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Corliss Tech Review Group: Our privacy is on the line in age of big data - 1 views

The White House issued a warning last week: Big data may be harmful to our privacy. Give the White House credit. It is trying to keep an important issue before the eyes of the public. OK, this one...

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Old tech is new darling of equity income investors - 1 views

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    Technology stocks have never been the best friend of the equity income investor. Until the financial crisis struck in 2008, the yield on the MSCI Global Technology index remained resolutely below 1 per cent, with many tech companies simply not having the free cash flows to pay meaningful dividends. Those that did generally preferred to splurge on acquisitions as they chased market share in a frenetic land grab.

    And even after the global stock market sell-off briefly pushed yields above 2 per cent in late 2008 and early 2009, they sank back to little over 1 per cent in 2010.

    However, yields have since climbed back above 1.5 per cent and some equity income fund managers, at least, are starting to take note.

    "Traditionally, technology companies never really paid dividends, so we were unable to make investments, resulting in us being structurally underweight technology for a long time," says Nick Clay, co-manager of the £4bn Newton Global Higher Income fund.




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