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Supertrends: Winning Investment Strategies for the Coming Decades

ISBN: 978-0-470-71014-2
472 pages
May 2010
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The 2008-2009 market meltdown and house price collapse has reset the credit and property cycles, and smart investors are now looking for the upside.

But Where Will the Next Bull Runs Come From, and How Can Investors Take Advantage?

The world is now facing staggering change, including exponential performance growth in many technologies. We can expect computers that are smarter than people, self-driven cars and a truly intelligent Internet. We are also facing a biotechnological revolution enabling personalized medicine, fourth generation biofuels, radical extension of human life expectancy, exponential growth in farm yields, and even the recreation of extinct species. Furthermore, our energy sector is facing a complete transformation which will eventually make our energy supply limitless. Meanwhile, our population will grow, age and urbanize, and - largely due to emerging market growth – global purchasing power will have quadrupled by 2050. What will this mean for commodity prices, the environment and growth sectors such as real estate, global finance and luxury?

Supertrends explains not only what will happen, but also how and why. Having himself run several hugely profitable funds through seeking out long term opportunities and having set up and sold several award winning technology and new media companies, author Lars Tvede shows readers how to identify and profit from the investment opportunities of the future. If you need to be prepared for the rest of your life, this is the book for you.

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Table of Contents

Note from the Author.

Preface.

PART I SUPERSCARES.

1. Crises.

2. Money and assets.

3. Bubbles, scares, and crashes.

PART II SUPERTRENDS.

4. Population growth, female emancipation, and aging.

5. Globalization, urbanization, and wealth explosion.

6. Intelligence, knowledge, and innovation.

7. Environmental and resource strain.

PART III SUPEREMPIRES.

8. Tribes and empires.

9. War, terror, and the bottom billion.

PART IV SUPERSECTORS.

10. The shape of things to come.

11. Finance.

12. Real estate.

13. Commodities.

14. Alternative energy.

15. Genomics and biotechnology.

16. Information technology.

17. Luxury.

18. Lifestyles.

PART V SUPERBRAINS.

19. Intelligence and happiness.

20. Postscript: Looking back to now.

Appendix A The 100 most dramatic events, 2010-2050.

Appendix B Sources.

Index.

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Author Information

Lars Tvede (www.larstvede.com) holds a Master’s degree in Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in International Commerce, and he is a certified financial derivatives trader from the National Futures Association in Chicago. He spent 11 years as derivatives trader, portfolio manager and investment banker before moving to the telecommunication and software industries in the mid 1990s. Since then he has co-founded and seed-funded a number of award-winning high-tech companies in the satellite communication, Internet, and mobile space. He is also founder of Beluga, a highly profitable investment and derivatives trading company, and has most recently co-founded CarryQuote, a financial information provider which won the coveted Red Herring Award as one of the world’s top 100 private technology companies in 2009, as well as the IMD Startup Competition as one of Switzerland’s most promising startups in 2010.

Over the years, Lars has authored/co-authored many books covering financial trading, marketing research, market planning, general economics, crises theory and telecommunication/software. Lars was listed in The Guru Guide to Marketing as one of the World’s 62 leading thinkers on marketing strategy.

Lars Tvede lives in Switzerland with his family. His main hobbies are skiing, sailing and collecting Italian sports cars and wine.

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