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The ten most tipped stocks for 2018

Alex Cowie

When we asked you to suggest a stock tip in our 2018 Livewire reader survey, there were a few names that came up regularly. Drawing from the database of 2617 responses, here are the 10 stocks that readers tipped the most, with exclusive insights from our contributors for each one.... Show More

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Why man and machine is the future of finance

AMP Capital

Dr Bernard Meyerson, IBM’s chief innovation officer, was in the room in 2011 when his company’s powerful artificial intelligence (AI) computer, Watson, famously won Jeopardy, defeating the game show’s two most successful contestants. “There was an incredible euphoria. Watching the system do that was mind blowing” Meyerson said in a... Show More

The global unicorn club

Livewire News

CB Insights reports there are now 196 private companies around the world valued at $1B+. This year, 21 companies have joined the global unicorn club. Collectively, these companies are worth approximately $678B. Combined, they have raised approximately $142B. The largest share of the world’s unicorns (17%) are in e-commerce and/or... Show More

Facebook’s next ten years

Livewire News

This infographic outlines the ambitious roadmap for facebook’s next ten years, including solar-powered drones delivering global internet access, training neural networks through its open source system, and the 'Brain-Computer interface project' to let you type with your thoughts... Show More

Global M&A looking at Australia

Livewire News

This Bloomberg article focuses on the growing interest in Australian companies from offshore acquirers. There was $76.1 billion of cross-border M+A last year, with health care, education and tech in focus, while Industrials and utilities are now in the cross-hairs. Goldmans is now reportedly seeking to double its principal investments:... Show More

Modern Day Disruptors - Risk or Opportunity?

Ned Bell

The purpose of this analysis is to explore the risks and opportunities that come with what we call the ‘Modern Day Disruptors’. More specifically, we will look at the potential winners and losers from the perspective of a global equity investor and aim to answer the most important question: Will... Show More

Leaders and Laggards in a data-driven world

Alex Cowie

McKinsey recently revisited their 2011 research on the potential of data and analytics to reshape entire industries. They argue that the opportunity has grown significantly since then, and that adoption has been very uneven. The gap between the leaders and the laggards is wider than ever as a result. As... Show More

Greatest threat to humanity -- artificial intelligence

Christopher Joye

In The AFR I explain why Microsoft's Bill Gates, Tesla's Elon Musk, celebrated Cambridge University physicist Stephen Hawking, and nobel prize winning scientists think the single greatest existential threat to humanity is evolving a successor to our species in the form of "strong" artificial intelligence. My columns will occasionally flesh-out... Show More

Sunset Strip | Aussie Afternoon Institutional Market Wrap

Mathan Somasundaram

Aussie market delivered another positive day despite global investors selling on currency and market strength. The low turnover day like today was caught between optimistic local investor and pessimistic global investor. The last 3 years of daily returns will tell you that there is less than 3% probability of getting... Show More