Technology

The technology sector has provided investors with some of the largest ever market returns. In the last 30 years companies like Microsoft, Apple, Amazon and Intel have transformed our world and the finances of investors. Going back further, investors in the motor car, or even the steam locomotive, generated gargantuan fortunes. Why? Because technology disrupts. It revolutionises. It constantly drives forward, remaking the world. And with that change comes the largest of opportunities to make money.

Sam Volkering explains how and why he seeks out revolutionary tech stocks and Andrew Lockley interviews a prominent member of the alt-right.
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These are the industries to watch if you’re investing in tech in 2017, and the individual opportunities just on the horizon, according to our expert.
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Let me share one of our key forecasts for 2017. It’s all about oil and a major change in the markets that new technology is going to bring about…
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To maximise your profits, you need to catch the megatrends. These are the persistent global transformations creating a new wave of corporate giants.
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