An AI-Powered Top Ten List of Stocks

We regularly check in on a relatively small US listed exchange traded fund with a unique twist: it uses IBM Watson-powered artificial intelligence to pick US stocks. With just $145 million …

Millennial Video Content Consumption Stats

How many streaming video subscriptions do you have? Like the average US consumer, my household subscribes to three. In my case, it’s Netflix, Hulu and HBO, but there’s over 300 streaming …

More Legal Marijuana, Less Beer

Who are the consumers actually driving the legal recreational marijuana industry’s growth? That’s exactly what a new and insightful study set out to find. Spoiler alert: it’s not just the cliché …

“Peak China” Is In 2029

Guess which country’s preeminent social sciences think tank wrote in a recent report: “The era of negative population growth is coming soon”. That “soon” is a tell, because this is not …

Take This Job and Shove It: March Edition

“There’s one report that everyone in Washington, the geek world, sort of hangs on. It’s called the JOLTS Report, it’s jobs open, jobs lost.” Former White House chief economic advisor Gary …

Recession’s Role In Disruption

The first lead-managed equity deal I ever worked on was saving Chrysler from bankruptcy in 1991. Investment banks led by the old Salomon Brothers and First Boston (where I worked) raised …

Marijuana: Growth Labor Market

By DataTrek co-founder Jessica Rabe What’s the fastest growing labor market sector in the US? No pun intended, but it’s the legal marijuana industry, according to a new report by cannabis …

Tesla: How Much Disruption Is Too Much?

Tesla’s recent flip flop on whether it would close its retail stores got us thinking about the oddball nature of automotive retailing in America. This is a subject near and dear …