Client Portals

Week 43: Why Memes Matter, Brain-Computer Interface, and Driverless Progress

Oct 27, 2021 - Max Osbon ( 6 mins to read)

Briefing: Brands with large online communities that create memes have an advantage. Intangible brand value is often an unappreciated component of equity valuation. Brain-Computer Interfaces have attracted considerable VC funding since Elon Musk started Neuralink and progress is happening quickly. Amsterdam unveiled self-driving boats for its canals. The IAC, Indy Autonomous Challe...


Week 42: Bitcoin Futures ETF, Buy-Now-Pay-Later, Robotics Incentives

Oct 20, 2021 - Max Osbon ( 5 mins to read)

Briefing: This week's new Bitcoin ETF invests in futures rather than actual Bitcoin. It's an important distinction that we don't think most people are aware of the difference. Software-based lending solutions are a natural and welcome evolution. The new leaders are early and will be dramatically better than their traditional counterparts. Increasing employment costs will lead to incr...


Crypto Investing Announcement

Oct 14, 2021 - Max Osbon ( 2 mins to read)

Based on the continued opportunity we see within crypto assets and blockchain technologies, we are launching a crypto focused investment vehicle available to our clients. In November of 2020 we wrote a post about the updated role of bitcoin and accurately predicted the most recent bull run based on increasing adoption rates and two fundamental principles of influence: authority and social proof. We published this post days before PayPal released new crypto investment features to its 350 million customers. Stanley Druckenmiller, Paul Tudor Jones and other…


Week 41: Labor Challenges, Taiwan Is A Top Risk, Crypto Announcement

Oct 13, 2021 - Max Osbon ( 6 mins to read)

Briefing: Investors should be aware of the employment trends in leading technology companies. Fewer people building the world's biggest companies is another key driver of the increasing wealth gap. Taiwan is the most important piece of the global semiconductor supply chain by a wide margin. The tense relationship between China and Taiwan is a real risk to watch. Osbon Capital has a c...


Week 40: Finviz Map, Pessimism Is Expensive, Supply & Demand of Stocks

Oct 6, 2021 - Max Osbon ( 8 mins to read)

Briefing: Based on its popularity, we are highlighting FinViz this week as a very useful tool for investor education. Skepticism is a really expensive habit and investors should do their best to avoid being skeptics of the space industry. Over the past 40 years, public companies purchased 8x more equity through M&A and buybacks than they have sold through IPOs or secondaries. Finv...


Week 39: A Platinum Coin, Winner Takes All & Crypto Volumes

Sep 29, 2021 - Max Osbon ( 5 mins to read)

Briefing: The Treasury may issue a single $1 Trillion platinum coin to avoid the debt ceiling political circus and government shutdown. "Google" is the most popular search term on the Bing search engine, highlighting the winner-take-all nature of scalable technology businesses. Crypto exchange Binance processes over $50B in crypto derivatives transactions per day and may raise new fi...


Week 38: New Frontiers, Quad-Witching, Chinese Competition

Sep 22, 2021 - Max Osbon ( 6 mins to read)

Briefing: Quad-witching is impacting markets and Dec 17th is the next date to watch. Space and the Metaverse are the next frontiers for investors, creators, entrepreneurs and explorers. China will eventually need technology leadership, even if it doesn't like its current cohort. Quad witching Financial markets are influenced by activity in the derivatives markets. Some active tra...


Week 37: Shifting Risk Curves, Teaching Robots, NBA Ownership Lesson

Sep 15, 2021 - Max Osbon ( 7 mins to read)

Briefing: The risk curve is shifting further out for investors. Bonds have become extremely unattractive, especially when compared to the historically risky asset classes. AI models are learning more complicated tricks. There's a new robot training to paint our streets. The NBA is opening ownership to PE firms with significant limitations, highlighting the importance of the owner'...


Week 36: Keeping Up With Change, Less Inflation, and More Crypto

Sep 8, 2021 - Max Osbon ( 7 mins to read)

Briefing: Despite constant headlines of inflation, college tuition costs have barely increased. University tuition inflation is at 40-year lows and trending downward. Ray Dalio's Pure Alpha fund returned just 1.8% annually for the last 7 years. He's largely missed the growth of emergent internet and technology trends. El Salvador is taking a bold step forward with Bitcoin by making i...