December 3, 2020
We continue our look ahead at the 2020 decade with some of our featured contributors’ predictions…
But, as we mentioned yesterday, there is one prediction that we didn’t feature in our December magazine. Instead, it’s going to be revealed live later this month.
If you’re interested in hearing it first – before anyone in the major financial media or from a Wall Street powerbroker – you can reserve your seat here for free.
Now, here’s renowned stock picker and analyst Matt McCall…
Capture the Biggest, Most Lucrative Gains With These Five Trends
By Matt McCall
The key to predicting the future is to think outside the box. According to Dator’s Laws of the Future, “any useful statement about the future should appear to be ridiculous.” What you are about to hear may sound ridiculous, but the fact that we can’t leave our house without a smartphone would have sounded insane 10 years ago.
The Roaring 2020s will be one of the most exciting times in the history of the stock market as a confluence of several technological factors are all coming together at the same time. I believe the stock market is set for a rally similar to the 1990s, when the Nasdaq gained 750%.
The boom of the 1990s was driven by the Internet, personal computers, and cellular phones. The next 10 years will be driven by innovations in artificial intelligence, blockchain, the rise of precision medicine, 5G, and the Internet of things.
By taking a simple approach and investing in the overall market, you will do fine.
However, the only way to capture the big gains, like the Nasdaq in the 1990s, is to look at investment trends and specific stocks.
One of the most lucrative investment trends will be the transformation of the multitrillion-dollar transportation industry. By the end of the decade, self-driving cars will be the norm, and most of us will no longer need to own a vehicle. I realize this is difficult to fathom, however all signs point to a world of driverless cars before we know it.
Blockchain technology is synonymous with bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. Even though bitcoin is built on the blockchain, there is much more to the technology. The opportunity I see is the tokenization of everything into digital assets. The blockchain will eliminate the need for middlemen – realtors will be extinct. It will also allow us the ability to invest in everything from fine art and wine to future earnings of athletes… all via blockchain and tokenization.
And the key to these technologies I have mentioned is 5G. Without 5G, there will not be a fleet of autonomous vehicles… There will not be a boom in the Internet of things… And so on. In 2020, the introduction of 5G will start to expand and the invention of new industries will begin.
Investors need to ignore all the talking heads that have been calling for a market pullback for years. There is no better time to be in stocks than today.
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Now here are some of the stories we’re reading…
Among the myriad Wall Street legacies of the soon-ending 2010s has been the emergence of market volatility – or the magnitude of security price swings over short time spans – as an asset class unto itself. It is all the more notable against the backdrop of the decade’s fairly persistent market calm.
Since the week of Christmas, giant drones measuring up to 6 feet across have been spotted in the sky at night, sometimes in swarms as large as 30. The Denver Post first reported these mysterious drone sightings in northeastern Colorado on December 23. Since then, sightings have spanned six counties across Colorado and Nebraska.
In 2012, when the block reward went from 50 to 25 bitcoins, prices rose nearly 8,200% in a year. The gain in the 18 months after the second halvening in 2016 was more than 2,200%.
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Publisher, American Consequences
With P.J. O’Rourke and the Editorial Staff
January 3, 2020