Alex Cook, Author at BetaShares

Robots and Artificial Intelligence: on the front line in the fight against COVID-19

Reading time: 6 minutes
As COVID-19 spread across the world, causing global lockdowns and record volatility in financial markets, investors have seen equity markets tumble more than 30%, unprecedented policy responses from central banks, and oil futures trade negative.
One investment theme that may merit the attention of investors is a sector of the technology industry that appears likely to have an important role to play in the fight against COVID-19 –

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What the Queen of the Internet’s latest report means for tech investors

Reading time: 4 minutes
Every year in June, a report is published that is essential reading for anyone interested in investing in the tech sector. Written by the woman dubbed the ‘Queen of the Internet’, Bond Capital founder Mary Meeker, the Internet Trends Report has become the most highly anticipated slide deck in Silicon Valley due to its ability to recognise the most important statistics and technology trends in the interconnected world of today.

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Football (soccer!) & the formation behind a winning portfolio: The BetaShares Starting XI

The World Cup has come to end and we have a new World Champion in France – sadly for England football did not “come home”. Rather than writing a piece that vainly attempts to justify why we did not successfully pick the winner (Germany and Spain were the resounding choices of the BetaShares office) we have instead chosen to highlight what the most successful teams in the tournament are able to teach us about investing.

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