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Opto Sessions – Invest in the Next Big Idea

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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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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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English


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Anthony Scaramucci & Dan Tapiero - Digital Assets Are ‘The Biggest Opportunity of All Time’

6/20/2024
📲 Blockchain has been the top-performing theme over the past 12 months, the OPTO screener shows. Discover top-performing stocks within this theme - Install app for free 🇺🇸: https://optothemes.onelink.me/BZDG/ti2lb2fd Today, Anthony Scaramucci, Founder and Managing Partner at SkyBridge Capital & Dan Tapiero, Managing Partner, CEO and CIO of 1RoundTable Partners and 10T Holdings, discuss why they believe that bitcoin and digital assets are among the best investment opportunities they have seen in their lifetimes. Enjoy! -------- The content in this podcast is for informational purposes only. Opto Markets LLC does not recommend any specific securities or investment strategies. Investing involves risk & investments may lose value, including the loss of principal. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investors should consider their investment objectives and risks carefully before investing. The information provided is not an endorsement of this product and is for information and/or educational purposes only.

Duration:00:45:43

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Cathie Wood - Why Innovation Could Be Worth $220 Trillion by 2030 | Repost

6/13/2024
► Invest in top-performing innovation stocks - Install our FREE app: https://optothemes.onelink.me/BZDG/ti2lb2fd Cathie Wood, CEO & CIO of ARK Invest, explains that 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 in ARK Invest’s Big Ideas 2024 report. We’ve synthesised ARK’s 163-page report into an easily digestible summary, available for free exclusively in the OPTO App: optothemes.onelink.me/BZDG/ti2lb2fd Cathie’s Twitter: @CathieDWood To learn more about ARK: https://arkinv.st/ARKInvest -------- The content in this podcast is for informational purposes only. Opto Markets LLC does not recommend any specific securities or investment strategies. Investing involves risk & investments may lose value, including the loss of principal. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investors should consider their investment objectives and risks carefully before investing. The information provided is not an endorsement of this product and is for information and/or educational purposes only.

Duration:00:25:41

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Miriam McLemore - AWS - Amazon, Cloud, Data & Generative AI

6/5/2024
► Invest in top-performing AI stocks with OPTO - Install FREE app: https://optothemes.onelink.me/BZDG/ti2lb2fd Today, Miriam McLemore, Enterprise Strategist at AWS, discusses her journey from CIO at Coca-Cola to her current role, emphasising the importance of cloud adoption and data security in leveraging AI. She highlights that 2023 was a year of experimentation, while 2024 is seeing companies developing clear AI strategies, particularly those already using cloud infrastructure. Miriam also notes the transformative impact of AI across industries, with examples from healthcare and sports, and advises businesses to secure their data to maintain competitive advantages when deploying generative AI technologies. Enjoy! -------- The content in this podcast is for informational purposes only. Opto Markets LLC does not recommend any specific securities or investment strategies. Investing involves risk & investments may lose value, including the loss of principal. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investors should consider their investment objectives and risks carefully before investing. The information provided is not an endorsement of this product and is for information and/or educational purposes only.

Duration:00:40:51

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Que Nguyen - Gen AI Mania: Next DOT-COM Bubble About to Burst?

5/31/2024
► Invest in top-performing AI stocks - Install our FREE app: https://optothemes.onelink.me/BZDG/ti2lb2fd Today, we have the pleasure of speaking with Que Nguyen, Chief Investment Officer at Research Affiliates. Que explores the lifecycle of generative AI, drawing parallels to the early Internet boom and discussing its current stage of development. She also discusses the evolving investment landscape for GenAI, highlighting key indicators and lessons from past tech cycles, before sharing her insights on the potential winners and losers in the GenAI space. Enjoy! Read Que's article here: https://www.researchaffiliates.com/publications/articles/1030-embrace-genai-mania -------- The content in this podcast is for informational purposes only. Opto Markets LLC does not recommend any specific securities or investment strategies. Investing involves risk & investments may lose value, including the loss of principal. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investors should consider their investment objectives and risks carefully before investing. The information provided is not an endorsement of this product and is for information and/or educational purposes only.

