Adding downside protection and naming a new Thematic Leader

Adding downside protection and naming a new Thematic Leader

We are adding some downside protection to our holdings even as Samsung draws a line in the 5G sand and that has us calling Nokia shares up to the Thematic Leaders from the Select List. We also add shares of Skyworks Solutions to the Contender’s List and address recent cannabis rumors surrounding Altria.

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One step closer to 5G as Nokia shares standard-essential patent licensing rates

One step closer to 5G as Nokia shares standard-essential patent licensing rates

We are nearing the commercial deployments of 5G, one of the next-gen technologies that fall under our Disruptive Innovators investing theme. By sharing its 5G essential patent licensing rates, Nokia is offering one of the firmest signals that 5G devices will soon be a reality. Initial shipments are expected to begin in 2019 and reach […]

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With new antennas, Qualcomm signals 5G smartphones are coming “soon”

With new antennas, Qualcomm signals 5G smartphones are coming “soon”

We’re also looking for confirming data points for our investment themes, especially those that are poised to disrupt existing business models. In the case of 5G mobile technology, one of the meaningful questions is when we will see commercial deployments of both 5G networks and 5G devices. After all, a 5G network is pretty hard […]

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WEEKLY ISSUE: The Cherry on Top of Apple’s Quarter Earnings Beat

WEEKLY ISSUE: The Cherry on Top of Apple’s Quarter Earnings Beat

During a busy week of earnings and start of the month economic data, Apple once again put the doomsayers in their place with another quarterly beat and an upsized capital return program that supports our $200 price target. Let’s talk the Fed ahead of today’s latest monetary policy press release, and we’re using the robust pullbacks in AXTI and LYTS to scale into these positions on the Tematica Investing Select List.

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Yahoo is selling its search technology, patents – a repeat of Nortel’s auction or InterDigital’s failed effort to sell itself?

Being able to monetize patent portfolio is a key strategy in our Asset-Lite business model, but that can take many forms. From an outright sale to a highly profitable licensing business model like we’ve seen at Qualcomm, Dolby and Rambus, patents can drive significant cash flow. Of course this hinges on the competitive position and time to patent expiration. Ever since […]

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Smartphone data usage to climb to 8.9 GB per month by 2021, driving demand for Connected Society companies

Smartphone data usage to climb to 8.9 GB per month by 2021, driving demand for Connected Society companies

No slowdown expected in mobile data consumption as more smartphones are sold and carriers deploy faster mobile networks globally. A rather compelling view for our Connected Society and its going global. Implication for smartphone vendors, RF chip companies, mobile infrastructure equipment and many more as newer mobile technologies are deployed. According to the recently published Ericsson […]

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Making a move on MBLY and FIT options while swapping on DIS

Making a move on MBLY and FIT options while swapping on DIS

All in all, 2015 is a year that many investors would like to put in the rear-view mirror. While I don’t necessarily disagree and acknowledge the stock market is a forward-looking animal, I’d remind you that the path that starts 2016 is laid at the end of the prior year. For us, that means looking ahead this week to the data about the end of 2015 that will be published in the coming week that starts to form the last economic snapshot of 2015.

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