If you're an investor avoiding the oil space, you could be missing out on the best opportunity in years.
That's what one veteran investment manager is arguing — comparing the oil glut to the opportunity presented to investors during the depths of the housing crisis.
"There is enormous opportunity in the oil area. We are doing a lot of research there. We look at it kind of like housing in 2010," Ross Gerber, CEO of Gerber Kawasaki Wealth and Investment Management , said Tuesday on CNBC's "Futures Now."
In the past six years, the SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF has rallied by more than 100 percent. Gerber believes the oil sector could be positioning itself for similar gains.
"The market has been totally beholden to oil over the last three to six months. ... We're exiting a period where we feared total devastation in the oil patch leading to bankruptcies and defaults," he said, even as volatility continues to grip the area. "It's only the beginning of the fixing of this process."
Crude oil, which has surged by nearly 25 percent in the past eight weeks, has been under pressure again this week due to oversupply concerns. But it's not discouraging Gerber from sticking to his bullish case.
"The supply and demand imbalance still exists currently. But we've seen some supply come off the market, and we've seen an increase in demand, which has created a little more of a perception of stability," he said. "We think oil will probably sit around the $40 to $45 which we're fine with. It's the best benefit to the economy and the oil producers can continue to exist."