The world is changing faster than ever before. This brings new challenges and, with them, new opportunities for great businesses.
With this change happening so rapidly, it’s never been more important to keep your ear to the ground in an attempt to unearth the next world-altering industry.
Can we predict the future?
A megatrend company is a leader in the industries of tomorrow, whether it be green energy, organic food, or even robotics. We often talk about buying what you believe in here at MyWallSt, and that includes buying into the world you think is ahead of us too.
Good investors should always be forward-thinking. Remember, we’re investing with a 5-10 year outlook. What will the world look like in ten years?
Will McDonald’s still be the biggest fast-food chain in the world, or will healthier alternatives steal their market share? Will we be using more electric cars, and will we even be driving them? Will autonomous vehicles finally unlock their massive potential and allow us to sit back and enjoy the scenery?
With some of these transitions already underway, what companies are poised to profit from these social shifts? Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) has so far been leading the vanguard when it comes to electric and autonomous vehicles, but will it maintain its position or succumb to a newer business it effectively paved the way for?
This is the kind of thinking you should adopt if you want to prosper as a long-term investor.
You’ll find great investing ideas by reading up on the latest technologies, changing consumer trends, and the flurry of new services the internet has given birth to.
Be conscious, however, that new technologies often get overhyped in the early stages. Be careful not to throw money at the new “hot stocks” without properly evaluating the business and the market opportunity.
Financial Writer at MyWallSt
Pádraig’s favorite stock is Nike. Growing up as a sports fanatic, seeing Nike collaborate with athletes like Jordan, Lebron, and Ronaldo inspired him and cemented the brand in his mind. Now, despite having failed miserably in his attempts to earn a fabled Nike sponsorship, he still believes in the innovation and creativity behind Nike and is convinced they will only grow stronger as the world's leading sports brand.