Duration:00:32:17

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Yuri Khodjamirian - Tema ETFs - Life Sciences: An Undervalued Megatrend?

5/23/2024
► 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 delve into the challenges and opportunities in the biotech sector with Yuri Khodjamirian, CIO of Tema ETFs. We explore how investors can navigate the sector's regulatory, scientific, and funding risks to capitalise on this demographic shift and historically low valuations. Prior to Tema ETFs, Yuri spent over a decade at Majedie Asset Management managing the firm’s UK and global portfolios. Enjoy! Listen to our previous episode featuring Yuri: Spotify Apple Podcasts -------- The content in this podcast is for informational purposes only. Opto Markets LLC does not recommend any specific securities or investment strategies. Investing involves risk & investments may lose value, including the loss of principal. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investors should consider their investment objectives and risks carefully before investing. The information provided is not an endorsement of this product and is for information and/or educational purposes only.

Duration:00:42:34

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Kate Moore - BlackRock - Why Stocks Could See An Upside At the End of 2024

5/16/2024
► Discover stocks before they take off - Install our FREE app: https://optothemes.onelink.me/BZDG/ti2lb2fd 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 automation, semiconductors and cybersecurity. Enjoy! -------- The content in this podcast is for informational purposes only. Opto Markets LLC does not recommend any specific securities or investment strategies. Investing involves risk & investments may lose value, including the loss of principal. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investors should consider their investment objectives and risks carefully before investing. The information provided is not an endorsement of this product and is for information and/or educational purposes only.

Duration:00:34:14

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Matt Hougan - Stablecoins: Bigger Than Bitcoin ETFs?

5/9/2024
► 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! -------- The content in this podcast is for informational purposes only. Opto Markets LLC does not recommend any specific securities or investment strategies. Investing involves risk & investments may lose value, including the loss of principal. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investors should consider their investment objectives and risks carefully before investing. The information provided is not an endorsement of this product and is for information and/or educational purposes only.

Duration:00:46:09

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Nick Percoco - Kraken CSO: Why Cybersecurity is Key for a Cryptocurrency Exchange

4/30/2024
► 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. -------- The content in this podcast is for informational purposes only. Opto Markets LLC does not recommend any specific securities or investment strategies. Investing involves risk & investments may lose value, including the loss of principal. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investors should consider their investment objectives and risks carefully before investing. The information provided is not an endorsement of this product and is for information and/or educational purposes only.

Duration:00:51:06

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Tim Bixby - Lemonade [LMND]: Disrupting Insurance with AI & Big Data

4/25/2024
► 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: Spotify Apple Podcasts -------- The content in this podcast is for informational purposes only. Opto Markets LLC does not recommend any specific securities or investment strategies. Investing involves risk & investments may lose value, including the loss of principal. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investors should consider their investment objectives and risks carefully before investing. The information provided is not an endorsement of this product and is for information and/or educational purposes only.

Duration:00:40:44

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Peter Beck - Rocket Lab CEO: Challenging Elon Musk in the New Space Age

4/18/2024
► Discover top-performing Space stocks - Install our FREE app: https://optothemes.onelink.me/BZDG/ti2lb2fd 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 envisioning a future where the combination of rocket and spacecraft capabilities unlocks unprecedented opportunities in space commercialisation and infrastructure development. Enjoy! -------- The content in this podcast is for informational purposes only. Opto Markets LLC does not recommend any specific securities or investment strategies. Investing involves risk & investments may lose value, including the loss of principal. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investors should consider their investment objectives and risks carefully before investing. The information provided is not an endorsement of this product and is for information and/or educational purposes only.

Duration:00:47:05

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Dr. Jeff Ross - Bitcoin Price To Drop 40% Post Halving?

4/11/2024
► Invest in innovation with OPTO: https://optothemes.onelink.me/BZDG/ti2lb2fd 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 MicroStrategy’s balance sheet and why he believes this will make the company the world’s most valuable in less than 10 years. Enjoy! -------- The content in this podcast is for informational purposes only. Opto Markets LLC does not recommend any specific securities or investment strategies. Investing involves risk & investments may lose value, including the loss of principal. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investors should consider their investment objectives and risks carefully before investing. The information provided is not an endorsement of this product and is for information and/or educational purposes only.

