By Daisy Moss
The world of tech has transformed so many different industries across the world, with one of the most prominent being finance. In terms of what this means for your investment portfolio, we’re here to discuss how tech can help you to diversify your investments. And protect your future in a, let’s face it, pretty uncertain world at the minute.
The best investors are constantly looking for new opportunities. If you’re tech minded, then of course moving towards this industry and utilising what technology has to offer would be a good way to go!
More Access To Data and Insights
The first way that technological innovations can help you to diversify your investment portfolio is simple. There is more data available to you. The age of technology means that at the click of a button, you have access to incredible amounts of data and insights that 10, or even 5 years ago, you wouldn’t have been able to utilise. With the majority of data now being stored online, much of it publicly by law, greater transparency is enabled which in turn improves people’s investment opportunity.
A great example of this is being able to look at your different investments and their performance in real time. It is allowing you to optimise them more stringently and therefore giving you the ability to leverage actionable insights that improve the performance of your investments.
More Time Efficient
Technology will also help your investments to be more time efficient. It enables you to remove the need to manually complete repetitive tasks. And instead it provides you with that time to utilise more effectively. For example, only 20 years ago people were still manually trading stocks and shares. With human oversight being absolutely necessary for the entire stock market to run smoothly.
Now, with automated investments, algorithms can autonomously trade stocks. Utilising minute pieces of data that would likely go unnoticed by a human.
Investing Is More Accessible Than Ever
Not only is automation enabled by tech speeding up investments. But it’s also helping to improve the quality of those investments. Rather than needing years of experience, it can be as simple as having a good base knowledge and then downloading investment apps.
Of course, the more you know, the more you will get out of your investments. But it’s easier than ever to get into the investment game because of time efficiency and intelligent softwares seen in automated investing.
We’re in a brand new era of investing. With the rapid growth of the finance sector with the likes of crypto and digital assets like NFTs, the landscape is completely unrecognisable compared to a decade ago.
Elements To Be Wary Of
Investing might be more accessible, efficient and transparent than ever before. However with advancements in technology and an influx of people entering an industry, also comes more advanced scamming. Especially in the world of crypto and digital assets, there are some of the most advanced scams in the world. So whilst it’s all well and good being able to quickly enter the investment space, you could lose a lot of money just as quickly.
Make sure that whichever area you are investing in, you learn about the scams out there. And also reach out to relevant legal professionals where you can if you’re unsure. Whether it’s the ombudsman or investment fraud lawyers to make sure you’re protected.
What To Expect From The Future
Moving forward, we can only expect technological innovations to continue to grow at the same pace they have consistently for the last decade. AI in particular is becoming increasingly important, as discussed by Forbes. It is providing a completely new way of working for investors when it comes to managing portfolios and making decisions. At the minute, AI is already extremely advanced in terms of its ability to conduct thorough analysis of data, along with forecasting forthcoming trends and even assessing investment risks. It is expected the ongoing advancements will finetune this skill set even further, helping to manage the risk element whilst simultaneously improving returns.
The best piece of advice we can give you is to keep up with the advancements in AI technology in relation to investments, ensuring that you’re keeping a foot in the door and being at the forefront of these innovative investment opportunities (whilst carefully managing risks and ensuring investments are in no way related to scams, of course). As technology develops, so do scams. Yet so do the technologies that are able to detect these scams and protect your money. Ensure you’re utilising this protective technology wherever possible.
Technology has transformed the investment space, making it more transparent, efficient and accessible than it ever has been. With this comes risks, such as significant losses and scams. So you do need to be more careful with your investments. But the time you save from the automation elements means you can invest this time in keeping your investments safe.
Technology is bringing wealth to a whole host of people who wouldn’t have had the means to access it before. It is creating an extremely competitive and exciting space that is sure to develop just as rapidly over the next 10 years. We’re personally very excited to see it!