Nick O'Connor

Oil’s next move will be explosive – but in which direction?

After jumping north of $50 following Opec’s decision to limit supply at the backend of 2016, the oil price this year has been largely “range-bound”. Wow! Thank you to everyone who joined me live last night as part of “Project…

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Backstage from our very first live tech event

I can’t write to you for long today. I’m here with Sam Volkering preparing for tonight’s live event. If you’ve missed it – and I don’t know how that could be since I’ve been banging on about it all week…

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Robot society could make you 10–X

Did we just witness the start of a robotic society? An alliance of robots working in league with one another for the benefit of all (robots), not one? Don’t worry. Our robotic friends haven’t yet risen and overthrown us. I’m…

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Will stocks beat gold until 2034?

Quick. Answer on your gut. Where’s the best place for your money today, stocks or gold? OK, so perhaps that’s an unfair question. I don’t expect you to answer important questions about your finances on a “gut feeling” – although,…

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An “epochal disruption” that could make you ten times your money

On the table for you today is an opportunity. A big one. Whether you take it depends on what kind of person you are deep down. Here’s the story in short: Right now, a group of technology companies are challenging…

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Is the housing market broken?

The UK housing market is “broken”. That’s according to communities secretary Sajid Javid. He was talking at the launch of a major government white paper on the housing market. According to some analysis the UK has built 2.5 million too…

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Fragility in the financial system

Imagine the next time you went to turn out the light at home there was a chance – a very small, but real chance – that a fault in the system would shock you and destroy every other electrical appliance…

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You are not free

Now we walk along the same street, in red pairs, and no man shouts obscenities at us, speaks to us, touches us. No one whistles. There is more than one kind of freedom, said Aunt Lydia. Freedom to and freedom…

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