Since last year March we saw many unexpected movements in the financial markets and the COVID 19 pandemic triggered one of the most fast moving global crash in the history! Never the less, the stock market gained its ground back quicker than anticipated and the year turned out to be closed with impressive highs in all the major sectors.
Governments throughout the world have been investing big on the stimulus packages and the inflation was set to hit the record as they moved into the healing mode. Although, in the times of bigger crisis laid major opportunities. And current situation was not the time to continue with the same strategies which was being implied prior to 2020. Whereas, this year is totally about leveraging low interest rates in high growth markets.
Roger James Hamilton, Founder and CEO of Genius Group. He is a world-renowned futurist, New York Times bestselling author and co-founder of Genius School. Genius School is the world’s first global, simulated school providing a full curriculum designed to nurture entrepreneurs, artists, change makers and global citizens. Roger is also founder and CEO of Genius Group, the world’s no.1 entrepreneur education group. Genius Group is a multi-million-dollar group of companies leading the entrepreneur movement which includes the global edtech company GeniusU, education Curriculum Company Entrepreneurs Institute, and Entrepreneur Resorts Limited, the world’s leading group of entrepreneur resorts and co-working spaces. He shared the top five trends which can be seen in majority this year.
- Hedge and hold
- Double down on disruption
- Digitalizing of the assets
- Preparing for the impact
- Speed beats size
By Hedge and Hold, he meant that the property is a key hedge against the inflation and it makes perfect sense in making property investments which will be like hedging against the country and hedging against the personal asset base too. This makes perfect sense as there’s little point in your property investments going up by 20%, if the currency decreases by 20%. Crypto currencies on the other hand are raising exponentially with Elon Musk boosting its price and Telsa making headlines by buying $1.5 billion in Bitcoin while it plans to accept it as payment. The interesting news is that, they’ve already made over $1 billion dollars because bitcoin’s value has increased massively.
To understand disruption, learn from investors like Masayoshi Son, who was one of the first to invest in companies like Yahoo, Slack, and Uber – all highly profitable schemes in disruptive tech. The four key areas to focus on now are Fintech, Edtech, Greentech, Medtech – all trillion-dollar industries that are renovating the business landscape.
Next comes digitizing the assets and NFT is sure to play a crucial role in this. The admiration of Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) is soaring in 2021. NFTs are essentially a tool for providing proof of possession of a digital asset that can be attached to anything from a Tweet to a JPEG image. In the future, we are going to see assets owned via NFTs and more. This permits anyone to be a collector, or trade collectibles. It opens up a global market to you and is changing everything when it comes to assets.
Finally while you are prepared for the worst it is very important to be very nimble about rather than going all big about it. Like spotting the emerging trends and grasping it at the right time which will give you highest returns. Always remember that momentum creates value.