Tae Kim

Tae is a technology reporter at Barron’s.

Prior to this role, he covered equities and markets as an investing journalist for CNBC Digital. Before that he was an online editor at Yahoo Finance. He also previously worked as an investment analyst at a multi-billion dollar technology hedge fund, a fund of funds and began his career as a management consultant.

Tae is an avid early adopter of technology gadgets, enjoys playing video games and rooting for the Yankees. He graduated from Brown University with a degree in history.

Email: tae.kim@barrons dot com

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Selected Writing

Barron’s Magazine Tech Trader Columns / Features
11/8/19 – Uber’s CEO Wants the Company to Be Magical. The Market Just Wants Profits.
10/25/19 – There’s an Ominous Message Coming From Tech Earnings
10/18/19 – Corporate Tech Buyers Are Cutting Back
10/11/19 – The Next Videogame Cycle Is About to Begin
10/4/19 – The Tech Stock That Apple, AMD, and Nvidia Can’t Do Without
10/4/19 – The Real 5G Winner Could Be China
9/27/19 – The IPO Selloff Has Created At Least One Buying Opportunity: Slack
9/13/19 – Wall Street Is in Love with Apple TV+. Why Consumers Won’t Be
8/30/19 – Activision Is Making Great Games Once Again. That’s Good News for Its Depressed Stock 
8/23/19 – Roku is Winning the TV Streaming War
8/21/19 – ‘Big Short’ Investor Michael Burry Is Now Going Long on GameStop
8/16/19 – The Trade War Is Finally Hitting Tech Stocks
8/9/19 – 4 Tech Stocks That Can Beat Expectations
8/2/19 – The Risks to Apple Are Rising
7/26/19 – Why Investors Shouldn’t Overreact to the DOJ’s Antitrust Review of Big Tech
7/19/19 – Here’s Why Netflix’s Problems Have Only Just Begun
7/5/19 – Amazon Isn’t a Monopoly Yet. Just Look at the Stunning Growth of Shopify
6/28/19 – Microsoft and Amazon Pull Away in a Survey of Big Tech Spenders
6/14/19 – World’s Best CEOs 2019: How Lisa Su Engineered a Stunning Turnaround at Chip Maker AMD

6/7/19 – Weighing the Antitrust Case Against Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook
5/31/19 – Chip Stocks Have Far More Than Tariffs to Worry About
5/17/19 – Buy Take-Two Interactive Stock Because the Next Grand Theft Auto Is Coming
5/3/19 – Alphabet Needs a New Plan to Get the Stock Going Again. We Have Some Ideas
4/26/19 – Zoom Video IPO Shows That Crazy Bubbles Still Exist
4/19/19 – Intel Won’t Be in the 5G iPhone, So Why Are Investors So Thrilled?
4/12/19 – Why ‘Loot Boxes’ May Unlock Trouble for the Videogame Industry
3/29/19 – What Is Apple So Afraid Of?
3/27/19 – Podcast: Google’s Big Bet on Gaming (podcast follow-up)
3/22/19 – Google Jumps Into Gaming; Take Profits on Apple’s Surge
3/8/19 – Intel’s New Talent Offers Hope For the Stock
2/22/19 – Nvidia’s Investment Case Gets Blurry
2/8/19 – Star Stockpicker Steve Mandel Exits the Hedge Fund Stage
2/8/19 – AT&T’s 5G Act Is Bad for Consumers and Investors
2/1/19 – The Best Tech Products Will Overcome Volatile Times
1/25/19 – Software Stocks Can Work In Good or Bad Times
1/18/19 – Electronic Arts and Activision Are Struggling to Survive a Fortnite World
1/11/19 – Apple’s Next Big Move? It Should Buy Nintendo
1/9/19 – Podcast: Apple’s Next Act (podcast follow-up)
1/4/19 – Why There’s Still Plenty of Value in Apple’s Core (follow-up)
12/21/18 – Why the Worst May Not Be Over for Tech Stocks
12/14/18 – How to Play Tech’s Top 3 Themes for 2019
12/7/18 – Arms Merchant For Anti-Amazon Sellers
11/30/18 – How Microsoft Beat Out Apple and Became the World’s Most Valuable Company
11/17/18 – Apple Stock Could Keep Falling. Here’s Why
11/3/18 – With Red Hat, IBM Makes a Big Cloud Promise. The Reality Is Far More Hazy.
10/26/18 – Forget Amazon and Google. Chip Stocks Are the Problem.

