Technology

STOCK WARS: Revenge of the Tech

STOCK WARS: Revenge of the Tech

The market’s strongest sector by far — technology — fell 3% in the week after Trump’s election, while the S&P 500 rose 2%. But as this earnings season — the first of Trump’s presidency — has proved so far to investors, it doesn’t always pay to jump the gun…

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,...

Ocean Trash Cleanup Test Underway

Ocean Trash Cleanup Test Underway

The polluting of the oceans is an ever-growing problem as more and more garbage – especially plastics – end up being dumped in our liquid ecosystem. A 2015 study by the University of California at Santa Barbara illuminated just how dire the situation has really become. The study revealed that nearly eight million metric tons...

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...

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...