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To invest in Bitcoin, or not to invest, that's the question.
These poor souls have not had a night of sleep since the internet became a thing. From the dawn of internet when other executives asked them 'where is our website?' to every board meeting in which they have to answer the existential question of 'why the hell we are still not in the cloud?', CIOs/CTOs now have a new thing to worry about. Introducing BLOCKCHAIN! The technology that powers Bitcoin, all other digital currencies and ICOs (also known as Initial Public Offerings). Blockchain is the new voodoo doll that CIOs/CTOs have to care for. Everyone asking them: "How could we integrate Blockchain into our stack, in a way that it doesn't disrupt our normal operations, but creates efficiency, and reduces cybersecurity threats, and helps us fluff up our thought-leadership in the media? How? How? How?"
Most CIOs/CTOs will be scratching their heads, allocating some budget to the moonshot projects within their IT departments and just use it as a mascot to say 'we are working on it!'. But, then the smarter ones who are also riding all other future-defining waves such as transitions to SaaS, transfers to Cloud, big and fast data and AI, will answer their bosses and peers with one sentence: 'Don't you worry, we are working with an IT transformation and integration services firm and we've got it covered!"
#FutureOfWork investment theme continues...
If you are new around here, every month or so, we pick a theme to explore, learn and invest in. Theme-based investing is a performance-based diversification we pursue to spread our net wide, without sacrificing performance. Traditional diversification strategies diversify your portfolio through arbitrary dimensions such as sectors or regions. Consequently, they sacrifice performance in the name of lower risk. What we do is picking major themes and trends that are on the rise, and build our portfolio around such. Not only we diversify, we also grow faster than the overall market. Here are the three most visited Stock Cards around the theme of #FutureofWork: Adobe, AMT and Splunk
Those are just the beginning... don't forget to submit your Stock Card request as you come across new companies and ideas that will shape the future...
What's been on your radar?
As always, our community has been busy exploring new companies and stocks. Here is what has been on its radar in the past week. Click on the logo to go to the company's Stock Card:
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