I was one of the first analysts to pronounce this as the "Golden Age of Materials Science."
You know what I'm talking about – all those "Miracle Materials" that are changing our lives: There are the advanced composites that lighten our airliners; the great plastics that increase the "cool factor" of today's cars – while also making them safer and more economical. They include one of earth's more abundant resources, and the new discoveries, such as graphene, that promise to revolutionize biotechnology, computers, and industry.
But this Age of Materials Science isn't just about new inventions. It also involves new kinds of "know-how" – including insights on how to use existing materials in revolutionary new ways.
I've uncovered a company that's found a way to use a most basic material in the most miraculous new ways. And that is making it one of the best stocks to buy for folks who act now.
America's (New) War for Independence
Sand is one of the most abundant materials on earth.
It's also one of the most useful.
Think about it: Sand is a key ingredient in glass, paint, concrete, and bricks. And it's a key ingredient in the "fracking" boom that's promising to give America its energy independence.
But just because it's plentiful and useful doesn't mean it's low-tech.
Just looking at fracking – or "hydraulic fracturing," as the experts refer to it. In its role as a drilling "proppant," this granular substance is helping to fuel America's new energy boom. At the very least, it serves as a catalyst for the growth industry of hydraulic fracturing that today is worth more than $40 billion.
So, because of fracking and the explosive growth in U.S. energy production, many fortunes are being made from sand.
And fracking isn't the only sand-paved path to wealth.
The mid-cap leader I'm going to tell you about today is using several types of sand to deliver a pile of profits.
About the Author
Michael A. Robinson is one of the top financial analysts working today. His book "Overdrawn: The Bailout of American Savings" was a prescient look at the anatomy of the nation's S&L crisis, long before the word "bailout" became part of our daily lexicon. He's a Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer and reporter, lauded by the Columbia Journalism Review for his aggressive style. His 30-year track record as a leading tech analyst has garnered him rave reviews, too. Today he is the editor of the monthly tech investing newsletter Nova-X Report as well as Radical Technology Profits, where he covers truly radical technologies – ones that have the power to sweep across the globe and change the very fabric of our lives – and profit opportunities they give rise to. He also explores "what's next" in the tech investing world at Strategic Tech Investor.