Uranium Sector Showing Some Signs Of Life (URA, NLR, URRE, DNN, CCJ, URZ, UEC)
Regardless of what the pundits say, nuclear power remains the cleanest, safest and cheapest form of mass power generation available. And, long-term demand remains intact.
Yes, Germany’s recent political grandstanding caused some volatility in the uranium market, but realistically; where do they plan on acquiring the power to replace the 22 percent that nuclear energy provides the country? Solar panels, windmills, coal – I don’t think so.
With 180 million pounds of uranium required to meet current worldwide demand Germany represents only 5 percent of the demand market – and will only be 3 percent by 2020.
Meanwhile, 61 reactors in 16 countries are currently under construction.
Even if long-term demand is lower by 5 to 10 percent over the next ten years, the World Nuclear Association (WNA) still expects demand for uranium will outstrip supply, particularly as low uranium prices potentially defer even more mining projects.
The most direct way to profit from the recovery in nuclear energy and the shortage in uranium is to buy shares in the most productive uranium miners in the world. Cameco (NYSE:CCJ), Denison Mines (AMEX:DNN), Uranium Energy (AMEX:UEC) and Uranerz Enrgy (AMEX:URZ) are a few of the top names in the sector that are trading well below their net asset values.
As I stated in this letter over a month ago, the tragedy in Japan, and subsequent fear in the market, has presented us with the opportunity to invest in several well-managed and fundamentally sound uranium companies. For well-informed investors with the patience to tolerate volatility for a couple of months, I think this could potentially be the single best opportunity to buy and hold uranium stocks.
Invest in uranium stocks now while it is unpopular – because once the nuclear renaissance becomes fashionable again, stocks of companies exploring for, producing, and selling uranium could realistically be 50 percent higher.
I will continue to track the nuclear/uranium story closely and report back to you here in SmallCap Investor Daily. Feel free to send in questions, or companies, that you would like me to discuss. My address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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