The move to decriminalize and legalize cannabis is one of the great social sea changes of our age.
Consider this: In the United States alone the sanctioned market for cannabis will reach $7.1 billion this year, up from $1.5 billion in 2013 – 373% growth in barely three years.
By 2020, the market for legal marijuana will top $22.8 billion. Investment bank Ackrell Capital predicted in March that between 2016 and 2029 the market for marijuana will reach $100 billion – 1,308% growth.
Those huge numbers hide the fact that this market is still in its infancy.
After all, marijuana is still illegal in most of the United States. For that reason, there’s no accurate way of really knowing just how big this market could ultimately be.
However, one big-name tech company is positioning itself to profit as medical and recreational marijuana goes mainstream.
You could consider it an “entry point” into the wider world of the very young field of legal marijuana investing. This stock is about as safe and solid an investment as you’ll find – and it pays a generous dividend.
Still, this is a company that’s again on the rise thanks to its big moves in marijuana and other high growth fields – and so you can expect significant double- and even triple-digit gains from this “marijuana major” in a pretty short period of time.
All eyes last night were on the U.S. presidential debate, the first of three before Election Day.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton faced off for 90 minutes – and some of it was entertaining… a bit of it even enlightening.
But to me, if felt like a big waste of time…
Sure, the two candidates covered international trade, terrorism, crime, “birtherism,” immigration, and – of course – Clinton’s email server.
But when it came to the economy – the engine driving the United States – all I saw or heard was a big black hole of nothing.
Sure, Trump hearkened back the 1970s – or maybe even the 1950s – and called for the return of a robust manufacturing economy (not going to happen). And I’m sure Clinton whispered something about “green jobs”… but I fell asleep there.
Where was the talk about technology – Silicon Valley’s role in the economy, the threat of artificial intelligence, online privacy and surveillance?
Besides some grandpa and grandma-just-got-a-computer-level paranoia about cybersecurity, we got nothing.
While I’m not one for endorsements – my job here is to show you how to profit on the markets, the news, the major trends – there was a candidate I wish was on the stage last night.
She could have led the conversation in a much more interesting direction…
A rogue nation and its cartoonish, unpredictable leader fire two ballistic missiles towards its rival neighbor, a vital U.S. ally. Then the nation claims to have detonated its most powerful atomic bomb ever, which it says will fit nicely on a warhead fitted to those ballistic missiles.
A strongman in charge of a world power decides to invade a sovereign country to “reunite” half its territory with the mother country – twice… and both times during the Olympic Games.
As we all know, these events weren’t lifted from the plot of a spy novel.
They’re happening in the world today. Border wars, frozen conflicts, and saber rattling in the South China Sea, Ukraine, the Russian Caucasus, the Korean Peninsula, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia don’t show any signs of letting up.
A global economy lurching toward recession, bad planning, and poor leadership across the globe don’t help international tensions, either.
But this is precisely the kind of environment lucrative defense stocks thrive in.
In fact, nervous nations with deep pockets are propelling the entire defense sector into a “supercycle” that could be good for steady gains for the next 20 years.
And it doesn’t matter who wins in November, either…
By the standard of today’s mega-mergers, a $4 million investment seems like pretty small change
Especially in the $1 trillion global healthcare industry.
You see, Johnson & Johnson Inc. (NYSE: JNJ) recently joined with a private equity firm to invest that “measly” sum in AnTolRx Inc., an early-stage biotech uses targeted nanoparticles to treat a range of illnesses, including autoimmune diseases and diabetes.
Perhaps because the deal is so small, it went completely unnoticed on Wall Street. And that’s fine with us, because here at Strategic Tech Investor we crush the market by getting out in front of the Street.
More to the point, this seemingly small investment speaks volumes about a key tech investing trend that most so-called “analysts” have largely ignored.
I’m talking what I call “Biotech’s Quiet Comeback.” Fact is, four main catalysts have driven this sector upward by 16% in recent weeks.
Today, I’m going to reveal these four major catalysts.
Recent high-profile cyberattacks against the Democratic National Committee have pushed cybersecurity into “6 o’clock news” territory.
But the problem goes so much deeper than the media is reporting. This country is embroiled in nothing less than a full-scale global cyberwar right now. There may not be any casualties (yet), but everything is up for grabs -and the stakes are very high.
For instance, the cost of fighting this war is set to eclipse $1 trillion between 2017 and 2021, making the battlefield one of the largest new markets on Earth.
Today I’m going to show you how you can profit from our efforts to win this war.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the reams of contradictory data out there.
Back on June 10, we saw a better-than-expected jobs report back on June 10 that boosted the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to its first record height in more than a year.
After two months of “calm,” the markets took a 1%+ dive this morning after Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren started talking about overheated markets and the need to raise interest rates sooner rather than later.
It’s enough to drive tech investors crazy.
But I’m not worried about the economy. Or the tech sector for that matter.
That’s because all three of my “Noise Blockers” – you could call them the “real news” – are moving in positive directions.
These three indicators cut through the floods of data every time. They’ve long proven to be accurate barometers of the markets – and surefire ways to instigate profits.
It’s taken me an honors degree in economics and 30 years of Silicon Valley investing to hone this system to perfection. But it’s a pretty simple system that tech investors like you can pick up and start following immediately.
“Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it.”
It’s tough to argue with the “Oracle of Omaha.”
And Warren Buffett is right: Investor “folly” creates some of the biggest moneymaking opportunities you’ll find in stocks.
Just look at the go-nowhere market we’ve been seeing in recent weeks. Stocks may plummet one day only to soar the next – all because of the bearish or bullish economic statistic du jour – but they’ve stayed in a very tight range for close to eight weeks.
When we reach the end of this year, I believe that the tech investors who stayed in the market – and selected the best stocks, with my help – will see that they’ve been rewarded for their courage. Those who spent 2016 on the sidelines will be penalized for their caution.
That prediction probably won’t make it any easier for you to stomach the moves, or non-moves, I expect we’re going to continue to see in the near term.
But I do believe my trading strategies will help…
You see, knowing how unnerving quiet periods like this one can be, I put together a short list of trading rules that I use during tough stretches like this. They’re based on the strategies I use to guide trades in my paid services – Nova-X Reportand Radical Technology Profits – but I’ve “tightened” them up a bit to better control risk.
And today I want to share those strategies with you.
Right now, I’m calling them my “Red Bull Trading Strategies” – a joking reference to the energy drink. But the fact is that these strategies will help keep you wide awake during this sleepy market – and not just because they reduce your risk.
Just as important is the fact that they’ll keep you invested.
That means you’re still making money.
And it also means you’re not getting left behind.
Because, let’s face it: While navigating a risky market can cause some sleeplessness…
No matter how the U.S. presidential election turns out, one thing is clear: We need to protect ourselves from Washington.
After all, once the election is over, we’ll be right back to epic gridlock – debt-ceiling battles, filibusters, blocked treaties, presidential vetoes, etc. – and the problems in the market all that can cause.
Unfortunately, just taking steps to protect ourselves isn’t enough.
You see, we also need to send a message – to let the “Inside the Beltway” crowd know that we’re less than thrilled with their brand of “leadership.”
Fortunately, there’s one move that will fulfill both of these objectives.
It will provide you with some protection against Washington’s malfeasance.
And it will tell the Capitol Hill fraternity that their lack of concern about Main Street Americans is no longer acceptable.
I like to refer to this as “Beltway Bandit Insurance.”
And if you execute it correctly, this insurance strategy will pay off by fattening your tech portfolio.