Updated: Jan 26
Vaccines are the means of health protection. Some are good, some are just mediocre. Therefore, you need the top 3 vaccines for your protection. These top 3 vaccines are the best for you, both economically and healthy way. Here you can choose the most suitable vaccine for your protection against Covid-19 and its economical benefits!
With this article, I kick off a new section on my blog, dedicated to investing in Biotechnology.
What is Vaccine?
Vaccine is a biological substance that prevent certain disease, usually disease caused by virus. It is made from various safe and deactivated viral particles. The most common method of vaccine-making is deactivated virus. It retains virus’ body, but can’t reproduce because its genetic material is destroyed, thus making it safe and non-infectious. The other method to make vaccine is from virus’ specific receptor, and from virus’ specific genetic material.
How Vaccine Works?
Basically, vaccine works as an immunological stimulant. It means that vaccine's main job is to introduce foreign viral particle (antigen) to your immune system. Thus, your immune system recognize the virus, and ready for the real viral attack on your body. Your immune system will have strong memory to recognize the virus. The next response after the introduction is antibody production. Antibody is protein that fights foreign invader, especially virus.
Now, let's look at some leading companies in the industry, that you might consider investing in.
When it comes to the number one Covid-19 vaccine, Pfizer is first. It is produced by BioNTech, a German biotechnology company. It has 95% effectiveness against Covid-19. Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine is made from mRNA, a viral genetic material to induce specific antibody production. It is recommended for people 5 years old and older. To date, Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine is the most effective vaccine against Covid-19.
Since the start of 2020, Pfizer (PFE) stock rose by about +43% and there were plenty of buy-the-dip opportunities during these two years. That's a good capital appreciation opportunity.
The other effective Covid-19 vaccine is Moderna. Like its name, it was developed by an American biotechnology company, Moderna. Like Pfizer, Moderna vaccine is made from mRNA to induce specific immunological response. It has 94.1% effectiveness against Covid-19. Moderna vaccine is recommended for people 18 years old and older. It is a second mRNA vaccine alternative to Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine.
Since beginning of 2020, Moderna (MRNA) stock has been a roller coaster! It's volatility is astonishing! It reached a peak stock price of $485, and then suffered am massive drop reaching a bottom of $127.
Even beside the drop since August 2021, Moderna gained over +800% since the start of the pandemic. Incredible!
Right now it seems to gain a new momentum.
What is important to mention, is its ridiculous valuation, judging by the P/E Ratio, which is sitting at about 6 right now.
Not all effective Covid-19 vaccine is made from mRNA. AstraZeneca has proven that using inactivated influenza virus as a protein casing, with specific Covid-19 genetic material as antigen is an effective form of protection against Covid-19. It was developed by British Oxford University. It has 70% effectiveness against Covid-19. It is recommended for people 18 years old and older.
AstraZeneca's (AZN) performance is not that fantastic compared to the other two stocks, but still it has a decent performance of +27% since 2020. On the other hand, it is the least volatile stock from the three.
How Can You Profit from that?
Vaccine profits you by protecting your body from diseases. It is true, especially when you have minimal 2 doses.
Other than protecting your body, vaccine can serve as your wealth portfolio by buying their stocks on stock market. Which one to chose? That is up to your investing style. What I can do is to present again the three stocks with some objective metrics, and you decide which fits best considering their CAGR and Volatility.
So, that is how vaccines can be both an economically and healthy way to gain profit. They protect you from diseases, and on the another hand, vaccines stocks might be a profitable opportunity due to companies growth.
Hope this was useful for you! Please note that the above content is not an investment advise and shall be considered only for informative purpose.
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