The Covid-19 pandemic has proven to be a major boon for the gaming industry, particularly video games and eSports in the so-called pandemic gold rush. With traditional sports only recently returning to some semblance of normalcy albeit to mostly empty stadiums, online gaming has been able to...
A full decade since the first retail stores fell victim to the inexorable march of ecommerce and Amazon Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), the retail apocalypse shows no signs of abating. The last decade has been brutal to the American retail industry, as countless traditional malls continue to shutter at...
Australia’s first New South Wales Gold Rush took place over 120 years ago. Back then, prospectors wielded nothing more than pickaxes.  Now, a second NSW Gold Rush is on, with a mad rush to this territory with gold explorers  wielding the latest exploring technology. 
There is a meatless war brewing, and the leading protagonists are slugging it out in a bid to be crowned champion of the  alternative meats industry. In one corner is Wall Street darling, Beyond Meat Inc. (NASDAQ:BYND), the certified vegan brand that has been serving up meat-like...
The last decade provided a pretty wild yet exciting ride for exchange-traded funds (ETFs). From the ETF industry crossing the $4B mark in AUM (assets under management) and the meteoric rise of ESG (Environmental Social and Governance) investing to the SEC approving the first-ever non-transparent, actively managed...
Globalization, the megatrend spawned by the physical connectivity of every corner of the world and solidified by digital connectivity, has once again come into sharp focus thanks to recent events such as Brexit, trade wars and the Trump administration’s effort to disrupt global supply chains controlled by...
The COVID-19 crisis has packed a big wallop to the global economy that will likely be felt for years to come. Back in June, the World Bank sounded the alarm that the crisis was likely to plunge the economy into the worst recession since WWII. The dire...
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...