This Halloween, you may have prepared for the upcoming vampire apocalypse by putting skylights on your house and stocking up on garlic and wooden stakes, but have you prepared your portfolio for the coming reign of our new immortal, blood-sucking masters?
What's going to become the newest mass market commodity in our post-vampire economy? Blood. And I have several companies in mind that will benefit when pints of blood move from being a high-value medical need to a basic consumer staple, like Baxter (BAX), CSL Ltd. (CSL.AX, CMXHY.PK), and Grifols (GRFS).
Or, if you're a contrarian who foolishly thinks humanity has a fighting chance against the vampires, I've got stocks for you too, like the leading company in wooden stakes, Weyerhaeuser (WY) or garlic (and other spices) distributor, McCormick & Company (MKC)! Or maybe you want to bet on the people who will run for their lives: they will be buying lots of new running shoes from Nike (NKE)! [more]