Archive for June, 2016

This Next-Gen Transit Technology Will Soon Speed Us On to Profit

8 | By Michael A. Robinson

Imagine traveling from Chicago to New York at nearly the speed of sound.

Your trip takes barely an hour.

And imagine that your ride is so quiet you can hear a pin drop – no whirring engines disturbing your nap or breaking your train of thought.

And it’s all solar powered and driven by magnets.

Of course, I’m talking about a whole new transit system, one at which you glide along elevated tubes at 760 miles per hour.

But I’m also talking about something more: the dawn of a new era in transportation, one that will upend how people travel, where they live, and the way they work.

Now, I know that the new field of Hyperloop transportation has plenty of critics who say this new way of moving from place to place will never work.

But to my way of thinking, those critics sound like the naysayers at Kitty Hawk who swore “it’ll never get off the ground.” But the Wright brothers succeeded where so many had failed before.

So today I’m going to show you just why the doubters are dead wrong once again, and why the Hyperloop really could become the fifth great transit mode

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With This All-Star Partnership, “Mr. October” Just Became Silicon Valley’s Latest MVP

5 | By Michael A. Robinson

In 1977, outfielder Reggie Jackson was on top of the world.

strategyArguably the best player of the Oakland A’s dynasty, which won three straight World Series, Jackson was also the very first big-money free agent. He is also legendary for the three towering home runs he hit in during Game Six of the ’77 World Series. It was that feat that earned him the name Mr. October.

Since retiring in 1987 with five World Series rings, Jackson has been able to turn another of his great passions – American muscle cars- into a thriving tech-centric business.

The Hall of Famer’s interest in automobiles harks back to the days he spent in Rural Pennsylvania helping his father fix the vans needed for the family’s dry cleaning business.

Jackson, a case study in self-reinvention, recently launched ReggiesGarage.com. He hopes to leverage his fame and auto expertise to tap into a classic-car specialty parts market -a market that analysts have pegged at $36 billion.

Jackson started working on this specialty startup years ago. And now, following a recent team up with one of the world’s largest tech firms, Mr. October’s website is bound to be a home run for investors…

Let’s take a look… 

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The Secret Strategy for Finding Hidden Tech Winners

1 | By Michael A. Robinson

Editor’s Note: Michael is on vacation, but he’ll be back later this week with big news on his “favorite metal.” Until then, he’s asked us to rerun this report on “special situation” investing. If you’re a recent subscriber, this report could open up a whole new realm of profit-making. We hope you’ll check it out.

I’m going to share a secret with you today…

I’m going to tell you about a surprising place to find windfall tech profits.

Wall Street refers to them as “special situations.”

You might call them “turnaround plays.”

High-potential tech turnarounds don’t come along that often and can be tough to find.

But the payoff can be well worth the search.

So let me start by showing you the four tell-tale signals that can help you find these big-profit stocks…

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Forget China – This Country Is the Next Hub of Tech Profits

3 | By Michael A. Robinson

Sometimes a profit-hunting trip is just a profit-hunting trip.

Take Tim Cook’s recent trek to India.

Late last month, the Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) CEO visited the subcontinent as part of a plan to boost sales there.

Practically before his plane landed, though, the cable TV cynics were blabbing about how the trip was merely a “cover” for Apple’s share-price struggles and the slowdown in iPhone sales in China.

sti-06172016-1But really, Cook’s “Indian vacation” is emblematic of a much larger story – one that savvy tech investors can use to pile up market-crushing gains.

I’m talking about a new trend in which U.S. tech companies are targeting the world’s second-most-populous nation and No. 7 economy with billions in new investment.

And I’m talking about Digital India – the nation’s effort to…

  • Increase the country’s digital literacy, especially in rural areas
  • Build out superfast Web connections
  • And create millions of hardware, software and services tech jobs.

After watching those Wall Street “screaming heads” fail to connect the dots, I knew we could use their blind spot crush the market.

And I’ve found a little-noticed firm that’s best positioned to spearhead growth in this massive market. It’s poised to climb 23% in the coming months while paying 2% dividend.

