Trillions
Trillions
Nov 12, 2020
Robots and the Future of Health Care
Play • 36 min

Thematic ETFs need to do two things to attract cash: crush the market and capture the imagination. There's no better example of this than the ETFs coming out of ROBO Global, the indie issuer responsible for the blockbuster hit ROBO and the newer upstart HTEC. The latter tracks the companies shaping the future of health care, and is currently doubling the returns of the S&P Health Care Index.

On this episode of Trillions, Eric and Joel speak with Nina Deka, an ETF specialist for the company who spent 13-plus years in the health care sector. The group discusses all the ways technology is changing health care, the intricate designs of HTEC and ROBO's indices, and how investors should think about using them in a portfolio.

Alpha Trader
Alpha Trader
Seeking Alpha
Focusing on prices, not the news - J.C. Parets joins Alpha Trader
If you’re looking for a tonic to the ceaseless flow of (mostly) disturbing news on any number of fronts, than this week’s Alpha Trader podcast is for you. Host Aaron Task is joined by J.C. Parets, market technician nonpareil and chief market strategist at All Star Charts (co-host Stephen Alpher is out this week) .  His eye always on the price charts and never on the news flow, Parets remains bullish on stocks. To those who say the bull market needs a break, Parets would say there’s already been one, noting leading names like Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Alibaba are flattish-to-down (in some cases significantly down) since early September - that’s more than four months of lame performance. If you ask him for a price targets, Parets will say 38K, or nearly 25% upside on the Dow (DJI), and 4.5K, or about 20% upside on the S&P 500 (SP500). New information rolls in every day, however, and Parets won’t be afraid to change his opinion if the facts change. For now, he’s keeping his eye on the above-mentioned names, and is looking for those stocks to move to new highs to confirm his bullish case. And what might turn Parets bearish? Price signals of course … Treasury bonds outperforming stocks, a strong relative bid in consumer staples, widening credit spreads, a rollover in the aussie/yen currency cross, a deterioration in market breadth. At the moment, just the opposite of every single one of these bearish omens is happening, so Parets sees little reason not to stay long equities. Want another signal? Take a look at Deutsche Bank (DB). It’s been hitting new 52-week highs. If the world (and the S&P 500) is really about to fall apart, would this most risky and sclerotic of banks be breaking out to the upside? Hardly, says Parets. Turning to bitcoin (BTC-USD), Parets remains bullish, with $46K as his upside target. On the downside, he sees $30K as key support, and a sustained break below that level would be a sign of worse to come. As always, though, Parets is just looking at the charts, and isn’t treating bitcoin analysis any differently from that of stocks. He warns that once one begins buying into the religion status of bitcoin, they can no longer think rationally about the trade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
37 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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
1 hr 6 min
Top Traders Unplugged
Top Traders Unplugged
Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
123 Systematic Investor Episode – January 18th, 2021
In today’s show, we discuss the benefits of not taking profits too early during huge price moves, how a Trend Follower might be trading Bitcoin, if March 2020 may have impacted a Trend Follower’s approach to the markets, why the S&P 500 could be considered just as much of an ‘alternative’ market as Iron Ore, our most memorable trades, Bitcoin as a great diversifier in a Trend Following portfolio, and how a retail trader can gain access to managed futures.  Questions we answer this week include: What prompted Moritz to place his Tesla short trade recently, and how did it play out?  What are your views on stop-losses? If you would like to leave us a voicemail to play on the show, you can do so here. Check out our Global Macro series here. Learn more about the Trend Barometer here. IT's TRUE 👀 - most CIO's read 50+ books each year - get your copy of the Ultimate Guide to the Best Investment Books ever written here. And you can get a free copy of my latest book "The Many Flavors of Trend Following" here. Send your questions to info@toptradersunplugged.com Follow Niels & Moritz on Twitter: @TopTradersLive  & @MoritzSeibert And please share this episode with a like-minded friend and leave an honest rating & review on iTunes so more people can discover the podcast. Top Traders Unplugged wins award for ‘Best Trading Podcast’ and features among the ‘Top 20 Best Investing Podcasts in 2020’ by The Investors Podcast 🏆 Episode Summary 0:00 - Intro 1:40 - Macro recap from Niels 5:06 - Weekly review of returns 53:15 - Q1; Carlos: Has March 2020 impacted how you view your Trend Following approach? 59:14 - Q2; James: Why did Moritz place a discretionary short-trade on Tesla last month? Why does Dunn Capital avoid using stop-losses? What are your most memorable trades? 1:12:09 - Q3; Peter: Do you recommend any particular brokers? 1:17:30 - Q4; Craig: What are your thoughts on managed futures ETFs? 1:20:22 - Performance recap 1:21:21 - Recommended listening or reading this week: Macro Voices Podcast ft Art Berman & Danielle Dimartino-Booth on The Felder Report Podcast Subscribe on:
