Do you have $100 to spare each month? Invest in companies that will forever change the way we live our lives
We are currently living in an era where technology has taken a firm hold on redefining the way we go about our lives.
From the way we communicate with one another, to the way we travel from place to place, to even the way we find our potential spouse, these are just a few examples of how disruptive innovation is bringing about a paradigm shift to various aspects of our daily lifestyle.
But the companies behind all these disruptive innovations are not just bringing about an improvement in our lives; they are also providing an investment opportunity with long-term rewards.
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Cupid goes high-tech
For example, the parent company of the highly-popular dating app, Tinder, is Match Group.
Their app is tackling a pain point for many people that are leading hectic lives nowadays, who do not have as much time as they would like to help them in their search for that special someone.
With the functionalities that the app provides, you can literally curate for the ideal person who you’d hope to meet. Whether it is similar interests or hobbies, desired physical attributes, proximity to where you work or stay, or even whether there are mutual acquaintances within your social circles, Tinder is taking efficiency in matchmaking to another level.
Top that off with a simple, yet sleek, user interface that is highly-engaging: the average Tinder user switches on the app 11 times a day and goes on to spend nearly 90 minutes on it, and it’s really no surprise that it has become a leader in the mobile dating arena with about 50 million people around the world using it every single month.
Riding on the wave of their product’s success, Match Group’s stock price has increased by 15.7% since it underwent an IPO about 14 months ago. That’s a pretty decent outcome for any sort of investment.
Old dog learning new tricks
Still not convinced yet? Well then let’s take a look at Charter Communications, which is a cable telecommunications firm that happens to be the second largest cable MSO (multi service operator) in the United States.
While Charter Communications has been a stalwart in the cable TV industry, times have changed and the industry as a whole is facing the spectre of ‘Cord-cutting’, whereby the new generation of younger users are not as keen on cable TV subscriptions, what with the proliferation of alternatives to get streaming entertainment from the Internet that provides a more flexible and cheaper offering.
To adapt to this change in user habits, the company has ventured into the wireless telecom service and are building out a broadband infrastructure to support the launch of their pilot version of a super-fast 5G wireless network.
5G is set to be the new mobile wireless standard and will be significantly faster compared to 4G. To put things into perspective, while 4G is approximately 5 times faster than 3G services, 5G is expected to triple the speed of what you can get on 4G.
What this means in the big picture is that with this superior wireless infrastructure, more complex applications can be developed which would have knock-on effects to other burgeoning sectors such as Internet-of-Things and even Virtual Reality.
With this sort of capability in place, they will be well-positioned to thrive in the high-speed digital ecosystem. Much like the analogy of how some folks got rich by selling the picks and shovels during the Gold Rush, Charter Communications is doing the same thing for the telecommunications space.
Reflecting the bright future prospects for this company, Charter Communication’s share price has gone up by 67% over the past 2 years alone.
In fact, if you were to trace it even further back, the stock value has actually quintupled in value over the last 5 years. Suffice to say, that’s a highly impressive return on investment.
Strike while the iron is hot
These are just some examples of companies that are creating value, not only for the world at large, but also for their own shareholders.
There are still plenty of other firms that are working on cutting-edge technology in various sectors, including Electric Vehicles in the automotive sector, Robotics for the manufacturing sector and even Artificial Intelligence that can be used for everything from smart cars to educational tools.
It is quite a task to keep up with all these rapid developments in the various fields, let alone trying to spot the potential winners in each of these groups. Added to this is the fact that these companies are listed on various exchanges around the world so it requires substantial effort and resources to do the proper research and analysis, especially if you are more of a passive investor who is hoping to make a sound investment with a long-term horizon.
But now for the first time ever, retail investors can invest in these companies through the LionGlobal Disruptive Innovation Fund (LGDIF). This new fund by Lion Global Investors (LGI) is an easily-accessible fund in Singapore that invests in disruptive innovators in the medium to long-term.
LGI will enable you to get exposure to the exciting disruptive technology arena via the LGDIF that has a portfolio of 100 selected companies that are screened according to:
- market capitalisation
- price volatility
- sales growth
- long-term earnings-per-share growth
- price-to-sales ratio
This well-diversified portfolio is rebalanced on a quarterly basis to ensure that the fund holdings are reflecting the up-to-date performance of those individual stocks.
Best of all, you can invest in the fund for as little as $100 a month. That’s less than what some of us spend on our phone bills!
So if you share the view that disruptive innovation is here to stay and that the value of the companies driving all these changes will only rise with time, consider the LionGlobal Disruptive Innovation Fund as a smart investment for the future.
Judging on how game-changing tech companies such as Amazon and Facebook have panned out, odds are that $100 you invest each month will likely turn out to be a wise decision.
The LGDIF is currently available on the platforms of LGI’s online distribution partners, Fundsupermart.com, dollarDEX and POEMS, and all fund information is accessible through LGIDirect – a newly launched LGI-specific content platform. For more information, please visit www.lgidirect.com.sg. Investors may also subscribe to the fund through Great Eastern Life Assurance and Great Eastern Financial Advisers.
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