Take a look…

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Cash In on the “War Against Sugar” With… a Chocolate Company

1 | By Michael A. Robinson

When it comes to sugar, I’ve been way ahead of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

A few years back, after taking a close look in the mirror, I committed myself to eating better, exercising more… staying in shape.

fda-no-sugar-badAs part of that regime, I cut sugar out of my diet almost entirely, including my all-time favorite snack – dark chocolate.

But on May 20, the FDA caught up with me.

That’s the day the federal agency approved sweeping changes to food labeling. The FDA adjusted serving sizes to reflect how much people actually eat and started requiring food and drink companies to list added sugars.

As someone who hopes others can save their health before it’s too late, I applaud the FDA’s new standards.

And as a tech stock specialist, I see the FDA’s move as part of an “unstoppable trend” – and that makes the anti-sugar tide a moneymaking opportunity.

You can get in on this trend by buying and holding shares in a stable-but-growing food company. This stock may sound “boring” at first – but there’s at least three “rocket-booster” catalysts behind it that are going to drive the shares higher for years to come…

  • Its global brands build a nearly insurmountable moat around its core business.
  • It has a superb history of dividend growth.
  • And it’s targeting fresh new growth by using biotechnology to produce “medical foods” aimed at our increasingly low-sugar diets.

And get this – you probably think of it as a “chocolate milk company.”

Let’s take a look…

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You Love Dividends – and Now Silicon Valley Does, Too

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

Investors have long sought out dividend-paying stocks not only for the income, but also for their superior returns.

This is especially true when dividend payers up their payouts each and every year.

Silicon Valley arrived relatively late to the “dividend game.” But now, thanks to all the cash the top tech companies have built up since the end of the financial crisis – and pressure from activist investors to spend it – the Valley is in big.

In fact, many of the Valley’s top companies are well on their way to becoming dividend royalty – stocks that increase their dividend annually for many years in a row.

And that’s good news for tech investors like you, because the value of dividend stocks tends to rise steadily over the years. So like I said on May 10 – when I recommended First Trust NASDAQ Technology Dividend Index Fund (NYSE: TDIV) as a one-stop” play on this emerging trend – dividend payers should become a part of your tech investing portfolio.

Now, let’s take a deeper dive and take a look at five tech firms with a solid track record of dividend growth. Only the healthiest, most stable companies can raise their payouts over many years.

So these are some stocks that you want to meet…

When It Comes to ETFs, Keep Your Eye on These Three Metrics

4 | By Michael A. Robinson

Quick: Choose between buying 1) a biotech exchange-traded fund that trades about 2.3 million shares a day, or 2) a tech ETF that trades less than 7,300 shares per day.

If you chose 1, in this case you’d be wrong – but I understand your decision there.

After all, I just told you that to make money in tech stocks you must consider volume along with price action, fundamentals and other factors. That’s because some micro-cap stocks are so thinly traded that you might not be able to get out quickly should you need to.

Personally, I like to see at least 50,000 shares trading hands daily on small caps – and much more for larger firms. And 7,300 shares a day is far below those sorts of numbers

However, when it comes to ETFs, volume is much less important than three other metrics you should consider when looking at these funds.

These three elements can mean the difference between riches and financial ruin.

So let’s break them down…

Hey, Mark Cuban: I Dare You to Accept My “Dump Your Tech” Challenge

1 | By Michael A. Robinson

I just watched yet another news report claiming we are in the middle of a big “tech bubble.”

Over the last two years, I’ve listened to innumerable “pundits” – some of them sitting right next to me on Fox Business or CNBC – make this same claim.

Frankly, I’m getting sick of it.

When I have to argue back against the tech naysayers on cable, I always come back to a basic truth: Tech is the single biggest factor driving the economy today because it impacts every single sector.

Look no further than corporate balance sheets. Just two weeks ago, Moody’s Investor Service said five tech leaders alone account for 30% of U.S. corporate cash held by nonfinancial firms.

If we’re really on the verge of a bubble, then why are so many tech firms essentially printing money?

To help prove my point, I’m going to ask the tech-bubble crowd – I’m looking at you, Mark Cuban – to lay it on the line.

No wagering here. I’m simply asking Cuban and the rest of these Neo-Luddites to accept my “Dump Your Tech” Challenge.

You can play along, too…

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