[Charts] An E-Comm Explosion and a Budding IPO Opportunity

Lou Basenese

Friday, February 19, 2021

When we turn the page to Fridays in the Trend Trader Daily Nation, I do my best to shut up, so I can just put up a few meaningful charts.

Or as my ex-wife used to implore me, “Talk less, show more, Lou!” (Yes, dear.)

So today, you can thank her for some brief but insightful charts on the biggest internet boom unfolding right now.

And after that, I’ll share my strategy to profit from an exciting new corner of the IPO market.

Shop (Online) Until You Drop

Repetition fosters recognition… and trend traders can turn that recognition into profits.

That’s why it bears repeating that, because of the pandemic, e-commerce is booming.

But this isn’t simply about consumers demanding more online, and global conditions requiring that they shop less in stores. This is about businesses supplying more online, too.

To show you what I mean, look no further than the latest quarterly results of e-comm storefront enabler, Shopify (SHOP).

Yes, the 94% surge in year-over-year sales is impressive. However, it’s the nearly doubling of gross merchandise value to $41.1 billion that’s most significant.

In dummy speak, gross merchandise value is the value of goods being sold through storefronts enabled by Shopify.

And to put that number in perspective, it’s more than the entire GDP for Serbia and Jordan and Libya and… you get the point. It’s a ton!

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Add it all up, and the surge in demand and supply of goods makes for a rare synergistic push-and-pull dynamic — the kind of dynamic that’s ideal for investment.

Investment in what? For starters, try the ProShares Long Online/Short Stores ETF (CLIX).

(If you’re looking for individual stock ideas to play this trend for triple-digit profit potential, you need to splurge on a premium subscription to Trend Trader Pro. Sorry folks, only one free investment idea per reader today!)

What the SPAC Are You Talking About?

It always ruffles some readers’ feathers when I suggest they pony up for a paid subscription. But I can’t work for free. And in this case, you truly get what you pay for. And then some…

In fact, yesterday, readers of one of my premium services saw shares of one of our biotech recommendations soar from around $20… to $90 in pre-market trading.

And then this morning, they locked in a 737.9% gain from my favorite semiconductor investment.

A $100 investment in either of those trades would pretty much pay for any of the services we offer here.

But I digress…

I’m not bringing this up for shameless self-promotion. Instead, I need to crack the code on what it’s going to take to get you to consider joining our merry band of premium traders.

Maybe I just don’t offer the type of research you want. With that in mind, would this interest you?

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As you can see, there’s a BIG boom underway in a niche of the IPO market for Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs).

I’ve been personally beta-testing a trading strategy in SPACs that’s yielding impressive results so far, including…

  • 93.8% in Atlas Crest Investment Corp. (ACIC) in 9 days.
  • 219.8% in ArcLight Clean Transition Corp. (ACTC) in 4 days.
  • 83% in Tuscan Holdings Corp. (THCB) in 7 days.

As I write this column, I’m fine-tuning my system and continuing to “test” it with investments in seven additional SPACs.

So the question is… are you interested in research on this area of the market?

If so, SPAC up — I mean speak up — in the comments, or by replying directly to this email.

Ahead of the tape,
Lou Basenese
Lou Basenese


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