Some investors have already doubled their returns in 2018. No, I’m not talking about crypto investors. Shareholders in small-cap, Panorama Synergy [ASX:PSY] have seen their holdings jump 100% in 2018 already.
The sad fact is that when an investment opportunity is unloved, un-hyped and generally off the mainstream radar, no one wants to know. But the reality is that it’s unloved sectors where you can frequently make the biggest returns. Oil could be the story of 2018.
South Korea isn’t the first nation to consider banning bitcoin, but it could be the most significant. A large portion of bitcoin’s global demand comes from the country. This isn’t the first time that a major government has threatened to ban it. It likely won’t be the last. Years from now, this may be looked back on as an incredible buying opportunity.
There’s no question that spotting growth in emerging countries — economies in need of our resources — at the right time is a huge opportunity for Australian investors. And luckily, I think there’s an equally compelling story right now that could have similar benefits for brave investors. It’s not in China though…
With the Trump tax cuts likely to prop up confidence and the US economy, I think you should have at least a part of your portfolio in some speculative sectors. If the good times are going to continue to roll, you want to make sure you’re making hay while the sun still shines.
Passive investing is a mug’s game. If you want to chase down the biggest and best returns, you need to pick winners. Be active. That may come in the way of stocks — or in our view also in crypto. You must consider investing in these areas for 2018.
What a year. Brexit, Trump, North Korea, bitcoin. While it’s nice to check out how much you could have made in 2017, it’s far more interesting to speculate on 2018.
Caterpillar [NYSE:CAT] shares are up 55% for the year. Being so big, and having operations so wide, it’s the perfect bellwether stock to see how the global economy is ticking over.
Whether you are making money in booming property or booming crypto, there’s no great lure to get back into speculative miners. But maybe that’s a signal to start looking here? While everyone’s looking at the current hot sectors, the best opportunities usually lie the other way.
With a market cap of over $5 billion, A2M is one of the largest listed infant formula and milk companies. Could smaller competitor Wattle Health Australia Ltd [ASX:WHA] experience the same success?