Barron’s Magazine Cover Features
5/24/19 – How Mastercard, Visa and PayPal Are Beating the Tech Giants at Their Own Game
11/23/18 – Where to invest after the FAANGs’ trillion-dollar meltdown

Other Barron’s Online Features
11/13/19 – Disney+ Needs a Smash Hit. ‘The Mandalorian’ Star Wars Series Just Might Be It.
11/4/19 – Intel’s CFO Talks About the AMD Threat, Chip Profits, and the Future of AI (CFO interview)
10/31/19 – China’s 5G Networks Go Live Today. It Could Be Bad News for Apple
10/29/19 – Here’s How Microsoft Azure Is Winning the Cloud War, According to Its CTO (CTO interview)
10/24/19 – Don’t Trust Tesla Stock’s Big Move. Here’s Why.
9/18/19 – Shopify Is Now a Major Player in E-Commerce. Here’s How It Happened (COO interview)
8/19/19 – This Year’s Tech IPOs Are About to Face a Big Test
6/18/19 – AMD Chief Lisa Su on Competing With Intel (CEO interview)
5/29/19 – Visa CEO Al Kelly on Why He’s Not Afraid of Big Tech (CEO interview)
5/1/19 – AMD Chief Lisa Su on New Chips, Cloud Gaming, and M&A
3/28/19 – Tech Investor Is Afraid Apple May Be Losing Its Innovation DNA
2/12/19 – EA Paid Twitch Gamers to Battle Back Against Fortnite
1/30/19 – As AMD Stock Soars, CEO Says Its ‘Superior’ Chips Will Win in 2019 (CEO interview)
11/7/18 – AMD Chief Lisa Su Aims to Take Massive Market Share From Intel (CEO interview)
11/6/18 – Amazon’s Reported Plan to Split HQ2 Raises More Criticism
10/25/18 – AMD Chief Lisa Su Says the Trade War Is an Opportunity (CEO Interview)
10/23/18 – The Netflix Stock Rally Has Stalled. Here’s Why

CNBC Digital Commentary Columns
1/22/18 – AMD, Nvidia must do more to stop cryptominers from causing PC gaming card shortages, price gouging
1/5/18 – AMD is big winner from chip flaw fiasco as more than $11 billion in Intel stock value is wiped out
12/21/17 – Indefensible: Hedge fund tax loophole shows ‘swamp’ still rules over Washington, D.C.
12/15/17 – Seth Klarman calls bitcoin a ‘trading sardine,’ others say ‘speculative mania’ — They are right
11/28/17 – EA’s day of reckoning is here after ‘Star Wars’ game uproar, $3 billion in stock value wiped out
11/21/17 – DOJ’s lawsuit to sink AT&T-Time Warner deal is shortsighted in age of Amazon, Netflix

CNBC Digital
10/5/18 – Experts — including Warren Buffett — say short selling can be beneficial for markets
9/27/18 – Trump’s tariffs on Chinese goods to affect some AMD and Nvidia gaming graphics cards
9/19/18 – As investors chase pot stocks rally, some show caution: ‘This is just stupid time’
3/15/18 – ‘Fortnite’ is becoming biggest game on internet, surpassing ‘Minecraft.’
6/5/17 – Digital currency ‘mining’ is boosting demand for AMD’s graphics cards
5/11/17 – Here’s why Snap shares may be down in the dumps through summer
2/22/17 – In IPO roadshow, Snap CEO blamed slowing growth on cheap Android phones
4/29/16 – Short seller Gotham City targets MDC Partners, sees $1 value

Yahoo Finance Audiocasts
How investors used a classic trading strategy to make a fortune on Apple
Why I’m Bullish on Take-Two for 2015