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Accenture’s AI acquisitions and Industry X.0

In order to stay alive, all businesses in or near the maturity stage have the need foresee the future of the market and quickly adapt to these changes in consumer behaviour and trends. There's an ongoing need to have flexible, growth oriented strategies. A couple of ways to do this is to shift their focus on their new products and scrap old loss making ones, or acquire promising up-and-coming startups.
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AI and Robotics – A case for investing in the future of tech

AI and robotics have slowly and steadily become a ubiquitous part of our everyday lives. Smart phones have become smarter with the advent of personal assistants like Siri. These intelligent machines work, react and learn like humans. They recognise speech and facial patterns, analyse and solve real life problems. Alexa was recently in the news for calling the cops, saving a person from a threatening situation. Robotics and AI are
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My Next Big Idea – Where Are You!

Like anything else in life, your chances of becoming a wildly successful stock investor squarely rest on your ability to pick the right stocks on a daily basis. “Daily tiny wins” – you may call it. This in turn depends on your deftness in discovering or inventing new stock ideas (or themes or  “motifs”). Ideation is perhaps the most valuable skill to develop in the world of stock investing. Let’s
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A Few Things The Best Financial Advisors Keep In Mind

In the wake of recent technology advances and evolution of the robo-advisory phenomenon the imperatives of financial advisors have significantly changed over the last 2 years or so. Besides the price advantages that rob-advisors were able to pass on to clients due to the scale provided by tech, companies like Wealthfront and Betterment did a really swell job of winning the confidence of young investors. The best (human) financial advisors,
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Can Twitter fix its advertising, and will that fix its stock?

Twitter (NASDAQ: TWTR) has probably been the most underperforming stock of the decade considering how deeply it seems to be embedded in the lives of the people who "are on it" regularly. It might just be trumped by Snap Inc (NASDAQ: SNAP) over time but that's another story. Two clear reasons why the Twitter stock has remained a laggard is the stagnant user growth and fall in advertising revenues. Like most social networking
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Will the growth of the crypto market have an impact on AMD

Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ: AMD) has been a constant subject of study for tech industry watchers. There are more than 500 stocks in the still burgeoning technology sector. Many if not most of these stocks have given good returns over the last year or so. And AMD has doubled as well. But its price band of $6 to $15 is no where near its hey days value when the stock used to play
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Stockal Partners With NASDAQ

Life of an early stage business is like that of a toddler. You see her after a few months and "suddenly", she's able to walk & make some conversation. Stockal will, sort of, be in that stage for a couple more years. So when you get a note from us every other month, we will hopefully have something significant to share. Always. Also, as a young company you're pulling multiple levers (pardon
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Folio, from Stockal. Supercharging Client – Wealth Advisor Relationships.

Ask an investment advisor what her top challenges are and besides expected responses such as "getting the best ROI",  "making money for my clients when market is not going up and up", you'll commonly hear things like "managing client expectations", "managing information flow" and "staying in touch with clients to just the right degree ". Looking closely, these are not small issues to deal with. Setting and managing expectations is something every investment advisor
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Further downside for Spark Therapeutics?

Yesterday, Spark Therapeutics, Inc (NASDAQ:ONCE) saw a 35% decline. This was due to an increased negative sentiment for the stock. At the American Society of Hematology’s (ASH) annual meeting, ONCE presented rather disappointing data on their trials of their experimental drug to treat Hemophilia-A. Spark’s data showed that though its therapy reduced bleeding, the drug showed smaller increases in levels a clotting protein that patients with hemophilia are missing, as
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PayPal on the rise

PayPal(NASDAQ:PYPL) operates in the digital payment space, offering a technology platform that connects merchants and consumers worldwide. PayPal's revenue has risen more than 100% since 2012. Its total payment volume has grown more than 20% per year. PayPal is forging its way forward with new additions. Its P2P payment service Venmo, now has a shopping feature, allowing users to pay for online purchases. It also launched PayPal for Marketplaces, which