Becoming a successful investor requires many skills…
Understanding basic financial principles, staying up to date with the latest developments, having a firm grasp over your emotions, and so on.
But the single most important requirement for success is recognizing trends.
It helps you get into winning stocks early and ride the trend as the rest of the public catches on.
Naturally, this is also one of the hardest skills to master.
Moreover, it carries with it a significant risk of buying into trends that never fully mature.
Fortunately, there’s an easy hack you can use to solve this problem—observing what the big players are doing and mimicking their behavior.
Sure, this means you’re not entering a trend at the earliest stage. But considering that the big players focus on long-lasting trends, the upside potential of this strategy is still massive.
Not to mention this strategy lowers your risk of being wrong, as, statistically, the big players’ predictions are highly accurate.
Here’s what they’re betting on right now…
Demand For Cloud Computing Is Still Rising Rapidly
One of the hottest markets lately has been cloud computing.
Despite the harsh economic conditions, this market is expected to grow by 18% per year and to reach $623 billion in the next three years.
Estimates show that companies already spend about a third of their IT budgets on cloud services. Having instant access to data from anywhere, at any time, and without any hick-ups has become imperative for modern businesses.
We’ve been recommending our readers start investing in this sector since last spring, and we’re now seeing retail investors begin to catch up.
To meet this new demand, ETF providers launched two cloud ETFs in 2019. The addition of these two brings the total number of cloud-based ETFs to three, meaning this is only the beginning.
In this space, I recommend you look at stocks providing the infrastructure like Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), for example, as well as software-as-a-service companies such as Paycom Software (NYSE: PAYC), and Shopify (NYSE: SHOP).
Artificial Intelligence Is At An Inflection Point
Artificial intelligence made considerable leaps in the last couple of years, and we have finally come to a point where companies can begin using it in practice.
Applications range from assisting surgery, drone-delivery systems, and improving shopping experiences.
But what’s most impressive are the latest growth projections. The market is expected to increase by more than 800% in the next five years, making 2020 the inflection point for the AI industry.
This trend is further reflected in the money top tech companies make on acquiring AI talent. Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft spend more than half a billion dollars on it every year.
In this industry, I suggest you look at companies at the forefront of the AI revolution, such as IBM (NYSE: IBM), as well as chipmakers Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), and Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA).
This New Sport Has Four Times More Viewers Than The NFL
Esports is another novelty that broke out on the scene in recent years.
It might come as a shock when I tell you that it’s the fastest-growing sport in the world.
In essence, esports is like any other sport—it’s a competition. The difference is that it involves video games.
While this phenomenon was previously popular only among the geek crowd, it’s rapidly going mainstream.
Revenues, viewership, and prize money are increasing at unprecedented rates.
According to a leading market intelligence firm, the audience is already 4 TIMES bigger than the NFL’s audience.
And Goldman Sachs predicts revenue will grow by 169 percent over the next two years, reaching $2.96 billion by 2022.
Esports is also drawing attention from the big tech companies, with the likes of Amazon, Microsoft, and Tencent investing heavily in the space.
Since the target audience for esports are millennials and younger, this is one of those trends that will last for generations.
It’s also the industry I’m most bullish on at the moment.
For that reason, I’ve prepared three special reports on how you can profit from this exploding industry.
You can access them here.