Archive for February, 2015
I’m not afraid to make bold predictions.
That’s particularly true when it comes to placing a target price on a fast-moving tech leader.
You folks know all about my prediction that Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) will reach a split-adjusted price of $1,000 a share by Labor Day 2016.
Turns out, the stock is ahead of my projections. It’s now at $130, just 9.9% from hitting that milestone ($142.85 post-split), with 19 months until my target date.
I bring this up to make sure you all know that when I make my next big call I have the track record to back it up.
And I’m going to make that call right now – it’s one that will double your money by 2018.
Let’s get started…
On Feb. 6, shares of the big-cap business social networking player soared 10.7%. In a single session, it returned five times as much money as the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index has all year.
And on the very same day, Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) investors also witnessed an “amazing” performance – shares of the business review website fell some 21.5%.
If you’re not careful and haphazardly apply your trailing stops, this sort of volatility can knock you out of a good stock before you’re ready – and you can lose a lot of money.
However, there’s a tool you can use – one that many investors know little about – to turn these choppy markets into huge profits.
It’s perfect for today’s markets…
When Wall Street says something is “dead,” you know what to do.
You check for a pulse – because you never trust Wall Street.
So, when Streeters declared the “death” of the big biotech merger after the feds started cracking down on so-called “tax inversions,” I started my “crime scene” investigation.
Here’s what I turned up: Global healthcare mergers and acquisitions (M&As) have soared 124% so far this year, to $35.1 billion. That makes this the best start for since 2009.
But let’s thank Wall Street for this bit of misdirection – because it gives us a chance to pounce on the ongoing biopharma M&A trend while other Main Street investors are getting bluffed.
Today I want to show you how you can use the little-noticed M&A boom to outperform the wider market – maybe by as much as 95% over the next two years…
Earlier this month, shares of Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) broke ,$120 giving the iDevice king a valuation of more than $700 billion. While many investment pundits are arguing that Apple has soared too high, Michael sees an even brighter future ahead for Apple — and its share price.
During his latest Fox Business appearance, Michael discusses with host Stuart Varney that share price, the Apple Watch and more.
Click here to see the video.
Investment bankers love to brag about successful initial public offerings – like the one earlier this year from Spark Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: ONCE).
That’s because IPOs can be a great source of wealth. Since Spark, a gene therapy biotech firm, began trading Jan. 30, the stock is up roughly 100% from its offering price of $23.
But here’s a little secret that Wall Street doesn’t like to talk about – most retail investors can’t get anywhere near hot IPOs, like Spark’s.
The vast majority of these initial shares are allocated to mutual funds, hedge funds, pension funds, insurance companies and high-net-worth individuals. That means retail investors like you have to pay a premium for the stock after it’s already begun trading, seriously cutting into your profits.
So today, I’m going to show you a way to side step Wall Street and play the IPO boom…
About two weeks ago, my local alarm company came out to upgrade my backup cellular transmitter. I got a package deal that also included installation of the advanced touch-screen control panel.
As a gadget and security geek, that touch-screen blew me away. It includes a mobile app for remote monitoring, and it seamlessly integrates with the system’s digital surveillance video.
I ended up ordering three more motion-sensitive, full-color surveillance cameras. Plus, I ordered a second control panel.
And then I had a “Eureka Moment.”
Not only was this home security equipment of the highest quality and the most innovative technology – but its developer would be a great investment for you folks.
So today, I’m going to show you how you, too, can cash in on your own “Eureka Moments.”
And then I’ll share with you why you should take a good look at the maker of my security system.
For starters, its shares are set to beat the market handily over the next two years…
I launched this service in March 2013 with one goal in mind – to help you greatly improve your net worth.
My initial column was titled “The Road to Wealth Is Paved by Tech.”
And that proved true through all of 2014 when nearly two dozen stocks I recommended beat the market – demonstrating that if you pick the right technology stocks and manage them properly, you can beat Wall Street at its own game.
So today, we’re going to take a look at several stocks that made us gains of 50% or better in 2014.
Even better, I’ll show you why these five stocks still have plenty of upside in 2015 and beyond…
While you’re checking your stocks on your iPhone and daydreaming about what Frank Underwood will be up to on House of Cards later this month, consider this: More than 3 billion people on Earth still have no or poor access to the Internet.
Whoever figures out a way to get those billions online will likely have created a profit gold mine.
Elon Musk, of Tesla electric vehicles and SpaceX rockets fame, thinks he has the solution: a network of hundreds of low-orbiting satellites that will deliver high-speed, low-cost Internet to the most remote places on Earth.
He’s not going to be able to build this “Space Internet” alone, however.
Today, I’m going to show you which company is already helping to make Musk’s latest dream a reality.
But that’s just a piece of one of the biggest puzzles going in today’s stock market. This tech company has made a series of moves that don’t seem to fit together – but I see them playing out into a smart investment that will make shareholders major dollars over the long term.
It’s got Wall Street perplexed.
However, I’m an expert “jigsawer” – and today we’re going to solve this puzzle together…
Last week’s second-quarter earnings report from Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) disappointed Wall Street and plenty of other investors – and they punished the company by slashing its share price by 10% in one day, on Jan. 26.
However, that just makes the Microsoft story – which I began two weeks ago – more interesting.
Investors overreacted to what was actually a pretty good earnings report – no surprise there. And Wall Streeters, who should know better, are missing a big part of the Microsoft story – this isn’t the same complacent, one-trick Windows/Office-rooted enterprise it was not too long ago
The tech giant has been quietly and steadily rebuilding, repositioning and refocusing itself for success in a brand-new era through big investments – and rapidly increasing sales – in hot sectors like cloud computing.
To see why this is happening, we’re going to take a look at how Microsoft exemplifies Rule No. 1 of my tech wealth-building system – “Great companies have great operations.”
Thanks to its visionary new CEO, Microsoft is far from being a “weak” company – and its stock is due for a pretty quick rebound.
Today I’ll show you why that’s true – and then I’ll show you why we can expect even greater gains from there…