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Analyzing every minute detail about the stock market is a very difficult endeavor and predicting its every small ebb and flow is nigh impossible. However, the essence of making a profit by investing in the stock market is by having a diverse portfolio that primarily targets stocks expected to make huge gains in the coming […]

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Analyzing every minute detail about the stock market is a very difficult endeavor and predicting its every small ebb and flow is nigh impossible. However, the essence of making a profit by investing in the stock market is by having a diverse portfolio that primarily targets stocks expected to make huge gains in the coming year or so. Here are 21 such stocks that together should make for a highly profitable and diverse portfolio over the next couple of years.

iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT) – $2 billion:

It would be an understatement to say that the current age is the age of robotics and artificial intelligence and iRobot has been at the forefront of it in the consumer world with their Roomba vacuums and Braava mops. This means that they already have a very strong base and with strong growth on the cards, this is a very bankable stock to invest in.

Upwork (NASDAQ:UPWK) – $4 billion and Fiverr (NYSE:FVRR) – $7 billion

Another avenue that has been evolving quite rapidly is the remote workplace and freelance industry and this has been accelerated to a whole new level thanks to the pandemic that started more than a year ago. Both Upwork and Fiverr have been big players in this sphere and they have plenty of potential to grow. With their proven track record of connecting businesses and individuals and with more and more businesses going completely online, these two platforms will play a big part in it and their profit margins are only going to increase. While Upwork is the larger of these two platforms, Fiverr’s rate of growth is higher. Splitting your investment between these two marketplaces is a great way of taking full advantage of the predicted growth of this space.

Redfin (NASDAQ:RDFN) – $7 billion

Every portfolio also needs something stable and dependent and that is where Redfin comes in. Every year, real estate worth trillions of dollars change hands and Redfin acts as a brokerage firm for a lot of them. With more and more people opting to buy and sell homes online, Redfin’s market share and revenue will only increase and this is the right time to become a shareholder.

Beyond Meat (NASDAQ:BYND) – $8 billion

It should come as little surprise that sustainability and health consciousness are two of the biggest driving forces of the current generation and this will most like stay unchanged for the foreseeable future. The traditional meat-industry is highly detrimental to these motivations and as such, plant-based meat offerings have almost infinite market potential. Beyond Meat is currently the biggest name in this sphere and investing in it just as they are on the threshold of taking over a sizeable chunk of one of the biggest industries in the world is almost a no-brainer.

Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY) – $22 billion

One of the unexpected benefits of the pandemic was the boost it provided the e-commerce industry. Etsy in particular experienced a year of record growth. However, this growth pales in comparison to what is expected to come. Etsy is the biggest name in the niche market of handmade products and vintage items and their brand value makes them a very healthy proposition for a stock investor.

Teladoc Health (NYSE:TDOC) – $29 billion

Another sector that saw a sudden boom during the pandemic was digital health for obvious reasons. As people get more and more accustomed to services being delivered remotely, platforms like Teladoc Health will only keep on growing. They have been able to come up with all the right innovations and marketing approaches at the opportune time and its recent merger with chronic condition specialist Livongo is a sign that it is only going to get bigger from here on.

Zillow Group (NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG) – $31 billion

This is another firm that has been doing a lot of business in the home buying/selling industry. Set up more like a marketplace rather than a traditional brokerage firm, they have been taking a big chunk of this trillion-dollar industry away from real estate agents and they show no signs of slowing down any time soon.

Pinterest (NYSE:PINS) – $41 billion

While most of the social media platforms like Facebook have reached somewhat of a saturation point, Pinterest is still one of the major players that still has a lot of untapped potential. Their platform while wide and diverse is based on projects, something that almost everyone seems to be involved in at some level these days. They have the community and audience for it but it is a platform that is a far way off from being monetized to the levels of the other social media platforms making this the perfect time to invest in their stocks.

Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) – $42 billion

Streaming services have seen an unprecedented amount of growth over the last few years and of all the myriad streaming services available right now, Roku is the one that still has plenty of growth potential. They already have the technical expertise and their content database is growing each day to the point where they can go head-to-head with all the big streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime. This puts its stocks in the sweet spot you want it to be to make for a profitable investment.

