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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments A thread discussing future financial market trends and technology that will influence the markets


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments Is the Future of Money Gold, Crypto or Fiat? - Jim Rickards

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4xpZ...


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments The $12 Trillion Fat Finger: How A "Glitch" Nearly Crashed The Global Financial System - A True Story

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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments Nick Srnicek: Platform Capitalism

What unites Google and Facebook, Apple and Microsoft, Siemens and GE, Uber and Airbnb? Across a wide range of sectors, these firms are transforming themselves into platforms: businesses that provide the hardware and software foundation for others to operate on. This transformation signals a major shift in how capitalist firms operate and how they interact with the rest of the economy: the emergence of platform capitalism.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYCiU...


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments Six UAE, Saudi Banks Join Digital Currency Cross-Border Transaction Project


https://www.argaam.com/en/article/art...


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments Inside the Battle to Become the World Currency

https://www.google.com/amp/s/cryptosl...


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments Schooling Wall Street on Silicon Valley

From accurately predicting the recent price action of Bitcoin to foreseeing Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods, Scott Galloway, NYU Stern Professor and author of ""The Four,"" has proven to be one of Wall Street's most clairvoyant commentators. In this interview with Datatrek's Nicholas Colas, the two discuss which tech titan will topple Apple to become the world's most valuable company, what the future holds for social media and the dangers of cryptocurrencies.

https://youtu.be/pTzCGV1w-ng


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Vivek Kumar | 1 comments Fix your this problem- financial freedom. Don’t waste time thinking about. Read your secret


https://www.waittoremindfire.com/want...


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Ian Miller | 534 comments Since the main problems of the last financial crisis are still with us, only debt levels are higher, it would a brave seer to pronounce no such crisis is coming.


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments Ian wrote: "Since the main problems of the last financial crisis are still with us, only debt levels are higher, it would a brave seer to pronounce no such crisis is coming."

Majority of economists, pre-2008, were spouting 'singing tommoras' for the markets and that there would be little to no chance of an economic disaster in the future. As you know - they got it wrong; this time around, the majority of them are telling us to EXPECT a crisis, so I hope their poor forecasting skills from the last decade haven't been addressed!

http://timharford.com/2014/06/an-asto...

(Thankfully, some of the contrarians, who warned of the last crisis and were right, are of the opinion that the coming one will be bad, but won't be as 'impactful' as the 2008 one? Here's hoping . . . )


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Ian Miller | 534 comments I think what happens will depend to some extent on what happens to all the debt floating around. There are still a deluge of "financial products" such as derivatives, etc out there, with little real backing, other than the hope nobody will ask for the backing.

As you say, here's hoping nothing really bad happens. As long as nobody pricks the balloon, it will stay inflated.


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments Ian wrote: "I think what happens will depend to some extent on what happens to all the debt floating around. There are still a deluge of "financial products" such as derivatives, etc out there, with little rea..."

I like listening to this contrarian: Steve Keen.

Some of his more 'meaty' lectures are over my head, as I am not an economist, but he reckons it won't be as bad as 2008, compared to some of the other Cassandras who say it will be worse and whom, like you, cite the enormous debt levels building as being the real source of danger.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfWVq...


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Ian Miller | 534 comments We shall have to wait and see. A lot will also depend on the US China spat. The world seems to be going into trade blocs, which is not good, but I don't think anyone can know what will happen. We all just look at the rune stones and pick an outcome.


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments Ian wrote: "We shall have to wait and see. A lot will also depend on the US China spat. The world seems to be going into trade blocs, which is not good, but I don't think anyone can know what will happen. We a..."

You can see the destination, just the route being took to get there isn't clear.


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments China's Digital Silk Road

Launched in 2013, China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) strives to improve infrastructure, trade, financial integration, and people-to-people bonds across more than 80 countries. Its digital dimensions are far-reaching, including fiber optic cables, 5G networks, satellites, and devices that connect to these systems. Please join the CSIS Reconnecting Asia Project for a discussion of these developments and their implications for U.S. economic and strategic interests.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k51nX...


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments Investing in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Stocks!

Be a part of the robot and A.I future and invest in these companies and ETFs. Invest directly in companies working on A.I, robotics, algorithms, autonomous driving or the two A.I and robotics ETFs: BOTZ and ROBO.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tvm4s...


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments How A.I. Traders Will Dominate Hedge Fund Industry

We've seen fully automated bot beats us in Go, one-on-one Poker and Dota II, now what's going to happen for trading financial markets? Listen to A.I. Capital Management sharing their research, a Deep Learning trading agent that over-performs us in trading FX markets. Marshall has been trading FX markets for 5 years. As a Master in Finance graduate from Brandeis International Business school, he combines his insight in financial markets with a passion for machine learning and expertise in programming, striving to build the first game-changing A.I. trading system to disrupt the markets

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzaBb...


