A historical event without precedent in living memory, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the commodity markets, including metals and mining, in a variety of ways with many miners experiencing the downside of relying on global supply chains, specialization and ultra-lean operations.  Many mining operations...
Since the dawn of civilization, humans have used the science of biotechnology extensively in the food industry, especially in fermentation techniques for brewing and cheese-making. But what began as recipes for food production has evolved into technologies to enhance everything from farming to pharmaceuticals, with modern biotechnology...
Nowadays, nearly every media company, from Apple, Comcast and Disney to Amazon and beyond is taking a stake in the explosively growing TV streaming business, which was worth nearly $43 billion in 2019--before the major COVID catalyst.  Now, it’s expected to reach a phenomenal...
Over the past two decades, some of the best and highest-yielding investments have been made by investors who recognized the potential of small-cap stocks.  You really don’t have to look very far to find small caps (market capitalizations ranging from $300 million to $2...
Robinhood, the fee-free trading app that promised to level the playing field for retail investors, has by now made good on its promise: The app hasn’t only caught on amid a global pandemic, but it’s become a powerful driver of the market itself, with Wall Street now...
There’s an old adage in investment circles that suggests that “the trend is your friend.”  For decades, megatrends have always set the stage for winning investments, whether they involved technological revolutions, government driven regulation or population demographics.  This has certainly continued...
Real estate thought it was going to breeze through the pandemic while it watched travel, retail and service industries plunge into COVID uncertainty, and while the industry isn’t crumbling, a visible slowdown will have to prompt change. The Spring 2020 real estate shopping season...
It was easy to shrug off that emerging class of Millennial investors when they first started dabbling in stocks without playing by the rules of tradition. But that shrug was a mistake that became very clear when the democratizing zero-fee trading app Robinhood soared to heights unimaginable.
The Covid-19 pandemic triggered a financial and economic meltdown of epic proportions, rivaled only by the Great Depression, resulting in the fastest bear market in history.  While the energy industry is being forced to completely reinvent itself, with renewables coming out on top and diversification...