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Weekly Investment News and Analysis

Please see what we’ve been reading in technology and ESG related investing this week. Please feel free to send us what you’ve found interesting.

Latest Invesment News

June 23, 2024: Despite Weak Close, Markets Still Close Week Up

Despite some market weakness late last week, Dow Jones was up 1.45%, S&P 500 gained 0.6% and Nasdaq composite rose marginally for the week ended June 21. Cerebras, a developer of AI chips, trying to compete with Nvidia, has filed for an IPO confidentially. Brazilian fintech PicPay is working on a US IPO. Investing app, Acorns is eyeing an IPO in the next couple of years. Most stocks hyped as winners from the AI boom have fallen this year, according to Citi. Nvidia plans to design server racks could pressure server designers such as Dell, HPE and Supermicro. Apple on Friday told media outlets that its new artificial intelligence features won’t be available in the European Union because of concerns that the Digital Markets Act could compromise user privacy and data security. Apple has also reportedly halted work on Vision Pro and is aiming to release cheaper Vision headset next year. Accenture expects strong AI demand to power its 2024 revenue growth. Amazon is planning to revamp its Alexa voice assistant business with two tiers of new generative AI features, one of which will charge a subscription fee of US$5 to US$10 a month. Green bonds are on track to hit a total of US$1 trillion of issuance this year. The rush into sustainable debt contrasts sharply with investor outflows from stock funds focused on environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics. In Canada, Sophic Client, Plurilock announced a US$6 million+ contract with the U.S. Treasury. Sophic Client, Kraken Robotics received a $2.2 million order for subsea batteries.

Invesment News in the Past Weeks

August 16, 2020

August 16, 2020

Epic Games and Facebook appear to be pushing back against app store policies, which could have far reaching implications. Several high profile companies are expected to go public this fall & Robinhood is garnering lots of attention (including, gracing the cover of this week’s Barrons).

August 9, 2020

August 9, 2020

Lots of attention seems to be focused on US-China tensions and ramifications for the global technology industry, with Twitter and TikTok apparently in discussions as of Saturday. It will be interesing to see what the next week brings on this front.

August 2, 2020

August 2, 2020

Please see what we’ve been reading in technology and ESG related investing this week. Please feel free to send us what you’ve found interesting.

July 26, 2020

July 26, 2020

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