Duration:00:52:30

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The Big Picture | Jens Nordvig - What Trump II Could Mean for Markets & the Economy

3/28/2024
► Download our App to invest in innovation: https://optothemes.onelink.me/BZDG/ti2lb2fd 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 the US dollar. We also discuss the intricate relationship between public perception and economic realities under the Biden administration. Jens shares his take on the key policy priorities facing the incoming US president amidst ongoing economic and geopolitical challenges. Enjoy! ► Disclaimer: https://optothemes.com/disclosures

Duration:00:40:30

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Pedro Palandrani - Roadmap to Tomorrow: Autonomous Vehicles, Driverless Trucks & Robotaxis

3/21/2024
► Download our App to invest in innovation: https://optothemes.onelink.me/BZDG/ti2lb2fd 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 rapidly growing industry. Driverless vehicles, in particular, have huge potential for streamlining the world’s supply chains. Pedro explains why he is particularly bullish on this emerging segment and which stocks are key to its development. Enjoy! ► Disclaimer: https://optothemes.com/disclosures

Duration:00:38:14

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Jim Rogers - "Time To Worry" About China's Economic Troubles & Market Overexuberance

3/14/2024
► Download our App to invest in innovation: https://optothemes.onelink.me/BZDG/ti2lb2fd 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 of “despair” following its real estate bubble. Jim also mentions why he's investing in countries like Uzbekistan before sharing insights into his long/short investment strategy and the key qualities of a successful investor. Enjoy! ► Disclaimer: https://optothemes.com/disclosures

Duration:00:35:40

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Arelis Agosto - Gene Therapy: Decoding the Future of Healthcare

3/7/2024
► Download our App to invest in innovation: https://optothemes.onelink.me/BZDG/ti2lb2fd 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! ► Disclaimer: https://optothemes.com/disclosures

Duration:00:37:54

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Christian Magoon - AI in Cybersecurity: A New Weapon in 2024's Global Arms Race

2/29/2024
► Download our App to invest in innovation: https://optothemes.onelink.me/BZDG/ti2lb2fd 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 capitalise on the cybersecurity arms race. In the second half of the discussion, we focus on another sector with disruptive potential: cannabis. Christian walks us through the latest regulatory shifts and investment opportunities in this space, explaining why cannabis could shake up traditional consumer packaged goods markets. Enjoy! ► Subscribe to our YouTube channel & never miss an episode: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCENW0ZwwrW6NG52OJnRxNLg ► Disclaimer: https://optothemes.com/disclosures

Duration:00:46:52

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Cathie Wood - Why Innovation Could Be Worth $220 Trillion by 2030 | ARK Invest Big Ideas 2024

2/23/2024
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 in ARK Invest’s Big Ideas 2024 report. We’ve synthesised ARK’s 163-page report into an easily digestible summary, available exclusively in our App: optothemes.onelink.me/BZDG/ti2lb2fd Cathie’s Twitter: @CathieDWood To learn more about ARK: https://arkinv.st/ARKInvest

Duration:00:25:41

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Adam Taggart - Soft vs Hard Landing: Where Is the US Economy Heading in 2024?

2/15/2024
► Download our FREE App & Discover the Next Big Investment Opportunities (US & UK only): https://optothemes.page.link/app 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 channel. We delve into the impact of central bank interventions, the potential consequences of inflation, and the challenges in forecasting economic trends. We also touch upon the worrying US employment data, market breadth, and the concentration of market gains in a few stocks. While considering the possibility of a ‘soft landing,’ Adam emphasises the importance for investors to have contingency plans in case the outlook proves more challenging than expected. We conclude with Adam expressing concerns about the rapid displacement of labour by AI and the challenges of a worsening immigration crisis in the US. Prior to Thoughtful Money, which he launched last November, Adam ran Wealthion. He has worked in diverse roles, among them investment banker for Merrill Lynch, at the start of his career, and Vice President of Marketing for North America at Yahoo! Finance. ► Subscribe to our FREE newsletter: www.cmcmarkets.com/en/opto/newsletter ------------------ Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. CMC Markets is an execution-only service provider. The material (whether or not it states any opinions) is for general information purposes only and does not take into account your personal circumstances or objectives. Nothing in this material is (or should be considered to be) financial, investment, or other advice on which reliance should be placed. No opinion given in the material constitutes a recommendation by CMC Markets or the author that any particular investment, security, transaction, or investment strategy is suitable for any specific person. The material has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research. Although we are not specifically prevented from dealing before providing this material, we do not seek to take advantage of the material prior to its dissemination. CMC Markets does not endorse or offer opinions on the trading strategies used by the author. Their trading strategies do not guarantee any return and CMC Markets shall not be held responsible for any loss that you may incur, either directly or indirectly, arising from any investment based on any information contained herein for any loss that you may incur, either directly or indirectly, arising from any investment based on any information contained herein.

