Best Stocks to Invest in for Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality is either already in a bubble or is going to be one of the next great growth industries.
There may be a virtual reality bubble that will peak in a few years. Whether it peaks or not, some experts say the VR revolution will be bigger than the app revolution.
You have to be careful while choosing the technological revolutions to invest in. The investors who have invested in the 3D printers have learned that you can still lose your shirt if the tectonic plates are not moving if you invest too early in a revolutionary technology, however, big it may be in the coming years. In the virtual reality revolution, you can already see that the tectonic plates are moving. This virtual reality revolution will change the way we surf the internet, watch movies, do surgery, and socialize on sites such as Facebook.
It’s also important to mention the potential for virtual reality pornography, as porn so often leads the application side of several technological revolutions. The way to ensure that the tectonic plates are moving is to see the big involvement of the venture capital firms.
According to the recently released Wall Street Journal article, there is a significant rise in the venture capital funding for augmented reality and virtual reality after the announcement of Facebook that it was going to purchase the Oculus VR Inc. for $2 billion in 2014.
If virtual reality proves to both investors and consumers that it is not a fad that will vanish and never be accepted by the mass market, then virtual reality will shape out its own niche in the consumer electronic market in the coming next few years. People have invested in Sony SNE, Alphabet GOOG, Facebook and other virtual reality inventors that will dominate this virtual reality market in the coming years, because they already have large networks of users.
The best virtual reality plays that are in the initial stages in developing a virtual reality strategy and available to the average investors are Alphabet, Sony, Facebook, Nvidia, Qualcomm, Ambarella, and Apple.
There are some dark horse small cap opportunities in the virtual reality sector including Himax Technologies, GoPro, and Vuzix Corp. When you’re investing in a developing technology revolution, one should go with two or more companies that he or she believes are going to be the biggest players in the market for the long run.
Here’s a great quote from the article “Oculus Rift Is Built for Gamers, But Needs Better Games” posted by the Wall Street Journal:
“Right now there isn’t a single Rift title that I’m dying to play. Nintendo has Mario. The Xbox has Halo. PlayStation has Uncharted. Until Rift gets a legendary franchise of its own, it just isn’t worth the plunge.”
Getting developers on the board is the most important part of the virtual reality wars. PlayStation already has an acute mass of developers and this gives Sony a leg up on the HTC Vive Headset and Facebook’s Oculus Rift. Sony is going to get themselves positioned as a leader very early in the virtual reality wars with his much cheaper price point for the PlayStation VR (Virtual Reality) Headset.
Google’s approach will address the low-end virtual reality products while Facebook’s Oculus Rift technology, in the beginning, will be the high-end version of virtual-reality products. You don’t need and you are not forced to spend $599 to get your hands on the virtual reality technology; you only need to spend an amount of $2 on a plastic headset and download some of the free “Google Cardboard” virtual reality apps from Google. Both of these Google and Facebook’s Oculus Rift technology will see a lot of new innovations and developers to drive their respective virtual reality platforms in the coming years. Maybe Oculus Rift to virtual reality will prove as Apple’s iPhone to smartphones and Android to smartphones.
Google, Sony and Facebook are some of the stocks that could potentially rise in large numbers, potentially doubling or tripling partially because of how they are positioning themselves with the VR opportunities. The VR industry could be worth a few hundred billion dollars within the next couple decades, so that’s why companies that are getting into VR should get a serious look when you’re looking to invest.
Do your own research and make up your own mind as to whether you want to invest or not. At the very least though, if you’re looking to invest in stocks, you should at least look into (and read more about) the companies that are getting into virtual reality.