Altria Group (NYSE:MO) – $76 billion

Irrespective of how many people loathe tobacco companies, they are here to stay and with the legalization of cannabis in many parts of the world including the US, a whole new and highly profitable avenue has been opened up for these companies that have been stagnant for many years. Altria is the biggest name going after the cannabis market in the US and as long as you do not have a moral problem buying their stocks, this is a financially worthwhile company to invest in.

MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI) – $84 billion

We have all seen the growth and unstoppable nature of Amazon as an e-commerce platform. MercadoLibre can be seen as the Amazon of Latin America and if you missed out on investing in Amazon during its early days then investing in MercadoLibre stocks now should somewhat make up for that.

Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) – $96 billion

The field of medicine and surgery has been enjoying new advancements with each passing day. However, with this rapid progress, we are starting to reach the limit of human capabilities and more and more medical procedures are being entrusted to robots and automated machines. Intuitive Surgical is one of the biggest and fastest-growing names in this industry which makes their stock very attractive.

Square (NYSE:SQ) – $98 billion

With the aforementioned boom in e-commerce, players who enable this digital commerce also play a big role and Square is one such player. Their Cash App has also been gaining a lot of market share in the world of payment services and together, they present a very appealing proposition.

Sea Limited (NYSE:SE) – $102 billion

Just like MercadoLibre, Sea Limited is another e-commerce giant that is often referred to as the Amazon of Southeast Asia, which also happens to be one of the largest consumer markets in the world. This company also dabbles in video games, which is another competitive but profitable market. With a huge market cap and plenty of growth predicted, it is still not too late to buy some of their stocks.

Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) – $129 billion

Perhaps the biggest name that has received a shot in the arms with the legalization of Marijuana is Philip Morris. Again, you can skip this if you have strong moral convictions against their business, but purely from a monetary standpoint, they are slated to enjoy a similar level of growth first seen during the tobacco boom.

Salsforce.com (NYSE:CRM) – $204 billion

This is a bit strange as they primarily make their profit by acquiring other companies. Usually, this can be a risky venture but salesforce has proven their ability time and again to go after really profitable ventures in the software industry at the right time. Their recent acquisition of Slack is an excellent example of this. It has also helped them further their reach to a whole new level.

Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) – $328 billion

Diversity is the key to success in investment and with Disney’s stocks, a lot of that work is already done for you. Disney has become a behemoth and while the pandemic hit their theme parks and movie division quite hard, it also helped them see a bumper debut year for their streaming service. As holders of some of the most popular intellectual properties in the world such as the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Wars, Pixar, and their own stuff, this is one stock that you can hold on to long term with the assurance that it will always make you profit.

Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) (NYSE:BRK.B) – $544 billion

Warren Buffet is a name that you cannot ignore when it comes to the stock market and while he may no longer make the headlines like he once used to, this stock which is his legacy happens to be one of the best value picks when it comes to stocks. It is one of the most dependable stocks you can get now and even though it won’t make you big profits, it will provide a certain level of security that every investment portfolio needs.

Bitcoin – $597 billion

This isn’t exactly a stock option but our end goal here is to create a diverse and dependable portfolio that covers all bases. With such an approach, Bitcoin cannot be ignored. While many expected the Bitcoin bubble to burst at some point, such predictions have failed so far. It is an incredibly volatile investment option and this will be a part of the risky venture in your portfolio. So, invest in it but minimally (around 1-2% of your total investment).

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) – $1.6 trillion

While Amazon has become an absolute monster as evidenced by their market cap, believe it or not, they still have plenty of growing to do. With them entering new markets almost every day and investing in new technologies, they are here to stay for a long time. Their stocks can act as the dependable core of your investment portfolio that will show substantial amounts of growth if you hold on to them long enough while also keeping the risk factor to a minimum.

An honorable mention:

Genomics is one of the most exciting new spaces emerging and while a lot of the firms in this field are still in their nascent stages, it is a field worth looking into. If you do not want to go through the hassle of picking up the stocks in this field by yourself then take a look at ARK Genomic Revolution ETF as it seems to be quite promising.