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments Iain wrote: "Peter Cain - Unused Interview from The Spider’s Web Documentary

Peter Cain interview for the documentary film "The Spider's Web". This interview did not make the final cut, however Peter Cain's wo..."


@40:36 : The re-positioning of Britain post WW2 / Empire

How will Britain(The City) situate itself post-Brexit between the Thucydides Trap of China and U.S. competition, and the coming industrial tech revolution(A.I., Big Data, VR/AR, etc)?


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments Evgeny Morozov: The Geopolitics Of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence has rapidly emerged as a topic of immense interest not just for economists and entrepreneurs but also for observers and practitioners of international relations and geopolitics.

Writer, Evgeny Morozov, discusses the geopolitics of artificial intelligence with John Thornhill, Innovation Editor, Financial Times at FutureFest 2018.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g0hx...


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments AI is supercharging FinTech, HealthTech and Smart Cities(the Chinese perspective)

The highly-anticipated Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) opened in Beijing on April 26. Now in its tenth year, GMIC has become the world's most influential mobile internet business platform. AI leaders including Geoffrey Hinton, Michael I. Jordan and Yann Lecun were present at the event. Ping An Technology CEO Ericson Chan was invited to deliver a keynote speech on the application of AI in the financial and medical sectors at the main forum.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h_Ds...


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments The $800M Robo Taxi That Could Beat Uber

Zoox is on the verge of transforming the entire transportation industry by creating self-driving robots that will become the ride-shares of the future.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjDLw...


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments "Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution"

Prof Klaus Schwab, Founder and Chairman of the World Economic Forum is introducing his book "Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution" with Publisher Jiang Yongjun of Citic Press.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPhBk...


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments China's Slowdown Story Is Much Bigger Than Trade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BDbU...


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments 6 Stats That Show the State of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Retail

Retailers are already beginning to apply AI, machine learning, and robotics in major parts of the value chain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S68Nw...


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments Chase Koch on how Koch Industry wants to disrupt metal manufacturing

Chase Koch, president of Koch Disruptive Technologies, and Ric Fulop, co-founder and CEO of Desktop Metal, join "Squawk Box" in a rare appearance to discuss the future of the metal manufacturing industry and what is coming up for the company.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5_Br...


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments Early Stage Investing in Disruptive Future Tech - Promethieus Technologies

Promethieus Technologies is an early stage investor on Future Tech. The company incubates start-ups in IoT, AI, 3D Printing, Blockchain and Green Tech Materials. Paul Gill is the CEO of Promethieus Technologies and Lomiko Metals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu_XI...


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments "New technologies come along to supplant the old technologies." Jordan Peterson

Any plans for an online university? Dr Peterson in Q&A mode

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52utW...


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments What’s the beef with the ‘Made in China 2025’ strategy?

Made in China 2025” is a plan to build China into a technology superpower. However, other countries, including the US and the European Union, have objections. Here’s why.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2orzN...


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments James McGregor and James Mendenhall on 'Made in China 2025'

STANFORD, CA, January 15th, 2019 — James McGregor, chairman of APCO Worldwide's greater China region, and James Mendenhall, partner at Sidley Austin LLP and former General Counsel to the Office of United States Trade Representative, talk through trade, industrial policy, and China's ambitions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-0Sm...


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments Buffett and Munger On Investing In Technology Stocks

Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger Discusses Investing In Technology Stocks. What are the benefits and issues with investing in technology stocks? Why is investing in technology stocks so difficult? Did Warren Buffet miss out on the technology stock boom? What mistakes did Buffet and Munger make valuing technology stocks?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlOzM...


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments The Times They Are A’Changing Artificial Intelligence and Geopolitics

Developments in AI are ushering in disruptive technological change that threatens the relatively stable geopolitical balance of the post-WWII era. We’ll explore the recently announced “American AI Initiative” and discuss if/how its implementation may impact us, within the context of rapidly developing and changing AI technologies and their implementation in other countries.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3l3L...


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments Europe Is Losing The Technology Race. Here Is Why.

https://www.dlacalle.com/en/europe-is...


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments The Outlook for Automation and Manufacturing Jobs in Seven Charts

https://www.visualcapitalist.com/auto...


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments Artificial Intelligence and the 'Made in China 2025' Policy

STANFORD, CA, January 15th, 2019 — Matt Sheehan, a non-resident fellow at the Paulson Institute and collaborator on Kai Fu-Lee's book AI Superpowers presents Macro Polo's research on artificial intelligence and the changing landscape of AI research. Sho Guo, VP of Marketing at ObEN, then delivers a presentation about practical AI applications and ObEN's Personalized Artificial Intelligence avatars. Matt and Sho then speak about artificial intelligence, data, and the difference in consumer markets for AI applications.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTG7E...


