Bleeding Edge

The Bleeding Edge is the only free newsletter that features investing insights from editor Colin Tedards. Here, Colin will share what he's watching in the market and which stocks you'll want on your radar.

Why One of the Godfathers of AI Left Google

The latest developments in AI led Geoffrey Hinton, one of the “Godfathers of AI,” to resign his position from Alphabet (Google). This comes as quite a surprise given how important his role has been at the company. What’s interesting though are his reasons for leaving. And those reasons are also telling…

Don’t Pull a Chegg

When a CEO makes a broad, sweeping statement claiming that a competitive technology won’t be “right anytime soon,” which is clearly not substantiated and the opposite of what is known to be true… the company is in trouble.

China’s Next Move on Taiwan

Mid-April, China conducted three days of military activities targeting Taiwan. Those activities included encircling Taiwan and even practicing ship launched airstrikes from the Eastern side of Taiwan (the side opposite mainland China). Of course, I’m sure we’d all like to think that it was “no big deal” and these were just routine miliary readiness drills… But they weren’t.

The FTC Just Turned a Blind Eye to This Deal

The reality is that in “normal” market conditions, JP Morgan would have never been permitted to acquire First Republic. It is already too big of a bank, and a deal like that would have never been approved by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). But in times of emergency, where a buyer needs to be found over a weekend, the...

Brad Thomas Discusses the Benefits of Dividend Stocks

Most people know the U.S. stock market is a great way to build wealth over time. Adjusted for inflation, it’s delivered about 7% annual returns. But dividends play an important role in boosting those long-term stock returns – above and beyond share price appreciation. According to research from the IESE Business School, from 1900 to 2018, the S&P 500 delivered 416x...

The Risk of AI Impersonations is Real

More work needs to be done developing artificial intelligence software designed to spot voice, video, and images created by an AI. And that kind of technology needs to be adopted and employed by search engines, social media platforms, messaging platforms, etc.

How Interest Rates Impact VC Investments

Sadly, this is what happens with a $1 trillion-plus annual budget deficit, a credit crunch, and rampant inflation. I expect that early-stage venture capital (VC) investment levels will be on par with 2017 or 2018 levels and will almost certainly be less than half of last year. It feels like we’re taking a massive step backwards…