Welcome to Rye Country Day's Economic Blog. Here you will find perspectives by students taking Economics at Rye Country Day School. It is meant to be a forum where students can openly express their ideas and take positions on relevant economic issues. I urge everyone to participate in presenting their own ideas in an open manner so that we can all learn from each other. Regardless of whether you are currently taking Economics, everyone is invited and encouraged to comment on articles and get involved. Feel free to e-mail me, Alex Osborne at firstname.lastname@example.org , with comments or suggestions.
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Featured Entry - Investing Ahead of The Crowd
People invest their money in the stock market searching for more maximum gains that are not availible in fixed-rate interest CD's or Money Market Accounts. With the chance for a higher reward, the higher risk is certainly there. CDs are one of the safer investments someone can make yet people feel as if a measly 5% ROI is not enough in the expensive and materialistic world we are living in. Investors tend to put their money in companies that they feel are undervalued and will either sign more contracts in the future, or have more demand for their products. The key to success in the market is certianly being "ahead of the crowd" and investing in stocks that do not attract much attention....yet. I decided to take a look at today's news and see if there are any markets that are "untapped" and ready to be invested in. Global Warming seems to be a big issue now; in my hometown we have yet to see one day of snow and it is already December 15th. A smart investor would see how he or she could take advantage of this issue. With warmer weather all year round certain products will be used more and certain less. Natural Gas, Sleds, and Snow Apparel are the first few products that would be less demanded were the weather to constantly be warmer. Outdoor sports such as golf and tennis would be played more. I beleive Global Warming is seen as being too far in the future to currently take interest in financially, but after noticing that I have yet to see any snow this year, I believe this is the right time to start looking at options in the Global Warming field. I believe any investor who does his "homework" and figures out a product that will be in high demand in the future or in low demand will be a successful investor and the future will hold huge gains.