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Think Cash Is King? You’re Wrong… It’s This

Think Cash Is King? You’re Wrong… It’s This

If you needed any further proof that patents are invaluable, we got it on Monday. In one of the biggest tech mergers of the year, Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp. (SFTBY), announced that it’s acquiring British chip designer, ARM Holdings Plc (ARMH). As my colleague Greg Miller detailed yesterday, the $32 billion tie-up makes eminent sense...

SoftBank Bets Big on the Internet of Things

SoftBank Bets Big on the Internet of Things

What does $32 billion buy you these days? For Japanese mobile communications firm SoftBank Group Corp. (SFTBY), it’s provided a route into one of the most lucrative up-and-coming technology fields. On Monday, the company ponied up the cash to buy British chip designer ARM Holdings Plc (ARMH). And Softbank’s Chairman, Masayoshi Son, isn’t shy about...

Forget Nintendo, This Gaming Stock is Scorching the Competition

Forget Nintendo, This Gaming Stock is Scorching the Competition

Is it 2016, or 1996? If I didn’t know any better, I’d say it was the latter: Independence Day is hitting theaters, a Clinton is running for president, and adults are scouring the earth in search of Pokmon. If you’re unfamiliar – Nintendo Ltd. Co. (NTDOY) has just launched the augmented reality game Pokemon Go,...

Patents Mean Profits… for Firms and Investors

Patents Mean Profits… for Firms and Investors

There’s a new war breaking out in Asia. It doesn’t involve guns, bombs, trade, or any geopolitical posturing, though. Rather, leading Asian tech companies are “turning to patents as ammunition,” writes The Wall Street Journal’s Juro Osawa. And every investor should take notice. For years, Asian heavyweights like Xiaomi and Huawei have been content to...

The Trouble with Tesla

The Trouble with Tesla

Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA), the electric car company controlled by tech billionaire Elon Musk, had a string of rough weeks marred by three major issues that did quite a bit of damage to the company’s reputation and valuation. In a short period of time, all kinds of concerns about the company have made the news,...

Two Up-and-Coming Cyber-Security Opportunities

Two Up-and-Coming Cyber-Security Opportunities

Earlier this year, I predicted that cyber-security would vault from a “hot” to “red-hot” technology trend. And the more research I do on this topic (I’ve spent more than 18 months doing so, in fact), the more convinced I become that the situation is escalating. In turn, the profit opportunities for investors are even more...

How to Overcome Smart Home Downsides

How to Overcome Smart Home Downsides

Over the past few weeks, I’ve featured a mini-series here on the Smart Home and how it could be on the cusp of widespread adoption. As you probably know by now, Smart Homes are the latest in a string of “Smart” things to enter our lives – after smartphones, smartwatches, smart meters, smart cars, and...

Russell 2000 Set for Historic Rebalancing Day

Russell 2000 Set for Historic Rebalancing Day

Mention the word “rebalance,” and most investors think of the boring annual process of buying and selling in order to reset the weight of each asset class in their portfolios. It’s a chore, yes. But it’s a simple, proven way to maximize returns, while minimizing risk. But today, I want to cover a lesser-known rebalancing...

How to Invest in Smart Home Technology

How to Invest in Smart Home Technology

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve discussed the promises and perils of the Smart Home, as well as why this segment is on the cusp of breaking into the mainstream. Naturally, it’s time to ask: “How can I profit from this?” Unfortunately, there’s no easy answer.  Ideally, there would be one or two tickers...

The State of the Internet in Five Compelling Charts

The “State of the Internet” in Five Compelling Charts

It’s not as big or hyped up as the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas or the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Nor does it generate as much chatter as major product announcements from the likes of Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL). But Mary Meeker’s annual “state of the internet” is nonetheless a...