It should come as no surprise that the outcome of the Covid-19 epidemic will have a significant impact on people in 2022. As a result, investing is one of the most effective ways to preserve and increase income in this situation. Here are some of the investment trends that are predicted to take off in 2022.
1. Digital technology, the Internet of things
In general, digital technologies grew steadily in 2021, and this trend is expected to continue in 2022.
Additionally, there are indications that the semiconductor chip shortage may begin to relieve by the second half of the year, which is quite promising.
The internet of things (IoT) has increased in popularity over the course of the pandemic, primarily as a result of remote working, generating a wave of private purchases in smart devices, wearables, home computers, and mobile phones.
As companies strive to modernize their systems to accommodate a changing workforce, we’re seeing a shift in spending patterns toward a more sustained commitment in their digital projects.
As a result, rising infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), and software-as-a-service (PaaS) growth will continue to fuel cloud migration.
2. Cloud infrastructure
Gone are the days when we would put all of our data on portable memory sticks or CDs. Now, we want to keep all of our devices connected by means of cloud. In the past year, as they shifted from brick-and-mortar to online, many businesses realized just how important is to have an online storage and data transfer space that can be accessed from anywhere. This is why it is expected that cloud storage stocks will skyrocket in value.
More and more businesses become vulnerable to cyber attacks, especially since everything is moving onto online platforms. To meet the needs, the cybersecurity industry is growing more and more every year. Albeit at a slow pace, it is expected that it will become quite big in the future. In an attempt to prevent hackers from causing havoc, a lot of cybersecurity companies will appear – and it would be smart of you to make this sort of investment now, in 2021.
4. Healthcare industry
New discoveries, such as more individualized medical treatments based on individual DNA traits developing or an increasing number of gene therapies in the works, are happening nearly regularly.
From remote doctor’s appointments to virtual clinics to IoT health devices of all kinds, we’re seeing an increase in digital assessment and diagnosis. Telemedicine and virtual diagnostics are becoming more common.
5. Machine learning, AI
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are progressing in leaps and bounds, along the path to becoming the most transformative technology ever. In 2022, machines may not be ready to completely replace human labor, but we now operate with or alongside machines that use cognitive functions on a regular basis. At a service level, we interact with more and more artificially inspired agents every day, with low-code and no-code AI being used to build increasingly complicated engagements.
AI is being used in marketing to refine qualified leads and increase conversions. AI and machine learning are being utilized in engineering to forecast wear and tear and maintenance interventions. Ai is learning to recognize patterns that indicate different sorts of cybercrime in the field of cybersecurity.
6. Crypto currency
Cryptocurrency has shown to be extremely profitable over the previous decade. Not only as an apparent hedge against inflation, but also against systemic risk, it has surpassed stocks, commodities, oil, and even gold. Despite this, it is still a very volatile medium of trade.
With Amazon and Tesla toying with the notion in 2021, we’re likely to see more large names adopting bitcoin payments for goods sales in 2022. Countries, particularly those in developing countries, may soon follow after. El Salvador became the first country in Latin America and Africa to recognize bitcoin as legal cash in September 2021.
However, because the crypto market is still full of uncertainty and speculation, it’s advised not to invest money you can’t afford to lose.
7. Renewable energy
In the year 2021, we’ve witnessed an unprecedented number of catastrophic weather events and other climate-related repercussions take their toll on people’s lives and health. As a result, new energy sources like biofuels, liquid hydrogen, and even nuclear fusion are becoming increasingly viable. Furthermore, it is estimated that by 2022, as much as 40% more renewable energy will be generated and used.
8. Virtual Real Estate
While real estate is still an investing trend that is unlikely to fade away, you should keep a watch on the virtual real estate market. Even with the vaccine, it may be some time before we can securely engage with people we don’t know.
As a result, virtual real estate is predicted to surge by 2022. Many people will be interested in having the opportunity to manage papers electronically. This will be useful even when things have returned to normal, because we value this type of commodity and convenience.
Don’t make the mistake of presuming that your investments just need to be evaluated periodically. Markets are more dynamic than ever, and you must be prepared to adjust your tactical position or grasp chances at any time. Don’t be afraid to take the initiative. Also, don’t put your faith on luck. Keep your wits about you in 2022 and beyond.
Bich Hang (@bichhang) synthesized the information from Monayweb and DailyIowan
Edited and Proofread by Thuy Nguyen (@thuynguyen)