COVID Delta Variant is Coming… Nevermind… It’s Here

COVID Delta Variant

I’m stunned right now. Not because I just watched 3X3 basketball and am wondering why this is an Olympic sport. I’m talking about COVID-19 and the Delta variant. I just watched the local news. My county is 49% vaccinated. The surrounding counties don’t look much better. What comes next? Where I am, 89% of the ICU visits are unvaccinated people. We have seen a more than 500% increase in cases and visits to the hospital… in weeks. I know the numbers. Two-thirds of the counties in this nation are less than 50% vaccinated. 

“Exponential” is going to enter the vocabulary again… We’re going back where we were. It’s inevitable. We have a variant that is much more contractible than the original. I wish it wasn’t this way, but I have little faith in leadership these days.

Delta Variant Causes Exponential Disruption

Yes, we’re going to burn through this situation. We’re going to send kids back to school, keep showing up to work., and try to have an Olympics. But there will be a cost. The reality: this is so utterly obvious. We have a VERY high probability that we see a massive surge of COVID cases in the next few weeks. I don’t care about your politics. And I don’t care if you think I’m crazy for bringing it up.

I already did fine when I started shorting the market in January 2020 – long before anyone knew this was a thing. The math suggests we’re facing a very serious wave. 

So – we’d better do our best to focus on real opportunities. And we should use COVID as a hedge in the market. I have already offered my Surge Point Trader readers three trades that I think could double in the next two months. 

How to Capitalize

We use small cap and price-trend stocks to capitalize on the situation. We are well ahead of this trend. Because if we break bad in two weeks, we’re looking at huge gains. I’m talking 600% or more based on the options trades I’m eyeing. And the worst-case scenario is that we lose a 2-1 trade that is priced like a 12-1 bet. 

I believe that the market has massively mispriced this COVID Delta variant third wave risk. And I’m completely content to take advantage of this mispricing. If you want to speculate, Clorox (NYSE:CLX) is 7th on my list. Winnebago Industries (NYSE:WGO) is 6th. Both could surge. If you want my Top Five, I’ll be live with my Surge Point Trader audience this Friday. 

CLX and WGO are great trades. But I’ve got a few more. Bond discounts and utility backdoor options are in play. They’re about to get bonus money-gushing opportunities for long-term investment. I’d be jealous, but I already know the answers to the test. Let’s talk. We can make a lot of money together when the market TRULY cooperates.

Garrett Baldwin
Garrett Baldwin
Garrett Baldwin joined Godesburg Financial Publishing as Chief U.S. Markets Analyst in early 2021. A Johns Hopkins-trained Economist, he’s worked with hedge funds, venture capital firms, angel investors, and economic advisors to the U.S. government. Baldwin specializes in market anomalies and alternative investments. He’s written extensively on momentum, value, insider buying, and other unique strategies that provide investors that elusive edge.
Garrett Baldwin
Garrett Baldwin
Garrett Baldwin joined Godesburg Financial Publishing as Chief U.S. Markets Analyst in early 2021. A Johns Hopkins-trained Economist, he’s worked with hedge funds, venture capital firms, angel investors, and economic advisors to the U.S. government. Baldwin specializes in market anomalies and alternative investments. He’s written extensively on momentum, value, insider buying, and other unique strategies that provide investors that elusive edge.

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