insights into the world of Innovation

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20 Apr, 2021

Microsoft’s Nuance Acquisition Signals a Power Move Into Healthcare AI

By: Lisa Chai, Sr. Research Analyst

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13 Apr, 2021

ROBO Global Quarterly Review Q1 2021

 

 

With tech stocks trailing and cyclical and value stocks catching up as the economic recovery continues to broaden, the ROBO Global innovation indices exhibited the benefits of diversification. The Robotics & Automation Index (ROBO) returned 4.5% in the first quarter of 2021, the Healthcare Technology & Innovation Index (HTEC) rose 0.5%, and the Artificial Intelligence Index (THNQ) decreased 1.2%.

In this report, we discuss why robotics, AI, and healthcare technologies continue to look attractive and note the current key trends and big movers across our index portfolios.

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1 Feb, 2021

ROBO Brief: A 3D Printing Rebound, AI in COVID Testing & Netflix's Next Level Growth

This week, we discuss the recent rebound across the 3D printing market, Fulgent's use of its sophisticated AI technology for COVID testing, and Netflix's incredible growth despite the competitive landscape of media streaming. Please enjoy these insights from our research team.

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15 Jan, 2021

ROBO Global Quarterly Review Q4 2020

The ROBO Global Innovation Indices ended 2020 with a bang, largely outperforming global equities.

The Robotics & Automation Index (ROBO) returned 45.3% for the year, the Artificial Intelligence Index (THNQ) increased 68.2%, and the Healthcare Technology & Innovation Index (HTEC) rose 66.6%. While the turbocharging of digitization trends will likely continue in 2021, we also expect a broadening of the economic recovery and with M&A accelerating, the setup for robotics, AI and healthcare technologies looks attractive. In this report, we discuss key trends and big movers across our index portfolios.

We believe our portfolios are well positioned to continue to outperform in this environment, with significant international, small and mid-cap exposure, and a high level of M&A activity. The ROBO strategies are specifically focused on technology disruptors that are positioned to gain share as the digitalization of the economy accelerates, many of which have been massive beneficiaries of this shift—especially companies in the areas of artificial intelligence, factory and logistics automation, enterprise software, and healthcare technologies.

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17 Dec, 2020

ROBO Brief: Ambarella's AI Capabilities, An IPO Frenzy & More

This week, we discuss Ambarella's growth into AI with its new computer vision capabilities, the major developments happening in the world of precision medicine, and the unprecedented valuation multiples of DoorDash and Airbnb. Please enjoy these insights from our research team.

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12 Nov, 2020

ROBO Brief: E-Commerce & Exact Sciences Expands into Cancer Detection

This week, we explore all things e-commerce from the tremendous growth in online grocery as seen through Ocado's performance to the ambitious plans for online retailers heading into the holiday season. We also discuss the expansion of Exact Sciences into early cancer detection after the acquisition of ThrivePlease enjoy these insights from our research team.

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5 Nov, 2020

Turnkey Tech Investing: October 2020 Market Brief

By Bill Studebaker, CIO & President, ROBO Global

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15 Oct, 2020

ROBO Global Q3 2020 Review

The ROBO Global innovation indices posted double-digit returns in Q3, continuing to outperform global equities. This performance was due, in part, to the digitalization of the economy that has been turbocharged by the COVID-19 crisis. The Robotics & Automation Index (ROBO) returned 11%, the Artificial Intelligence Index (THNQ) increased 10%, and the Healthcare Technology & Innovation Index (HTEC) rose 14% for the quarter. Our strategies are focused on technology disruptors, especially in the areas of artificial intelligence, factory and logistics automation, enterprise software, and healthcare technologies. In this report, we discuss key sector trends and big movers in each space.

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6 Oct, 2020

Turnkey Tech Investing: September 2020 Market Brief

By Bill Studebaker, CIO & President, ROBO Global

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23 Sep, 2020

EARNINGS REPORT: Q2 2020

In our latest report, our research team reviews earnings updates across our innovation indices with better than expected earnings results in 2Q20. We review both the fundamentals and areas of interest across robotics, AI and healthcare technology.

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