Spotting New Trends: Knowing When to Go Against the Grain

By Darren Kaiser, International Man

It is said that hindsight is 20/20. It's easy to think, "If I had just bought apartments in Paris in the 80s, or tech stocks before the bubble, or gold in 2000 or 2001, I'd be sitting on a fortune right now." The thing is, kicking yourself for lost opportunities doesn't do you much good. A better strategy is to start focusing on not missing "home run" type investments like these in the future.

So, how does one go about cashing in on fast-moving trends and identifying "the next big thing"? Many will tell you that making money like this is all about chance, that you just have to be lucky. Well, I'd be lying if I said there wasn't some luck involved, but the quote "the harder I work, the luckier I get" by Samuel Goldwyn comes to mind. Continue reading "Spotting New Trends: Knowing When to Go Against the Grain"