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Investors fled Russia stocks once the Russian recession started in 2014. But that's exactly what could make them an excellent play right now...
In 2014, an international coalition - including the United States, Canada, France, and the European Union - placed economic sanctions on Russia. Russia's GDP fell by 34%, and investors pulled over $152.5 billion out of Russia's economy that same year.
Unsurprisingly, Russian stocks tanked.
The SPDR S&P Russia ETF (NYSE Arca: RBL) is down 32% since 2014, while the Dow Jones in the United States is up 42% in the same span. But the fact that these Russian stocks have been so beaten down is precisely the reason they could provide investors extraordinary profits.
"Now is precisely the moment to invest in Russia," Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald said in 2015, just after the collapse.
Plus, investing in emerging market stocks like Russia's couldn't be easier. In fact, the Russia stock we'll show you lists on an American exchange and can be purchased just like any other stock.
The potential here is so great Keith's even calling it "an extraordinary profit opportunity" for investors who get in early...
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Keith knows investors' emotions can get the better of them, leading them to miss major profit opportunities.
You see, investors are often lulled into following the crowd. Think about investors who bought into internet stocks in the 1990s.
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The tech-heavy Nasdaq skyrocketed 285% between 1997 and its peak in 2000. As investors bought up tech stocks, the prices rose, leading to more investors to buy in. But these stocks were overvalued and were only being bought because their prices were rising.
That herd mentality fueled a speculative bubble. When the dot-com bubble popped in 2001, investors saw their profits wiped out. The Nasdaq crumbled in March 2000, losing 77% of its value between 2000 and 2002.
Of course, that wasn't the only time the herd mentality led investors astray.
Europe was on the verge of total war. U.S. stocks were entering a bear market as uncertainty reigned.
But as Keith explains, "in one of the greatest investing moves of all time," one man started to buy every stock on the New York Stock Exchange...
John Templeton borrowed $10,000 and bought shares of every company on the NYSE for less than $1. Templeton's investment paid off. He created his own mutual fund in 1947, where he would turn every $10,000 invested into $2 million. He died a billionaire.
His strategy was simple. He bought when the crowd was selling...
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Keith says we're seeing a very similar situation to the one John Templeton identified back in 1939. Except this time, it's in Russia.
The Shiller P/E ratio - also called the cyclically adjusted price-earnings (CAPE) ratio - is a tool used to determine stock market valuations. In other words, it helps us see when stocks are overvalued or undervalued, and it was developed by the Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller.
The ratio currently shows U.S. stocks are the most overvalued in the world.
And it shows Russian stocks are the most undervalued in the world...
The "herd" has rushed out of Russia stocks, which means you can now buy them for less than they are worth.
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"The fact that most global traders and the mainstream media are almost universally against Russia right now is a glaring signal that emotions are running high," says Keith. "Given that we know they are almost always wrong, the logical move is to take the other side of the trade."
This is like selling in the middle of the tech surge in 1999, or buying into U.S. stocks on the verge of a world war in 1939...
"Investing in Russia now means that you are significantly likely to outperform more expensive global markets for the next decade," according to Keith.
And for investors ready to beat the crowd, we've got one of the top Russia stocks with the most potential to bounce back...