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Long-term investing is challenging during the best of economic times. But facing down an unprecedented global pandemic, it can look like a puzzle without a solution. The world has changed a lot over the past 10 weeks; which companies are the best investments for the next 10 years?
But in that statement lies the answer. Analysts from BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) say that stocks and other riskier assets remain the place to be as we navigate the severe lockdown measures that have been instituted throughout world.
And as you look at stocks, not just for the rest of this year, but for the future, you ought to consider those trends that were already emerging before the novel coronavirus outbreak, but now have become part of our everyday existence.
There’s a war on cash. E-commerce moved from being convenient to being essential. And the way we communicate with our doctor may be changing forever.
At the same time, there are some things that you can count on. Like the idea that our smartphones won’t become less important. And that good corporate leadership can keep a ship sailing smoothly when rough seas arrive.
Here are 6 companies you can look to buy now and thank yourself for in 2030.
Not every company that was good to investors over the past decade will remain strong; a lot has changed in 10 weeks. But there are still plenty of ways for investors to buy into the next 10 years of stock market upside.
At the start of the 2010s, the 2008 financial crisis was fresh in consumer’s minds. That allowed cash to make a comeback of sorts.
But that comeback was short lived. As the bull market ran and ran, more consumers opted for the improved security and convenience of digital transactions. And now with cash being seen as, quite literally, dirty money, consumers are making more digital transactions. This long-simmering trend is a major catalyst for PYPL stock that has exploded in response to the pandemic.
PayPal is one of the leading companies in the emerging financial technology (fintech) sector. PayPal is best known for facilitating digital payments for consumers and businesses. But PayPal has gradually expanded to look a lot more like a full-service bank. The company’s offerings include peer-to-peer fund transfer, debit cards, credit cards and small business loans.
However, PayPal is no longer alone in this space. Digital banking has become table stakes for traditional banks. But PayPal still holds a couple advantages.
First, it is an ideal form of payment in the gig economy. PayPal is often a more convenient option than ACH transfers. And second, PayPal can be an option for a growing segment of Americans that are unbanked.
And to help capture as much market share as possible, PayPal has also introduced a new touchless feature on its mobile app. This will allow customers to use PayPal as a form of payment at places like farmers markets that may not be set up for digital payments.
Editor's Note: For the other 5 companies, click here.
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