Investing in Virtual Reality Stocks – Is it Possible?

February 23. 2017. 5 mins read

Out of the 30 emerging technologies we write about here at Nanalyze, very few have lots of pure-play stocks for retail investors. By definition, emerging technologies aren’t yet mature and therefore the companies working on them will typically be in the very early stages. This is also the case with virtual reality (VR). If you haven’t tried a virtual reality experience yet, you should. It will blow your mind and you’ll easily see how this is expected to become a dominant technology in the coming years.

If you’re like us, the next question you’ll have is “how can I invest in virtual reality” and you might Google “virtual reality stocks” and see what comes up. Unfortunately, you will find lots of articles with clever titles like “3 Best Tech Stocks to Buy for REAL Virtual Reality Profits” which give all kinds of mediocre advice like “just buy Facebook” which is akin to the whole “invest in everything with Google” fallacy we’ve pointed out before. When we think about investing in virtual reality, the following areas come to mind:

  • The companies that manufacture the headsets
  • The powerful and expensive video graphics cards we need to use VR headsets
  • The VR content that we use (games, experiences, and real-time)

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