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments Chinese economic zone to rival Silicon Valley | Money Talks

Beijing has announced a plan to develop one of its most important regions over the coming decades. It's called the Greater Bay Area, and its ambitious goal is to rival some of the world's most important economic regions.


https://youtu.be/Lp3hvRh7IlY


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments K-Waves: A Blueprint for Investors

This murdered Soviet economist's groundbreaking research could mean a breakthrough in understanding how markets work, and shed light on the best time to invest. Understanding "Kondratiev Waves" can help you determine what is a trend vs. a fluke and when to click "buy" or leave an idea in the dust.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CYF0GeQ...


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments Ready for the Retail Robots? - BBC Click

Click gets a look at Amazon's robotic future. From checkout-free grocery stores to vests that protect warehouse workers from autonomous robots.

https://youtu.be/0e0fdD5DpEI


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments The 25 most influential books ever written about business

https://amp.businessinsider.com/best-...


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments China's trillion dollar plan to dominate global trade


China's Belt and Road Initiative is the most ambitious infrastructure project in modern history. It spans over 60 countries and will cost over a trillion dollars. The plan is to make it easier for the world to trade with China, by funding roads, railways, pipelines, and other infrastructure projects in Asia and Africa. China is loaning trillions of dollars to any country that's willing to participate and it's been a big hit with the less democratic countries in the region. This makes the BRI a risky plan as well. But China is pushing forward because its goals are not strictly economic, they're also geopolitical.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EvXROXi...


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments How the U.S. Is Countering China's Global Push

Five years into China’s massive Belt and Road Initiative, the U.S. is trying to respond to Xi Jinping’s infrastructure-building spree. Illustration: Crystal Tai

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WEoV37H...


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments We hear all the doomsday talk about Brexit; valid and alarmist.

But, now that it is guaranteed: what is the potential 'upside'?

The Upside of Brexit | Dr Gerard Lyons

https://youtu.be/S0znQtwrnmQ


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments Brexit Britain will be 'huge tax haven in middle of Europe' - 'UK will PROSPER'


A NO-DEAL BREXIT will turn Britain into the “largest tax haven” in Europe, helping the country’s finance recover from the strains it will experience in the short term, two top economists said. Economists Marc Friedrich and Matthiaas Welk believe the UK will become a tax haven “soon” after Brexit if the country leaves the EU without a deal. Speaking to Focus in Germany, the experts said: “In the case of a hard Brexit, we expect to soon have the largest tax haven in the middle of Europe - Britain. Attractive tax rates will attract private and commercial capital from around the world in the tax optimisation competition, and the UK will prosper.”

https://youtu.be/9CyVF2xVe0s


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments Future conflict that can effect global trade

US vs Iran - Strait of Hormuz

As modern weaponry increases in range, the battlefield gets smaller. And in an already tight space, things will get interesting... and fast!

https://youtu.be/3Uo4_jvjiKY


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments World Economic Forum - These exciting South American start-ups are transforming people's lives

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEvHzK1...


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments Elon Musk gives timeline for fully autonomous cars

Tasha Keeney Ark investment analyst discusses her interview with Elon Musk and the Tesla timeline for full autonomous vehicles, regulation and Tesla production.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6zK5...


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments Intellectual Property and 'Made In China 2025'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFA1B...


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments Iain wrote: "Intellectual Property and 'Made In China 2025'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFA1B..."


@09:50 Interesting counter-question to be asked: could or is The West learning about or stealing Chinese advances in domestic surveillance technology from companies like Huawei for the purposes of data gathering and so on, on domestic populations?


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments How to play the semiconductor chip stocks

Kim Arthur of Main Management and Todd Rosenbluth of CFRA join 'ETF Edge' to discuss semiconductor chip stocks and what to watch for.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zdz5...


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments Ever wondered the role of globalisation in the making of smartphones?

Excellent 'wee' video giving a breakdown of where the individual parts come from:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKvGz...


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Iain McKenzie (Iain_mckenzie) | 1578 comments China's Pursuit of Semiconductor Independence

Semiconductors and microelectronics are the backbone of the digital economy and closely linked to national security. Recognizing this, China intends to gain semiconductor independence through espionage and immense investments, but it lags behind the U.S. If China achieves a dominant position in semiconductors it will likely use it for intelligence, military, commercial, and political advantage. At this event, we will discuss potential policy responses the U.S. can take to strengthen the position of American semiconductor companies and prevent the potential damaging effects of China's behavior.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHN2l...


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