​Technology is helping to save lives in the workplace by tracking and analyzing workers’ activities.​​​ ​

5G technology is finally arriving ​and is likely to transform businesses and our daily lives while supporting economic growth.​​ ​

Concerns about corporate earnings have driven bouts of market volatility, but in this blog, Dan explains that past periods of weakening profit growth have been favorable for growth equities. From 1984 to 2018, eight such periods occurred during which the Russell 1000 Growth Index generated a median return of 15.8% compared to the 14.1% return of the Russell 1000 Value Index.​​ ​

Innovation and demographics are creating attractive investment opportunities while driving the economy forward. In this blog, Dan explains how Baby Boomers, Gen X and Millennials are increasingly embracing innovation and creating opportunities for leading companies across industry sectors.​​ ​

Technology and innovation are quickly transforming many aspects of the Health Care sector. In this blog, Alger CEO Dan Chung discusses the profound impact that these advancements are having on patients and investors.​​ ​

The evolution of the internet illustrates why the digital revolution is disrupting legacy business models and creating exciting growth opportunities for innovative companies. In this blog, Alger CEO Dan Chung discusses why ​Internet 3.0 may be the most transformative cycle of the digital revolution since the birth of the internet.​​​​ ​

eSports Rush Ahead November 2018
eSports are drawing huge spectator crowds as professional gamers compete for muliti-million dollar prize pools. At the same time, the rapidly growing eSports industry is creating potentially attractive investment opportunities.​​ ​

The trend of small companies disrupting business practices with innovation extends across industries. This blog post focuses on how smaller comp​anies are succeeding by introducing innovation for human resource functions and financial operations. ​

Sometimes it seems as though we can’t keep up with technology due to the rapid pace of advancements. However, we at Alger believe in the power of technology to enhance economic growth. ​When we look at the bigger picture, both innovation and productivity are growing strongly. 

The Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries was characterized by abrupt and rapid technological and sociological transformation. We are now in the midst of another industrial upheaval driven by a digital and data revolution that is impacting businesses, investors, and consumers alike​.​

​After a nearly one-and-a-half-year period in which the S&P 500 Index didn’t experience a single monthly decline, market volatility has returned and many pundits are opining of doom and gloom for investors.​

​With growin​g demand for alpha driving increased use of focused investment strate​gies, it is important to explore the potential downside, if any, of these products​.​ 

​​We recently asked Greenwich Associates to explore the appetite for and popularity of focused strategies. The resulting study, “The Power of Fo​cus,” indicates that a significant shifting of client assets to focused strategies is likely to continue in 2018 and beyond.

​In a reversal of its multi-year decline, the yield for the 10-year Treasury bond has been rising significantly and recently broke out above its trendline. We believe this signals a major inflection in the bond market and the potential continuation of the underperformance of "bond-like equites.​"

​Many investors are just beginning to see the positive implications of significant tr​ansformation around a piece of technology—semiconductors—​that plays a vast role in today’s world. We can most clearly see this in the fact that we now carry the power of a 1980 mainframe around in our pockets every day.​ ​

​​Last quarter, we predicted that business spending would accelerate. We have since see​n that materialize and we believe this is only the beginning, especially because the recently passed tax reform legislation paves the way for businesses to ramp up spending.​