The FBI is on the move, accessing hundreds of private computers and related networks. The idea might make civil libertarians foam at the mouth, but they’re doing the country a favor that it seriously needs.
That’s because this move is a crucial step towards stopping the threat of a vicious new hack dubbed Hafnium.
Hafnium is bedeviling thousands of companies throughout the US. This is the latest in a string of hacks pushing the value of the cybersecurity market to $304 billion by 2027.
In fact, the email services firm Mimecast Ltd. claims that as many as 61% of companies experienced ransomware attacks in 2020, and almost 80% of organizations were harmed by a lack of cybersecurity preparation.
In spite of some recent pullback, the past year has been absolutely incredible for Bitcoin. The thing is, with Bitcoin still leading the entire cryptocurrency sector, the news is good for this entire field of digital assets. I expect that, as we move forward, we’ll see not only massive upside for cryptocurrency but the blockchain technology that underpins it. But when it comes to claiming a stake, I wouldn’t focus on Coinbase, with its frustrating user experience and poor stock performance post-IPO. Instead, there’s another company that makes it almost effortless to buy a position in leading cryptocurrencies, and three more players I’m looking at in the blockchain industry.
Last week we saw the largest SPAC deal to hit the market, and it could be great timing. While the entire SPAC market has had a major pullback, it looks like we have gotten close to bottoming out and the average SPAC premium is at 3.0%, while the median is at -0.8%, the lowest since November last year according to Accelerate Shares.
On August 25, 2020, I said that there was a fire sale you as a savvy tech investor could take advantage of with Teledoc Health Inc. (TDOC).
Wall Street analysts were worried about Teledoc buying Livongo Health Inc. (LVGO) and the $18.5 billion price tag. But I know this was a big move that would add to TDOC’s lead in the shift to telemedicine.
Livongo makes devices that allow healthcare providers to remotely monitor health metrics such as blood pressure, blood sugar, weight, even behavioral health. Together they allow physicians and nurses to speak to patients remotely while having the most up-to-date information on their health.
I made it clear back then that I expected Teledoc Health Inc. (TDOC) to bounce back and beat the market.
From the day shares hit a bottom on November 10 to its recent high on February 19, TDOC zoomed some 69.6%.
Over that period, it crushed the S&P 500 by a stunning 640%.
Now, history is repeating itself, and this massive profit opportunity is coming back around. The stock is grossly oversold once again, and I see a similar setup in the making as the firm disrupts the $1.3 trillion medical market.
Here’s the thing.
According to a survey from The Harris Poll, 65% of consumers surveyed plan to use telehealth services more often after the pandemic, putting paid to Wall Street’s ridiculous notion that we’re just itching to go back to the doctor’s office.
With the Coinbase stock offering scheduled for April 14, investors will soon have a new way to get some exposure to the red-hot cryptocurrency markets.
The best-known U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase, has 56 million users across 100 countries and reported $1.3 billion in revenue last year.
Coinbase Global Inc. (NASDAQ: COIN) will be the first big crypto company to have a U.S. stock offering and will fire the starting gun for many more to follow. Think of how LinkedIn’s IPO in 2011 opened the door for a wave of social media IPOs over the next several years.
That Coinbase is leading the way is no surprise to me. I’ve had it on my crypto IPO watchlist since 2014. In 2017, I named Coinbase the frontrunner in the race to be the first big crypto IPO.
This week has been an interesting one for SPACs as we got some big announcements, SEC commentary, and saw Playboy Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PLBY) reach all-time highs after being added to Hedgeye’s best idea list.
Merging with a SPAC in October 2020 and trading under the symbol PLBY this past February, the stock price is up more than 300%.
Hedgeye sees massive upside, projecting Playboy Enterprises could be a $10 billion company from its current $1.5 billion market cap.
Realizing that it had to be more than a magazine, the company is in the midst of a major transformation as they make the brand more relevant to younger consumers; operating in the sexual wellness, style & apparel, and the beauty & grooming markets could help them continue to grow.