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3 great shares to buy now if you’re an ASX 200 investor in your 20s

S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) investors in their 20s have a unique set of advantages over other share investors. Primarily, younger people have much more time before their retirement. This group of investors are in a fantastic position to take on more risk in search of outperforming the share market, more so than their older counterparts.

ASX 200 investors in their 20s

As investors, we’re a motley crew. We all have motley goals, motley resources and motley risk appetite. Because of this, it is important to understand your own personal circumstances and invest accordingly. The below ASX shares may be fantastic options for most investors in their 20s, but not for all. 

I am in my 20s myself and am passionate about wealth creation through share investing. As a result, I spend a lot of my time analysing the share market, economics and my portfolio. But I know that not everyone in their 20s is interested or in a position to invest. But you, just by reading this article, are already ahead of your peers when it comes to investing knowledge and potential returns. Potential returns that are all thanks to the power of time and compound interest.

3 best ASX 200 shares to buy now

EML Payments Ltd (ASX: EML)

The EML share price is still down from its 14 February high of $5.66. Shares are trading for $4.17 at the time of writing. EML is a financial services company providing solutions for payouts, gifts, incentives and rewards, and supplier payments. Although the company is exposed to mall-based retail through its prepaid cards, it also has digital solutions. The company has done a good job at diversifying through the acquisition of Prepaid Financial Services. This acquisition gives EML exposure to banking as a service (BaaS).

Pointsbet Holdings Limited (ASX: PBH)

Pointsbet shareholders have had a wild ride. The share price went from $6.65 in January, down to $1.12 in March to be at a high of $7.45 at the time of writing. That’s a whopping 80% decline followed by a 565% gain! I’m personally kicking myself for not buying during the dip, but I don’t think it’s too late to pick up shares. During the coronavirus pandemic, the company did well to continue its US licence expansion and is in a good position to grow long term once all sports are back to normal.

Volpara Health Technologies Ltd (ASX: VHT)

Volpara has done a great job at growing market share in the US. The company has built an installed software base covering over 27% of US women screened for breast cancer. The 31 March full-year results were impressive with total revenue up 153% and subscription revenue up 106%. The gross margin also increased from 83% to 86% year-on-year. What’s more, Volpara shares are significantly down from their late November high of $2.17, currently trading at $1.36 at the time of writing.

Foolish bottom line

These ASX 200 shares are smaller, fast-growing businesses. They offer huge potential returns, but with added risk. If you’re an ASX 200 investor in your 20s, they could be great long-term market beaters.

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Lloyd Prout owns shares in EML Payments Limited and expresses his own opinions. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. owns shares of Emerchants Limited, Pointsbet Holdings Ltd, and VOLPARA FPO NZ. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Emerchants Limited, Pointsbet Holdings Ltd, and VOLPARA FPO NZ. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.

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