Biotech is one area of the market where stocks can produce 10x, even 20x returns, regardless of what’s happening elsewhere. Looking at the performance of the past ten years, if the biotechnology industry were a sector, it would be the best-performing one. Over the past decade, biotech stocks have returned 524%. That beats every last sector, it beats the broader healthcare sector by 200 percentage points, and it’s nearly double the S&P 500’s total return in that same time frame.
There’s clearly money to be made in the discovery of new treatments for anything from the flu to cancer. But biotech stocks carry substantial risk. While positive data from a drug trial could send their stocks soaring, a setback or failure can crush their returns, making them complex buy-and-hold investments.
Today we’re highlighting a rare, buy-and-hold biotech investment that provides ground-floor access to the innovators of tomorrow, along with their potential nose-bleed returns, while minimizing risk.
A company with 400 million ‘patents’
One company has quietly compiled more than 400 million official trade secrets.
Trade secrets are like patents in that they protect valuable and proprietary information…
But unlike patents, trade secrets take less time to register… and more importantly, they never expire.
Which is a huge advantage for this little-known company.
You see, this company is using these trade secrets to build the world’s largest “codebase,” which will bethe key to it becoming “America’s Next Big Monopoly.”
Not surprisingly, Wall Street is starting to take notice. And the smart money is already pouring in.
Tech investor Cathie Wood has invested over $80 million already, and Microsoft founder Bill Gates has invested as well.
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For those looking for a long-term investment in biotech with less risk, biotech ETFs offer an answer. Instead of betting on individual drugs or companies, an ETF allows you to spread risk across dozens or even hundreds of firms simultaneously.
The Principal Healthcare Innovators ETF (BTEC) is a promising fund geared toward finding smaller, innovative companies that might get overlooked, with a focus on active investment in early-stage R&D.
BTEC seeks out healthcare firms from the Nasdaq US Benchmark Index but excludes the top 150 securities by market size while excluding companies with low trading liquidity. How it identifies “innovators,” however, might seem a little unorthodox: Specifically, it seeks out “non-earners by means of having negative earnings over the prior 4, prior 8 or future 4 quarters at least half of the time.” In other words, it selects companies with inconsistent or negative profits, the idea being that, for now, they’re pouring every last cent into R&D.
BTEC then picks the best-ranked 150 to 200 companies based on its scoring measures, then weights those stocks by size, with no stock exceeding 3% in rebalancing, which happens twice a year.
- Net Assets — $57 million
- Annual Dividend — 0.40%
- Expense Ratio — 0.42%
- Top Holdings — Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc (ALNY), Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc (BIO), Seagen, Inc. (SGEN)