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  • Water Stocks—Time to Dive In

    By Preetam Kaushik - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: AWK, CWT, PNR

    You’ve heard the sound byte—water is a $1 trillion-dollar opportunity! Could water be the new gold?

    Those looking to invest can either choose to invest in water ETFs or directly in stocks themselves. The companies fall into two broad types—Industrials who manufacture the equipment and technologies that go into water processing and distribution, and the Utilities who supply water to homes and businesses. Also, while emerging markets more »

  • Tesla’s Shock to the System

    By Preetam Kaushik - August 4, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, TSLA, TM

    Tesla’s (NASDAQ: TSLA) driven over a bumpy road to get to its current position where not only are its cars coveted, so is the company’s stock. The company was about to go bust in 2008 during the financial crisis, when it was saved by current CEO Elon Musk’s $35 million cash infusion and $465 million in low-interest government loans. In May 2013 Tesla declared its first profitable more »

  • Apple and Facebook: Contrasting Fortunes?

    By Preetam Kaushik - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, FB, GOOG

    Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) declared their third quarter and second quarter results in close succession. While Apple’s performance confirmed some of the Street’s long held skepticism, the story was quite different at Facebook, which posted some surprisingly good numbers!

    Are Apple’s earnings in crisis?

    A slightly more charitable view of Apple’s third quarter results is to highlight the company’s $35.3 billion more »

  • The Netflix Bubble – Stronger than it Seems

    By Preetam Kaushik - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: AA, AMZN, NFLX

    Netflix’s message to investors is clear as it says `Over the coming decades and across the world, Internet TV will replace linear TV. Apps will replace channels, remote controls will disappear, and screens will proliferate’.

    Reed Hastings, CEO, Netflix says that the spending on tech and their “process knowledge” can be spread over many more markets and households as the company expands. So they will continue spending money in more »

  • The Winklevosses and the Bitcoin Race – Are They in the Lead or Is No One Else Participating?

    By Preetam Kaushik - July 7, 2013

    There’s a certain way normal humans look at things and then there’s a whole different way venture capitalists do the same. Where we see a pond, they see a fishery; where we see an empty field, they see a runway; where we see an online means of payment, they see a new currency that can act as an alternative to other currencies all over the world. Didn't more »

  • Forbes Tech 25: The Unusual Suspects

    By Preetam Kaushik - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, CREE, INVN, IPGP

    The recently announced Forbes list of Fastest Growing Tech Companies of 2013 has familiar names at the top: LinkedIn, Facebook, and Apple.

    However, there are some unusual suspects standing out in the rankings, building exciting products for rapidly growing markets. So which are these companies, how are their market and financial prospects, and can they emulate some of their more famous counterparts topping the list?

    Fast growth in the future more »

  • Dollar Tsunami Hits Emerging Markets

    By Preetam Kaushik - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: T, LUV, KR

    Ben Bernanke’s signaling of a possible tapering of the $85 billion-a-month stimulus the Fed has been providing the U.S. economy has had the disruptive first and second-order effects one associates with a tsunami.

    The tremors in the currency markets as the dollar becomes stronger have been felt for some time now. Now there is a tidal wave of overseas stock markets plunging as investors realize that the U more »

  • Intellectual Property and Patent Investment Hotter than Ever Before

    By Preetam Kaushik - January 21, 2013 | Tickers: AOL, MGT

    Any investment is about assessing probabilities and risks as accurately as possible. It is fairly an acceptable understanding in the financial world that what makes for a higher risk also has some probability of offering higher rewards than a low risk low reward opportunity. Amongst many other avenues for a high risk-high reward opportunity, one comes from intellectual property and patent investment. 

    MGT Capital Investments (NYSEMKT: MGT), a NYSE listed more »

  • Forget Game of Thrones; Game of Smartphones Is On

    By Preetam Kaushik - December 27, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, SSNLF

    The ongoing saga of tech giants battling for control over the Smartphone world is turning out to be such a compelling story replete with intrigue and plot twists, that one can be forgiven for thinking it the creation of a master storyteller in George R Martin mold. Such is its similarity with the Game of Thrones fantasy world, with technology giants taking over the role of feuding noble families in more »