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e were gratified by the enthusiastic response to our deep dive into big media in the May issue. luckbox readers who’ve been paying attention have noted that our editorial adulation of Disney was well-founded and timely. Just days after the issue was published, volatility soared and DIS stock climbed more than 25%. That volatility uptick won’t go down as an isolated event. luckbox plans to make a habit of offering articles on investment themes, sectors and companies ripe for increased investor interest. That interest will result in greater volatility—our code word for opportunity. Which brings us to the current issue’s focus on robotics and artificial intelligence. We’re certain that companies in the robotics and artificial intelligence sector are on their way to becoming the new FANG stocks and, as such, the darlings of talking heads, analysts and irrational investors. Manufacturers of consumer and industrial robots appear poised to enjoy high volatility and lofty valuations. It’s not a difficult forecast to make. Robotics driven by narrow intelligence—a data-driven form of deep learning—are becoming an everyday reality, not a dream of the future. Just ask Siri, Google, Cortana or Alexa. But what about true artificial intelligence, the machines capable of thinking broadly on their own? They could reside among us in only 10 years, the “middle distance,” according to some experts. That prospect frightens the likes of Elon Musk, who recently


declared that, “AI is far more dangerous than nukes.” Notwithstanding an apocalypse, opportunities will arise for wellinformed active investors as robots proliferate. The situation brings to mind the wisdom of noted investor and programmer Sam Altman, chairman of Y Combinator and co-chairman of Open AI, a safe artificial general intelligence advocacy and research group. “AI will most likely lead to the end of the world, but in the meantime there’ll be great companies.” In the spirit of the latter part of Altman’s declaration, this issue takes a deep-learning approach to the subject of deep learning—including insights from the brightest minds in robotics and AI. The issue also includes examinations of market leaders, their products and their prospects. It not only introduces some humanoid robots well worth knowing but also imparts the latest intelligence on resources that may improve your trading and investment outcomes. After all, robotics is exploding and artificial intelligence is evolving. AI alone is expected to contribute up to $15.7 trillion to the global economy in 2030, more than the current output of China and India combined. There’s a lot to take in, so let’s get started. Tom Preston features editor

thinking inside the luckbox luckbox is dedicated to helping hard-working, proactive readers achieve results just as positive as the good fortune that befalls talentless, lazy luckboxes whose outlier outcomes outstrip their skills. how? it’s all here in the luckbox manifesto.

the luckbox soapbox 1 tune out the noise and

false prophets in the investment world

2 understanding probability is

the key to improving outcomes in the markets and in life

3 stock-picking is a low-

probability investment strategy

4 hot investment themes,

sectors and stocks matter only because they tend to produce greater volatility

5 greater volatility =

greater opportunity

6 options are the best vehicle to

manage market risk & exploit market volatility

7 whatever you’re doing

with your money now— you can do better

8 luckbox can help you do

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9 learn your options—luck

smiles upon the prepared

10 so, get off your ath,

let’s do some math!

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Jeff Joseph editorial director

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June 2019  

If there is a single sector that investors need to understand to navigate opportunities in the years to come, its Robotics, Automation and A...

June 2019  

If there is a single sector that investors need to understand to navigate opportunities in the years to come, its Robotics, Automation and A...

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