David here.

It’s hard to think of a week in stock market history that’s been quite as hectic as this one.

Sure, we’ve seen sharp market pullbacks, colossal bull runs, and volatile conditions before… but nothing has never been prompted by such a wildly bizarre series of events like this.

But if anything, this week has taught us that everyday investors are sick of being pushed out of opportunities that have traditionally served the wealthiest Americans.

Entrepreneurs in the startup world are seeing this too, and it’s causing a massive shift in what companies will see the greatest success in 2021 and beyond.

In my opinion, the startups that will be the most successful this year will be the ones working to solve the real problems of real people. People just don’t want products that don’t serve them in a useful way anymore.

Many of the world’s biggest institutions are already out of touch with that. Just think about the rise of fintech companies like Venmo and CashApp, which completely disrupted traditional banking with mechanisms that made transferring money easier for all.

And there are plenty of other examples. That’s the whole beauty of the startup world.

By design, startups are created to displace big-name corporate institutions, many of which create products and services that just aren’t relatable to ordinary people anymore.

Startups are closer to the ground, where all the ordinary people are. They see the problems that need solving, and they’re nimble enough to get the job done.

In other words, massive institutions have laid the foundation for startups to make their industries even better.

Recently, I read a Crunchbase article about this exact trend. It mentioned the rise of Wish (NASDAQ: WISH) as a force against retail institutions like Amazon, eBay, and Alibaba.

Wish was founded as a site that offers bargain deals on anything from kitchenware, to product knockoffs, to clothing, and everything in between.

I invested in Wish alongside my VC firm, and it went public in December 2020.

What drew me to Wish was the idea that it could one day be just as successful – if not more successful – than its behemoth counterparts. It’s already getting there quickly. Currently, the company is worth around $11 billion.

Wish joins a massive list of companies laying the groundwork for the next generation of successful technology.

Think about names like Robinhood, Remitly, and even social media platform TikTok. These are examples of technologies that cater to the needs of more than just the wealthy few, by creating services that are accessible to all.

When you’re looking for the most solid investment opportunities, I suggest you look for these kinds of companies first.

In the past year, we’ve also seen this phenomenon with the rise of tech companies centered on remote work and distributed populations.

Take Zoom, for example. Zoom was founded almost 10 years ago, but it saw almost overnight success in 2020 as COVID-19 forced millions of Americans to work from home.

Through the year, Zoom’s stock spiked 425%, and its revenue rose to $622.7 million… up 88% from the year before.

I don’t anticipate the need for these types of technologies to waver in 2021, either.

In fact, there are five tech stocks in this exact space that could see an unprecedented surge over the next 18 months… especially with the rollout of the latest round of stimulus checks.

My colleague Shah Gilani anticipates a massive economic event by January 31st that could drive around $2.8 trillion into these five stocks alone.

(Remember how the last $600 stimulus checks sent the stock markets flying? Imagine what $1,400 checks could do.)

Shah believes that it’s these five stocks that will see the most massive gains during this event. But the biggest potential profits will go to the people who got in before everyone else piles their money in and drives their share prices up.

Shah is breaking down all the details on these picks right now. If you want the details, you’ll need to act before January 31st at midnight.

Just click here to hear from Shah right away.

I’ll be back soon with another update.

Very best,

David Weisburd