Barbie Dolls and Drilling Rigs – It’s the Similar Concept!


In at this time’s Fats Tail Day by day, Fats Tail’s small cap specialist Callum Newman explains how one can reap the benefits of the gold bull market in ‘tangential’ methods.

Get out your pink, individuals.

I watched Barbie the opposite day. With my daughter, in fact. We had a very good chuckle…me particularly.

I do know – I’m a bit behind right here.

Barbie is a juggernaut when it comes to income. It was the very best grossing movie of 2023 – over a billion in gross sales. The tally remains to be going up now.

Go Margot Robbie!

Right here’s the opposite factor about Barbie the film. It’s despatched gross sales of Barbie dolls skyrocketing.

That’s not all…

Little doubt each cinema on the planet did additional commerce in popcorn, ice lotions and…apple juice.

I’m certain vogue retailers with any type of line in pink attire, scarves, headbands, hats or sneakers received a pleasant tailwind too.

In different phrases, even if you happen to weren’t a producer, actor or investor within the film, there are tangential methods to make a buck off it.

It’s the identical within the funding enterprise.

What’s the ‘sizzling’ house proper now, moreover Ken doing ‘seashore’? (That received’t make sense if you happen to haven’t seen it.)

That’s proper, it’s not pink, it’s gold!

The US greenback gold value is up a barnstorming 30% since its US$1,819 low in October final 12 months.

That is giving a strong tailwind to Aussie gold miners on the ASX.

The direct strategy to profit from this – in concept – is shopping for gold miners.

Generally that may be simpler mentioned than accomplished. One downside is there may be numerous gold miners to select from. One other is that gold miners are infamous for disappointing.

My colleague Greg Canavan writes this week that gold miners are capital intensive and infrequently don’t generate numerous free money circulation.

He factors out that a few of the greater gold shares have underperformed the Aussie gold value during the last 5 years.

In different phrases, you may have simply purchased a bit of the steel itself and saved your self numerous problem.

I’m not saying don’t think about shopping for gold shares.

They will present excellent alternatives if the playing cards fall your method. Gold developer Spartan Assets [ASX:SPR], for instance, is up 400% within the final 12 months.

However we are able to copy the Barbie eventualities above too.

We will search for tangential methods to search out alternatives off the gold bull market.

Right here’s what we all know…

Excessive gold costs are driving a tidal wave of income by means of the miners at the moment.

A few of that’s going to enter the mining providers sector. These are the businesses that assist run the mining operations.

The extra miners make, the extra contracts they’ll hand out to the service corporations.

There appears to be good worth within the house. The workforce at funding fund LongWave not too long ago wrote that mining service shares are out of favour with buyers. However…

Our medium-term expectations are that ongoing commodity demand progress needs to be met by a extra disciplined mining service sector and continued enchancment in monetary efficiency.

Some shares on this house embrace Perenti [ASX:PRN], NRW Holdings [ASX:NRW] and MLG Oz [ASX:MLG].

You may wish to put them on a watchlist and begin following them.

Right here’s one other angle…

What occurs if you get a barnstorming gold bull market?

Each geologist and mining exploration firm desires to get in on the motion!

An thrilling gold discover means massive {dollars}, profession development and the potential for wealth creation.

The gold corporations even have massive money flows to fund exploration…and construct out their gold reserves.

Yep…any firm that may assist gold miners discover extra gold is in the identical candy spot as Barbie’s wardrobe supervisor.

I’ve one candidate for you on this.

Imdex [ASX:IMD] is a mining know-how firm.

You possibly can see from the chart beneath that gold is crucial commodity by drilling exercise…

What’s good for gold is nice for Imdex…in the identical method what’s good for Barbie is nice for Mattel.

Imdex was one of many shares I included in my February particular report. It’s up practically 50% in two months.

And whereas there are not any ensures, just like the gold bull market, I believe Imdex has a protracted strategy to go, for a very long time.

Actually, the inventory market isn’t as carefree as Barbieland. It’s dangerous and risky. However that doesn’t imply you shouldn’t attempt to profit off shares like IMD.

You may get the total particulars as to why right here.


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Callum Newman,
Editor, Small-Cap Methods and Australian Small-Cap Investigator

All recommendation is common recommendation and has not taken under consideration your private circumstances.

Please search unbiased monetary recommendation relating to your individual scenario, or if doubtful concerning the suitability of an funding.

Callum Newman is an actual scholar of the markets. He’s been learning, writing about, and investing for greater than 15 years. Between 2014 and 2016, he was mentored by the preeminent economist and writer Phillip J Anderson. In 2015, he created The Newman Present Podcast, tapping into his community of contacts, together with investing legend Jim Rogers, plus best-selling authors Jim Rickards, George Friedman, and Richard Maybury. He additionally launched Cash Morning Dealer, the favored service profiling the most popular shares on the ASX every buying and selling day.

At present, he helms the ultra-fast-paced inventory buying and selling service Small-Cap Methods and small-cap advisory Australian Small-Cap Investigator.

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