Every investor dreams of discovering the "next big thing" that leads to life-changing financial gains. Imagine investing in Apple before the iPhone was invented and went on to change the world, or buying into Amazon before e-commerce was transformed and online shopping became a way of life.
Looking back, each decade has a market-defining development: the proliferation of personal computers in the 1980s, a capital spending boom in the 1990s, the commodity super-cycle in the 2000s, and the surge of smartphones and e-commerce in the 2010s.
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