIDE) and Virgin Galactic (SPCE) to name some.

In other words, I believe that the SPACs are landmines and the SPAC bubble will burst sooner or later.

Therefore, ignore all those stock pickers who recommend buying these SPAC-related names.

If you do not ignore them, I forecast that you will regret it in the next couple of years. 

Value, Value, Value

So how can investors make good returns with low risk?

They can make good returns with low risk, if they invest in select small-caps at the right price.

On that front, the small-caps have outperformed large-caps over the last 20 years. If you do not believe me, Franklin Templeton's (BEN) report is here with all the facts. BEN is a global leader in asset management with more than seven decades of experience.

And in its latest global fund manager survey, Bank of America (BAC) Global Research found the number of investors who think small caps will outperform big cap stocks in the next 12 months remains at a record high, as illustrated below:

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