About Jeff Sanford

Jeff Sanford has worked as a business journalist for more than fifteen years. He has held staff jobs at major commercial publications such as Canadian Business and National Post Business magazine. He has contributed to various Canadian, U.S. and UK-based publications. He has written about markets, economy, finance, energy, infrastructure, government policy and technology. He currently lives and works in the west-end Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale.

Biometrics industry stocks this week

The Detroit International Auto Show is underway this week in Motown. Reflected in the line-up are signs of the epic, once-in-history shift in the fundamental nature of the auto industry. Today, of course, Detroit steel is merging with Silicon Valley digital tech as a new era of automated vehicles (AV) is dawning. Even two years ago the idea of self-driving cars as an imminent consumer item would seem nuts, recent predictions have been that a true self-driving car would not

Biometrics industry stocks this week

A trendy debate among financial types is whether the economy is in the late-stages of this current expansionary cycle. Fund managers assume there are identifiable stages to periods of growth in the economy. Many think there are some signs popping up of late-cycle froth in this current market upswing. One eminent name weighing in on this debate over the last week was David Rosenberg, a former chief economist for Merrill Lynch. These days Rosenberg works for a Toronto-based firm, Gluskin

Biometrics industry stocks this week

Naysayers about the direction of stock markets continue to get it wrong. Share indexes have started 2018 with a bang. This week the Dow Jones Industrial Average moved past the 25000 point mark for the first time in history. The Nasdaq market set its own record, closing above 7,000 on Tuesday. It would be folly to expect the Nasdaq to go on to chalk up another 37-percent annual advance in 2018 as it did in 2017. Prudently, many fund managers

Biometrics industry stocks: 2017, the year that was

What a weird era we inhabit. The Internet of Everything, learning-based software and artificial intelligence are coming together to create a radical transformation in the global economy. Digital networking technologies developed in the ‘90s have matured and become much more sophisticated. A new generation of sensors and processors are being built right into the physical infrastructure of the global economy, allowing an amazing new level of automation. Some have taken to calling this shift the Fourth Industrial Revolution. And that’s

Biometrics industry stocks this week

As the biometrics industry continues to grow, Biometric Update is bringing a new focus to the stories around the stocks in the sector. Check in with this space each week for a rundown of the financial news and interesting ideas from the week that was. Apple has indicated that it expects sales of its iPhone X to be strong this holiday season. That strong demand for the face-based biometric smartphone has resulted in an early Christmas for a company called

Biometrics industry stocks this week

As the biometrics industry continues to grow, Biometric Update is bringing a new focus to the stories around the stocks in the sector. Check in with this space each week for a rundown of the financial news and interesting ideas from the week that was. Swedish biometrics firm Fingerprint Cards AB recently issued a notice addressing market rumors. Some market participants had, apparently, been speculating about the possibility the company was preparing for a possible takeover bid. The company had

Biometrics industry stocks this week

As the biometrics industry continues to grow, Biometric Update is bringing a new focus to the stories around the stocks in the sector. Check in with this space each week for a rundown of the financial news and interesting ideas from the week that was. Yet another major data breach has come to light. The latest announcement comes from governance-challenged, ride-hailing service Uber, which admitted it lost massive amounts of use data in a hack that occurred months ago. The

Biometrics industry stocks this week

As the biometrics industry continues to grow, Biometric Update is bringing a new focus to the stories around the stocks in the sector. Check in with this space each week for a rundown of the financial news and interesting ideas from the week that was. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite set new record highs this week. The advances have, as usual, been propelled by tech stocks. Investors continue to bet that companies like

Biometrics industry stocks this week

As the biometrics industry continues to grow, Biometric Update is bringing a new focus to the stories around the stocks in the sector. Check in with this space each week for a rundown of the financial news and interesting ideas from the week that was. Market prognosticators are talking this week about a new “tone” in stock markets. Last week an early rally gave way to a sharp sell-off mid-morning. The market weakness continued through the next five trading sessions.

Biometrics industry stocks this week

As the biometrics industry continues to grow, Biometric Update is bringing a new focus to the stories around the stocks in the sector. Check in with this space each week for a rundown of the financial news and interesting ideas from the week that was. This week we have added some companies to our biometrics industry stocks coverage. Both names have one thing in common–they’re reporting strong quarterly results. Calgary, Alberta, Canada-based company, NovaTeqni Corporation is focused on biometrics as