• Thought Starters

    ARK Invest's 2021 Big Ideas Report

    ARK Invest, led by perhaps the world’s most famous Tesla bull Cathy Wood, has had an incredible few years. They have created some of the world’s most popular ETFs and positioned themselves as on the forefront of the biggest innovations the world will see over the coming decades. In this Big Ideas report, the ARK Invest team drill down into some of these technology mega trends that they think will lead to big investment opportunities in the coming decades.

    31st Jan, 2021

  • Thought Starters

    Palantir's 'God-Eye View' of Afghanistan

    Palantir may be one of the most controversial companies in the world today. The software company has made a name for itself by taking incredibly complex data sets and making them usable for companies and governments around the world. Famously, Palantir has been embedded with the US Military in operations across both Iraq and Afghanistan and worked for years with the CIA to help make sense of complex data coming from intelligence reports and soldiers in the field.

    31st Jan, 2021

  • Thought Starters

    Facebook v Apple on the future of internet privacy

    A battle over the future direction of the internet is being waged in the boardrooms of two of the internet’s biggest companies. In the ring are Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, and Tim Cook, CEO of Apple. For years, the internet business model has been simple - gather as much data as possible about users and sell that data to third parties, mainly advertisers. Apple, led by Tim Cook, are looking to change that.

    31st Jan, 2021

  • Thought Starters

    What happened with GameStop this week?

    If you’ve been following the financial news this week, you’ve heard about GameStop. The struggling game retailer, owner of Australia’s EB Games, has been on the decline for years as more and more gamers have moved to buying games digitally rather than in bricks and mortar stores.

    31st Jan, 2021

  • Thought Starters

    Climate Change Post-Pandemic

    When we look back on the 2010’s, we’ll lament the lost time. The opportunity cost of the time wasted as climate denialists held up the policy process and stopped governments around the world from tackling the underlying causes of climate change head on. However as we enter the 2020’s, there is some good news.

    24th Jan, 2021

  • Thought Starters

    Amazon: The 21st Century Tech Conglomerate

    $600,000 per minute. That is how much revenue Amazon makes. Over the past ten years it has grown its revenue from $27 billion to $347 billion. Not only is it the #1 player in eCommerce but it is the world’s largest cloud service provider. This article makes the case that this is just the beginning. Amazon may be well on its way to becoming a multi-trillion dollar conglomerate.

    24th Jan, 2021

  • Thought Starters

    The North Carolina Kid Who Cracked YouTube’s Secret Code

    Chances are you haven’t heard of him. YouTube’s highest paid earner in 2020, Jimmy Donaldson (aka MrBeast), made $24 million from YouTube last year. This is the story of how he cracked the YouTube algorithm and amassed almost 52 million subscribers.

    24th Jan, 2021

  • Thought Starters

    Enemies, a Love Story: Inside the 36-year Biden and McConnell Relationship

    President Obama was often told he should spend more time with Congress and have a drink with Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell. “Why don’t YOU get a drink with Mitch McConnell” was his joking response. The lack of a personal relationship between the two leaders made it difficult for Obama to break through the Congressional gridlock and get things done in his second term.

    24th Jan, 2021

  • Thought Starters

    Bronte Capital: Investor Letter, December 2020

    24th Jan, 2021

  • Thought Starters

    The Dark Money Funding the Rise of Activist Short Sellers

    17th Jan, 2021

Get the latest

Receive regular updates from our podcast teams, straight to your inbox.

Start your week the right way with five of our favourite articles from the past week. Read what the team at Equity Mates are reading and expand your knowledge of the world of finance and business.
The perfect compliment to our Get Started Investing podcast series. Every week we’ll break down one key component of the world of finance to help you get started on your investing journey. This email is perfect for beginner investors or for those that want a refresher on some key investing terms and concepts.
The world of cryptocurrencies is a fascinating part of the investing universe these days. Questions abound about the future of the currencies themselves – Bitcoin, Ethereum etc. – and the use cases of the underlying blockchain technology. For those investing in crypto or interested in learning more about this corner of the market, we’re featuring some of the most interesting content we’ve come across in this weekly email.