What does it mean to own the future? In the investing game, it's all about the future; we all want investments that will be worth more money at some point in the future than they are today, and if those investments pay us back a little bit of money along the way, so much the better. Hence, one can easily plan for the future by investing in mature companies with solid dividends, and managing the returns wisely.
But that is not what I'm talking about today.
Today, I'm thinking of those small companies with disruptive technologies that will, before the end of the decade, find their sales growth constrained by the population of the world, as Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT) and Coca-Cola (KO) do today. Some of these companies will have their shot because the current giants are stumbling, others are bona-fide giant killers. Tesla (TSLA) and Mobileye (MBLY) very much fall into this category, but I run the risk of talking either company to death at this point, so I'll direct anyone interested to these recent pieces (Tesla, Mobileye) and focus on some stocks you might not know about yet.
To try to build some momentum, I'm going get the boring business-efficiency type companies out of the way first, then move on to some fun stuff. Ready?