Duration:00:48:59

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Dave Mazza - Why the 'Magnificent Seven' Stocks Are Driving The Market

2/9/2024
► Download our FREE App (US & UK only): https://optothemes.page.link/app 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 skyrocketing by $197 billion, questions arise about the driving forces behind this historic bullishness. Dave navigates through key topics including the exponential growth trends in tech and AI-related sectors, the concentration within the S&P 500, and concerns surrounding valuation and earnings, before exploring if this stellar share price performance aligns with underlying fundamentals, the potential for sustained profitability, and the significance of operating margins in investor decision-making. Enjoy! ► Read the full story: https://optothemes.page.link/GRGx ► Subscribe to our FREE newsletter: www.cmcmarkets.com/en/opto/newsletter ►Check out Dave's report: https://blog.roundhillinvestments.com/the-big-picture-magnificent-7 ------------------ Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. CMC Markets is an execution-only service provider. The material (whether or not it states any opinions) is for general information purposes only and does not take into account your personal circumstances or objectives. Nothing in this material is (or should be considered to be) financial, investment, or other advice on which reliance should be placed. No opinion given in the material constitutes a recommendation by CMC Markets or the author that any particular investment, security, transaction, or investment strategy is suitable for any specific person. The material has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research. Although we are not specifically prevented from dealing before providing this material, we do not seek to take advantage of the material prior to its dissemination. CMC Markets does not endorse or offer opinions on the trading strategies used by the author. Their trading strategies do not guarantee any return and CMC Markets shall not be held responsible for any loss that you may incur, either directly or indirectly, arising from any investment based on any information contained herein for any loss that you may incur, either directly or indirectly, arising from any investment based on any information contained herein.

Duration:00:31:17

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The Big Picture | Jens Nordvig - China’s Great Economic Slowdown

2/1/2024
Get OPTO’s best content every day by subscribing to our FREE newsletter! 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 Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and capital flows. From a property crisis to a record-low birth rate, we dive deep into the challenges China currently faces, mentioning recent measures announced by Chinese policymakers as they actively seek to support the economy, including a 2 trillion yuan ($280 billion) rescue package. We also discuss China's equity market rollercoaster, decoding recent downturns and rebounds before shifting our attention to India and why it’s emerging as a key destination for emerging market flows. Jens Nordvig brings a wealth of experience from his roles as a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, Senior Investment Associate at Bridgewater, and Head of Fixed Income Research at Nomura. In 2021, Jens co-founded MarketReader, dedicated to explaining market movements through innovative empirical real-time analysis. Enjoy! For more OPTO insights: @OptoThemesYouTubenewsletter------------------ Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. CMC Markets is an execution-only service provider. The material (whether or not it states any opinions) is for general information purposes only and does not take into account your personal circumstances or objectives. Nothing in this material is (or should be considered to be) financial, investment, or other advice on which reliance should be placed. No opinion given in the material constitutes a recommendation by CMC Markets or the author that any particular investment, security, transaction, or investment strategy is suitable for any specific person. The material has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research. Although we are not specifically prevented from dealing before providing this material, we do not seek to take advantage of the material prior to its dissemination. CMC Markets does not endorse or offer opinions on the trading strategies used by the author. Their trading strategies do not guarantee any return, and CMC Markets shall not be held responsible for any loss that you may incur, either directly or indirectly, arising from any investment based on any information contained herein for any loss that you may incur, either directly or indirectly, arising from any investment based on any information contained herein.

Duration:00:38:29