To Sum It Up

While these stocks are a great option and they are all bullish as per conventional knowledge, the stock market is a very different beast that doesn’t always behave as it is expected to. This list should provide you with a good starting point but make your final choices based on how you feel about each individual stock and based on what your instincts tell you.

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Analyzing every minute detail about the stock market is a very difficult endeavor and predicting its every small ebb and flow is nigh impossible. However, the essence of making a profit by investing in the stock market is by having a diverse portfolio that primarily targets stocks expected to make huge gains in the coming […]

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Analyzing every minute detail about the stock market is a very difficult endeavor and predicting its every small ebb and flow is nigh impossible. However, the essence of making a profit by investing in the stock market is by having a diverse portfolio that primarily targets stocks expected to make huge gains in the coming year or so. Here are 21 such stocks that together should make for a highly profitable and diverse portfolio over the next couple of years.

iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT) – $2 billion:

It would be an understatement to say that the current age is the age of robotics and artificial intelligence and iRobot has been at the forefront of it in the consumer world with their Roomba vacuums and Braava mops. This means that they already have a very strong base and with strong growth on the cards, this is a very bankable stock to invest in.

Upwork (NASDAQ:UPWK) – $4 billion and Fiverr (NYSE:FVRR) – $7 billion

Another avenue that has been evolving quite rapidly is the remote workplace and freelance industry and this has been accelerated to a whole new level thanks to the pandemic that started more than a year ago. Both Upwork and Fiverr have been big players in this sphere and they have plenty of potential to grow. With their proven track record of connecting businesses and individuals and with more and more businesses going completely online, these two platforms will play a big part in it and their profit margins are only going to increase. While Upwork is the larger of these two platforms, Fiverr’s rate of growth is higher. Splitting your investment between these two marketplaces is a great way of taking full advantage of the predicted growth of this space.

Redfin (NASDAQ:RDFN) – $7 billion

Every portfolio also needs something stable and dependent and that is where Redfin comes in. Every year, real estate worth trillions of dollars change hands and Redfin acts as a brokerage firm for a lot of them. With more and more people opting to buy and sell homes online, Redfin’s market share and revenue will only increase and this is the right time to become a shareholder.

Beyond Meat (NASDAQ:BYND) – $8 billion

It should come as little surprise that sustainability and health consciousness are two of the biggest driving forces of the current generation and this will most like stay unchanged for the foreseeable future. The traditional meat-industry is highly detrimental to these motivations and as such, plant-based meat offerings have almost infinite market potential. Beyond Meat is currently the biggest name in this sphere and investing in it just as they are on the threshold of taking over a sizeable chunk of one of the biggest industries in the world is almost a no-brainer.

Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY) – $22 billion

One of the unexpected benefits of the pandemic was the boost it provided the e-commerce industry. Etsy in particular experienced a year of record growth. However, this growth pales in comparison to what is expected to come. Etsy is the biggest name in the niche market of handmade products and vintage items and their brand value makes them a very healthy proposition for a stock investor.

Teladoc Health (NYSE:TDOC) – $29 billion

Another sector that saw a sudden boom during the pandemic was digital health for obvious reasons. As people get more and more accustomed to services being delivered remotely, platforms like Teladoc Health will only keep on growing. They have been able to come up with all the right innovations and marketing approaches at the opportune time and its recent merger with chronic condition specialist Livongo is a sign that it is only going to get bigger from here on.

Zillow Group (NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG) – $31 billion

This is another firm that has been doing a lot of business in the home buying/selling industry. Set up more like a marketplace rather than a traditional brokerage firm, they have been taking a big chunk of this trillion-dollar industry away from real estate agents and they show no signs of slowing down any time soon.

Pinterest (NYSE:PINS) – $41 billion

While most of the social media platforms like Facebook have reached somewhat of a saturation point, Pinterest is still one of the major players that still has a lot of untapped potential. Their platform while wide and diverse is based on projects, something that almost everyone seems to be involved in at some level these days. They have the community and audience for it but it is a platform that is a far way off from being monetized to the levels of the other social media platforms making this the perfect time to invest in their stocks.

Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) – $42 billion

Streaming services have seen an unprecedented amount of growth over the last few years and of all the myriad streaming services available right now, Roku is the one that still has plenty of growth potential. They already have the technical expertise and their content database is growing each day to the point where they can go head-to-head with all the big streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime. This puts its stocks in the sweet spot you want it to be to make for a profitable investment.

Altria Group (NYSE:MO) – $76 billion

Irrespective of how many people loathe tobacco companies, they are here to stay and with the legalization of cannabis in many parts of the world including the US, a whole new and highly profitable avenue has been opened up for these companies that have been stagnant for many years. Altria is the biggest name going after the cannabis market in the US and as long as you do not have a moral problem buying their stocks, this is a financially worthwhile company to invest in.

MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI) – $84 billion

We have all seen the growth and unstoppable nature of Amazon as an e-commerce platform. MercadoLibre can be seen as the Amazon of Latin America and if you missed out on investing in Amazon during its early days then investing in MercadoLibre stocks now should somewhat make up for that.

Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) – $96 billion

The field of medicine and surgery has been enjoying new advancements with each passing day. However, with this rapid progress, we are starting to reach the limit of human capabilities and more and more medical procedures are being entrusted to robots and automated machines. Intuitive Surgical is one of the biggest and fastest-growing names in this industry which makes their stock very attractive.

Square (NYSE:SQ) – $98 billion

With the aforementioned boom in e-commerce, players who enable this digital commerce also play a big role and Square is one such player. Their Cash App has also been gaining a lot of market share in the world of payment services and together, they present a very appealing proposition.

Sea Limited (NYSE:SE) – $102 billion

Just like MercadoLibre, Sea Limited is another e-commerce giant that is often referred to as the Amazon of Southeast Asia, which also happens to be one of the largest consumer markets in the world. This company also dabbles in video games, which is another competitive but profitable market. With a huge market cap and plenty of growth predicted, it is still not too late to buy some of their stocks.

Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) – $129 billion

Perhaps the biggest name that has received a shot in the arms with the legalization of Marijuana is Philip Morris. Again, you can skip this if you have strong moral convictions against their business, but purely from a monetary standpoint, they are slated to enjoy a similar level of growth first seen during the tobacco boom.

Salsforce.com (NYSE:CRM) – $204 billion

This is a bit strange as they primarily make their profit by acquiring other companies. Usually, this can be a risky venture but salesforce has proven their ability time and again to go after really profitable ventures in the software industry at the right time. Their recent acquisition of Slack is an excellent example of this. It has also helped them further their reach to a whole new level.

Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) – $328 billion

Diversity is the key to success in investment and with Disney’s stocks, a lot of that work is already done for you. Disney has become a behemoth and while the pandemic hit their theme parks and movie division quite hard, it also helped them see a bumper debut year for their streaming service. As holders of some of the most popular intellectual properties in the world such as the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Wars, Pixar, and their own stuff, this is one stock that you can hold on to long term with the assurance that it will always make you profit.

Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) (NYSE:BRK.B) – $544 billion

Warren Buffet is a name that you cannot ignore when it comes to the stock market and while he may no longer make the headlines like he once used to, this stock which is his legacy happens to be one of the best value picks when it comes to stocks. It is one of the most dependable stocks you can get now and even though it won’t make you big profits, it will provide a certain level of security that every investment portfolio needs.

Bitcoin – $597 billion

This isn’t exactly a stock option but our end goal here is to create a diverse and dependable portfolio that covers all bases. With such an approach, Bitcoin cannot be ignored. While many expected the Bitcoin bubble to burst at some point, such predictions have failed so far. It is an incredibly volatile investment option and this will be a part of the risky venture in your portfolio. So, invest in it but minimally (around 1-2% of your total investment).

