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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 Challenge happ...

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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 increasing ...

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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 crypto i...

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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.   Finviz...

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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 financing...

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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...

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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's mindse...

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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 it a nat...

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Week 35: Global Shipping, Return to Work, And So On

Sep 1, 2021 - Max Osbon ( 6 mins to read)

Briefing: Global shipping issues are creating delays and pushing prices higher. This is a knock-on effect of the pandemic that will eventually return to normal. | Augmented Reality innovation includes a new laser projector small enough to fit into a regular pair of glasses. | Working from home... Global Shipping Bottlenecks As the Christmas shopping season approaches, you've probably seen...

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