Motley Fool recently published an article titled “2 Top Tech Stocks to Buy During a Recession.”
In the article, the writer begins by noting that some might say we are amidst a recession. In the wake of the pandemic, many companies and whole industries are struggling—some to stay alive at all. Yet, the stock market is booming. As the writer states, “The S&P 500 index has gained 16% over the last 52 weeks and the Nasdaq-100 index soared 42% higher over the same period.”
And on a darker note, he also adds, “I wouldn’t be surprised to see a dramatic market correction in the near future, making the stock market’s charts more comparable to the reality of this struggling economy.”
While no one can say for certain which way the stock market will go, we all have experience with the unpredictability that 2020—and even 2021—has brought us. So, what can we do to ensure we ride the wave, no matter how big or small it may be?
The writer recommends looking into Fiverr International (NYSE: FVRR) and Zebra Technologies (NASDAQ: ZBRA), two companies he considers to look like “great buys today.” His reasoning? These companies “arguably benefit from tough market conditions”, making them “even more temping after the next market crash.”
This is a wise thing to look out for given the current unpredictability of the market and the economy. That’s what’s so appealing about a company like OriginClear, Inc. (OTC Pink: OCLN), an industrial water company in a “virtually recession-proof” market. After all, the world never stops needing water.
OriginClear, Inc. (OTC Pink: OCLN) has acquired world rights to patented water systems technology and a 25-year-old company in Texas with a sterling reputation as a builder of custom industrial water treatment plants, generating close to $4 million per year in sales and flying under Wall Street’s radar.
Water in our country is in trouble. Flint, Michigan is far from alone. Cities can’t keep up with water needs, and the funding gap is growing by more than $100 billion a year.
The solution? Self-help. Faced with broken municipal systems, businesses all over America are taking their water in their own hands, with the help of advanced, compact systems from pioneers like OriginClear (OTC Pink: OCLN).
With the help of their breakthrough technology and their own “bank” now in development, the high-tech veterans at OriginClear are transforming the slow-moving water industry, just like the hotel industry before Airbnb (NASDAQ: ABNB), and the taxi industry before Uber (NYQ: UBER), by making FUNDING much easier and revolutionizing how water deals are done.
In 2020, OriginClear showed it could create a water career for COVID-orphaned entrepreneurs and is now building a multi-million-dollar fund to finance water investments so that companies can simply “pay as they go” and only for what they use.
OriginClear refers to this as Water as a Service (WaaS), and their finance company already has received preliminary commitments for $3 million, with more on the way.
According to the Company, water companies are historically a very “safe” investment, virtually recession-proof as unregulated water rates are growing faster than inflation, and this is good for the industry. OriginClear is leading the fast-growing business of helping industry cope with its own pollution.
OriginClear’s primary revenues are from its Texas base, which despite COVID interruptions, are running 14% ahead of 2019… more than $3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 compared to about $2.7 million for the same period last year.
For the same period, gross profits grew by 20% and the company’s losses from operations decreased by 5% to $2,682,435 as deep-pocketed investors continued to bet aggressively on this disruptive play and its popular high-dividend offerings for both accredited and unaccredited investors.
OriginClear’s market capitalization is about $2 million, and trading volume is about 350,000 shares daily, while non-objecting shareholders exceed 8,000.
Water as a Service is expected to help the water industry explode, and OriginClear, Inc. (OTC Pink: OCLN) intends to be a leader in this promising space.
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