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Thematic Signals highlights confirming data points and items to watch for our list of investing themes. Whether it’s a news item, video clip, or company commentary, we’ve included this full list of items literally “ripped from the headlines.”

Online fraudulent traffic increasing this holiday season

Online fraudulent traffic increasing this holiday season

We’ve seen a pronounced pickup, as expected, in the shift to digital shopping that is one of the central aspects of our Digital Lifestyle investing theme. New research shows that shift is also serving as a spark for cyber attacks, increasing the risk of malicious activity that is a tailwind for cyber spending and our Safety & Security investing theme.  

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Japan Is Harnessing IoT Technology To Support Its Aging Population

Japan Is Harnessing IoT Technology To Support Its Aging Population

Japan is embracing IoT and other disruptive technologies to address pain points associated with its aging population. These could be a harbinger of what’s to come here in the US and bodes well for several other of our investment themes.

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Space, the final frontier and now a focus for national security 

Space, the final frontier and now a focus for national security 

The journey into space, what began primarily as a scientific endeavor of man, has evolved over the decades into a technological focus with the launch and use of satellites. Such satellites are used for everything from surveillance, communications, weather forecasting and GPS functions.  And of course, as is often the case, where there are valuable […]

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An Overlooked Contributor to the Nursing Crunch

An Overlooked Contributor to the Nursing Crunch

We’ve written many times about the predicted nursing shortage as aging Baby Boomers reach a point where they demand more medical assistance and day to day care. A recent article in U.S. News and World Report points to another interesting component of the nursing shortage, one that could essentially be viewed as a self-inflicted pain point for Boomers

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Amazon examines bigger uses for its cashierless technology

Amazon examines bigger uses for its cashierless technology

Ever the disruptor, Amazon is testing its cashierless checkout technology in larger format stores compared to the footprint for Amazon Go. Implications about even if Amazon keeps the technology to itself.

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Marriott’s Starwood Data Breach Affects Up to 500 Million People

Marriott’s Starwood Data Breach Affects Up to 500 Million People

Marriott’s cyber attack is one of the larger ones in recent history, but what separates it from others in the past is the recent passage of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation privacy law. This will make the Marriott attack not only one to watch but also a likely driver of spending associated with our Safety & Security investing theme.

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