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.

Imagine a form of smoking that supplements your diet and helps prevent you from getting ill. If it was proven, and government-approved, would you want it?
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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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Latest Technology articles

  • The future on a chip

    Back to the quantum frontier we go. If that makes no sense to you it means you missed yesterday’s piece and should read it now before reading on. I left off yesterday by quoting an exchange between resident tech experts…

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  • The 5G rollout

    We venture back beneath the streets of London again today. As Peter Ackroyd put it in London Under, when you walk the streets of London you “are treading on skin, a skein of stone that covers rivers and labyrinths, tunnels…

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  • Secrets of the underworld

    Walk north along Blackfriars Bridge. Cross the Embankment, leave the river behind you and head up the hill. A short while later you’ll reach a crossroads. Stop and look around you. You’re standing on the very western boundary of the…

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  • Do you recognise this symbol?

    Do you recognise this symbol? If you know your history, you certainly will. If not, you may still recognise it if you watched the surprisingly good TV drama Taboo in 2017, starring Tom Hardy. The symbol is, or rather was,…

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  • Big Tech vs Big Government

    In yesterday’s Exponential Investor Premium, Eoin Treacy gave his analysis on the US Department of Justice’s antitrust probe into Big Tech. If you missed it, you can join Exponential Investor Premium here. Basically, Eoin said this investigation is already setting…

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  • The war on cures

    At the start of the year I wrote a series of five articles predicting what might happen throughout the course of 2019. I made predictions in the following five areas: Cars Communication Big Tech Crypto Medicine Today, I’d like to…

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  • Like ice cream, today’s edition is “steeped in optimism and sparks joy”

    When it comes to “medical miracles” there’s always been a big three. They are: Reversing paralysis. Helping the blind to see. Curing the incurable diseases like cancer and dementia. Well, now one of those big three has been achieved. From…

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  • The only number that counts when it comes to retirement

    There is around a 49% chance the stockmarket will drop in price tomorrow. But over the next ten years, there’s more than a 99% chance it will be up in price, at least according to Barron’s. That’s pretty good odds….

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  • Humanity’s greatest achievement

    What has been humanity’s greatest achievement? Survival. When you boil it all down, survival is, and will continue to be, the most important thing ever achieved by humanity. All our other big achievements have merely been in pursuit of survival….

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  • Just how gullible are we?

    “Propaganda is making puppets of us. We are moved by hidden strings which the propagandist manipulates.” – Everett Dean Martin 1929 That quote comes from a debate between social psychologist Everett Dean Martin and the father or modern propaganda, Edward…

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