Opto Sessions – Invest in the Next Big Idea

Opto Sessions – Invest in the Next Big Idea

Investment Opportunities: Opto Sessions brings you exclusive interviews with the world’s top investors, fund managers and CEOs, uncovering their secrets to success. Tune in to learn how to invest in the next big idea and gain actionable insights from the industry's sharpest minds.

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May 23, 2024 42 mins

Invest in top-performing biotech stocks - Install our FREE app: https://optothemes.onelink.me/BZDG/ti2lb2fd

Over the past 25 years, the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index has outperformed the S&P500 by 467%. This growth, fueled by a tripling in FDA drug approvals since 2002, coincides with the UN's prediction that the over-60 population will double by 2050, driving healthcare spending to unprecedented levels.

Today, we d...

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Welcome back! Today, Kate More, Head of Thematic Strategy for BlackRock’s Global Allocation Fund, joins OPTO Sessions to discuss its allocation strategy, her macro-driven approach to investing thematically, her predictions for inflation and equities for the rest of 2024, and some opportunities to watch, from AI to aut...

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Discover top-performing spot bitcoin ETFs & blockchain stocks - Install our FREE app: https://optothemes.onelink.me/BZDG/ti2lb2fd

Matt Hougan, Chief Investment Officer of Bitwise Asset Management, discusses the transformative impact of spot bitcoin ETFs and the future of stablecoins, including potential US legislation and the disruption that could result, with OPTO Sessions. Enjoy!

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Discover top-performing cybersecurity stocks - Install our FREE app: https://optothemes.onelink.me/BZDG/ti2lb2fd

Nick Percoco, Chief Security Officer at cryptocurrency exchange Kraken, tells OPTO Sessions why he believes that artificial intelligence (AI) can play a pivotal role in the future of the industry, and explains how his team is set up to both learn from and respond to new threats.

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Discover top-performing AI stocks - Install our FREE app: https://optothemes.onelink.me/BZDG/ti2lb2fd

Digital insurer Lemonade [LMND] is shaking things up in the insurance sector. Today, Chief Financial Officer Tim Bixby discusses how the insurtech’s understanding of big data and AI is equipping it for long-term success. Enjoy!

Our previous interview featuring Lemonade CFO Tim Bixby:
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Today, Peter Beck, Founder & CEO of Rocket Lab, discusses his vision for Rocket Lab's future as it solidifies its position as one of the leading forces in the new space age. Beck explains the strategic significance of recently announced government contracts in expanding Rocket Lab's market reach while en...

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Today, Dr. Jeff Ross, Founder and Managing Director of Vailshire Partners and Vailshire Capital Management, joins the show to discuss why he believes the bitcoin price could fall in the aftermath of the halving, before gaining in the second half of 2024 through 2025. Jeff also explains Michael Saylor’s pioneering approach to acquiring bitcoin on ...

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Welcome back to the Big Picture, OPTO's macro show in partnership with MarketReader. Together with Danish economist Jens Nordvig, we explore the potential stock market and broader economic implications of a second Donald Trump presidency. We unpack the macro factors investors are most concerned about: inflation, interest rates, and...

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Autonomous vehicles have the potential to completely overhaul transportation, one of the most fundamental elements of our lives. 

Today, Pedro Palandrani, Director of Research at  Global X ETFs, will join OPTO Sessions to discuss the opportunities, as well as the safety, regulatory, and technological challenges, facing this rap...

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Today, we are privileged to welcome Jim Rogers, investing legend and co-founder of the Quantum Fund, which famously returned 4200% over just 10 years.

In this episode, Jim discusses the overexuberance that he believes is ramping up in global markets in 2024. One exception to this trend is China, which is going through a period ...

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Novel gene editing techniques, including companion diagnostics, offer increasingly precise avenues for cancer diagnosis and treatment. 

Today, Arelis Agosto, Senior Healthcare Analyst at Global X ETFs, joins the show to discuss the potential of genomic sequencing approaches to improve healthcare, particularly oncology. Enjoy!

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Today, we have the pleasure of welcoming Christian Magoon, Founder and CEO of Amplify ETFs, back to the show. 

Christian dives into the rapid growth of the cybersecurity industry amid current geopolitical tensions. From AI’s role in boosting the sector to Israel's rise as a tech powerhouse, we discuss how investors can navigate and ...

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Today, it's an absolute honour to introduce a very special guest to the show - none other than Cathie Wood, the visionary CEO & CIO of ARK Invest.

Disruptive innovation makes up a sixth of global business value today. ARK predicts 60% by 2030, potentially catapulting its market cap to $220 trillion.

In this episode, Cathie identifies 5 innovation platforms shaping this era of technological convergence, as outlined...

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Welcome back! Today, we have the pleasure of hosting  Adam Taggar, founder & host of Thoughtful Money.

Adam discusses his outlook for the US economy for the rest of 2024, offering a “consensus consolidation" of insights gathered from the experts he frequently interviews on his ...

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Today, we have the pleasure of welcoming Dave Mazza, Chief Strategy Officer at Roundhill Investments, back to the show.

Dave delves into the growth trajectory of Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Meta, Microsoft, Nvidia, and Tesla, collectively dubbed the 'Magnificent Seven' stocks.

With Meta's stock market value recently...

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Welcome back to The Big Picture, OPTO's macro show, in association with MarketReader. In this episode, recorded in our London headquarters, Jens Nordvig, our macro expert and co-host, discusses China's worsening economic landscape, highlighting its growth slowdown, questioning its economic data reliability, and analysing negative trends in F...

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Welcome back to Opto Sessions! In this episode, we are thrilled to have Tejas Dessai, Research Analyst at Global X ETFs, a prominent asset manager overseeing a staggering $51 billion in AUM globally.

In this episode, Tejas discusses the transformative landscapes of robotics, AI, and cybersecurity, s...

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Welcome back! Today, we have the pleasure of introducing Matthew Sigel, Head of Digital Assets Research at VanEck. 

In this episode, Matthew dives into the SEC’s recent approval of US spot bitcoin ETFs, sharing his thoughts on the wild price movements post-launch and assessing the significance of th...

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Welcome back! Today, we have the pleasure of hosting Jeff Desjardins, Editor-in-Chief of Visual Capitalist & author of the 2021 book ‘Signals: The 27 Trends Defining the Future of the Global Economy.’

In this episode, Jeff maps out the trajectory of the 'Exponential Age,' spotlighting the impact ...

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Welcome back! In the second part of our 2023 special, the spotlight turns to the profound impact of artificial intelligence on the global economy.

As we step into 2024, we chose to reflect on this pivotal theme, drawing insights from thought-provoking interviews with Jeff Booth, technology leader and author of...

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