Nanotechnology Investing

Nanotronics – Microscopes that use AI and VR

Way back in 2003, the Black Eyed Peas were asking where is the love and George Bush was declaring victory over Saddam Hussein. In the same year, G Dubyah signed the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act which committed somewhere around $771 million for nanotechnology R&D across 10 federal agencies. This captured the attention […]

A Nanotechnology Definition for Investors in 2016

We recently published an article on 30 emerging technologies that investors should be watching and we were quick to notice that nowhere in that list was any mention of nanotechnology. Whatever happened to all the wonders of nanotechnology that we were promised? We’ve been hearing for years about how carbon nanotubes were the way forward […]

A Closer Look at 3 Lux Nanotech Companies

In a recent article, we examined the constituents of the Lux Nanotech Index in an attempt to determine why the overall index performed so poorly, and more importantly try to determine if any of the “nanotech” companies in the index merit a second look today. Our last article in this series looked at two of the five […]

A Closer Look at 2 Lux Nanotech Companies

In a recent article, we examined the constituents of the Lux Nanotech Index in an attempt to determine why the overall index performed so poorly, and more importantly to determine in any of the index members merit a second look today. The first step we took was to eliminate all companies that did not exceed […]

What Happened to the Lux Nanotech Index?

Just over ten years ago now, the phrase “nanotechnology” and the subsequent derivations “nanotech” and “nano” started to become all the rage with investors. All the “nanotech stocks” at that time showed superior gains and investors began looking for ways to get diversified exposure to nanotechnology. In 2006, Powershares released the “Lux Nanotech ETF” which […]

Nanotechnology Investing and Large Cap Companies

In a recent article, we highlighted the fact that the now discontinued Merrill Lynch Nanotechnology Index did not show investors superior returns when compared to the returns of the S&P 500 over the past ten years. This means that “nanotechnology investors” would have been better off just investing in an S&P fund or ETF with […]

What Happened to the Merrill Lynch Nanotech Index?

Around the year 2004, nanotechnology seemed like the next big thing for investors and even the large investment banks took notice. In March of 2004, Merrill Lynch released their “Merill Lynch Nanotech Index” which “provided a diversified representation of nanotechnology stocks and ADRs in the United States”. Since the index is no longer calculated, and […]