Entries filed under 'Growth Investing'

    Will Mobile Payments Revolutionize How We Pay?

    June 29, 2015 4:35 PM by Subrata Ghose

    With the current pace of technology, some experts believe digital payment options will only expand and improve as next-generation cybersecurity advances. 

    Next time you hear the advertising slogan, “What’s in your wallet?”, consider how you feel about digital wallets—for example, using a smartphone to buy something at a store. 

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    Will Driverless Cars Be Fast and Furious?

    May 27, 2015 11:00 AM by Lord Abbett Editorial Staff

    Technology is certainly burning up the track, but with a variety of speed bumps ahead, widespread adoption will likely be evolutionary, not revolutionary.

    Can driverless-car innovation transform a world rife with crumbling infrastructure, rush-hour gridlock, extreme weather conditions, unavoidable collisions, myriad insurance jurisdictions, massive recalls, and regulatory inertia? (And on a lighter, seasonal note, will such technology transform high school prom rituals like staying up all night to watch the sun come up?)

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    Global Warming to Solar Energy

    May 19, 2015 1:50 PM by Lord Abbett Editorial Staff

    Thanks to lower prices and greater efficiency of solar energy, more and more locations around the world are achieving grid parity, or better, and demand is booming. 

    According to a report for the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) by the University of Cambridge and PriceWaterhouseCoopers, around $150 billion was invested globally in solar energy generation in 2014, and solar energy is poised to achieve grid parity1 in 80% of the world’s countries within the next two years.2

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    Are Cable Companies Doomed?

    April 14, 2015 12:10 PM by So Young Lee

    More people may "cut the cord" now that HBO is offering a standalone streaming service, and others are on the way. But the strongest pay-tv providers should not just survive, but thrive.

    As a research analyst covering media, Internet, and cable companies, I am fascinated by the number of consumers who would gladly end their cable subscriptions if they could receive their favorite programming a la carte at a lower price—or avoid cable altogether. With the recent introduction of HBO Now and digital distributors offering slimmer content bundles at less than half the rate of cable, some industry watchers have suggested it marks the beginning of the end of cable TV as we know it.

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    Taking the Pulse of Life Sciences and Diagnostics

    April 8, 2015 9:15 AM by Heidi Lawrence

    Next-generation genomic sequencing should not only permit the use of new clinical applications that were not previously feasible but also save the healthcare system money.

    Although speculation about mergers and acquisitions (M&A) has generally supported valuations in the life sciences tools and diagnostics sector, I have advised my colleagues to consider such companies based on select capital deployment and secular growth stories.

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