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Value Investing in Life Sciences

  • This piece uses a set of case studies to show there is the potential to use ideas from value investing to identify and build great life sciences businesses.
  • There are challenges to figure out the real intrinsic value of a business in this field - many life sciences companies have negative cash flow early on and projecting future growth is pretty difficult.
  • However, case studies of great life sciences businesses create models to figure out which companies have the potential to grow despite the early lack of profitability.
  • Another great example of a margin of safety in life sciences is finding some sort of hidden asset within a company.
  • Early on, finding technologies that are hard to understand and value create unique opportunities to strike up partnerships where others cannot and raise capital on better terms (as long as the data plays out positively).

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The BEST stats you’ve ever seen

  • To understand the effect of such changes on the World, I have created powerful visualisations using available data, that could give you an insight into it.
  • As it was obvious from the animation, during the 60s, Asian and African countries had fertility rate (average no of children per women), above 5.
  • There seems to be a direct correlation between the two as countries had a high life expectancy with the decrease of fertility rate.
  • The North American countries and Western Europe have high GDP per capita and low child mortality rates.
  • With the turn over of the century, and fast development of new technologies enabled people to get their hands on computers that opened the gates to the Internet.
  • With new cheap devices being released in the past decade people and cheaper data plans, the internet is easily affordable by an average citizen now.

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The BEST stats you’ve ever seen

  • To understand the effect of such changes on the World, I have created powerful visualisations using available data, that could give you an insight into it.
  • As it was obvious from the animation, during the 60s, Asian and African countries had fertility rate (average no of children per women), above 5.
  • There seems to be a direct correlation between the two as countries had a high life expectancy with the decrease of fertility rate.
  • The North American countries and Western Europe have high GDP per capita and low child mortality rates.
  • With the turn over of the century, and fast development of new technologies enabled people to get their hands on computers that opened the gates to the Internet.
  • With new cheap devices being released in the past decade people and cheaper data plans, the internet is easily affordable by an average citizen now.

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Why it matters that IBM is getting out of the facial recognition business

  • The company’s commitment to opposing this type of racially biased surveillance technology fits into a welcome trend of actions being taken after anti-police brutality protests have swept the nation.
  • In a letter to members of Congress, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna said the company would no longer make general-purpose facial recognition and analysis software, citing concerns about the technology’s use by law enforcement agencies.
  • He clarified that IBM “firmly opposes” the use of facial recognition “for mass surveillance, racial profiling, violations of basic human rights and freedoms.” The letter also outlined various efforts the company would take in response to ongoing anti-police brutality demonstrations, such as endorsing a federal registry for police misconduct.
  • Following an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) investigation into law enforcement’s use of Rekognition, Amazon employees protested the company’s practices, and although Amazon has called for regulation of facial recognition technology, the company continues to sell its Rekognition technology.

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The BEST stats you’ve ever seen

  • To understand the effect of such changes on the World, I have created powerful visualisations using available data, that could give you an insight into it.
  • As it was obvious from the animation, during the 60s, Asian and African countries had fertility rate (average no of children per women), above 5.
  • There seems to be a direct correlation between the two as countries had a high life expectancy with the decrease of fertility rate.
  • The North American countries and Western Europe have high GDP per capita and low child mortality rates.
  • With the turn over of the century, and fast development of new technologies enabled people to get their hands on computers that opened the gates to the Internet.
  • With new cheap devices being released in the past decade people and cheaper data plans, the internet is easily affordable by an average citizen now.

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The BEST stats you’ve ever seen

  • To understand the effect of such changes on the World, I have created powerful visualisations using available data, that could give you an insight into it.
  • As it was obvious from the animation, during the 60s, Asian and African countries had fertility rate (average no of children per women), above 5.
  • There seems to be a direct correlation between the two as countries had a high life expectancy with the decrease of fertility rate.
  • The North American countries and Western Europe have high GDP per capita and low child mortality rates.
  • With the turn over of the century, and fast development of new technologies enabled people to get their hands on computers that opened the gates to the Internet.
  • With new cheap devices being released in the past decade people and cheaper data plans, the internet is easily affordable by an average citizen now.

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San Francisco apartment rent prices are dropping fast

  • New monthly data from apartment rental platform Zumper shows San Francisco rents were down nearly 12% year over year in June, making the city's decline the largest in the nation, and a record slide for San Francisco.
  • It's also the second consecutive month San Francisco rental prices have dropped, says the company, which based these statistics on 9,000 listings in San Francisco.
  • According to Zumper, the median rental price for a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco fell 11.8% year over year, from $3,720 to $3,280, beating May's 9% drop.
  • As many tech workers in San Francisco mull their newfound geographic freedom, Georgiades says, the city's real estate market is rapidly changing.
  • The decline in rents could also have an impact on would-be homebuyers in San Francisco, according to Schery Bokhari, an economist at Redfin.
  • Zumper also notes that rental prices in markets just outside major metropolitan areas are up.

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A Google bot scrapes pricing info by adding items to carts

  • John Smith started shopping early on a recent Wednesday and didn’t stop for days.
  • He visited an auto-supply site where he loaded his cart with a replacement turn-signal lever, emergency strobe light and two dozen other items.
  • He hopped over to a home-goods merchant for another 10 items including wood picture frames, address plaques, a towel rack and mailbox.
  • He ordered one of every kind of baby bundle, ranging from about $80 to nearly $500, from a site that sells infant sleeping boxes popular in places such as Finland.

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SoftBank Seeks to End Partnership With Wirecard

  • SoftBank Group Corp.
  • is looking to distance itself from Wirecard AG, after the Japanese tech conglomerate helped arrange a $1 billion investment months before the German payments company went bust.
  • One of the world’s largest technology investors, SoftBank is seeking to terminate a five-year partnership its investment arm formed with Wirecard in April 2019, according to people familiar with the matter.
  • Wirecard...

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Members of Congress want to know more about law enforcement’s surveillance of protesters

  • In a Tuesday letter sent to leaders at several federal agencies, including Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the FBI, officials demanded that those agencies “cease any and all surveilling of Americans engaged in peaceful protests.” They pointed to several instances in which the press has documented federal agencies using concerning surveillance tactics in major American cities, pointing to aircraft that flew over Washington, DC, and temporarily expanded authority granted to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to conduct surveillance over protesters.
  • But the letter sent from Congress to DHS in June seeks more context, and lawmakers have requested a complete list of jurisdictions where DHS conducted or helped in the surveillance of protests, information about what DHS plans to do with the data collects about protesters, and details about whether any local police departments are working with facial recognition.
  • Just a year later, the ACLU released a report detailing how companies, including Facebook and Twitter, provided social media data for a surveillance product that was marketed to law enforcement agencies as a way to track activists and protesters.

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