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) – $1.6 trillion

While Amazon has become an absolute monster as evidenced by their market cap, believe it or not, they still have plenty of growing to do. With them entering new markets almost every day and investing in new technologies, they are here to stay for a long time. Their stocks can act as the dependable core of your investment portfolio that will show substantial amounts of growth if you hold on to them long enough while also keeping the risk factor to a minimum.

An honorable mention:

Genomics is one of the most exciting new spaces emerging and while a lot of the firms in this field are still in their nascent stages, it is a field worth looking into. If you do not want to go through the hassle of picking up the stocks in this field by yourself then take a look at ARK Genomic Revolution ETF as it seems to be quite promising.

To Sum It Up

While these stocks are a great option and they are all bullish as per conventional knowledge, the stock market is a very different beast that doesn’t always behave as it is expected to. This list should provide you with a good starting point but make your final choices based on how you feel about each individual stock and based on what your instincts tell you.

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When Bitcoin originally came out all of those years ago some adventurous investors hopped on what they saw as a potential investment platform. Some hopped on just because it was new. It didn’t take long for the prices to surge and make some investors pretty wealthy. After that though, it lowered to a more reasonable […]

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When Bitcoin originally came out all of those years ago some adventurous investors hopped on what they saw as a potential investment platform. Some hopped on just because it was new. It didn’t take long for the prices to surge and make some investors pretty wealthy. After that though, it lowered to a more reasonable price.

For a while, we only heard of Bitcoin here and there. Sometimes about Bitcoin being used to fund illicit transactions. That changed in February.

The February Bitcoin Explosion

February was a big month for Bitcoin. The cryptocurrency raised to an all-time high value. The value reached $58,352. This was part of a sudden surge in the market that came last month. A surge that didn’t last long, by the end of the month the markets corrected themselves.

Besides the value of the individual Bitcoin, Bitcoin’s overall market cap hit 1 trillion dollars.

Bitcoin wasn’t the only cryptocurrency to experience a temporary rise in value. Ether also saw a rise to its all-time high of $2,033.08. Ether is the second most prominent currency in the crypto space and it is logical the trend would follow.

Looking at a chart of the value of Bitcoin, the graph appeared very much like a bell for the month of February. It started out at just over thirty-two thousand before it surged up to its all-time high and then dipping down to just over forty-three thousand.

Despite the rise in the cost of Bitcoin, people aren’t being deterred from investing. Over 2.9 million new Bitcoin accounts were created in February despite the rise in value. This was on par with the number of new investments in January. The average size of transactions on Bitcoin sat at $500. This is up from 2020.

At times during February Bitcoin was outperforming or matching the stock market. It exceeded the S&P by 1600%. Nasdaq was outperformed by Bitcoin by 300%. This was a very surprising trend, one that could spell a good future for Bitcoin.

No matter which way Bitcoin goes from here, February will be a milestone in the history of all cryptocurrencies. A milestone that will be remembered either way that the trend goes from here.

Ongoing Bitcoin Trend or Other Factors?

Many people wonder if this is part of an ongoing trend to buy cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Is that true? Or was there something else behind the sudden surge in the value of Bitcoin and Ether?

Since the end of 2020, cryptocurrency has been grabbing hold in ways that people thought wouldn’t happen. Warren Buffet called Bitcoin worthless after all. But banks and other institutions have become more interested in cryptocurrencies.

One of the most established banks, BNY Mellon began its own venture into cryptocoin this year, becoming a custodian for cryptocurrency. A good amount of people never expected cryptocurrency to be able to get any ground when it comes to traditional financial institutions but we are seeing a change in that. Two other major financial institutions started looking at Bitcoin, Deutsche Bank, and Mastercard.

Companies Investing In Bitcoin

It isn’t just banks that are changing their mind on Bitcoin and other cryptos. Shark Tank personality Kevin O’Leary was once a crypto-hater and now has decided to reallocate a portion of his investments toward Bitcoin. O’Leary is also encouraging companies that he invests in to also allocate some of their investments into Bitcoin.

Some of the companies that invested in Bitcoin in February included Tesla, MicroStrategy, Square, and BlackRock. These are some big companies and their investments aren’t taken lightly by onlookers.

