BANK OF AMERICA: 'Long Robots, Short Human Beings'

Long robots, short human beingsBofA Merrill Lynch Global Investment Strategy, IFR, BloombergNote: growth interpolated 1974-1982, 1984-1990, 1991-1994, 1996-1999.

From BofA Merrill Lynch chief investment strategist Michael Hartnett’s latest note to clients:

“The rise in the use of industrial robots and the decline in the number of manufacturing jobs for human beings (Chart 1, front page) remind us of the technology theme. BofAML’s tech analysts favour innovative hardware, the socially mobile consumer and cloud collaboration as their big 2014 themes. We are long tech but wary of the close correlation between internet stocks and central bank liquidity.”

NOW WATCH: Money & Markets videos

Want to read a more in-depth view on the trends influencing Australian business and the global economy? BI / Research is designed to help executives and industry leaders understand the major challenges and opportunities for industry, technology, strategy and the economy in the future. Sign up for free at