We read and re-read the lessons of history

Our Approach

13D’s research is generated on the streets of cities around the world, online platforms and discussion groups, and over dinners with today’s most promising thought leaders, not behind closed doors. We read and re-read the lessons of history—they are integral to making sense of the world today.

We try to decipher the complexity of the world and simplify it for you.

To give you market foresight, we look at the world through multiple lenses—mathematics, economics, engineering, physics, psychology, and other disciplines—and use multiple models to turn information into insight and spot broader trends that others are missing.

We are agnostic interpreters of what the markets are telling us and contrarian by nature, regularly challenging mainstream consensus.

We tell truth to power and raise human consciousness, and we try to spread compassion and empathy because compassion is good for business.

Themes We Cover


  • 5G and Next Generation Wireless
  • Cyber Security
  • Demographics & Millennial Politics
  • Geopolitics/MENA
  • Gold and Gold & Silver Miners
  • Public Health and Pandemics
  • Quantum Computing & Security
  • Reconfiguration of Supply Chains
  • Water
  • Web 3.0 and the Metaverse
  • Women in Politics & Wealth Inheritance
  • 3D Printers 
  • AI/ML
  • AR/VR 
  • Computing/Cloud Computing 
  • Digital Twins 
  • Factory Automation
  • IoT
  • Neuromorphic computing
  • Robotics
  • Bitcoin
  • Ethereum
  • DeFi
  • NFTs
  • DAOs
  • Token Economy
  • CBDCs
  • Metaverse
  • Battery Recycling
  • Battery Technology
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Energy Transition
  • Green Hydrogen
  • Microgrids
  • Smart Cities
  • Smart Grids/Transmission
  • Solar
  • Virtual Power Plants
  • Wind
  • Construction
  • Insurance
  • Lodging 
  • Maritime Shipping
  • Southeast Asia
  • Mobile Wallets
  • Digital Currencies
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Electric Aviation
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles/Drones
  • Cobalt
  • Copper
  • Lithium
  • Nickel
  • Rare Earth
  • Scrap Metals
  • Uranium
  • Computational Biology/Bioplatforms
  • Diagnostics
  • Gene Editing/Gene Therapies
  • Genome Sequencing
  • Healthcare Digitization
  • Life Extension
  • mRNA Bioplatform Revolution
  • Stem Cells
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Satellite Communication
  • Space Commercialization
  • Semiconductors
  • Hypersonic Missiles
  • Next-Generation Weapon Systems


  • Carbon-Neutral and Carbon-Intensive Portfolio              
  • Environment Nationalism
  • Hydropower
  • Ultra-High-Voltage (UHV)
  • Domestic Tourism Industry
  • From "Made in China" to "Designed in China"
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
  • Air Conditioners (AC)
  • Domestic Medical Equipment Makers
  • Drones
  • EVs and China Inverter Makers
  • Indigenous Aerospace Industry
  • Cancer Epidemic
  • China Dental Market
  • Homebody and Loneliness Industry
  • Pet Ownership
  • Telemedicine
  • Indigenous Software and IT Industry
  • Manufacturing and Productivity Tailwind
  • SOE and High-Dividend-Yielding Stocks


  • European Union and Eurozone
  • European Monetary Policy
  • Nordic Countries
  • Italy
  • Southern Europe
  • Brexit
  • Scotland
  • Brain-Gain
  • Digital Nomads
  • Decarbonizing Industry
  • Fiscal Debt-Brake
  • Rise of the Green Party

Macro Themes

  • Commodities
  • Currencies
  • Global Asset-Allocation Shift
  • Inflation/Deflation
  • Inflation-Sensitive and Cyclical Markets
  • Monetary Policy Trends
  • U.S. Fiscal and Financial Position

Kiril's attention to precision, depth, expertise, in anticipation of what's to come, is unlike others in the analytical and commentary communities.

Stephen Herbits, Retired EVP of a Fortune 500 company.

Informed, insightful, independent research that drives success for its clients. The 13D approach looks at the world through multiple lenses.

Paul Robine, Founder & CEO, TR Capital Group

Stephen Herbits, Retired EVP of a Fortune 500 company. Frequently posted at highest levels in national security for the federal government. 13D reader for some 24 years.

Paul Robine, Founder & CEO, TR Capital Group