With Tech Shares Rising, Where Is Best To Invest?

Investing in shares is a difficult decision to make for the obvious reason that you want the best for your money. You must always remember that your investments are never guaranteed. The values can increase or decrease and you may not get all your money back.  ‘Tech shares’ refers to shares in technology companies (such as Apple Inc, Samsung Electronics and Foxconn). There are now hundreds of companies out there to choose from and research indicates that the time is now to invest in some of the leading players. You can check out the most up to date information on how different tech shares are performing via IG Australia.
But, before you start, here is a run-down on some of the most popular way to invest in tech this year.
Bitcoin – Bitcoins are an online digital currency that can be used on transactions between person to person without going through a bank so the fees are a lot lower. Bitcoins are kept in a digital form on your computer or even on a mobile device and are an easy way to make payments for almost anything just like any other currency. The key difference and benefit is that no one controls the bitcoin network. Another way to trade is with bitcoin CFDs. (A contract for difference which allows you to open a contract for the difference in price of an asset, from the point of opening to when you close)
Alibaba – Alibaba is a Chinese e-commerce company that sells products and controls 80% pf the Chinese market. The easiest way to describe it is to compare it to other well-known companies Amazon and eBay. In the summer of 2016 Alibaba will be going public in a world-wide offering led out of the US. Sales in 2014 dwarfed the sales of its closest rivals Amazon and eBay. The company currently has 300 million customers and is developing financial services. It hopes that soon customers will be able to invest, as well as buy insurance with the Alibaba credit card.
Facebook –Facebook is the biggest online social media platform with over 1.5 billion users. Facebook is a global brand that has grown beyond all recognition since its original creation with the addition of Instagram, for a cool one billion dollars, which have contributed to its dominance. Facebook is currently one of the most popular tech stocks on the market today with an average trading volume of more than 20.2 million shares per day. Facebook stock price gains for 2013, 2014, and 2015 were 114%, 46%, and 30%, respectively and these are predicted to gain by a further 150% by 2018. Facebook’s next chapter will be to break the Asian market, in particular India where it only holds 8% of the population as users. This will be a huge acquisition as India has a population of 1.2 billion people with more than 65% being under 35 years of age meaning there are plenty of new users that it can attract.
Paypal – Paypal is a worldwide online payment system widely used by businesses and companies to buy or sell items. Since Paypal split with eBay the shares have recovered and have been increasing since January 2016 so now is the time to get in before the price is too high.