Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
No. of Recommendations: 0
As Matthew Richey said of the best investment advice he ever received, ""Be greedy when others are fearful, and be very fearful when others are greedy." Buffett's golden rule on investor sentiment is core to my approach."

It is a tragedy what has happened in Japan. I have a friend who lives there with his family and the devastation is dramatic from his descriptios. For investors, there is often opportunity in tragedy. Last year, the BP Oil spill was a terrible tragedy. BP Oil stockholders suffered large losses, as did others investors. I read a Motley Fool article, "8 Stock Ideas Straight From the Oil Patch" and I bought one of their recommendations, RIG, at about 48 late last summer. Recently, it was about 84. So, a 75% return in 9 months.

Now, we have a tragedy in Japan. What are our investment opportunities? Many large companies have seen a drop in stock prices. For example, Hitachi (HIT) fell about 16% in one day. What about the other Japanese large caps? Are there any bargains there? How long will it take for them to recover and begin operations again?

What about the nuclear energy industry? Those stocks are down, too. Have they been oversold? Which ones are most undervalued? How long will it take them to recover?

What about the reconstruction effort in Japan? Which companies stand to benefit the most from the reconstruction? Will South Korea benefit from the reconstruction of Japan?

How about it Global Gains team? How can we benefit from this?
Print the post  


When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.