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Zacks Investment Research: Stock Research, Analysis, & Recommendations

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At the center of everything we do is a strong commitment to independent research and sharing its profitable discoveries with investors. This dedication to giving investors a trading advantage led to the creation of our proven Zacks Rank stock-rating system. Since 1986 it has nearly tripled the S&P 500 with an average gain of 26% per year. These returns cover a period from 1986-2011 and were examined and attested by Baker Tilly, an independent accounting firm. Visit performance for information about the performance numbers displayed above.


Trends: Quantum Computing Market Cap Tops $174 Billion

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A recent analysis by Constellation Research found 241 companies in the Quantum Computing space in seven categories driving $8.512 billion in investment to date. A review of funding announcements, deals in pipe, and conversations with investors, demonstrated a tremendous appetite to fund all categories of the quantum ecosystem. The funding to date does not include investments from established digital giants such as Amazon, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, and Nviidia. Across the seven categories, security represented the highest estimated market cap at $124.3 B followed by hardware companies at $23.2B. Full stack vendors who deliver the complete quantum capabilities will drive $14.6 B in estimated market cap.


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NYT > Economy

So proclaimed President Trump at a rally in Arizona on Tuesday, raising the specter of a federal government shutdown if Congress fails to provide the money to put up a wall between Mexico and the United States. And with those words, the president managed to rattle investors in two big financial markets -- United States Treasuries and stocks. In recent years, government shutdowns have become so common that markets have either embraced them or shrugged them off. Noting that during the past three shutdowns, the stock market was unfazed by the political gamesmanship, Mr. Boltansky said, "I think this time will be worse because of the uncertainty from President Trump."


Collaborations vital for digital health opportunities, survey suggests - Digital Health Age

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International law firm Simmons & Simmons has conducted a global survey to gain a better understanding of how digital health will shape the future of collaborations and investments in healthcare. In Q4 2018, the firm surveyed 441 decision makers and investors across the UK, the rest of Western Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. Respondents worked for TMT companies, Healthcare and Life Sciences (HLS) companies and payors or were active investors in the sector. The convergence of digital technology and healthcare – digital health – has become a key driver of change for healthcare systems globally, with the mass adoption of digital technologies set to revolutionise healthcare and patient wellbeing. Payors and HLS companies must learn from the mistakes made in other sectors – and find ways to become the disruptors, not the disrupted.


Tesla Cybertruck design stuns: 'Eccentric,' 'eye-popping' or 'weird' 'piece of junk'?

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The Tesla Cybertruck might be from the future, but it's probably not the future. That's the immediate reaction from analysts after Tesla CEO Elon Musk rolled out what can only be described as one of the most stunning reveals in recent automotive history on Thursday night. Musk debuted the pickup to a chorus of bewilderment, as the vehicle's triangular shape, atypical truck bed and stainless steel body immediately set it apart from anything else on the market. With a starting price of $39,900, a top-trim model range of up to 500-plus miles and 0-to-60 acceleration time of less than 2.9 seconds, the Tesla Cybertruck is unlike any other pickup. Its towing capacity ranges up to more than 14,000 pounds, and it boasts payload capacity of up to 3,500 pounds.