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 Patron Saint of Profit

    When Teresa of Ávila died in 1582, she wouldn’t have known that it would be a momentous day. If someone had foretold that it would be, many might’ve thought that it would be her death, on 4 October, that people…

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  • What’s the capital of capital?

    When the media asked Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman about his firm’s preparations for Brexit, he replied: “That’s not in my top 200 issues.” Which sounds a lot like Jay Z’s famous song “I got 99 problems, but a Brexit…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Your invoice from Google

    How much have you paid for your Google use this month? How about Facebook? Twitter? Whatsapp? Email account? Unless you’re getting a very raw deal indeed, your answer to those questions will be the same as mine. Nothing. Zero. Which…

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  • “Uh, sure…”

    Here’s one that’ll make you wince. Take a look at this, taken from a Newsweek piece in 1995:Is there any better way of understanding how people underestimate exponential trends than the phrase “we’ll soon buy books and newspapers straight over…

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  • 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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