10 Positive Trends That Can Shape Your Portfolio

If you have watched or read the news recently, there is no shortage of disheartening information.  There are many heartbreaking things happening in our country and abroad. For this message, I wanted to unveil hidden positivity. Here are 10 positive things that you probably won’t hear about in the news and some potentially positive investing applications.

10 Positive Things To Note

We found ten hidden positivity facts that we want to share with you all. Below are some positive facts to counter act the latest world news.

  • Child Survival is Up – Death before 5th
    • In 1800, 44%
    • In 2016 4%
  • Literacy – Share of adults (15+) with basic skills to read and write.
    • In 1800, 10%.
    • In 2016, 86%.
  • More Nature is Protected – Share of Earth’s land surface protected as national parks and other reserves.
    • In 1900, 0.03%
    • In 2016, 14.7%
  • Fewer People are Smoking – KgSO2 particles emitted per person.
    • In 1970, 38 Kg
    • In 2010, 14 Kg
  • More People Have Clean Water – Share people with water from a protected source.
    • In 1980, 58%
    • In 2015, 88%
  • There’s Less War – Battle Deaths per 100,000 people.
    • In 1942, 201
    • In 2016, 1
  • There Are Fewer Oil Spills – 1,000 tons of oil spilled from tanker ships.
    • In 1979, 636
    • In 2016, 6
  • Fewer People are Starving – share of people undernourished.
    • In 1970, 28%
    • In 2015, 11%
  • More people have access to access to smartphones.
    • In 2016, 45% of the global population
    • In 2022, 86% of the global population
  • More people have access to the internet.
    • As of April 2023, there are 5.18 billion internet users worldwide, which accounts for 64.6% of the global population.

While the world is not perfect, I believe there are plenty of reasons to be encouraged about the future!

Right now, we are more educated, healthier, and have more access to information than at any time in human history.

These positivity facts showcase wonderfully powerful and encouraging trends.

These are also why I am extraordinarily optimistic about the benefits of being a long-term investor.

What These Facts Mean

  • Positive Trends in Child Survival: The significant decrease in child mortality rates indicates progress in healthcare and social development, reflecting potential growth opportunities for companies in healthcare and related sectors.
  • Rising Literacy Rates: The substantial increase in literacy rates signifies improved education and human capital, which can contribute to economic growth and opportunities in the education sector.
  • Increasing Conservation Efforts: The growing percentage of protected natural areas highlights the expanding focus on environmental conservation, potentially leading to investment opportunities in renewable energy, eco-tourism, and sustainable practices.
  • A decline in Air Pollution: The reduction in individual emissions indicates a shift towards cleaner technologies and environmental consciousness, which may drive investments in green energy, clean technology, and sustainability-focused companies.
  • Improved Access to Clean Water: The rising percentage of people with access to clean water reflects progress in infrastructure and public health, suggesting potential investments in water management, sanitation, and related industries.
  • Decreasing Conflict and War: The decline in battle-related deaths indicates improved geopolitical stability, which can foster economic growth and investment opportunities in regions previously affected by conflicts.
  • Reduced Oil Spills: The decrease in oil spills demonstrates advancements in safety regulations and technology within the shipping industry, potentially influencing investments in eco-friendly shipping practices and spill prevention measures.
  • Diminishing Hunger Rates: The decline in global hunger suggests progress in food security and agricultural advancements, which can drive investments in agricultural technology, sustainable farming, and food production.
  • Increasing Connectivity: The growing percentage of people with access to smartphones and the internet signifies expanding digital markets, creating opportunities in technology, e-commerce, and digital services.
  • Global Internet User Growth: The increasing number of Internet users worldwide represents the growing potential for businesses operating in the digital sphere, including e-commerce, online services, and digital advertising.

What This Means

Investing in a diversified portfolio of companies aligns you with progress and the growing potential of a better tomorrow!

If any of your friends or family have financial questions, we are happy to be a sounding board for them.  If they are important to you, they are important to us.

–Nic & Jeff

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