By: Bill and Cindi Porter, AILERON INVESTMENT ADVISORS
Q: What technology trends should I be following?
A: Major economic breakthroughs many times offer investment opportunities for those with vision. Today we are possibly on the edge of several significant developments. For context, let’s review the four phases of the industrial revolution:
I. In the 1780’s, Phase I introduced mechanization, steam power, and the weaving loom.
II. In the 1870’s, Phase II included mass production, assembly lines, and electric energy.
III. In the 1970’s, Phase III added computers, automation, and electronics.
IV. Today, Phase IV is brimming with potential investment possibilities due to technological advances of: robotics, artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, nanotechnology, biomedical engineering, Big Data, 3-D printing, and industrial automation are some of the “big change” prospects that might be attractive trends for investors to follow.
The next step is to try and determine which companies will be the leaders in these various industries and invest accordingly. That is the hard part! A few examples make this critical point. On December 31, 1958, Thomas Watson of IBM said, “I think there is a world market for maybe 5 computers.” In 1977, Ken Olsen, the founder of Digital Equipment Corporation said, “There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” On January 1, 1962, Decca Records turned down a contract with the Beatles. Your informed vision needs to be consistent with the vision of the companies whose stock you might consider purchasing in your attempt to profit from the new trends. The stock market is about calculated “risk taking” NOT “sure thing taking.” A conversation with your trusted advisor is a good place to begin the process
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