Archive for December, 2014

Invest Like a CEO – and Beat the Market by 40%

3 | By Michael A. Robinson

If you’ve ever seen the movie All the President’s Men, then you know that maxim of investigative journalism – “Follow the money.”

The same idea applies to investing, of course, and today we’re going to follow the money CEOs plan to spend over the next half-decade – and then use that knowledge make some cash ourselves.

According to a recent survey I just read, our nation’s top executives plan to spend a lot of cash on technology that will help them attract, retain and understand customers.

That may sound, at first, somewhat vague. After all, there is no “retaining customers” tech sector.

But after digging into the survey – doing a little “investigative investing” – I figured out exactly where those CEOs will be spending their dollars in the next five years.

And today I’ll show you an investment that takes advantage of these long-term spending trends in a way that beats the market by 40%…

Picks and Pans for 2015

1 | By Strategic Tech Investor Staff

Michael appeared on Fox Business on Tuesday to weigh in on the dropping stock prices of Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: APPL), Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA), and most importantly, McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD). With the rise of other fast food conglomerates taking control of the market, does McDonald’s have the heft to take the heat?

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How We’ll Double Our Money Again With the Stock of 2014

3 | By Michael A. Robinson

I sure hope you didn’t lose faith this year in Ambarella Inc. (Nasdaq: AMBA).

The stock sold off shortly after I recommended it on Jan. 7, but I advised you folks to stick with this winning, fast-moving leader in video-processing technology. Those who did endured a tough patch when the stock declined by roughly 30% from early January to early May.

But staying the course proved highly profitable – Ambarella went on to gain roughly 53% so far this year.

And it’s up some 203% since I first recommended it back on Aug. 2, 2013.

Today, I want to show you the five reasons why the stock has had such a great run

But that’s just a start – today, I’ll also show you how, if we stick with it, Ambarella will double again from here…

If You Follow Only One Rule in 2015, Make It This One

2 | By Michael A. Robinson

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve gone over what the tech landscape will look like in 2015.

Today, I want to show you which one Tech Wealth Secret will be your most important tech-investing principle for the New Year.

First, I’m going to use this rule to illuminate three leading tech companies.

Then, if you use this rule correctly, you’ll be quickly fattening your tech portfolio…

Here’s How You Can Still Make 27% With Apple Even if You Buy Now

5 | By Michael A. Robinson

On October 30, 2013, I predicted that shares of Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) had a 5-to-1 chance of skyrocketing to $1,000 a share and told you folks to buy it.

A little more than a year later, we have made amazing gains of 48%.

If you play it right, we stand to gain at least another 27% from here.

In fact, I’ve put a date on it.
Today, I want to tell you that date – and I’m going to show you how we’ll get there…

Tesla Stock Price Falls – and Oil Prices Aren’t the Big Problem

0 | By Strategic Tech Investor Staff

The Tesla stock price opened at $212.38 Thursday, meaning the stock has fallen 27.1% since the all-time it hit in September.

Tesla stock’s dip has coincided with the plummet in crude oil prices. At this week’s five-year low of $53.60 a barrel, WTI crude oil is now down 47.7% in the last six months. Brent oil trades just above $61 a barrel today. The global benchmark priced over $110 a barrel this summer.

And while falling oil prices are being blamed for Tesla’s drop, there’s another more important reason the stock is down…

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You Need to Watch These 5 Tech CEOs on the Hot Seat

1 | By Michael A. Robinson

With just two weeks left in the NFL season, it’s time for analysts and fans to start wildly speculating about which football head coaches are going to lose their jobs.

We do the same thing in the business world.

As the year ends, it’s only natural for investors and analysts to begin pondering about which CEOs will get shown the door in 2015.

And we don’t do this just for kicks. After all, a management team reshuffling is the sort of “special situation” that can turbocharge a company’s share price.

With that in mind, today I’m highlighting five high-tech CEOs who will be under enormous pressure in 2015 – making these stocks to watch…

You Should Shun These 3 Scary Stocks in 2015

7 | By Michael A. Robinson

Earlier this week, I predicted a strong year for technology stocks in 2015.

But that doesn’t mean every tech stock is going to be a winner in the New Year.

While I usually share those winners with you in this space, a big part of making money over the long haul is avoiding losers whenever possible.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at 2015’s three worst tech stocks.

Tread carefully, though – their numbers may terrify you…

Three Double-Your-Money Tech Plays For 2015

8 | By Michael A. Robinson

In its just-released forecast for 2015, CNNMoney.com suggested a “ho-hum year” for stocks.

The popular news service even cited a Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) prediction that calls for a gain of less than 2% on the bellwether Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.

As predictions go, this one is pretty mundane. And while folks who buy into this won’t suffer actual losses, they will incur “opportunity losses.”

You see, unlike the tepid forecasts of CNNMoney and Goldman Sachs, I’m forecasting a strong year for stocks – and especially tech stocks – in 2015. And folks who pick the “right” profit plays can do even better than the market.

Today I’m going to show you how to grab those market-trouncing gains – with three profit plays that appear tepid on their face, but are actually high-octane claims on the hottest slices of Silicon Valley growth