Archive for 2017

How This 20-Year Anniversary Could Double Your Money

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

Earlier this summer, we celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone.

That was a big deal, as that smartphone is one of the top-selling gadgets of all time. It revolutionized mobile computing and basically took the world by storm.

Everyone talked about it – and we’ll likely see a new anniversary-themed iPhone before the end of this year.

And I think this anniversary may be even more important – and there’s a moneymaking opportunity because of it.

Wall Street Sharks Cost These IPO Investors $3 Billion

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

You can make a lot of money in high-tech initial public offerings (IPOs).

I have.

And so have my members – plenty of times.

But you must follow Your Tech Wealth Blueprint’s second rule for grabbing massive tech profits – Separate the Signals From “The Noise” – and avoid Wall Street’s hype machine.

To see what I mean, let’s put the recent IPO from the photo-centric social network and messaging service Snap Inc. (Nasdaq: SNAP) under our microscope.

When Snap began trading March 2, it was the most hyped tech IPO of the past few years. Investors were told they were crazy if they didn’t get in on the action of a hot young firm with 161 million daily users and $405 million in 2016 sales.

You can bet that Morgan Stanley, the investment bank that underwrote the IPO, stood to bank millions in fees.

Fair enough. That’s how investment banks and IPOs work.

But four months after making all that money, the sharks at Morgan Stanley pulled the rug out from under Snap investors, costing them a combined $3 billion.

Snap shares are now down 45% from their IPO price.

Outrageous.

But you can avoid all that – and still make a ton of money on IPOs.

Here’s how…

You Just Made 19.5% in One Day – but You Can Do Better

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

The S&P 500 has moved roughly 8.3% higher since trading began last Jan. 3. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has done even better, gaining a little more than 10.1% in the period.

And both indexes stand near their record highs.

That’s not bad.

But you can do better.

A lot better.

Fulfilling financial dreams better.

In fact, if you followed my recommendation following our July 28 chat, you would have beat the gains of both those indexes – combined.

This Visionary CEO Has a 300-Year Plan – and It Could Make You Rich

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

The very first “rule” in my Tech Wealth Blueprint holds that “great companies have great operations.” And those great operations require great leaders.

Now, these leaders don’t have to be “rock star” CEOs with name recognition, like Elon Musk or Mark Zuckerberg. But they do have to be competent and experienced, with the unique vision and wherewithal to make their product or service “indispensable” for billions of consumers no matter what’s happening in the rest of the world.

The kinds of leader who can reshape the world.

That’s the kind of leader – and the kind of company, of course – I’m going to fill you in on today. You might not be familiar with him. He’s certainly not as recognizable as Musk or Zuckerberg.

But I’ll put him (and his 300-year plan) up against those Silicon Valley greats any day of the week…

As This “Uncivil War” on Pain Escalates, This Biotech Will Be the Surprise Winner

0 | By WIlliam Patalon III

Here’s a brain-bender for you.

Immunalysis Corp., a unit of diagnostic player Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR), said last week that its supersensitive new test for detecting the opioid painkiller fentanyl received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for use by labs, hospitals, and doctors’ offices.

And this new development tells me – yet again – that the market for marijuana-based pain medicines is well into an uptrend that can’t be stopped.

If that seems like an exercise in A + B = C logic, so be it.

I’m going to show you why my logic is right on target.

And I’m going to show you a turnaround candidate that I believe will be a hefty beneficiary of this paradigm shift in “America’s War on Pain.”

Alphabet Is Poised to Surge 1,294% – and These Real Estate Deals Prove It

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

About three months ago, a Silicon Valley associate of mine shelled out $2.5 million for a home.

That’s a lot of money – even in the San Francisco Bay Area’s sky-high real-estate market.

But consider these facts as well.

This is a 908-square-foot house.

The buyer paid $638,000 over the asking price three months ago.

And this tiny home is considered a “teardown.” That means my colleague has to gut it and rebuild from scratch.

Why so much for so little?

The home lies just three blocks from Stanford University – the heart of Silicon Valley and, therefore, the Convergence Economy we talk so much about here.

You may be wondering why I’m telling you a real-estate story in a technology investment service.

It’s because there’s a ton of money up for grabs in Silicon Valley’s torrid real estate market.

You can get a piece of that action – if you invest in the right tech companies.

Like the Silicon Valley landlord I’m going to tell you about today.

It’s Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL).

Thanks to its major SV real-estate holdings, I believe it will one day hand investors a stunning 1,294% gain.

Here’s how it could go down…

This Is the Perfect Time to Own My Favorite “Pick-and-Shovel” Legal Weed Play

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

There’s tremendous momentum in the legal cannabis sector right now. The boom is crackling with excitement and flush with money, reminiscent of the old California Gold Rush.

Call this the “Green Rush,” where weed investors are pulling in profits hand over fist.

Last month, for instance, it was reported that the 50 licensed marijuana retailers in Nevada, which only went “fully legal” on July 1, are already running out of marijuana to sell.

And California is less than six months from opening a legal, recreational market that will dwarf all other legal weed states, plus the entire nation of Canada. I’ll tell you why I’m expecting monster profits there in a minute.

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Three Strikes and You’re Out – Unless…

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

Three strikes and you’re out, right?

Not in my league – where we’ve got instant replay and it’s clear the umpire missed the call.

In this case we’ve got three “umpires” – and after checking the “tape” I’m convinced they all need new glasses.

Here’s what I’m talking about…

Between April 4 and 27 – after the end of the

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You Won’t Sweat Your Next Gut Check With These Three Tactics

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

The tech-centric Nasdaq Composite index hit a new all-time high on July 20. It was the Nasdaq’s 10th straight winning session.

The rest of the market is doing well, too. Last week marked the 27th new high for the S&P 500 this year, making 2017 one of the index’s best years in decades.

This historic bull market is now entering its ninth year.

And so, I know that many of you have been holding onto your cash and hoping for a selloff to lower prices.

You’re not alone. The Wall Street Journal reports that fund managers have increased their cash holdings by 10% this month, to 4.9% of assets.

I understand that impulse.

But I hope you’re not so inclined.

Because if you sat out the year so far, you left a lot of money on the table.

You know that now.

I’m here to tell you today that it’s still not too late to make your move.

But I know that will take a “gut check.”

That’s why I’m showing you three tools that will make that “gut check” easier.

They’ll keep you in the market – and give you the confidence you need to keep making big gains with tech stocks…

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I can’t say it often enough – the Road to Wealth Is Paved by Tech. And I can prove it…

Since the bull market began on March 9, 2009, the Nasdaq is up 346%. That’s more than 50% better than the S&P’s return over the period.

And it’s all because of the new Convergence Economy we’ve been talking about here for some time now. These days, every business is a tech business, meaning the sector will beat the overall market for years to come.

Having said that, however, it bears noting that no stock, sector, or market rises in a straight line forever. Sooner or later, the market will lose steam.

Let me be clear. I see plenty of upside ahead through the end of 2017. And it bears repeating this is not the time to horde cash and hope for better prices.

Instead, you want to be in tech stocks. And if you use these three Gut Check Tools, you can invest with confidence – and protect your market-crushing gains.

Take a look…

Can Rising eBay Actually Deliver to Shareholders?

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

On the surface, eBay Inc. seems to be flying again with 25% stock gains so far this year and 171 million registered users behind it. But should investors buy on eBay now? Our own Michael A. Robinson talks to CNBC‘s The Rundown about whether it actually has a plan to execute on the expectations that drove the stock price rise or to compete with the likes of Amazon Prime.