The New Year is here, and you are asking yourself, “Which stocks should I buy now for 2022?” I’ve got you covered. Today, I am bringing you 12 stock picks for 2022 and the next decade. I am providing a variety of secular growth trends to consider, from cloud services, cybersecurity, and electric vehicles to…
metaverse, artificial intelligence, fintech, big data analytics, and more!
Many of the stocks on the list have been beaten down from previous highs, and I believe each is positioned well for 2022 and the next several years. These stock picks are not in any particular order.
1. Cloud services and e-commerce
Here are the five primary reasons I believe Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) should rebound in 2022:
- Record holiday sales
- Amazon Web Services (AWS)
- Amazon Marketplace
- Infrastructure and employees
- Lagging performance, historically part of a trend
For detailed analysis on Amazon, please watch this video.
2. Cybersecurity and software-as-a-service (SaaS)
Not many people would dispute the importance of cybersecurity. Cyberattacks are up over 500% since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies spend billions of dollars annually protecting data from breaches and phishing schemes. With that said, cybersecurity awareness training generally does not come to mind as an important piece of the solution.
The next stock pick is KnowBe4 (NASDAQ:KNBE), a security awareness training company that simulates phishing attacks to educate employees and prevent social engineering cybercrime. KnowBe4 is an extremely scalable solution that focuses on an underpenetrated market within the cybersecurity universe, the human layer. The company leverages machine learning and artificial intelligence to create automated training campaigns with detailed reporting and analytics for decision makers.
I provide detailed due diligence on KnowBe4 in this video.
3. International e-commerce and fintech
Digitalization is accelerating in all parts of the world. Can we take advantage of this secular growth trend as investors?
Global internet access, adoption, and digitalization are rapidly increasing, and the number of digital buyers continues to climb annually. Buying MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI) is a great way to invest in Latin America, and its stock is priced attractively after a recent correction.
For detailed stock analysis on MELI, please watch this video.
The metaverse is unquestionably the hottest stock market topic in recent months. One of the first names that comes to mind is Roblox (NYSE:RBLX). Roblox is a platform that brings players and developers together. The company’s mission is to enable billions of people from across the globe to have fun, learn, and play. Roblox is built on a strong foundation of millions of developers who produce immersive “experiences” using Roblox Studio. Based on average monthly visits and time spent playing, Roblox is ranked as a top entertainment platform for those 18 and under. However, Roblox is making a push to attract older audiences as well.
For more information on Roblox, please check out this previous article.
Also, see my top 20 stocks and cryptocurrencies for the metaverse here.
5. Artificial intelligence
Upstart (NASDAQ:UPST) is down well over 50% from its recent high of $401.49. This red-hot stock is an AI lending platform that works with banks to disrupt traditional lending practices such as FICO scores. In its recent quarter, Upstart reported 242% revenue growth year over year (YOY) with a 12.73% net profit margin. These are impressive numbers, but the stock was priced for perfection. I believe that at around $150, Upstart is priced attractively as a long-term investment.
For more details on Upstart, please visit here.
6. Reopening stock
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