Japan: home of ancient civilizations, wonderful food…and the oldest population in the world. More than one in four citizens of Japan is over the age of 65. And that percentage is expected to balloon to 40% by 2060.
Investors in emerging markets usually look to the Big Three: international companies, consumer companies, and commodities. These are the bread-and-butter investment opportunities that come with a very large upswing in growth. But when global growth gets shaky, investing in growth markets—or even former growth markets, for that matter— gets trickier. Nowadays you can’t just throw a dart at a board and pick a winner.
The timing of the next great macro trend couldn’t be better. Social and political pressure, market innovation, falling prices, and global demand have all fallen in line to form one of the great investment opportunities of our time. And investors in the know stand to reap huge profits.
Conventional Western views of Africa are of a poverty-stricken continent devoid of modern technology and economic opportunity. But over the past few years, indicators have emerged to challenge this dated and misplaced narrative. The combined GDP growth of Africa makes it the second-fastest-growing economy in the world. Clearly, there are investments on this continent worthy of anyone’s portfolio.