It’s another one of those weird weeks where I’ve got to figure out something to write about on a Friday that will still be relevant by Monday.
And this time around, the market won’t even be open when you’re reading what I’m writing. So I’ve been racking my brain to come up with something for you to enjoy on this Labor Day weekend.
But I don’t just want it to be enjoyable. That’s what your pleasure-reading is for. And, let’s be honest, I’m no Hemingway over here (although I do enjoy a good adventure from time to time).
What you’re here for is valuable, actionable advice. You’re probably not looking for my insights on life.
So today, I wanted to share some research with you about some investments I’m making with an eye on the future.
You won’t be able to make any of the investments, since the market’s closed today, but you can get all the information now, while you’ve got a little extra time on your hands.
Sound good? I hope so… because here we go:
Investing in Vanity
We live in a world where we’re constantly on display. Whether we want to be or not…
There are cameras everywhere. And to be fair, pretty much everyone under the age of 40 thinks they’re an internet model.
So it should be no surprise when I tell you that the market for anti-aging products was a whopping $58.5 BILLION last year.
And it also shouldn’t surprise you that it’s expected to grow to nearly $90 billion by 2026. That’s got it nearly doubling in size over the next five years.
And that’s just anti-aging products. I’m not talking about cosmetic surgery and laser procedures.
To put it mildly, there’s a lot of money to be made in vanity. But to be fair, vanity isn’t the only thing that makes us humans fear aging.
It’s what comes at the end of all that aging that really sets us on edge. And what really scares us might not even be the actual end of the aging but the degradation of our bodies as we head to the inevitable conclusion.
That’s why the fitness market is large and growing. That’s why the health food market is large and growing. That’s why the pharmaceutical and medical industries are large and growing.
They’re all ways we, as a society, are trying to cling to our youth. And they add up to trillions of dollars spent each and every year.
So when I heard about a company that had developed a treatment attacking the root causes of aging, all I could think of was how much money people would pay for a way to stay young forever.
You can learn more about that company, it’s potential market size (which is gargantuan), and the treatment it’s developed in this presentation:
The Old Ball Block and Chain
You might be tired of hearing about it because the media just can’t stop talking about Bitcoin…
But you’re going to have to get used to it, because the building blocks of that cryptocurrency are also the foundation for the future of finance.
Betting on Bitcoin itself might not be such a great decision in the long term, however. Governments don’t like to give up their power.
And one thing that makes governments powerful is control over the financial system. The U.S. dollar is the reserve currency of the world.
Among other things, it means the U.S. government can flex some serious muscles in the global financial arena. But competitor currencies take away some of that control.
When more people want to own another currency over the U.S. dollar, the U.S. dollar (and the government that prints it) loses power.
And when that happens, the government steps in to take the power back. It’s happened in the past with gold.
People are quick to forget that the beloved FDR made every citizen with any gold savings a criminal back in the 1930s when people would rather hold gold than bank deposits.
He forced them to turn every bar, ounce, and scrap in to the Federal Reserve.
And it’s happened even more recently with another cryptocurrency called Ripple.
Ripple was on pace to replace the U.S. dollar when the SEC stepped in and slapped the company behind it and its founders with a massive fine and threats of imprisonment.
The currency was delisted from every major exchange and it’s basically worthless now.
So I’m not betting on Bitcoin with a power-hungry government lurking right around the corner.
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I’m betting on the basis of Bitcoin. And that’s the blockchain…
It is what it sounds like: a chain made up of blocks. Each block contains a set amount of data and time stamps of when that data was created.
When one block fills up with data, a new block is added to the end of the chain. But you don’t even need the most basic understanding of what it is or how it works to profit from it.
You just need to realize that because of the security it provides, it’s going to be fundamental to any data-driven or data-dependent process in the future.
And nearly everything these days involves reams of data. So making the right investment in the blockchain that data will live on could set someone up for life.
And I happen to know a guy who’s found just such an investment. He’s a friend and colleague from our sister site, Energy and Capital.
He’s already helped lead his investors to massive potential gains in the cryptocurrency world. And now he’s pulling out of Bitcoin and going “all-in” on this blockchain company:
Just don’t wait too long on that one. I’m told there’s an announcement coming on September 22 that could push the shares much higher and cut you out of a lot of profit.
That heading is a little misleading. I’m not investing in some magical, just-discovered new kind of coal deposit. But I might as well be…
Because this investment is making it possible for us to keep using all the coal-fired electric plants out there AND reduce carbon emissions at the same time!
It may sound crazy, but it’s true. And there are a lot of old coal plants that can benefit from it; lots of people too.
You see, even though we’ve been pushing for cleaner energy for decades now, 23% of the country’s electricity is generated by burning coal.
And nearly three-quarters of our coal plants are getting close to the end of their useful life. These plants can run for about 40 years. And 74% of ours are at least 30 years old.
We don’t want to keep burning coal, so we’re not replacing them. But we do need to keep producing electricity, because about 1 million American families rely on each of those coal-fired plants for that.
By 2025, there are going to be around 10 million people who’s only source of electricity just “aged out” of service.
But this company’s discovery — the new technology it’s developing and deploying right now — could bring all those old plants back online.
And when they come back online, that same technology will turn them from being one of the biggest polluters to one of the cleanest and most renewable sources of electricity the world has ever seen.
With American politicians looking to throw as much as $10 trillion at anything renewable over the next couple of decades, this company stands to reap a massive slice of that tidal wave of cash.
You can find out more about it and how to get a piece of the action yourself in this presentation:
Come Back Now, Y’all
That’s all I’ve got for you today. It’s a pretty good set of homework for you on your day off.
But it’s going to be some of the most fruitful work you’ve ever put in if my colleagues and I are right about where the trends are heading.
I’ll be back later this week with more actionable investment advice. It’s what we do here and why you’re a member of our investment community.
And speaking of investment communities, I just got back from a research trip to California to see the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo.
And I tipped off members of The Wealth Advisory to a massive opportunity I found in the electric vehicle (EV) space.
I want to share it with you too. So I hope you’ll check out what I’ve got to say about it in this quick presentation I put together:
You can also read about it in this report, if you prefer.
OK. Now that’s really all I’ve got for you today.
Go check out those investments and get your orders entered for tomorrow.
And then go enjoy the last few hours of the unofficial end-of-summer celebration!
To your wealth,
After graduating Cum Laude in finance and economics, Jason designed and analyzed complex projects for the U.S. Army. He made the jump to the private sector as an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley, where he eventually led his own team responsible for billions of dollars in daily trading. Jason left Wall Street to found his own investment office and now shares the strategies he used and the network he built with you. Jason is the founder of Main Street Ventures, a pre-IPO investment newsletter; the founder of Future Giants, a nano cap investing service; the editor of Alpha Profit Machine, an algorithmic trading service designed specifically for retail investors; and authors The Wealth Advisory income stock newsletter. He is also the managing editor of Wealth Daily. To learn more about Jason, click here.
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