Out of several investment opportunities, there are some that are promising and can be profitable in the near future. Are you a new investor intending to make your money work for you? Or are you a seasoned investor looking for new investment opportunities in 2021?
If your answer to any of the above questions is “YES!” we have created this post for you to consider some great investment options, as suggested by experts, for the near future.
Agriculture: As per McKinsey, the agriculture and food sector is a $5 trillion industry globally and getting bigger with each passing year. As per USDA ERS, the sector added $1.109 trillion to the U.S. gross domestic product in 2019, a share of 5.2%. With rising research and development (R&D) and the introduction of sophisticated technology to boost farm productivity, the sector offers huge investment opportunities in the coming years.
Alternative funds: These comprise private equity, mutual funds, venture capital, hedge funds, and gold. With huge potential to increase returns, provide diversification, strengthen one's portfolio, these are increasingly becoming popular investment options.
ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) investing: For the first time ever, sustainable investment funds surpassed $1 trillion in the second quarter of 2020 and, as per the latest Refinitiv data, ESG bond volumes have reached a record high at above $489 billion in 2020. This makes it one of the hottest investment options in 2021.
Fintech: As per data compiled by Yahoo finance, U.S.-based fintech companies, along with their European counterparts, have witnessed a 17% y-o-y surge in funding raised during the third quarter of 2020. The year has been extremely favorable for privately-owned fintech companies that are still in their formative stages. The sector is a great avenue for long-term growth investors.
Health: Globally more than $7.8 trillion is spent on healthcare, out of which $3.5 trillion is spent in the USA alone. With the sector growing faster than the world economy and is likely to be significantly bigger in the next five years, the investment opportunity is huge for investors.
Hemp and Cannabis: The cannabis industry is projected to grow threefold in the next five years and many investors are betting big in the sector. The industry offers immense investment opportunities for new and seasoned investors, with high chances of making profits.
Media: Several media companies are producing commercially-successful films, webseries, documentaries, music, podcasts, and books; and more and more investors are making handsome profits by investing in independent media houses. With the increase in over-the-top (OTT) platforms, making independent artists are leveraging the media to produce quality content and looking for investors to expand their reach. This sector offers great investment opportunities in 2021.
Real Estate: Investing in real estate can be lucrative and rewarding as property prices and rents tend to appreciate (and they do considerably in prime locations). After you invest in a house or landed property, you get the rental income from it; and you also make a good profit when you decide to sell it after a few years.
Tech: In the information age and the era of technology, the growth in the tech sector is inevitable. The significance of the sector increased considerably after the pandemic as work-from-home and cashless transactions became the new normal. The sector offers immense investment opportunities in 2021 and beyond.
We are hosting a webinar Investor Hot Seat on January 28, 2021, from 11 am to 3 pm (Pacific Time), which will enable you to watch presentations by entrepreneurs and companies from the above sectors and determine if you are willing to invest in them.
You can register on Eventbrite (complimentary registration for investors) and or on Zoom for the January 28th webinar. To view the directory of the upcoming and previous investor webinars, click here.