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Fluence Energy Stock: A Global Energy Storage Leader

Some disruptive tech themes generate more interest than others for reasons we can only speculate on. For example, investors have shown a great deal of interest in energy storage. With all these electric cars driving around, makes sense to invest in lithium batteries, right? Well, that’s easier said than done, something we talked about in […]

Li-Cycle Stock: A Risky Play on Lithium Battery Recycling

Scarcity is the name of the latest game toying with the global economy. It’s why people are sawing off catalytic converters from the underbelly of vehicles and why Britons are stuck in long lines waiting to fill up their cars with petrol (as they say in merry old England). But the biggest headline in the […]

Rigetti Computing Stock: A Pure-Play on Quantum Computing

There’s been an increased amount of talk lately around what the media has coined “The Great Resignation.” People just don’t want to work anymore because they demand more from their employers. There’s talk about how 40 hours a week is just too much. It’s people of this ilk who are against meritocracies because they want […]

Ginkgo Bioworks Stock Just Got a Whole Lot Riskier

One thing you learn in risk management class is that risk can be defined as the volatility of returns. It’s a way of not thinking about up or down, but rather the stability of a stock price. From that you can infer that stable stock prices are more desirable. So, when volatility gets introduced to […]

Definitive Healthcare Stock: Commercial Intelligence SaaS

It’s easy to understand why the market assigns a premium to software-as-a–service (SaaS) business models. Typically, such companies have a broad customer base with no single customer accounting for more than a small fraction of revenues. They’re usually high-growth companies where the more customers brought on board, the higher the margins. And most importantly, they […]

Forge Stock: A Secondary Market for Startups

Another day, another reason to avoid special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). This time it’s the Reddit “day traders” wreaking havoc on companies like Spire Global. An increase in stock price volatility equals an increase in risk. Or at least that’s what they teach you in Finance 101. Therefore it’s critically important to only invest in […]

Rivian Automotive Stock is One Risky EV Play

Investing in what you know isn’t just about understanding the value proposition on offer. It also involves vetting business models to determine their complexity. On the lower end of the complexity spectrum would be a software-as-a–service (SaaS) business model which constitutes some software that lives in the cloud and is accessible via subscription. On the […]

WTF is Happening to Spire Stock – SPIR?

There’s no such thing as a free lunch. That’s the title of a book by economist Milton Friedman that business school professors expect you to read as part of your bee school experience. It’s a dreadfully boring book that you can skip by simply pondering what it says on the tin. The saying “there ain’t […]

What’s Up With Illumina’s Acquisition of GRAIL?

If you want to land a job at a top investment bank, there’s an expectation that you’ve read certain material. Even though prop trading desks have gone the way of the dodo, books like Liar’s Poker and Reminiscences of a Stock Operator are must-reads. So is the 592-page monster, Barbarians at the Gate, a glimpse […]

Memic Innovative Stock: Robotic Surgery for Gynecology

Last month, we profiled an interesting surgical robotics company for urology called PROCEPT BioRobotics (PRCT) shortly before it went public a couple of weeks ago. PROCEPT has developed the first and only image-guided, heat-free robotic platform for treating a type of prostate condition that affects the urinary tract. The company has been generating meaningful revenues […]