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Shining a light on the case for Buy Now, Pay Later from a consumer, investor and economic perspective.

Buy Now, Pay Later is trending with consumers, investors and regulators world wide. The reinvention of an old product onto new and exciting digital platforms has the world scrambling for more. …

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The three themes every investor and manager needs to be aware of this year

2022 is a year that will challenge every investor, strategist and operations manager. The push and pull of global dynamics put us all in a state of flux and figuring out the strategy for cash won’t be easy. Inflationary pressure, exasperated people looking for a return to normalcy, supply chain…

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Are NFTs the future of news and the way to monetise the loungeroom?

The ‘streaming wars’ and the road to the consumers lounge room and leisure time is littered with potholes. In just the last thirty years we’ve seen the rise and fall of VHS, DVD, Blu-Ray, Pay TV, Satellite TV, the set top box and even traditional coaxial television. This constant state…

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Delving into the narratives of company earnings and what they mean for the economy.

The last month has been data overload. A huge range of corporate announcements and global economic data points have come together so we can sit down and read the tea leaves. Clear recurring trends are threading through the data but to keep things simple I’ve selected three core themes that…

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Exploring sustainability, ESG and responsible investing approaches for your investment portfolio.

There’s two common myths about sustainability and responsible investing. Although its one of the most talked about topics at banks and dinner tables most of us fall into one of these two camps:

  1. Responsible investing creates alpha (above average returns)
  2. Responsible investing comes at the cost of returns

The reality…

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Managing risk, picking stocks and preparing your portfolio for the most talked-about macro thematic.

Investors around the world are concerned about inflation right now. Central Banks, economists and investors like Warren Buffet and Stanley Druckenmiller are debating whether inflation will be temporary and transitory or if it will be persistent and longer-term. It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you’re on, the numbers…

Exploring whether the scale of cash held by these multinational companies could impact money supply, productivity, inequality and more.

All that cash…Everyone from the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CNBC, Moody’s and S&P have released content discussing the huge amounts of cash held by U.S. companies. After listening to a podcast discussing the distortions caused by ‘mega-companies’ and their cash holdings — I hit the pavement, went for a run…

Let’s talk about whether employers could and should pay salaries in crypto like Dogecoin, Ethereum, and Bitcoin.

Cryptomania is fast approaching a tipping point. As more and more companies accept cryptocurrencies as a form of payment the pressure mounts to pay wages in Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dogecoin. NFL players have led the charge with Okung and Culkin seeking to get some or all of their salaries paid…

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