1 hr 25 min
The Bid
The Bid
BlackRock
3 themes driving markets in 2021
An eventful 2020 changed our perspective on how to invest in 2021. We’ve entered a new investment order – one that calls for a rethink of portfolios. In the first episode of a five part mini-series on our global outlook, Scott Thiel, Chief Fixed Income Officer, shares the three themes we see driving markets this year. He talks about why investors should take risk in 2021, how Covid-19 has added fuel to trends like e-commerce and sustainability, and how to invest in a more divided world.  This material is for informational purposes and is prepared by BlackRock, is not intended to be relied upon as a forecast, research or investment advice, and is not a recommendation, offer or solicitation to buy or sell any securities or to adopt any investment strategy. The opinions expressed are as of date of publication and are subject to change. 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25 min
The Razor's Edge
The Razor's Edge
Shortman Studios
E-Commerce, Chat Commerce, and What's Here To Stay Post-Covid
E-commerce has risen to the point where just about everybody is an e-commerce company, and that goes even beyond retailers of goods. To understand that trend and to see how far it might stretch, we talk about the adoption of chat and social commerce in emerging markets with Ramy Assaf, Ceo of Zbooni, a Dubai-based fintech/commerce startup. He tells us how he came to build Zbooni, what it's like working with Facebook, why Square and Shopify are model companies for his firm, and how consumer behavior is changing amidst everything that's happened in the last year.Topics Covered * 2:30 minute mark - Ramy’s background * 5:30 – The Zbooni origin story and the new way of selling * 12:00 – Working with Facebook * 14:30 - Going from point product to product suite, with Shopify and Square as examples * 18:30 – Facebook’s role in e-commerce * 22:00 – Facebook integration * 30:30 - Chatcommerce vs. e-commerce and the e-commerce myth * 34:00 – The breadth of ‘e-commerce’ in 2020 * 37:00 - COVID environment and the role of cash * 44:30 - COVID reaction and SMB vs. enterprise * 49:30 - COVID reaction and the user behavior * 57:30 - Services vs. goods and changing behavior for services businesses * 1:04:30 – Amazon’s enduring example * 1:14:00 - The post-covid world * 1:20:30 - Fundraising in Covid * 1:24:00 - Customer perspective on pre-paying * 1:34:00 - What’s next for Zbooni
1 hr 36 min
The Intelligent Investing Podcast
The Intelligent Investing Podcast
Eric Schleien
#131 - Jeremy Raper on his 2021 Investment Strategy, SNEX, BWMX, Peabody Bonds, and TikTok Investors
Summary In this episode, I bring Jeremy Raper of Raper Capital back on the show to discuss his 2021 Investment Playbook. We also do a recap of some of the investments from 2020. You can also watch this episode on YouTube. Show Notes 0:37 - Corona Update 1:34 - The easy money has been made, so now what? 2:46 - Market crises 4:51 - Short-term pain 5:59 - 2021 Investing Playbook 10:47 - Stonex Group (SNEX) 12:14 - Junior Canadian Copper Miners 14:27 - SPAC Warrant Arbitrage 15:57 - Hyliion Holdings Corp (HYLN) 16:06 - Nikola (NKLA) Warrant Spread 18:01 - Robinhood Punters 18:46 - TikTok Investors 24:32 - The Oil & Gas Industry 28:46 - Peabody Energy (BTU) Bonds 29:57 - Canadian Smallcaps 30:19 - Looking outside the United States 31:10 - Betterware de Mexico SAB de CV (BWMX) 43:52 - Martin Werner About Eric Schleien Over the past decade, Eric has trained thousands of individuals including board members of public companies as well as several Fortune 500 CEOs. Eric specializes in organizational culture and has become a leading authority on organizational culture in the investment industry. Eric has been investing for 15 years and has been using breakthrough coaching methodologies for over a decade. Eric had the insight to combine proven coaching methodologies with shareholder activism techniques to create an entirely new model for shareholder activism that was more reliable and created greater sustainable results in a rapid period of time. On average, Tribal Leadership produces a 3-5x increase in profits of culturally troubled companies within an average of 24 months or less. Eric currently resides in Philadelphia, PA. Help Out The Podcast If you like The Intelligent Investing Podcast, please consider leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. It takes less than 30 seconds to do and makes a huge difference! You can also join the Facebook page! You can subscribe to the podcast on the following platforms: * Apple Podcasts * Stitcher * TuneIn * Spotify * Podbean * iHeart Radio * YouTube CONTACT ERIC SCHLEIEN Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube | GSCM | Instagram Email: IntelligentInvesting@gmail.com
54 min
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