As you can see a lot happened with Bitcoin all in one month. This is a large amount of movement in the crypto world, all in one month. Some would say that years were put into one month when it comes to the change in the crypto market.

Because of the big changes seen in the cryptocurrency world, Goldman and Sachs is restarting the cryptocurrency desk that it shut down in 2017. Financial experts are viewing this as either the onset of a new trend to protect investments or the potential for an implosion in investments.

Tesla and Cryptocurrency

With the popularity of Tesla, and CEO Elon Musk, it shouldn’t be any surprise that people paid attention when they invested in cryptocurrency. Tesla announced in February that they were planning to buy 1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin, a large move for any company. That move was part of the price increase that we saw in Bitcoin but it also fueled further investments in what has been referred to now (and in the past) as the Musk Effect. When Elon Musk starts to make investments or changes a lot of the world follows behind.

Another contributor to the upward global trend in Bitcoin investment has been the uncertainties in the market. People see Bitcoin as a more secure option for their investments when everything around them is so uncertain. Cryptocurrency also relies far less on human management than most investment accounts.

The Trend of Cryptocurrency as a Capital Investment

In the past, a good portion of cryptocurrency investments were social ones. Meaning the investments were made by people investing. A recent change to that trend is highlighted by this article. More and more of the recent investments in crypto, Bitcoin, in particular, has been capital investments by companies.

One of the reasons for the trend towards investing in crypto by businesses is the liquid return. Not many financial investments offer the same amount of liquid return as cryptocurrency. Most investments lack the same yield as crypto, thus, with the search for alternative investments crypto was only a logical choice.

It will be interesting to see where cryptocurrency goes from here. Especially Bitcoin, as it’s been the leader for a while. Despite some thinking that digital currencies are likely only temporary, chances are that we will see some form of digital currency taking off with such a questionable market state. Not to mention the fact that almost everything is going digital now anyway. We just aren’t sure when this will happen, it could be this year or it could be years in the future. If the big corporations are setting a trend though, it could be sooner rather than later.

The next few months will be a big decider in what will happen with Bitcoin. In the past, after Bitcoin has gone to peaks, it has trended down. In the past, this has ended with people losing money on their investments because they wanted to get out. So far there is no sign of a massive price correction coming. People are continuing to invest in Bitcoin to help protect themselves and their futures.

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When Bitcoin originally came out all of those years ago some adventurous investors hopped on what they saw as a potential investment platform. Some hopped on just because it was new. It didn’t take long for the prices to surge and make some investors pretty wealthy. After that though, it lowered to a more reasonable […]

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When Bitcoin originally came out all of those years ago some adventurous investors hopped on what they saw as a potential investment platform. Some hopped on just because it was new. It didn’t take long for the prices to surge and make some investors pretty wealthy. After that though, it lowered to a more reasonable price.

For a while, we only heard of Bitcoin here and there. Sometimes about Bitcoin being used to fund illicit transactions. That changed in February.

The February Bitcoin Explosion

February was a big month for Bitcoin. The cryptocurrency raised to an all-time high value. The value reached $58,352. This was part of a sudden surge in the market that came last month. A surge that didn’t last long, by the end of the month the markets corrected themselves.

Besides the value of the individual Bitcoin, Bitcoin’s overall market cap hit 1 trillion dollars.

Bitcoin wasn’t the only cryptocurrency to experience a temporary rise in value. Ether also saw a rise to its all-time high of $2,033.08. Ether is the second most prominent currency in the crypto space and it is logical the trend would follow.

Looking at a chart of the value of Bitcoin, the graph appeared very much like a bell for the month of February. It started out at just over thirty-two thousand before it surged up to its all-time high and then dipping down to just over forty-three thousand.

Despite the rise in the cost of Bitcoin, people aren’t being deterred from investing. Over 2.9 million new Bitcoin accounts were created in February despite the rise in value. This was on par with the number of new investments in January. The average size of transactions on Bitcoin sat at $500. This is up from 2020.

At times during February Bitcoin was outperforming or matching the stock market. It exceeded the S&P by 1600%. Nasdaq was outperformed by Bitcoin by 300%. This was a very surprising trend, one that could spell a good future for Bitcoin.

