Amazon is set to take over the retail and logistics world in Australia. Whoever recycles and supplies cardboard boxes must be ready to mint a small fortune.
If you’re so well prepared you already have Christmas covered, you’re not going to like what’s coming next. The problem with being too well prepared this year is you’ve not allowed for the Amazon effect.
ASX 200 looks to have just experienced a ‘false break of the high’. The question is, just how bearish is it? Why worry about the market anyway? It’s only an index. That’s true. But getting the overall movement of the market right allows you to position your portfolio for maximum gains.
What is a big gain to you? Doubling your money, maybe even tripling it?
My guess at this point is that the next sell-off will result in a panic in some parts of the market. And this may lead to a buying opportunity. The best way to outperform over the long term is to take advantage of others’ mistakes. And often, those mistakes are psychological.
Biotechnology relies on data to conduct research. It’s the key ingredient in the validation process. Big data is not new. But what is new is the addition of blockchain to big data. It’s an intersection of big data, blockchain and biotech. And if it plays out as I think it will, biotech valuations will surge big time.
Are we on the cusp of yet another rise in geo-political risk in the Middle East? It looks that way, and the implications for global markets could be massive. Where will you see it most from an investment perspective? Where you always do; in oil.
In this toxic political climate, investors have never been more jubilant. All around the world, shareholders are making hay. Even emerging economies are going well, too. As an investor, it pays to invest with the trend. And that trend is clearly on the up. For now, at least.
The beachhead has already been established. Its massive fulfilment centre in Melbourne’s outer southeast is ready. With quick access to the busiest cargo seaport in Australia, it’s clear Amazon doesn’t intend to start small.
Snap Inc. It was billed as the next big tech stock that had investors frothing. The next Facebook Inc or Google. Unfortunately, It’s been a rough year for the company and for shareholders. It could get worse before it gets better. The earnings report is in and, well, things aren’t looking good…