Let’s be realistic. You’re NOT going to get rich in a hurry by investing in mainstream blue-chip stocks. The S&P 500 is a handy benchmark and a good proxy for the U.S. economy, but it’s not going to make anyone rich unless you have decades to invest.
If you want to truly soar above the market, you have to dedicate at least part of your portfolio to serious big-game hunting.
With that in mind, my team and I just released a report on my boldest predictions for 2014. (On Wednesday, I told you about one prediction.) These are ideas that you won’t hear about in the mainstream financial press until it’s too late.
In the past, my previous predictions have returned thousands of dollars to subscribers of my newsletterGame -Changing Stocks. Here’s a brief look at a few of the triple-digit winners…
But my ideas for 2014 are some of the most exciting to date. In fact, I had such a hard time limiting myself to just 11 “game-changing” ideas that I had to leave some off the list.
I want to share one of these ideas with you today. Just because it didn’t make the cut this year doesn’t mean there isn’t serious investment potential
In fact, I think patient investors could easily make a killing in the market with this idea.
But first, let me give you a little background so you fully understand the potential.
The world has a serious water shortage problem. The sad story is that at least a billion people lack adequate access to even minimal quantities of drinkable water, according to the United Nations.
And this is not the melodramatic carping of environmentalists. It’s much more than that.
Some 2.8 billion people — 44% of humanity — live in areas of high water stress as defined by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Things aren’t forecast to get any better. In fact, the future looks downright bleak. The World Bank says 3 billion people will live in areas with severe water shortages in the next 25 years, many of them in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia.
This water shortage has sent companies scrambling to come up with solutions to at least help get through this problem. For example, Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)
, the world leader in agricultural products, is developing an entire line of seeds that produces plants that can thrive in low-water conditions.
No one knows the state of the world’s water resources better than Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON
), whose seeds are planted in every nation where man
cultivates crops. And if Monsanto is betting its future revenues on low-water crops, then even the most skeptical observer ought to concede that water must be a pressing issue.