WORK-LIFE BALANCE / APR. 05, 2015
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Top 6 Investment Tips for 2015

The investments we make play an enormous role in our wealth acquisition efforts. Smart investment ensures we build up our assets and make more money for further investments. The year 2015 comes with new investment opportunities that you can exploit. Still thinking about how to put your money to work for you? Think no more as the expert tips provided below will help you to figure out on where to place your money.

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1. Wireless Spectrum Investment

The Internet has been causing a buzz ever since its inception. And the demand for connection to the Internet with new devices continues to surge every year. It’s, therefore, not a surprise that the US government got more than $41 billion from an auction of wireless spectrum. Hence, wireless spectrum will offer an opportunity for investment in 2015. This is supported by the numerous wireless carrier companies such as AT&T, Verizon Communications, and T-Mobile US scrambling for a slice of the growing market.

2. U.S. Stock Market

The U.S stock market looks encouraging, and it provides the best investment option in 2015. This is evident through the positive prospects projected by the forward price to earnings ratio of the S&P 500. Stock market experts predict that the S&P 500’s record-level EPS will continue to project thus making investment in the stock exchange a good choice. In addition, the United States still have the best economic growth outlook globally, which will see the dollar remain relatively strong therefore making investments in a foreign market less attractive than the U.S. stock market.

3. Healthcare Stocks

The year 2014 saw the soaring of healthcare stocks, and 2015 will be no different. Healthcare stocks’ prospects are looking good which offers investors a more accessible play compared to U.S. market stocks. Investment in healthcare stocks promises good returns as the sector has good fundamentals and demographics. As a major player in the economy of the United States, overall spending in the sector is growing. There are so many healthcare stocks to consider. Biotechnology stocks are the best option to invest in as they offer tremendous potential.

4. Investment in Water

As the world and environmental bodies continue to fight the effects of global warming and population growth on the environment, some necessities like clean water will be difficult to get. Water investment offers a good opportunity in 2015 and beyond because it continues to become scarcer and scarcer. Investors can find opportunities in water treatment options, water infrastructure and innovations. The threat of water stress in forthcoming years makes water investment a worthy opportunity not only to generate good returns but also to make a difference in people’s lives.

5. Renewable Energy

In the 21st century, the U.S. is facing a big challenge of managing global warming. Efforts are being made globally to adopting a clean, energy-based economy by every country. Rising levels of CO2 in the atmosphere have led to the cutting of fossil fuel consumption. Most organizations such as the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) are providing funding for green projects. Come up with any investment in green energy and it will be easier to find funding. There are various ways you can invest in green energy including renewable energy bonds and biomass.

6. Technology Industry

There was no way that the technology sector was ever going to miss as a top investment opportunity in 2015. The sector’s growth outlook demonstrates remarkable potential. In 2014, investors in tech EFTs saw 19% gains, and that trend is predicted to continue in 2015. The biggest players such as Facebook, Alibaba and eBay that offer retail and communication services have boosted the sector’s stocks and increased business spending. Their stock pricing continues to rise as the industry has proved to transform lives.

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There are not so many new opportunities for investment available in 2015. Perhaps the most promising sectors, like the technology industry that is still growing and healthcare stocks, might be considered new due to their diversification. Any of the investment opportunities is worth a go.

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