Unlocking the Return Potential in Factor Investing

What is the best way to predict success? Q4 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more In baseball, the game’s strategy was forever changed when Oakland Athletics traded in the standard scout’s intuition for a data-driven approach. It was a switch that eventually led the team to an impressive 20-game winning...

Tesla’s Valuation Surpasses Ford and GM Combined

Tesla has been on a roller coaster ride of market sentiment in recent years, but the electric car company is starting off the new decade on a high note. Q4 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more The company is not only America’s most valuable automaker, it’s now worth more than...

Everything You Need to Know About Recessions

Just like in life, markets go through peaks and valleys. The good news for investors is that often the peaks ascend to far greater heights than the depths of the valleys. Today’s post helps to put recessions into perspective. It draws information from Capital Group to break down the frequency...

The Best And Worst Performing Sectors In 2019

If you think back almost 12 months, you’ll remember that the markets opened the year with extreme levels of volatility. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Stocks had just finished the worst year in a decade. Then in early January, Apple cut its earnings guidance after the company had...

Ranked: The Most Valuable Nation Brands

Talent and capital are increasingly mobile, so a country’s image and reputation — its brand — can have a big impact on the country’s economic fortunes. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more This is particularly true in smaller nations such as Singapore, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates, which...

Visualized: The Race to Invest in the Space Economy

Humans have long viewed outer space as the final frontier. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Our thirst for exploration has brought whole nations together to create more advanced technologies─all in the pursuit of discovering the outer reaches of the universe. Today’s infographic from ProcureAM highlights the exciting journey humans...

Countries Ranked by Their Economic Complexity

In the past, the trade between nations was a much simpler matter to grasp. Commodities and a few finished goods moved between a handful of countries in a straightforward way. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Today, around 6,000 officially classified products pass through the world’s ports, and digital...

Venture Capital Mega-Deals on Pace to Set New Record in 2019

Venture capital “mega-deals”—which rake in $100 million or more—have taken off at breakneck speed. A total of 185 were signed by the end of September, setting the pace for a record number of mega-deals in 2019. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Interestingly, mega-deal counts aren’t the only thing...

Animation: How Tech Is Eating The Brand World

Building a brand with an imperishable competitive edge can be difficult. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Technology companies however, are redefining what that edge means. By hastily responding to emerging consumer needs and leveraging the power of brand, these companies can continuously create meaningful solutions for real problems...

Mapped: The World’s Biggest Oil Discoveries Since 1868

Oil and gas discoveries excite markets and nations with the prospect of profits, tax revenues, and jobs. However, geological processes did not distribute them equally throughout the Earth’s crust and their mere presence does not guarantee a windfall for whatever nation under which they lie. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters,...

Ranked: Which Economies Are the Most Competitive?

What makes a country successful from an economic perspective? Many think of this in terms of GDP per capita—but in a rapidly changing world, our definitions of progress have evolved to encompass much more. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more This animated Chart of the Week visualizes 10 years...

Why It’s Time for Banks to Make Bold Late-Cycle Moves

An economic downturn is approaching on the horizon. Amid low interest rates and a manufacturing slowdown, industries and investors alike are scrambling to prepare as the window of opportunity closes. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Banking is no different. After a decade of expansion, the industry is showing...

The Big Five: Largest Acquisitions By Tech Company

The Big Five tech giants, or “FAAMG”—Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, and Google (Alphabet)—have a combined market capitalization of over $4 trillion. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more These powerful tech behemoths often devour the talent, technology, or entire businesses of aspiring competitors. Given their financial weight, mergers and acquisitions...

Visualized: The Esports Journey To Mainstream

Although esports might seem like a relatively new phenomenon, its origins can be traced all the way back to the 1970s. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more It was only in the past decade however, that a wave of technological innovation transformed the entire industry from an underground niche...

The World’s Most Powerful Reserve Currencies

When we think of network effects, we’re usually thinking of them in the context of technology and Metcalfe’s Law. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Metcalfe’s Law states that the more users that a network has, the more valuable it is to those users. It’s a powerful idea that...

Visualizing Global Attitudes Towards Retirement

There’s a reason retirement is often referred to as the golden years. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Many view retirement as a welcome reward following a successful career. The transition, however, is not always easy. An enjoyable retirement is often dictated by the amount of money people have...

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