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Fintech comes of age: invest in the future of finance
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Fintech comes of age: invest in the future of finance

The financial technology sector covers areas ranging from digital payments in emerging markets to bolstering high-street banks’ crumbling IT infrastru…
31 Jul 2020
Get your teeth into the FAANG stocks of the future with these three budding tech titans
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Get your teeth into the FAANG stocks of the future with these three budding tech titans

Professional investor Josh Sambrook-Smith of the Digital Opportunities Fund at Sarasin & Partners picks three stocks that he thinks could grow to be t…
27 Jul 2020
The ongoing rise of big tech
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The ongoing rise of big tech

SPONSORED CONTENT - 2020 has cemented the importance of technology companies in life and the markets.
21 Jul 2020
Three lessons for tech startups from the rise of Zoom
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Three lessons for tech startups from the rise of Zoom

Zoom, the videoconferencing firm, shows how more start-ups can take on the tech monopolies, says Matthew Lynn.
19 Jul 2020
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How to play the galloping growth of the gaming sector
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How to play the galloping growth of the gaming sector

Digital games have become so popular that the market is now bigger than both the television-streaming and film industries. Yet years of expansion stil…
23 Jun 2020
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The machines are on the march: how to invest in artificial intelligence
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The machines are on the march: how to invest in artificial intelligence

In 1930 J. M. Keynes predicted that we would be “technologically unemployed” by 2030. The rise of the robots has been slower than he expected, but it …
18 Jun 2020
The small companies snapping at Big Tech’s heels
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The small companies snapping at Big Tech’s heels

The technology giants have had a good crisis. The small fry have been doing even better, says Matthew Lynn.
14 Jun 2020

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Jeremy Siegel: "pandemic played right into the hands of the FAANG stocks”
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Jeremy Siegel: "pandemic played right into the hands of the FAANG stocks”

Jeremy Siegel, professor of finance at Wharton, says the tech giants benefited from the closure of many physical businesses.
12 Jun 2020
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FAANG stocks

The acronym FAANG refers to Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google (Alphabet) – five American companies that have been among the top-performing s…
12 Jun 2020
Trump takes on Twitter
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Trump takes on Twitter

Donald Trump's row with social-media giants is another sign that Big Tech may face a regulatory and political clampdown. Matthew Partridge reports
4 Jun 2020
Buy Microsoft: Covid-19 is no crisis for big tech stocks
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Buy Microsoft: Covid-19 is no crisis for big tech stocks

The global lockdowns have greatly accelerated changes in how we live and work. Tech stocks are set top profit – with Microsoft leading the way.
2 Jun 2020
Video games’ appeal will last beyond lockdown – here's how to profit
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Video games’ appeal will last beyond lockdown – here's how to profit

Being cooped up at home has made us far more inclined to play computer games. But this isn’t just a blip. The sector has embarked on a long-term upswi…
14 May 2020
Video gaming: a bright future for investors
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Video gaming: a bright future for investors

SPONSORED CONTENT – Greg Herr, Managing Director & Portfolio Manager, First Pacific Advisors, on the enormous growth of the video game sector.
11 May 2020
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Covid-19 could destroy our love affair with the city – here’s how to profit
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Covid-19 could destroy our love affair with the city – here’s how to profit

People have been drawn to cities throughout history – seeking work, friendship and love. But that could change in a Covid-19 world, says Dominic Frisb…
6 May 2020
What could bring an end to this tech-led stockmarket rally?
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What could bring an end to this tech-led stockmarket rally?

The current stockmarket rally has been driven by the big tech stocks, as the lockdown drives people’s lives online. John Stepek asks how long it can l…
5 May 2020
Comedy and Covid 19: the lessons for investors
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Comedy and Covid 19: the lessons for investors

As Covid-19 drives everyone indoors, live comedy is turning to technology to solve the problem of performing in a lockdown. It’s just one sector among…
30 Apr 2020
Eric Yuan, the engineer whose world went Zoom
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Eric Yuan, the engineer whose world went Zoom

Eric Yuan, an engineer who invented business-conferencing tool Zoom, became a billionaire when his app became a must-have accessory in lockdown. But t…
27 Apr 2020
Tech giants made to pay for using news publishers' content
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Tech giants made to pay for using news publishers' content

Australia's government is to make Google and Facebook pay local media organisations for their content.
23 Apr 2020
Could SoftBank’s clouded vision lead to its demise?
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Could SoftBank’s clouded vision lead to its demise?

Softbank's technology-investment fund has had a terrible year. Could Masayoshi Son’s empire collapse?
16 Apr 2020
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Tech stocks will face a backlash
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Tech stocks will face a backlash

Just five tech stocks account for nearly 20% of the S&P 500’s total market value. But the bigger they grow, the bigger the risk of a political backlas…
28 Feb 2020
Graphene: the “miracle material” that will change the world
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Graphene: the “miracle material” that will change the world

Graphene is a layer of carbon one atom wide yet stronger than steel. It could ultimately revolutionise a vast array of industries, says Ben Judge.
27 Feb 2020
Semiconductors: invest in the future of technology
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Semiconductors: invest in the future of technology

Semiconductors are a key component of computers. Major growth areas such as artificial intelligence and the “internet of things” will underpin future …
13 Feb 2020