No matter which way Bitcoin goes from here, February will be a milestone in the history of all cryptocurrencies. A milestone that will be remembered either way that the trend goes from here.

Ongoing Bitcoin Trend or Other Factors?

Many people wonder if this is part of an ongoing trend to buy cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Is that true? Or was there something else behind the sudden surge in the value of Bitcoin and Ether?

Since the end of 2020, cryptocurrency has been grabbing hold in ways that people thought wouldn’t happen. Warren Buffet called Bitcoin worthless after all. But banks and other institutions have become more interested in cryptocurrencies.

One of the most established banks, BNY Mellon began its own venture into cryptocoin this year, becoming a custodian for cryptocurrency. A good amount of people never expected cryptocurrency to be able to get any ground when it comes to traditional financial institutions but we are seeing a change in that. Two other major financial institutions started looking at Bitcoin, Deutsche Bank, and Mastercard.

Companies Investing In Bitcoin

It isn’t just banks that are changing their mind on Bitcoin and other cryptos. Shark Tank personality Kevin O’Leary was once a crypto-hater and now has decided to reallocate a portion of his investments toward Bitcoin. O’Leary is also encouraging companies that he invests in to also allocate some of their investments into Bitcoin.

Some of the companies that invested in Bitcoin in February included Tesla, MicroStrategy, Square, and BlackRock. These are some big companies and their investments aren’t taken lightly by onlookers.

As you can see a lot happened with Bitcoin all in one month. This is a large amount of movement in the crypto world, all in one month. Some would say that years were put into one month when it comes to the change in the crypto market.

Because of the big changes seen in the cryptocurrency world, Goldman and Sachs is restarting the cryptocurrency desk that it shut down in 2017. Financial experts are viewing this as either the onset of a new trend to protect investments or the potential for an implosion in investments.

Tesla and Cryptocurrency

With the popularity of Tesla, and CEO Elon Musk, it shouldn’t be any surprise that people paid attention when they invested in cryptocurrency. Tesla announced in February that they were planning to buy 1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin, a large move for any company. That move was part of the price increase that we saw in Bitcoin but it also fueled further investments in what has been referred to now (and in the past) as the Musk Effect. When Elon Musk starts to make investments or changes a lot of the world follows behind.

Another contributor to the upward global trend in Bitcoin investment has been the uncertainties in the market. People see Bitcoin as a more secure option for their investments when everything around them is so uncertain. Cryptocurrency also relies far less on human management than most investment accounts.

The Trend of Cryptocurrency as a Capital Investment

In the past, a good portion of cryptocurrency investments were social ones. Meaning the investments were made by people investing. A recent change to that trend is highlighted by this article. More and more of the recent investments in crypto, Bitcoin, in particular, has been capital investments by companies.

One of the reasons for the trend towards investing in crypto by businesses is the liquid return. Not many financial investments offer the same amount of liquid return as cryptocurrency. Most investments lack the same yield as crypto, thus, with the search for alternative investments crypto was only a logical choice.

It will be interesting to see where cryptocurrency goes from here. Especially Bitcoin, as it’s been the leader for a while. Despite some thinking that digital currencies are likely only temporary, chances are that we will see some form of digital currency taking off with such a questionable market state. Not to mention the fact that almost everything is going digital now anyway. We just aren’t sure when this will happen, it could be this year or it could be years in the future. If the big corporations are setting a trend though, it could be sooner rather than later.

The next few months will be a big decider in what will happen with Bitcoin. In the past, after Bitcoin has gone to peaks, it has trended down. In the past, this has ended with people losing money on their investments because they wanted to get out. So far there is no sign of a massive price correction coming. People are continuing to invest in Bitcoin to help protect themselves and their futures.

