E-conference versus e-working is an unequal struggle but still today David wins against Goliath.
Microsoft is leader in augmented reality by the Hololens project born before the pandemic and now already in its 2.0 version. Through this technological innovation, the e-conference has already turned into e-working.
Basically, you think you are working in a team with your collaborators in the same virtual place but physically you are all even thousands of miles away from each other. Or even to mend some of the damaged machinery by the holographic assistance of the expert that guides you step by step, or even to surgery in a team under the holographic guidance of the most experienced specialist.
Science fiction films come true: the cooperation between Microsoft and NASA is emblematic. Through the reproduction of thousands of images, Microsoft has recreated the virtual reality of the Martian landscape. A group of geologists from various nations physically distant from each other have moved to Mars with their holographic presence to work together in that environment.
Therefore all of us will have two lifetimes, one traditional that will stay at home in front of device and the other holographic that will travel. We will sit on virtual chairs side by side in enchanting meeting rooms within beautiful buildings programmed by the “operator” who manages the meeting. Events and fairs will become more and more virtual by our holographic presence, we will travel less and everything will be increasingly disconnected from our physical presence.
Therefore Zoom’s e-conference is limited compared to Microsoft’s e-working. So why is Zoom stronger than Microsoft? Zoom is part of a phenomenon that has been going on for months. All classified stocks, especially in the US markets, such as smart-working stock, coronavirus stock and stay at home stock are tremendously trendy and under the spotlight of buyers. In this context, Microsoft (black line chart) is underperforming the Nasdaq 100 index (blue line chart).
The Microsoft medium long trend in bullish and any possible correction (ideally expected towards the 190.00 / 180.00 area) to be interpreted as a buy opportunity.
From the above images it can be seen that Microsoft’s bullish trend is protected by two stop levels present at 214.26 and 205.71, respectively for the short and medium long term and the targets are highlighted at 233.08 and 250.00. The stock is underperforming the index while Zoom shows greater driving force.
Therefore, for the short term Zoom beats Microsoft for its greater directional strength while for the medium long term Microsoft can redeem itself, perhaps after a correction that we expect for next November.