David here.

Happy holidays! Whichever one you’re celebrating this year, I hope it’s been a great season for you and your loved ones so far.

Up in New York, I’ve been having an exciting, and extremely humbling, few weeks.

About a month ago, my team and I officially brought 10X Capital Venture Acquisition Corp. public, making me one of the 10 youngest directors of a NASDAQ-listed company.

And just last week, my team and I had the honor of ringing the closing bell on the NASDAQ, broadcast live in front of millions of viewers.

It’s been a crazy quarter, to say the least… and it’s really got me thinking about where the next moneymaking opportunities are.

Coming into the New Year, there’ll be plenty out there. That’s why I’ve spent this holiday season doing a little bit of research (in between hearing pitches, closing deals, and everything else that comes along with my job).

I’ve pinpointed one industry that will absolutely crush the competition in 2021 and beyond. And if you want to get a leg up right now… I suggest you take a look at it sooner rather than later.

Let’s dive in…

It’s all about fintech… one of my favorite sectors.

In 2018, the global fintech market was worth almost $128 billion, and it’s expected hit a whopping $305 billion by just 2025.

These numbers make fintech one of the world’s fastest-growing industries… but COVID-19 has accelerated its growth even more.

The World Bank reported that in the first half of 2020, fintech firms saw strong growth compared to the same time period last year.

In September, software legend Snowflake (which runs financial data analytics services), became the largest software IPO in history.

And in Q3 2020, fintech deal activity was at one of its strongest volumes ever, with $12 billion flooding into the sector.

Year-to-date, there have been 22 global fintech IPOs, with 15 of them occurring in Q3 alone.

Merger and acquisition activity was at its highest point ever in Q3 too, hitting $66.8 billion, according to Financial Technology Partners.

That’s just a sample of the major success fintech has seen this year, and I don’t expect it to slow down at all in 2021.

In fact, as even bigger players make moves into the industry (read: Big Tech), opportunities in this space are only going to increase tenfold.

I’ve had my eyes on fintech for a long time. Over at Angels and Entrepreneurs, in fact, we’ve featured a handful of fintech deals that I believe are poised for incredible success.

  • One of them is a profit-sharing token that allows investors to share in a successful company’s success…
  • Another streamlines the process of finding loans to make better rates more accessible to everyone…
  • And we even featured one that pays people to get out of debt faster.

Here’s the thing, though…

I’m confident in fintech’s ongoing dominance, but as investors we can’t put all our eggs in one basket (or industry), no matter how strong it is.

If you want a shot at outperforming even the best venture capitalists and entering the top ranks of angel investors, you should follow one golden rule: diversify your portfolio.

Part of that involves wisely picking the right short-term plays to pad out your longer-term angel investments. I believe there’ll be plenty of opportunities coming down the line next year… but here’s one to get you started right now.

Three times a week, my colleague Tom Gentile hosts private Zoom calls to give live trade recommendations to his participants. These trades are 60 minutes long, max… and they’re only ever executed between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

And it works. Tom let me know that in the first 10 months of 2020, each trade has produced an average gain of 29%, and 91% of them that met some specific criteria were profitable.

But Tom also told me that tomorrow, December 23rd, he’ll be hosting his last trading room session of the year.

So, if you want dive into the world of options trading right now, click here to learn all the details.

That’s all from me for today, but have an amazing holiday season!

I’ll be back soon with another update.

Very best,

David Weisburd