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Where is the price of gold headed in 2021? Ever since the 1800s gold rush and the printing of the first gold-backed U.S. paper currency, the price of gold has always been used as a measure of the U.S and the world’s economic health. The price of gold is a reflection of the faith of […]

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Where is the price of gold headed in 2021? Ever since the 1800s gold rush and the printing of the first gold-backed U.S. paper currency, the price of gold has always been used as a measure of the U.S and the world’s economic health. The price of gold is a reflection of the faith of commodity traders in the economy, and right now, it is predicted to remain where it is ($1800-$1900/ounce) instead of skyrocketing owing to some good news of the economy recovering from the damage caused by COVID-19.

See, gold is considered a safe haven for investments. When investors sense uncertainty ahead, including inflation, a rise in unemployment, and a negative yield on government bonds, they put their money in gold. When they forecast certainty, they take their money from gold and put it in real estate, stocks or bonds because, at that time, they’ll be more profitable than gold.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the price of gold has shone brightly. The demand for gold was furthered by safe-haven purchasing and international policy support in response to the crisis.

Throughout the world, central banks eased monetary policies, and governments implemented fiscal stimulus to soften the global recession caused by the pandemic. Interest rates and treasury yield also crossed to the negative territory, causing precious metals to rise. Another contributing factor for the upward trending price of gold was mine shutdowns due to the pandemic or other factors.

But now, the economic outlook is good, and experts predict that this year’s price of gold will likely trend close to its current level. The global economy is expected to pick up considerably as vaccination activities proceed smoothly in various parts of the world and lockdown measures disappear.

Positive news on the vaccination activity, reduced inflation, and rising Treasury yields are pushing investors to act bullish again and sell their position in gold and other safe-haven investments.

According to Focus Economics, the gold price will average $1889/troy ounce in the fourth quarter of 2021 and $1823/troy ounce in the fourth quarter of 2022. However, experts still warn to watch out for logistical challenges to the vaccine’s transportation and distribution. If vaccination activities go faster, the gold prices will fall significantly, but if the vaccine distribution hits a snag, the price of gold won’t fall. Also, the present gold price levels are expected to persist over the next few years because of downside risk.

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Where is the price of gold headed in 2021? Ever since the 1800s gold rush and the printing of the first gold-backed U.S. paper currency, the price of gold has always been used as a measure of the U.S and the world’s economic health. The price of gold is a reflection of the faith of […]

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Where is the price of gold headed in 2021? Ever since the 1800s gold rush and the printing of the first gold-backed U.S. paper currency, the price of gold has always been used as a measure of the U.S and the world’s economic health. The price of gold is a reflection of the faith of commodity traders in the economy, and right now, it is predicted to remain where it is ($1800-$1900/ounce) instead of skyrocketing owing to some good news of the economy recovering from the damage caused by COVID-19.

See, gold is considered a safe haven for investments. When investors sense uncertainty ahead, including inflation, a rise in unemployment, and a negative yield on government bonds, they put their money in gold. When they forecast certainty, they take their money from gold and put it in real estate, stocks or bonds because, at that time, they’ll be more profitable than gold.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the price of gold has shone brightly. The demand for gold was furthered by safe-haven purchasing and international policy support in response to the crisis.

Throughout the world, central banks eased monetary policies, and governments implemented fiscal stimulus to soften the global recession caused by the pandemic. Interest rates and treasury yield also crossed to the negative territory, causing precious metals to rise. Another contributing factor for the upward trending price of gold was mine shutdowns due to the pandemic or other factors.

But now, the economic outlook is good, and experts predict that this year’s price of gold will likely trend close to its current level. The global economy is expected to pick up considerably as vaccination activities proceed smoothly in various parts of the world and lockdown measures disappear.

Positive news on the vaccination activity, reduced inflation, and rising Treasury yields are pushing investors to act bullish again and sell their position in gold and other safe-haven investments.

According to Focus Economics, the gold price will average $1889/troy ounce in the fourth quarter of 2021 and $1823/troy ounce in the fourth quarter of 2022. However, experts still warn to watch out for logistical challenges to the vaccine’s transportation and distribution. If vaccination activities go faster, the gold prices will fall significantly, but if the vaccine distribution hits a snag, the price of gold won’t fall. Also, the present gold price levels are expected to persist over the next few years because of downside risk.

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