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How to Invest Your Bitcoin Profits

How to Invest Your Bitcoin Profits

You were one of the lucky ones. You we're buying Bitcoin years ago, before most people knew what it was. You knew it was going to be big, so you started putting $5 here and $20 there in to it. You tried mining, but decided to stick to buying it outright. You held through mini rallies and mini pull backs, and now you've reached the point where you're unloading your Bitcoins. You're digital wallet size is decreasing but your bank account has never looked better. But now you have a dilemma, you need somewhere to invest your money.

If this sounds like you, here are 11 company's whose stocks are worth giving a look for a possible investment. None of these companies will likely see the growth Bitcoin saw in 2017, but they are solid companies, some of them even pay a dividend. Let's jump into it.

Adobe, (ADBE) Software & I.T.: If you've been sent a meme with the crying Michael Jordan face, or read a presentation containing info graphics, or even watched a vlog on YouTube, then you've likely seen Adobe software at work. Programs like Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premier are being used by professionals and amateurs everyday to entertain the masses. Several years ago the company switched their business model to a subscription model. Now Adobe software users pay a monthly fee to use Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier, and any other creative programs available in the Adobe Suite.

Adobe: $201.30

2018 Expected Revenue Growth Rate: 4.31%

Dividend Yield: 0%

$500 Invested 3 Years Ago: + $925

Return On Equity: 21.3%

Return on Assets: 9.9%

Alibaba (BABA) Retail: When American investors got introduced to Alibaba in 2014 when the company's stock began trading in the U.S., investors were sold that Alibaba is the Amazon of China. Besides the items sold direct to consumers, businesses can use Alibaba to buy products in bulk. If you we're a small business looking to make a dollar on the fidget spinner craze of last year, vendor's on Alibaba we're there selling fidget spinners in bulk. For over a decade Wall Street analyst have been talking about China's growing middle class and the buying power they will possess. The growth of the middle class in China hasn't hit a ceiling yet, and there is still room for Alibaba to grow.

Alibaba: $205.22

2018 Expected Revenue Growth Rate: 53.6%

Dividend Yield: 0%

$500 Invested 3 Years Ago: + $490.12

Return On Equity: 17.8%

Return on Assets: 7.8%

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Data By Yahoo: Graphic By Seville Report

Amazon, (AMZN) Retail: Retail isn't dead, but consumer shopping habits have changed, and the change benefits Amazon, the company that offers just about everything from A to Z. Amazon's smart speaker Alexa has been as popular as the iPhone over the past several years, causing Google, Apple, and Sonos to create their own smart speakers. Then there is the Amazon Web Service or AWS, which is Amazon's cloud service. While many of us still aren't sure what the cloud is or what it can do, Amazon has created a thriving business with the cloud. Amazon has the number two position in cloud computing services behind Microsoft according to this Forbes article.

Amazon: $1,402.05

2018 Expected Revenue Growth Rate: 29%

Dividend Yield: 0%

$500 Invested 3 Years Ago: + $1,152.90

Return On Equity: 9.0%

Return on Assets: 2.1%

Apple, (AAPL) Consumer Electronics: An investment in Apple gives you exposure to many different markets. There is the iPhone which continues to sell major amounts of units even 10 years after its introduction. Then there is the company's updated Mac line up which has brought back the creatives who had abandoned Apple computers for faster and more powerful competitor computers. And the company's service division continues to grow at a double digit clip. Apple's stock looks to be gearing up for a run and break over $200 per share, now might be the time to be involved.

Apple: $171.51

2018 Expected Revenue Growth Rate: 19.3%

Dividend Yield: 1.36%

$500 Invested 3 Years Ago: + $226.23

Return On Equity: 36.8%

Return on Assets: 11.0%

Baidu (BIDU) Information Technology: Alibaba was described as the Amazon of China, Baidu is described as the Google of China. A lot falls under the Baidu umbrella like Baidu Nuomi, Baidu Deliveries, Baidu Mobile Game, Baidu Wallet, Baidu Maps, and others; and iQiyi, the online video platform that includes licensed movies, television series, cartoons, shows, and other programs. Aside from those offerings, Baidu has devoted tons of money to artificial intelligence and machine learning. Baidu's Apollo is described as the Android of the autonomous driving industry. If you feel you missed the boat on Google, Baidu could be a great alternative.

Baidu: $260.25

2018 Expected Revenue Growth Rate: 22.90%

Dividend Yield: 0%

$500 Invested 3 Years Ago: + $42.61

Return On Equity: 17.7%

Return on Assets: 4.0%