You should always look to buy companies with a view to how they’ll likely be performing several years from now. The most successful share investors following the 2020 stock market crash are likely to be those with long-term strategies. Buying shares based on what you’ll think their share prices will do over a short time horizon often spells trouble.
That’s not to say that investors shouldn’t buy shares today in the hope of meaty share price gains. Provided you buy companies with bright long-term futures, and strong balance sheets to help them navigate temporary problems for the global economy, then adding shares to your investment in expectation that they’ll gain value in August remains a good idea. Even if another stock market crash happens next month, companies of true quality should still furnish you with terrific returns over the long run.
Navigating the stock market crash
I’d certainly buy Hochschild Mining (LSE: HOC) shares on hopes of a silver price surge in August. The business hasn’t fallen in value as part of the broader stock market crash. In fact the FTSE 250 miner has gained 18% in value in 2020 thanks to rocketing metal values. And I’m encouraged of more gains by City brokers steadily ramping up their silver price forecasts.
The number crunchers at Jefferies are the latest to upgrade their expectations on strong investment demand. They now expect silver – which just spiked above the $19 per ounce marker – to keep rising to average $19.50 in quarter four. They think it’ll average 20 bucks an ounce in 2021, too.
Buy into this silver star
Buying Hochschild Mining shares is a great way to ride the rocketing silver price. News from the business, which digs for metal all over the Americas, hasn’t been that brilliant of late. Silver production crashed in the first half due to Covid-19-related shutdowns. But the bright silver price has allowed it to avoid sinking amid the broader stock market crash.
Normalising work conditions more recently suggest that the business is over the worst of it. Indeed, I’d buy Hochschild as production at its flagship Inmaculada asset in Peru goes from strength to strength and exploration at the mega mine continues to yield terrific results. I’d also buy because of the bright outlook for silver prices beyond the medium term, first on expectations of strong safe-haven demand and secondly on the likelihood of improving industrial demand as the global economy steadily improves.
Hochschild doesn’t carry the biggest dividend yields out there. These sit at 1% and 1.7% for 2020 and 2021 respectively. But City brokers expect dividends to explode over the medium term as profits improve. And I expect them to keep rocketing as silver prices likely keep on improving. I’d buy this FTSE 250 dividend stock today and hold it for years.
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