Buy Disruptive Innovation!

I recently read a LinkedIn post written by Ray Dalio, the chief investment officer of Bridgewater Associates.

Bridgewater Associates is the largest hedge fund in the world. Ray Dalio is a hedge fund legend.

The title of the post was “Paradigm Shifts”. Ray went into great detail about the different paradigm shifts that have occurred over the last 100 years.

It was an excellent read, and I highly recommend it.

There was one piece of information that was very intriguing to me. I did not know that the two worst decades of stock performance were from 1930 to 1940 and from 2000 to 2010.

Since I was alive for the latter period, I decided to do some digging. I wanted to see how companies focused on disruptive innovation performed during that decade.

If, as I do, you like to invest in disruptive innovation, what I found was very interesting and exciting!

Here are the numbers:

Performance of Each Index, 2000-2010

Dow -9%
S&P 500 -14%
NASDAQ -34%

I chose 10 stocks that represented disruptive innovation, and here’s how they did over that 10-year period…

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) +136%
eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) +177%
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) +1250%
Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN) +784%
Priceline.com (now Booking Holdings, NASDAQ: BKNG) +40%
Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) +262%
Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ: ISRG) +1500%
Whole Foods (now a subsidiary of Amazon) +431%
Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) +3100%
Monster Beverage (NASDAQ: MNST) +9000%

This small sampling shows the advantages of investing in disruptive innovation. During the second-worst decade in the history of the stock market, these stocks crushed it!

 

My book, The Stock Market is For Everyone, is a short guide for the beginning, inexperienced investor that is easy to understand and can be put into action immediately.

Click the image of the book at left to be taken to its Amazon page.  (Disclosure: As a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, I earn a small commission on each sale generated through these links.)

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Invest In Disruptive ETFs!

DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION

If you’ve followed Wealthy Joe Investing, you know that I’m a big believer in disruptive innovation.

I believe we are in the beginning stages of a huge technology boom.

Catherine Wood, the founder of Ark Invest, has identified nine transformative technology platforms:

1. Deep learning

2. Digital wallets

3. Cryptocurrencies

4. Next-generation DNA sequencing

5. Battery cost tipping point

6. Autonomous taxi networks

7. CRISPR for human therapeutics

8. Collaborative robots

9. 3D printing

Trying to identify one stock that may be a winner in any one of these trends would be very difficult.  ARK ETFs (exchange-traded funds) allow you to participate without having to select one winner.  The ETFs are comprised of leaders in each technological area.

Here is a list of ARK’s ETFs, with brief information on the platforms on which they focus.  Click on the link for each fund if you’re interested in reading more detailed information on ARK’s website.

  1. Ark Innovation ETF (ARKK): DNA technologies; energy, automation and manufacturing; shared technology, infrastructure and services; technologies that make financial services more efficient.
  2. Industrial Innovation ETF (ARKQ): Autonomous transportation; robotics and automation; 3D printing; energy storage; space exploration.
  3. Web x.0 ETF (ARKW): Cloud computing & cyber security; e-commerce; big data & artificial intelligence (AI); mobile technology and Internet of Things; social platforms; blockchain & peer-to-peer (P2P).
  4. Genomic Revolution ETF (ARKG): CRISPR; targeted therapeutics; bioinformatics, molecular diagnostics; stem cells; agricultural biology.
  5. Fintech Innovation ETF (ARKF): Transaction innovations; blockchain technology; risk transformation; frictionless funding platforms; customer facing platforms; new intermediaries.
  6. 3D Printing ETF (PRNT): An indexed fund designed to correspond to the performance of the Total 3D-Printing Index.

Disclaimer/Disclosure Statement: Information in this article is not intended to be a recommendation to invest in any stock.  Rather, it is presented for readers’ education and consideration when making their own investment decisions.  The author has no position in any of the funds mentioned.

 

My book, The Stock Market is For Everyone, is a short guide for the beginning, inexperienced investor that is easy to understand and can be put into action immediately.

Click the image of the book at left to be taken to its Amazon page.  (Disclosure: As a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, I earn a small commission on each sale generated through these links.)