Archive for August, 2016

Silicon Valley Has a Secret “Watch List” – and Now You Can, Too

1 | By Michael A. Robinson

I’m going to let you in on a Silicon Valley secret.

It’s a secret that the leaders of the U.S. tech sector guard very closely.

And I only know about it because I regularly talk to the senior industry executives as I make my rounds out here.

Each and every leader of the top tech players maintains a secret “Silicon Valley Watch List” – in essence, a ranked short list of companies they’d one day like to buy.

These “target companies” share a lot of qualities. They’re well run, offer great products, generate excellent cash flow, and are either profitable now or have the potential to be in the near future.

These “Watch List” companies are so good, in fact, that once they’re purchased, they immediately bolster the suitor company’s bottom line.

If those characteristics sound familiar to you, it’s with good reason.

You see, those are essentially the qualities that I’ve repeatedly detailed for you in Your Tech Wealth Blueprint.

And today I’m going to show you some great examples of “Silicon Valley Watch List” companies that turned into mega-deal buyouts – and demonstrate how you can set up your portfolio to grab a share of these tech-sector windfalls.

And the profits are huge.

One recent deal netted investors a single-day windfall of 47%…

My “Early Warning” System for Maximum Tech Profits

1 | By Michael A. Robinson

If you want to learn how to double your money investing in high-tech stocks, let’s take a look back…

Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA), the electric carmaker found its shares up 457% for the year to date at the end of September 2013  – including a five-day surge of 52%.

Today, let’s take a few minutes to understand the five catalysts behind what was happening there.

All five of those catalysts are the same things we still hope to see when searching for stocks about to burst – so today’s investors will find this history lesson worth studying.

Let’s crack the books…

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Introducing “Wearapeutics” – and the Best Way to Get the Most Profits Out of It

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

The Internet of Everything, a vast network of devices like phones, watches, clothing and even toothbrushes – all communicating, all collecting and returning data – has been one of the biggest tech stories of the past five years.

But I’m here to tell you that it’s about to get even bigger, even more profitable, by an order of magnitude. That’s because the Internet of Everything is about to crack open the healthcare market, with small networked wearable medical, prosthetic, and therapeutic devices set to explode onto the market.

I’m talking about wearable therapeutics – or “wearapeutics.” It’s going to be a healthcare game changer.

Today, I’m showing you just how big the wearapeutics market is going to get – and the one investment you need to hold long term to get the most profits out of this exciting development.

Take a look…

Now It’s Your Turn

43 | By Michael A. Robinson

This is just a quick note to let you know that I’m still at work on the big project I mentioned earlier this week.

I’m putting this special series together because I’ve done a great deal of research about a specific technology – and that research has revealed that this breakout tech threatens the livelihoods and fortunes of a huge chunk of humanity.

That may sound scary.

However, that same research has also revealed ways that tech investors can protect themselves and their families from this dire threat – and to build even more wealth.

I’ll be back next week with the start of this series.

But in the meantime, I need some help from you, the members of the Strategic Tech Investor family.

Take a look…

What to Do With Cisco After Layoffs Confusion

6 | By Strategic Tech Investor Staff

Amid all the breaking news about the layoffs at Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) this week, I appeared on CNBC World to share my thoughts. I let that audience know what’s behind Cisco’s layoffs – and shared my thoughts on what investors should do with their stock (and why Cisco’s fat dividend matters here).

Now I want to share all that with you folks as well. Just click here.

The High-Tech “Portfolio Insurance” Opportunity Most Americans Are Missing

2 | By Michael A. Robinson

Investors who live in a “five-day” world have a mighty short collective memory. In the markets, a month might as well be a century.

Certainly no one in the financial media is looking back to June 24, 2016, anymore. But as you’ll see, that could be a costly mistake.

That’s the day after the United Kingdom’s historic European Union membership referendum ended in a shock “Leave” result. It was also the day global markets plunged by more than 5%, wiping out trillions in wealth, and sending the pound sterling to multi-decade lows.

Then again, because U.S. markets have gone on a historic rocket ride in the weeks since, it’s understandable that investors have “forgotten” the Brexit’s initial shock and moved on.

