In the run-up to Christmas, the City publishes a flood of investment outlook papers and notes – fund management firms, investment banks, ETF providers; they’re all at it. I’ve been reading some of them over the last week or so and I can sum them up in two words: cautious optimism. That’s not a surprising conclusion. Analysts and fund managers are reluctant to spoil the party – and their businesses – by suggesting a crash is round the corner.
Investing in China is tempting. The economy has grown at a stunning rate since the 80s and plenty of pundits thinks China can maintain strong growth in the medium term. What’s more, Chinese firms like Baidu, Alibaba and JD.com have been strong stock market performers in recent years. China isn’t a one-way bet, however. The country’s stock market had a major wobble in 2015 over concerns about debt and those concerns haven’t completely gone away.
The Big Call: Robotics, technology and ETFs by Ed Bowsher, 29th November 2017 Technology and Robotics shares have been on a tear this year, but is it too late to get involved? We also discuss how Intuitive Surgical develops robots for the operating theatre, and we look at six technology ETFs from iShares and ETF Securities. Ed Bowsher’s guests are Howie Li from ETF Securities, Richard Lightbound of Robo Global, and Joe Parkin from iShares.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".