May 29, 2023

From robotics to nanotechnologies, next industrial revolution is approaching. Learn about top investments in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is characterized by the fusion of the digital, biological, and physical worlds, as well as the growing utilization of new technologies. It represents a fundamental change in the way we live, work and relate to one another. It is a new chapter in human development, enabled by extraordinary technology advances commensurate with those of the first, second and third industrial revolutions. Securities within this list are the most promising companies in this revolution. We use an algorithm that helps us determine which securities have the most impact on the upcoming 4IR. This list’s performance is calculated on an equally weighted method.

This list has performed -11.82% over the past year. By comparison, S&P/NZX 50 Index is -0.92% over the same period. The beta of this list, which is a measure of volatility, is Moderately High at 1.32. List Beta is calculated using an equally weighted average beta of the securities within this list. This list includes 60.00% of Technology stocks, 30.00% of Industrials stocks, 10.00% of Consumer Cyclicals stocks.

List performance is calculated using an equal-weight methodology. This list is generated by scanning the web and using our algorithms to surface potentially relevant securities to the topic. The list is intended to be educational and includes securities that may be suitable for a watchlist. It is not intended for investment or trading purposes. Microsoft does not recommend using the data and information provided as the basis for making any investment decision.


AMZN., Inc. provides a range of products and services to customers. The products offered through its stores include merchandise and content that it purchased for resale and products offered by third-party sellers. It manufactures and sells electronic devices, including Kindle, Fire tablet, Fire TV, Echo, and Ring, and it develops and produces media content. It also offers subscription services such as Amazon Prime, a membership program. Its segments include North America, International and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The AWS segment consists of global sales of compute, storage, database, and other services for start-ups, enterprises, government agencies, and academic institutions. It provides advertising services to sellers, vendors, publishers, authors, and others, through programs, such as sponsored advertisements, display, and video advertising. Customers access its offerings through websites, mobile applications, Alexa, devices, streaming, and physically visiting its stores. Inc. is +2.19% over the past month and -36.54% over the past year, underperforming the S&P/NZX 50 Index by -0.03% over the past month and -35.62% over the past year.


NVDA. NVIDIA Corporation is a personal computer (PC) gaming market. The Company’s segments include Graphics and Compute & Networking. The Graphics segment includes GeForce graphics processing units (GPUs) for gaming and PCs, the GeForce NOW game streaming service and related infrastructure, and solutions for gaming platforms; Quadro/NVIDIA RTX GPUs for enterprise workstation graphics; virtual GPU software for cloud-based visual and virtual computing; automotive platforms for infotainment systems, and Omniverse software for building three-dimensional (3D) designs and virtual worlds. The Compute & Networking segment includes Data Center platforms and systems for artificial intelligence (AI), high-performance computing (HPC), and accelerated computing; Mellanox networking and interconnect solutions; automotive AI Cockpit, autonomous driving development agreements, and autonomous vehicle solutions; cryptocurrency mining processors (CMP); Jetson for robotics, and NVIDIA AI Enterprise.

NVIDIA Corp. is +24.29% over the past month and -10.22% over the past year, outperforming the S&P/NZX 50 Index by +22.07% over the past month and -9.31% over the past year.


AMD. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. is a global semiconductor company. Its segments include Computing and Graphics, and Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom. The Computing and Graphics segment primarily includes desktop and notebook microprocessors, accelerated processing units that integrate microprocessors and graphics, chipsets, discrete graphics processing units (GPUs), data center and professional GPUs, and development services. It may also sell or license portions of its intellectual property (IP) portfolio. The Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom segment primarily includes server and embedded processors, semi-custom system-on-chip (SoC) products, development services, and technology for game consoles, and it may also sell or license portions of its IP portfolio. Its microprocessor customers consist primarily of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), large public cloud service providers, original design manufacturers (ODMs), system integrators, and independent distributors.

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is +11.86% over the past month and -28.74% over the past year, outperforming the S&P/NZX 50 Index by +9.64% over the past month and -27.82% over the past year.


INTC. Intel Corporation is engaged in designing and manufacturing products and technologies. The Company’s segments include Client Computing Group (CCG), Data Center and AI (DCAI), Network and Edge (NEX), Mobileye, Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics (AXG), and Intel Foundry Services (IFS). The CCG segment is focused on long-term operating system, system architecture, hardware, and application integration that enable PC experiences. Its DCAI segment offers workload-optimized solutions to cloud service providers and enterprise customers, along with silicon devices for communications service providers. Its NEX segment helps networks and edge compute systems from inflexible fixed-function hardware to general-purpose compute, acceleration, and networking devices running cloud-native software on programmable hardware. The Mobileye segment provides driving assistance and self-driving solutions. AXG segment delivers products and technologies to its customers to solve computational problems.

Intel Corp. is -4.73% over the past month and -40.72% over the past year, underperforming the S&P/NZX 50 Index by -6.95% over the past month and -39.80% over the past year.


NET. Cloudflare, Inc. is a global cloud services provider that delivers a range of services to businesses of all sizes and in all geographies. The Company’s network serves as a scalable, unified control plane to deliver security, performance, and reliability across on-premise, hybrid, cloud, and software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications. The Company’s integrated suite of products consists of solutions for an organization’s external-facing infrastructure, such as Websites, applications, and application programming interfaces (APIs) to deliver security, performance, and reliability; solutions to serve an organization’s internal resources, such as Internal networks and devices; developer-based solutions, and consumer offerings. Its security products include Cloud Firewall, Bot Management, Unmetered Mitigation, Cloudflare Orbit, SSL for SaaS, Dedicated & Custom Certs and others. Its performance products include Content Delivery, Intelligent Routing, Content Optimization and others.

Cloudflare Inc. is +47.30% over the past month and -34.22% over the past year, outperforming the S&P/NZX 50 Index by +45.08% over the past month and -33.30% over the past year.

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