Who would have thought that the new gold rush would be in material sciences?
We're talking about everything from rare earths that drive precision lasers to the cobalt needed for rechargeable batteries
Not to mention the advanced materials that make computer chips run faster. Or the "smart" materials that are driving the nanotech revolution.
Of course the big news in what I call the Golden Age of Materials Science came less than nine years ago when two scientists discovered graphene.
It's a revolutionary material that will yield flat-screen TVs as thin as Saran Wrap, nanotech supercomputers, and neural implants that combat brain disease. No wonder the two scientists who discovered it won the Nobel Prize.
Now hundreds of scientists have hit the lab to look for new ways to tweak existing molecules -- or create whole new synthetic substances. They've already produced a steady stream of breakthroughs.
Today, I want to show you four ways you can profit from all of this radical change.
For most investors, that will mean focusing on the specialty chemicals sector, which is up about 22% in the past six months. That's more than double the market's overall move over the same the period.
Here are four material sciences stocks that have caught my eye thanks to their strong fundamentals and solid charts:
A TV As Thin As Saran Wrap is Just the Beginning For these New Materials
Call it the "Graphene Factor"...
Discovered in 2004, this radical new material made from a single carbon atom has turned the world on its ear.
Since then, experts around the globe have heralded graphene as the hot new commodity that could change everything from satellites to semiconductors.
As it turns out, graphene is only a part of a much bigger story about a new generation of smart materials.
In fact, I've discovered five new materials besides graphene that will change the world, making early investors a fortune along the way.
But don't think for a minute that I've backed away from my belief in graphene since I wrote about this "Miracle Material" last December in this article.
Since then, my confidence in graphene's impact has only grown. Its uses seem almost endless.
With graphene we'll have flat-screen TVs as thin as Saran Wrap, nanotech devices that put the power of a mainframe computer in the palm of your hand and brain implants that combat Alzheimer's.
It's the perfect substance for what I call the Era of Radical Change. We have entered a period like none other in history. What was once science fiction is becoming science fact.
But graphene won't be the only new material pushing the limits of high tech...
See, scientists around the world are in their labs right now working on new materials that could affect everything from drugs to smart phones to space travel. And they're making huge strides.
As a result, science is set to hand us a whole new group of smart materials that will have a wide impact on the future of the whole planet.
Here are five of them...
New Material Number 1: How "Magic Moly" Makes Walls GlowOf all the promising new materials out there, this one comes closest to matching graphene's uses in electronics.
Like graphene, this new substance works in 2D, meaning it has height and width but virtually no depth. It's a lubricant officially known as molybdenum disulfide. But I just called it "magic moly."
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