195: Diving into the Metaverse with Virtual Reality Picks


Sam’s been taking a deep dive into the “Metaverse” concept that is coming. We take our first step into the subject by going over some picks in the Virtual Reality space based on John Divine’s article found HERE. After the interview, Sam and Derek talk about where they see the space going and potential plays for the Metaverse. This is the first of a series of shows that will focus on potential investment ideas in the upcoming Metaverse.

John Divine is a senior financial markets editor for U.S. News & World Report, where he’s been covering the stock market, Wall Street and the economy since 2016. Prior to U.S. News, Divine covered the stock market for The Motley Fool and InvestorPlace.

The year before beginning his career as a financial reporter, Divine graduated with honors from Appalachian State University, where he majored in Finance & Banking in 2011. Out of college, he spent some time at Merrill Lynch and Grandbridge Real Estate Capital, a commercial real estate arm of BB&T.

Since turning to journalism, Divine has appeared on numerous financial media programs – discussing Wall Street earnings, acquisitions, valuation and other issues – including Cheddar, Money Life With Chuck Jaffe, iHeartRadio, WSJ Radio and WBBM Chicago, as well as several other outlets.

Mr. Divine has been referenced, cited, linked to, quoted or published on many of the most well-read and respected publications in the world including The New York Times, the L.A. Times, Forbes, Barron’s, USAToday and CNBC. Learn more about John HERE.


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Time Stamps:

  • 06:44 – When did you get interested in virtual reality and the metaverse?
  • 09:37 – Have you tried on any of the VR headsets as yet?
  • 12:16 – How do you see the hardware and software being implemented and consumer friendly?
  • 13:41 – What are the types of companies that will profit from virtual reality?
  • 15:02 – What are your stock picks?
  • 18:32 – Who are the leaders in the operating system?
  • 24:39 – Do you have any other thoughts on the metaverse?
  • 32:40 – Sam and Derek review

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