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Will Tesla’s solar roof tiles make it a portfolio star – or a dog?

I’ve come across an interesting dilemma during the last couple of weeks. You may have seen Elon Musk’s announcement of the new solar roof tile product from Tesla. It’s just like an ordinary roof tile, but with a tiny solar…

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Home solar and batteries – an investable match?

Yesterday we started a titanic fight, which will determine the future of energy. Today, it’s round two. In one corner, we have Tesla’s Elon Musk – who believes that every roof will be a solar power station. In the other,…

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Investing in neglected diseases

You may not realise this, but over 1.4 billion people have diseases known collectively as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). That’s roughly one in five of the global population. The world is getting richer, meaning modern medicine is reaching out ever…

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Akhil speaks out – part two

Welcome to the second part of our interview with Akhil Patel, editor of Cycles, Trends and Forecasts. You can read part one here. Akhil recently made a controversial prediction. He believes the stockmarket could hit 15,000 here in Britain –…

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The man behind this shocking prediction

Akhil Patel is an editor at Southbank Investment Research and an expert in economic and financial cycles. He recently issued a note to investors that was titled “The Age of Opportunity”. In it, he contradicted the doom-mongers every step of…

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Are you useless?

Yesterday, we started unpacking the story behind a picture recently shared widely on Twitter. It was a piece of scrawled graffiti, saying: “F*** IMIAGRUNTS” (albeit not the “lite” version I’ve printed here). But those two words tell a story for…

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Robots are the ultimate job-stealing “imiagrunts”

A picture speaks a thousand words. I recently saw a tweet doing the rounds. It was a sign sprayed on a wall, stating “F*** IMIAGRUNTS” (but with fewer asterisks). I laughed, along with many others. Several people I follow retweeted…

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She knows what you’re thinking…

Wouldn’t life be easier, if you knew what people were thinking? Personally, I’d be quite happy to pay for a machine that gave me this magical power. Fortunately, I recently met someone who has one, and I saw the results…

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Can Amazon own speech?

Well, here it goes! This is the first day I’ve switched from typing to voice. It was only a matter of time; there are plenty of opportunities to talk during the day, but fewer when I can type. Making use…

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Three powerful cycles, one huge opportunity

“That’s classic K-wave.” That was Akhil Patel’s comment after reading the latest issue of Frontier Tech Investor, which was published on Tuesday evening. Akhil is an expert in understanding the cycles that, he believes, govern the economy and the financial…

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