Now that might be okay… if only for the fact that the U.K. hasn’t actually done anything yet. And there are ominous signs that things could get downright ugly as the day it actually leaves the EU approaches. It has the potential to make the Brexit vote shock look tame by comparison.

That means there’s plenty of time (and upside) left in the “high-tech gold” defense maneuver I’m about to show you

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How to Profit From M&A – No Crystal Ball Required

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

Not all “unstoppable trends” in the tech sector have to do with technology itself. Just take a look…

On Aug. 1, we learned that Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is buying Fleetmatics Group PLC (NYSE: FLTX) in a $2.8 billion deal. The tie-up puts Verizon into the business of helping companies with fleets of delivery vehicles track and analyze data.

That came just one week after Verizon agreed to pick up the web assets and patents (and some real estate) of Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) for $4.83 billion.

In other words, another day, another multibillion-dollar tech merger…

mergers-silver-ball-crackedIndeed, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) that allow firms to enter new markets and add more growth are an unstoppable trend.

Recall the mid-June announcement from Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) that it’s buying LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE: LNKD) for $26.2 billion in a pact that moves Satya Nadella’s software/mobile/cloud computing firm into business-focused social networking.

Over the long run, these M&A deals can really help the acquirers beat their competitors and boost their share prices by boosting sales and profit margins.

And they can do the same for investors.

But they also pose a challenge: How do you predict who will buy whom – and when such deals will be announced?

Usually, you can’t.

But I have an “end run” around that problem – one that will help you boost your earnings via M&A… without having to consult a crystal ball.

Check it out…

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These Shifting Currents Could Move Dollars Your Way

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

Deep inside your body, skin, joints and muscles deliver messages to your spinal cord, which uses that information to control your movements. Further, your ears, eyes, mouth, nose and skin deliver messages to your brain, which allows you to react, think and plan – and then direct your body to carry out your decisions.

biotechThat’s the central nervous system.

And those messages come in the form of electric signals.

For decades, doctors have dreamed of being able to harness those electric signals to treat injuries and disease.

And now, thanks to miniature implantable devices that can alter and control the body’s electric signals, that dream is coming true.

Researchers are calling it “bioelectronic medicine.”

Here’s how it will work.

Take, for example, a child with asthma. With bioelectronics, doctors could wrap tiny devices around nerves in the lungs. Employing those devices, doctors could then alter nervous electric signals in order to ease tension in the lungs.

If everything goes right, no more asthma…

And asthma treatments are just the beginning…

Researchers from the company I want to share with you today are confident bioelectronic medicine can also be used to treat other long-term diseases, including diabetes and arthritis.

And now this company is teaming up with Google parent Alphabet, Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) to forge a brand-new $715 million bioelectronics firm.

Those of you who invested in this company back on March 29, when I first told you about it, have already made more than 11% on your money. That’s nearly double the S&P 500’s return over the same period.

And now this pact with Alphabet puts it in line to continue this strong growth, as it helps you get invested in bioelectronics – a sector that Global Market Insights says is growing at more than 10% a year, 10 times faster than the U.S. economy as a whole.

Take a look…

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Facebook Wasn’t the Only Tech Star to Book a Killer Quarter

3 | By Michael A. Robinson

This was supposed to be a lousy quarter for earnings.

But even the dourest of bears are starting to admit that’s not so.

The Wall Street Journal begrudgingly reported that forecasts for second-quarter profits for the S&P 500 came in better than expected.

The leading financial daily said per-share earnings were expected to decline by 2.6% for the period, or less than half the usual forecast for the June quarter.

facebook-app-phoneBut,” the Journal added – relishing the chance to add a sour note to its report – “that is no thanks to the technology sector.”

From where I stand, though, it looks like the good folks at the Journal just don’t know how to analyze technology stocks.

Fact is, four major tech firms just turned in top-shape earnings reports that are further bolstering the market’s post-Brexit rally. (You probably heard about the historic one from Facebook Inc.)

Consider that since the market started bouncing back on June 27 the tech-centric Nasdaq Composite has gained 12.7%. That’s49% better than the S&P 500’s returns.

Do you need further proof – more reasons – that you must be a tech investor if you want to ride the unstoppable trends that will beat the market?

Well, I’ve got four of them…

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