3D printing stocks look like the kind of long-haul buys that could generate big returns. After all, 3D printing stocks represent an exciting new technology with a wide swath of applications in any number of industries. Heck, companies are even experimenting with “printing” human organs — so you can see why the market is so excited by 3D printing stocks.
But as with every hot new technology, it could be a while before the real winners and losers emerge. That’s why you need to proceed with caution when it comes to 3D printing stocks.
So, if you’re looking to make an investment in any sizzling 3D printing stocks, remember that these are high-risk plays and you’re better off betting on a number of companies instead of just one of the 3D printing stocks.
Size matters, too. 3D printing stocks with larger market capitalizations like 3D Systems (DDD), Stratasys (SSYS) and ExOne (XONE) all trade on a major exchange, with all the regulatory scrutiny that requires. These 3D printing stocks are also firmly established and have trading liquidity. That means you’ll be able to buy these 3D printing stocks when you want at close to the prices you want, and sell these 3D printing stocks very close to the prices you want.
With that in mind, here’s a look at the largest 3D printing stocks by market cap — DDD, SSYS and XONE.