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Dec 2, 2020
Wildcard: Investing in the Subscription Economy
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Wildcard Wednesday host Jason Moser and MyWallSt Head Analyst Rory Carron dive into the subscription economy. Markets including media, retail, and insurance present some compelling opportunities for investors. There are even a few IPOs on the horizon worth watching as well as areas to avoid.

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Invest Like the Best
Invest Like the Best
Patrick O'Shaughnessy
Claire Cormier Thielke – The Future of Cities and Real Estate – [Invest Like the Best, EP.209]
My guest today is Claire Cormier Thielke, Managing Director of Asia Pacific for Hines, the largest private real estate investment, development and management firm in the world with over $144 billion in assets under management. Claire responsible for acquisitions, development, and new business generation for Hines APAC and was also recently appointed to the board of Zillow. I was first introduced to Claire two years ago and have wanted to have her on the podcast ever since. Her personal story is fascinating - Claire finished Stanford undergrad in 2.5 years and now teaches there - on the intersection of tech and real assets, she was a professional track and field athlete - competing for USA Track and Field, and she's run a marathon on Everest, which we discuss. Aside from her personal story and some of her amazing achievements, in the episode, we dive into the world of real estate investing including how to use pattern recognition to unlock real alpha in real estate, the ingredients that make a city special, and the surprising ROI of public art. For the full show notes, transcript, and links to mentioned content check out This episode of Invest Like the Best is sponsored by Canalyst. Canalyst is the leading destination for public company data and analysis. If you’re a professional equity investor and haven’t talked to Canalyst recently, you should give them a shout. Learn more and try Canalyst for yourself at Invest like the Best is a property of Colossus Inc. For more episodes of Invest Like the Best go to Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up to Colossus Weekly, our quick dive every Sunday highlighting the top business and investing concepts from our podcasts and the best of what we read that week. Sign up here - Follow Patrick on Twitter at @patrick_oshag Follow Colossus on Twitter at @JoinColossus Show Notes [00:03:01] – [First question] – Overview of her career and her passion for real estate [00:05:32] – The impact of Gerry Hines on her life [00:07:30] – Her theory of and what she thinks about cities [00:09:47] – Cities rhyming with each other [00:12:03] – How the highway act led to growth in cities [00:13:31] – How cities compare around the world [00:15:42] – Airplanes as time machines [00:18:42] – Overview of a building project and how it differs from investing in equities [00:23:15] – Rebuilding a city from scratch [00:25:45] – Major real estate changes we’ll be seeing in the US [00:28:30] – Real estate trends that fascinate her in Asia [00:30:10] – Real estate plugging into other industries [00:32:11] – Trends in Asia that could be ported to the US [00:34:08] – Where to see the best of cities today (post-pandemic) [00:37:28] – The ROI on public art [00:38:33] – Her time in track and field [00:41:59] – The concept of tomorrow time [00:42:49] – Cultivated other part of her training [00:45:07] – Her marathon on Mount Everest [00:46:26] – Replicating the extreme performance piece of herself in a professional setting [00:48:18] – Lessons from being a professor [00:49:53] – Joining Zillow’s board, what she wants to bring and get [00:52:17] – Her childhood and her parents, how that influenced her [00:56:26] – How one person can be actionable [00:58:30] – Brad Gerstner and Rich Barton podcast episode [01:00:32] – Kindest thing anyone has done for her
1 hr 5 min
Let's Talk ETFs
Let's Talk ETFs
Seeking Alpha
Ain't Nothing But A 5G Thing: A Deep Dive Into The Top Performing 5G ETF (WUGI)
The focus of a multitude of conspiracy theories across the nether regions of the internet, the returns provided by playing the move to 5G have been anything but fake. According to Esoterica Capital CEO Bruce Liu, the move to 5G is not so much an upgrade to an existing tech cycle as a re-envisioning of the entire tech stack. Investors should take note when Liu discusses anything 5G-related: his firm's flagship ETF, WUGI, has doubled up on peers FIVG and NXTG since launching in late March, returning nearly 100%. Show Notes Show Notes 4:00 - What exactly is 5G? Defining the parameters of the conversation 9:15 - The 5G investing universe: Which sectors stand to benefit the most? 13:15 - "A re-envisioning of the entire tech stack": 5G, the Internet of Things, and autonomous driving 16:15 - Liar, liar, cellphone tower on fire: Why is there so much conspiracy thinking around the move to 5G? 20:00 - WUGI vs. FIVG vs. NXTG: In a space this fluid, does active trump passive? 29:30 - The move to 4G vs. to 5G: All in on the chipmakers (AMD) (QCOM) (TSM) (NVDA); avoiding the handset manufacturers (AAPL) (SSNLF) and networking players (NOK) (ERIC) this time around 38:30 - What's WUGI's research and stock selection process? 43:00 - A word on position sizing 45:15 - How "active" is WUGI? Reviewing annual turnover 50:00 - What are large FAANG type stocks like Netflix (NFLX) and Facebook (FB) doing in the portfolio? 55:00 - A name in the portfolio that will drive performance in the coming year: Meituan (MPNGF) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1 hr 6 min
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