[Charts] Basement Dwellers and Natty Ice Gas

Lou Basenese

Friday, October 8, 2021

It’s Friday in the Trend Trader Daily Nation.

For the newbies in our midst, here’s what that means:

Every Friday, I curate a handful of graphics to convey some important investment insights.

All it takes is a quick glance — and you’ll be up to speed and poised to profit.

In this week’s edition, we’re shining the light on:

  • The most shocking trend in real estate.
  • And a reminder that commodities investing can be hard… but if you know how to sidestep the volatility, it can be profitable. (I’ll show you how to trade it below.)

So let’s get to it...

You’re Evicted!

I’m not sure if Millennials and Gen Z are finally growing up... or if their parents finally decided to kick them out of the basement. But the trend is undeniable.

The runaway real estate market can thank those two groups for stepping up to buy. At least based on the latest survey data from Bespoke Investment Group.

As you can see, the percentage of respondents that are “very likely” to purchase a home in the coming year soared to 38.6% for Millennials and 45% for Gen Z, whereas the older crowd didn’t even top 5%.

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If you’re in the older crowd, perhaps you should flip your house to one of these eager buyers. It’s definitely a seller’s market!

Fall Football and Natural Ice Gas

This weekend, I’m making the trek to idyllic Northern New Jersey for some cooler fall weather and my 25-year high school reunion.

No doubt, we’ll reminisce over a few adult beverages and laugh about drinking so much Natural Ice beer.

But the reason Natty Ice was our drink of choice is simple...

It had a higher ABV than Natural Light (5.9% versus 4.2%). In other words, we were simply looking to maximize our return on beer capital.

Why bring this up? Because a few weeks ago, I alerted you to a prime opportunity to maximize your return on investment capital by taking a look at commodities.

I even shared a specific investment that takes the neck-snapping volatility out of the equation (see here).

Look no further than natural gas prices in Europe to understand why that’s a necessity.

Thanks to shortages and impending cooler weather, prices in Europe have gone parabolic.

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Prices have since pulled back 8%. Why? Because Russian President Vladimir Putin hinted he might be willing to help increase supply.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to invest in pure-play commodities that are vulnerable to the vagaries of corrupt politicians and the weather.

That’s all the more reason you need to check out the Trend Trader Pro trade from last week. Before it’s too late!

Ahead of the tape,
Lou Basenese
Lou Basenese


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