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GENIUS GROUP UNCOVERS TOP 5 INVESTMENT TRENDS FOR 2021 AT INVESTOR SUMMIT

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After a turbulent 15 months for businesses, entrepreneurs and investors, Roger James Hamilton, Founder and CEO of Genius Group, has put together his top 5 investment trends for 2021. With many new and emerging non-professionals taking up trading as proactive investors or as a hobby during the pandemic, these trends have been identified to help grow a healthy and diversified investment portfolio.

These major trends, uncovered by the pioneering conversations held between Roger and fellow industry leaders at Genius Group’s recent Impact Investor Summit, serve as a direct roadmap to help business, entrepreneur and investors meet the demands of Society 5.0.

 

Read on for the definitive Top 5 Investment Trends to watch in 2021:

  1. The risk of Dollar (US $) destruction & the Rise of Alternative Currencies. With 35% of all Dollars (US $) ever created being printed between February and December 2020, we are seeing the potential for an unprecedented dip in the currency’s purchasing power. It’s not just the United States who have been printing money, this has been a global trend throughout the pandemic. This coupled with the recent surge in spending on commodities, as economies have reopened, will lead to hyperinflation and money will eventually become worthless. Keeping money in cash is the worst thing to do in this scenario and with property prices surging we will see an exodus of cash into assets over the coming months. A weakness in currency combined with the threat of an inflationary spike have seen alternatives to traditional currencies and wallets such as Ethereum, Cardano and Tether continue to develop and gain attention in the global marketplace. Even with recent volatility, alternative currencies have become a sound investment prospect and are here to stay.
  1. Age of Exponentials & Rise of Robots. Society 5.0 will be driven by digital transformation combined with the creativity of diversity. The innovation platforms that will transform the world as we know it, are DNA sequencing, blockchain, energy storage, robotics, and AI. These emerging sectors are seeing exponential growth and as a result interest from investors is high. These future thinking technologies will not only realign the world and the processes we use, but it will also touch every sector, from health to education, global warming, and innovation. Despite fears that automation will destroy jobs, this tech has the potential to empower human productivity and wage growth. Automation is expected to add US $1.2 trillion to the United States’ (US) GDP over the next 5 years.
  2. The collapse of traditional banks? Traditional banks are facing potentially sizable risks from digital wallets and digital lenders who are likely to take a share of business. Two of the biggest digital wallets in the US, Square’s Cash App and PayPal’s Venmo, each amassed over 60 million active users organically in the last 7 and 10 years, respectively.  At the end of 2020, the number of J.P. Morgan Chase deposit account holders totalled approximately 60 million while Cash App’s and Venmo’s Annual Active Users scaled to 59 million and 69 million, respectively. This illustrates a growing trend away from the traditional banking relationship, and toward a very decentralised financial system. The evolution of blockchain has allowed this to flourish, especially with new currency alternatives such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and EOS entering the landscape.
  3. The Meme Generation & NFTs. There is currently a shift in the investment markets to not only crypto currencies but also the digitisation of assets. Generations who have grown up in the digital age utilising digital content, now recognise this content as investment assets and Non-fungible Tokens (NFT) were born. Coupled with Blockchain, that enables more granular detail than an IP address, NFTs enable digital artwork to be tokenised which creates recognised ownership that can be bought and sold.  This has impacted the investment markets hugely and offers a glimpse to the future where assets, rather than cash, is king.
  4. Education Sector Growth – The Genius Generation. The education sector is seeing unprecedented growth, both because of changing policy and the growth of the Edtech market. Edtech companies with their own curriculum are growing quickly, particularly through acquisition, and creating an education system for the 21st century that delivers personalised, relevant, and lifelong learning pathways to everyone. From this transition we will see the leaders of tomorrow equipped with the skills they need to adapt, thrive, and implement strategies for a quickly evolving world.

Genius Group’s visionary founder and CEO of Genius Group Roger James Hamilton comments:

“At Genius Group we have a proven track record in trading and have seen 10x returns on our investments, we have seen our group valuation grow, and have also made acquisitions of over $80 million in the last year alone. I am sharing these trends so that other entrepreneurs can enjoy similar growth in what has been, and continues to be, a difficult business landscape.”

 

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A BRIEF GUIDE TO TRADING IN CRYPTOCURRENCY SECURELY

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Trading in cryptocurrency is becoming increasingly popular in the financial world. Crypto’s huge rises in value over recent months has encouraged many to consider it a valid and important way to invest their money. However, it can be tricky for someone new to the world of crypto to know how to start. The process of setting up can take a few days, but once you’re ready to go, it can be fairly simple to start trading.

