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The FAANGs: Danger Alert!

Mad house or White House? American politics swings left Plus, the trouble with the FAANG trade, and plenty more… Hmmm. Today we pick over the shambles that is the Trump White House. It may be...

Praying for the Rise of the Robots

How cool is this? Over in Austria, two firms just did a demo of their new drone. This one costs US$336,000. That’s because it’s a ‘flying taxi’, doesn’t need a pilot and can seat two people. Hello. How...

Tech Punting With ‘Chinese Characteristics’

Make the most of 2019. Here’s why. This is the last year before the rise of the Asian century becomes official. By 2020, the economies of Asia will be larger than the rest of the world combined. That will be...

Uber Can Give You More Than Your Next Ride

I was at a party the other week and took an Uber ride home. A friend of mine took the traditional route and went plodding around town trying to find a taxi. I got a lot more sleep. Car sharing...

Robots In, Baby Boomers Out

The US government shutdown could bite soonJapan, Germany and China: Same problem, same solution Plus, another tailwind for this stock Another week and the US government shutdown continues. It’s now the longest in US history....

When Phones Are Better at Diagnosis Than Doctors

Dystopia? Not yet arrived…Exciting tech developments across the worldPlus, why the market is overly pessimistic about this stock… In 2015, I interviewed Martin Ford. He’s the author of the book Rise of...

The Greatest Decade of Wealth Creation

A breath of financial fresh airFive ‘innovation platforms’ at the same time in history Plus, two countries that could adopt bitcoin in 2019… Feel that gush of fresh air? How lovely, especially during this hot streak.

When Even Apple and Amazon Can’t Win

The powers that be must be worried about the Australian housing market. Moves are afoot to heat it back up again. The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) announced this morning that it’s removing its ‘supervisory benchmark’ from interest-only residential mortgages. This...

You Don’t Get Rich by Being a Dumb-Ass

You don’t become one of the richest geezers on the planet by being a dumb-ass. Recent action shows Warren Buffet is just as shrewd at 88 as any other time in his long life. The third-quarter filings of his firm, Berkshire...

The LEI: A 50 Year Record of Success

And away she goes – one of biggest initial public offerings for the US this year. I’m talking about Tencent Music Entertainment Group. It’s the dominant streaming platform in China. It’s a beast of a business. Over 600 million subscribers. But I’m...

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Bargain Hunters: The Stock 86% Down…But Not Out

Today’s Profit Watch is a tale of two stocks. Neither gets much attention from the mainstream press. ...