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I am a Finance, and Operations and Information Management Double Major in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. I am part of the Georgetown University Student Investment Fund and I am actively involved in their tech investing branch. I also graduated from Eton College in... More
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  • Google Augmented Reality Glasses: A Stunning Piece Of Innovation And Stupidity

    Google (GOOG) recently developed a prototype to a product that moves us closer to an entirely technology focused world. The augmented reality glasses literally allow you to get information on anything in front of your eyes, program your calendar, chat with people, take a picture and many other sophisticated things.

    These glasses have limitless applications for the future and though they might distract one from their everyday business, the possible benefits far outweigh the potential distractions. This is one side of the story. This invention moves us closer to full technological integration which many see as a good thing but others see as harmful.

    Personally, I believe these glasses are a potentially dangerous door to open. Up till now we are not fully connected with technology, we choose to use our phones and computers. However, with this step, a dangerous path has been set upon, where we might see ear pieces and augmented glasses become everyday reality. This is not a positive step for the human condition and I am strongly against it. However, I suppose the development of these technologies will never be stopped.

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Tags: GOOG
    May 09 5:35 PM | Link | Comment!
  • UNQT An Interesting Play Over The Next Few Weeks

    Union Equity (OTCPK:UNQT) is a truck leasing business which operates in 48 states. It is a small but solid company which has done very well over the fiscal year of 2011 according to its financial statements. Its marketing strategy consists of specifically targeting the group of owner operators of trucks as the potential buyers of its products.

    Union Equity is a remarkable company because of its apparent profitability over the last year. It has increased revenues by 83% while its share price tumbled from $1.90 per share to just $0.0002 per share before recovering to its current price. It currently trades on the Pink sheets at just $0.0004 per share. According to its financials, its revenues have risen from $337,252 in fiscal year 2010 to $638,186 in fiscal year 2011. UNQT reported $32116 as its net income for the 4th quarter of 2011 which contrasts with ($123,193) for the 4th quarter of 2010. Total net income for 2011 was reported as $132,244.

    The company has also announced that it is going to refocus its strategy within the $600 billion trucking industry. It is seeking to increase its cash sources by talking to several potential investors. Furthermore, it is set to expand its trucking fleet to take advantage of the huge market potential the rapidly recovering trucking industry represents. They have a great business model in place to become more profitable and one which also allows for rapid expansion as the company has stated they intend to do.

    In concordance with this, as the US economy continues to recover during the coming years, trucking will become a much more valuable resource. The growth of trading between the states and the recovery of exports, which are facilitated by trucking, will drive this growth and expansion in the economy. Therefore, the service UNQT provides is invaluable to the continued growth of the economy.

    UNQT has also had record numbers of shares traded in recent weeks. On Tuesday alone, 300 million shares traded hands. Furthermore, between Monday and Wednesday in excess of 700 million shares were traded. This volume is a signal and according to the a candlestick analysis of the data UNQT can only rise from here.

    Consequently, I believe UNQT is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

    Disclosure: I am long OTCPK:UNQT.

    Tags: UNQT
    Apr 26 6:25 PM | Link | 2 Comments
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