 

Find A Crypto Wallet

To store crypto, you will need a cryptocurrency wallet. There are many wallets out there to choose from, in both software and hardware forms. You could choose a free to use software wallet, to begin with, and then invest in a more secure hardware wallet if you plan to hold amounts of crypto for the medium to long term. Hardware wallets typically cost anywhere from £50 to £150, so it is worth doing your homework and finding the right wallet for your needs.

 

Sign Up With A Brokerage

You will need an account with a brokerage service to begin trading. It would be best if you looked for brokerages that offer good security, an easy-to-use interface and plenty of cryptocurrencies to choose from.

You will need to provide some identification to open an account with a reputable brokerage, and it may take a few days to get your account verified. Therefore, it is vital to do your research and ensure that the brokerage you choose is legit before providing any personal information.

 

Get Help From Experts

Once you have your account up and running don’t rush to buy your first Bitcoin. As a beginner to the world of crypto trading, there are plenty of potential pitfalls, and talking to experts can go a long way to reducing the risks.

Check out Traders Of Crypto, a cryptocurrency community that provides expert, collective knowledge to those starting out with crypto trading. There you can find plenty of free guides to help you on your trading journey.

 

Choose Your Crypto

The next step is to decide on the crypto you want to trade in. There are thousands out there to choose from, with the most well-known being Bitcoin. The more popular the crypto, the more likely it is to remain stable, so it may help to start with Bitcoin for your first transactions.

Once you have some experience, you could branch out to smaller altcoins, though it is often wisest to keep most of your trades to the bigger coins.

 

Make Sure You Have The Capital

You will need sufficient capital to buy and trade cryptocurrency. You can add this to your brokerage account, typically by bank transfer or debit card payment. It is crucial to keep in mind that the value of crypto frequently changes, so ensure that you are spending only what you can afford.

 

Start Trading

You can start by either trading cash for crypto or crypto for crypto. However, keep in mind that there may be brokerage costs for each trade, so you should choose your trades wisely.

 

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SKILLING AND METROPOLITAN X PARTNER TO OFFER ADVANCED TRADING EDUCATION PROGRAM

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Skilling, a Scandinavian fintech providing online trading on a wide range of world markets, has announced a strategic partnership with the trading education and empowerment institution, Metropolitan X Group, which is set to establish and propel valuable trading education for its clients.

 

Metropolitan X Group, whose universal mission is to provide financial research and trading education to traders of all levels, has developed a training program that delivers a well-rounded curriculum through innovative theoretical-practical learning webinars. The program offers live trading sessions providing real-time analysis and commentary on market events. Together with live social market updates and insights, the Metropolitan X Group equips its student-traders with the tools and skills they need to analyse, evaluate and trade the markets effectively and with greater success.

 

This is Skilling’s first education-focused partnership and it marks a significant step forward in Skilling’s plan for trader education and its investment in upskilling traders. The education program is expected to open aspiring traders up to new possibilities through personalized learning and create in them a deeper understanding of the markets.

 

“Client education is a priority for Skilling. We want to empower our traders with market knowledge and trading education so that they can navigate any market environment more successfully. We are very excited to be providing top education through Metropolitan X Group’s trading and advanced learning programs and are excited to see traders utilise these newfound skills on their trading platforms,” said Michael Kamerman, CEO of Skilling.

 

By partnering with Metropolitan X, Skilling can deliver top-tier education from experienced trading professionals that will help clients improve their investing knowledge, and develop deeper market insights to be fully apt and equipped to identify better trading opportunities in the markets.

 

“We are excited to partner up with a broker that believes education is the key to success in this demanding market. Together we shall provide traders with the necessary tools and knowledge to tackle the ups and downs of trading. Traders taking advantage of our shared services with Skilling will receive exciting exclusive market insight like no other,” says Sebastián Hernandez, Director of MetropolitanX.

 

The power of this evolving partnership demonstrates Skilling’s firm positioning on trader education leadership and will drive success through strong growth in more educated and skilled new customers taking on the markets.

 

“There are undoubtedly both inherent opportunities and risks in trading and investment. Investor enthusiasm has shown it has the ability to storm the markets through organized online trading communities and unprecedented access to hundreds of instruments. This underpins both the scale and power of today’s individual traders, making it vitally important that individuals have the necessary education and also the right tools at their disposal to make smarter trading decisions,” said Michael Kamerman, CEO of Skilling.

 

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