Nick O'Connor

Nick O'Connor

Nick O'Connor is the publisher of Southbank Investment Research, one of Britain's leading publishers of independent financial advice and alternative ideas. Southbank Investment Research is one of The Agora Companies, a global network of private publishing companies with roots going back to 1978.

After becoming Associate Publisher in 2015, Nick was instrumental in exposing the state’s plans to abolish cash – publishing The War on Cash with Tim Price, and personally bringing a petition with more than 10,000 signatures to Parliament.

He’s also the author of The Exponentialist, a 2016 book on the four most important technological trends of the coming decade, with interviews from Nobel Prize winning scientists, billionaire investors and some of the world’s leading thinkers. As publisher and writer he’s worked with some of the City’s most respected investors, as well as New York Times best-selling authors Bill Bonner and Dan Denning.

  • Ten questions with energy expert James Allen

    Aristotelis Onassis, one of the wealthiest men in history, once said: “The secret in business is knowing something nobody else knows.” I would argue the same secret is true for investing. Knowing of an opportunity before the masses can deliver…

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  • Is there a “right” time to trade stocks?

    The last time you bought a stock, did you give any thought to when the best time of day to make your move would be? Is it better to move at 9am or 11am? Or how about right after lunch?…

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  • Is everyone getting rich but you?

    I think today’s letter might well rub a few people up the wrong way… But I’m going to take the risk. Back to my idea. I’ve spent the last few months working on a project designed to help more people…

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  • Your Daily Blitz has arrived

    Something a little different to end the week… This week Southbank Investment Research HQ has been abuzz with a new project. It’s free. It’s called the Daily Blitz. And if you like Exponential Investor (or either of our other daily…

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  • The Thunberg Bubble

    Here’s a prediction for you: Greta Thunberg is creating three of the world’s most important future trends. Simultaneously. And largely without meaning to. Trend one, her movement will (intentionally) create the world’s first mainstream global political movement. A cross-border political…

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  • Who does your face belong to?

    Is your face “Leave” or “Remain”? Not the sort of thing one regular person asks another. But perhaps a person – in power – might ask it of an algorithm. And to a facial recognition system it’s a perfectly reasonable…

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  • I’m feeling hypersonic (give me gin and tonic)

    Last week something strange happened in the skies above southern Chile. Residents saw a red flash in the sky, followed by a fireball that travelled swiftly to earth and started a number of fires. Strange. And stranger still when you…

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  • Abused, barracked, censored? A week in the life of Hubble

    Yesterday’s idea – the somewhat controversial view from Nickolai Hubble that Brexit (even a hard one) could send certain UK stocks soaring – brought a predictably large response. My inbox filled throughout the day with your replies. One in particular…

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  • Buy Britain

    “Laughing stock.” “Faded glory.” “Embarrassing.” There are plenty of people ready to bash Britain right now. There’s no doubting our political class have made a hash of Brexit. It has now become a fight to argue who has betrayed whom,…

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  • Google reaches supremacy

    Remember where you were. Google just did the computing equivalent of splitting the atom. It reached quantum supremacy.   Actually, it hit it last week, as I was fighting through a terrible bout of the flu (caught it off my son)….

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