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Marijuana Investing Will Still Produce Big Profits in 2017

5 | By Michael A. Robinson

By any measure, 2016 was a great year – a watershed, in fact – for the tech- and pharma-heavy cannabis niche.

For instance, ever since Sept. 2, when I sent my Nova-X Report subscribers the 30 pot stock recommendations in my “weed investors’ bible,” The Roadmap to Marijuana Millions, we’ve seen incredible gains all across the market sector.

And what had been a phenomenal year got even better with a massive victory: On Nov. 8, voters in five states (five juicy untapped markets) voted to legalize medical and recreational marijuana. That boosted the cannabis niche’s growth prospects immensely. Remember, this is an investing arena that was already expected to grow by more than 31% a year until at least the early 2020s.

But… the buoyant marijuana markets took notice when President-elect Donald Trump tapped U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to be the next U.S. Attorney General. The nation’s would-be top cop is known for his, shall we say, “retrograde” views on marijuana – legal and otherwise.

That news cast a great deal of uncertainty on investments with an otherwise vertical trajectory.

So, naturally, pot stock investors – and those considering it – are wondering what the future might hold for this high-growth, immensely profitable investing niche.

Well, I’m going to show you a glimpse of that future right now…

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Don’t Even Think About These “Tech Turkeys” of 2017

1 | By Michael A. Robinson

Every company is a tech company.

We came to realize this on Aug. 1, when the four most valuable companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500, for the first time ever, were all “pure” technology companies.

That was the birth of the Singularity Era – with overlapping “rings” of technology, such as the cloud, mobile, chips, sensors, and software, all interconnected.

We also believe here that the Road to Wealth Is Paved by Tech. And over the past few years, we’ve used dozens of tech stocks to build our wealth.

Add those two “belief systems” together – and you might think you could blindly invest in the tech sector… and make your fortune.

Nope.

While I fully expect a strong rally for tech in the year ahead, we still need to select the best tech stocks in order to build true wealth.

That’s our No. 1 job here, in fact: identifying the best tech stocks and funds – and then “playing” them correctly.

Job No. 2?

That’s knowing which investments to avoid – the kind that Wall Street touts to you… with promises of getting rich quick… and that then rob you blind.

I’ve got four of these “Tech Turkeys” today.

Be forewarned…

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Despite What This “King” Says, Trump’s Plan Will Inflate These Tech Plays

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

The market has had a blistering run since Nov. 8 – with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 9% — but plenty of the “experts” on Wall Street are pessimistic about Donald Trump’s effect on tech stocks.

These folks believe that Trump’s tough trade stance will hurt tech because the big global players manufacture many of their products overseas.

“I would avoid [big tech stocks] in a big way,” DoubleLine Capital CEO Jeffrey Gundlach said a week after the election. “The basic fundamental underpinnings of [big tech stocks] disappeared one week ago today.”

Gundlach may be the “Bond King” – but he’s wrong here about tech stocks.

These Tech Plays Are “Ready for Prime Time” in 2017

1 | By Michael A. Robinson

Technology will be the one sector of the economy you can count on for high growth in 2017.

That may sound hard to believe, because tech slightly lagged the broader stock market through the first 11.5 months of 2016. But that was largely because life sciences fizzled.

But tech stocks are going to resume their leadership position in 2017.

Therefore, if you’re one of the millions of Americans trying to put together enough money for a stress-free retirement, technology is where your focus should be.

In this wide-randing interview with Money Morning Executive Editor William Patalon III, I lay out my “case” for tech’s resurgence, talk about the surprising benefits incoming U.S. President Donald Trump will have on American innovators, and outline a strategy for maximizing high-tech profits in 2017.

Here’s that talk…

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The 3 “Singularity Era Tools” You Need in 2017

1 | By Michael A. Robinson

Last New Year’s Eve, as my wife and I put together our Annual Report, I had a revelation.

And it’s one that can help you – organizationally… and financially.

Coffee-Laptop-ChartsI realized that our Annual Report is built with open-source tech platforms.

Open-source platforms like Linux and Hadoop are free to the public to use and, for example, write code, create cloud storage, or develop Big Data applications.

And they’re becoming very popular in the Singularity Era. That’s because with these platforms tech execs save money, run their business more efficiently… and rake in the profits.

You can do the same thing.

In fact, there are three “Singularity Era Tools” that you can use every day to improve your skill set, find winning stocks, know when to cut your losses – and enjoy peace of mind.

With these three free tools, you can build your picker’s “muscles” – improving your odds of crushing the market, not just this year but for many years to come.

Take a look…

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This Year’s Hottest Toy Is Full of AI

2 | By Michael A. Robinson

We’ve been talking a lot about artificial intelligence (AI) over the past few weeks.

About how the big brains at Google’s DeepMind AI system say they may have developed a memory system they’re calling a “differentiable neural computer” (DNC) and possibly unlocked the path to truly intelligent deep learning.

About how many of Facebook Messenger’s 1 billion users are using AI-enhanced “chatbots” for their customer-service needs – chatbots that may soon be handling bill paying, shopping, delivery, and a range of other tasks.

Maybe We Should Call These “Elaine Chao Stocks”

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

My colleagues have been busy making lists of “Donald Trump Stocks.”

I’ve done some of that myself.

But maybe we should rethink that a little.

Trump has said he plans to act more like a chairman of the board, while Vice President-elect Mike Pence and the Cabinet handle the nitty-gritty of government.

So maybe we should be talking about “Elaine Chao Stocks”…

After all, Trump’s pick for Secretary of Transportation will head up much of the president-elect’s $1 trillion infrastructure improvement plan.

But more importantly to our interests here, she’ll be in charge of regulating self-driving vehicle technology.

If Chao’s history as Deputy Secretary of Transportation under George H.W. Bush and Secretary of Labor under George W. Bush repeats itself, that’s good use, because she’s known for a light regulatory hand.

To us, that means public companies in the self-driving space are likely to see a big boost in share price over the next four years.

Especially the one we’re looking at today.

You can already find its “pre”-autonomous driving technology in many of the most prestigious nameplates.

Its technology is the force behind two of the most “public” driverless car tests over the past couple of years.

And its shares are primed to soar as much as 40% in the next year alone.

Let’s take a closer look at this “Elaine Chao Stock”

Owners of This “Universal Tech Play” Are Going to Look Smart

1 | By Michael A. Robinson

There’s a tech “play” out there that gives us access to just about everything: solar panels, data storage devices, tablets, smartphones, cars and trucks, and even high-definition TV sets.

But that’s just the beginning.

It also puts us in antibiotics… water purification systems… and even NASA spacecraft.

And I bet that most of you have a piece of this “Universal Tech Play” on you as we speak.

I’m talking about silver.

Most investors think of it as a precious metal – a way to store value.

But you’re not “most investors,” and you now know that silver – this Miracle Material – has a special set of properties you won’t find in other commodities. It’s an excellent electrical and thermal conductor; it provides a durable and smooth coating for many tech components that can’t have imperfections; and it has anti-microbial properties that help medical devices stay germ-free.

Washing machines, refrigerators, air conditioners, air purifiers, and vacuum cleaners all rely on silver nanoparticles to sterilize up to 650 types of bacteria.

And right now, another hot growth area is just starting to develop for silver – nanotechnology.

Engineers have begun tinkering with this metal, looking for ways to apply wafer-thin layers of silver to a range of industrial and medical products.

While silver prices have been weighed down by strong economic figures lately, this shouldn’t deter you long term. In fact, the best time to find great bargains in silver is before another price surge.

Here’s where to look…

You and Your Money Will Learn to Love These Rats

2 | By Michael A. Robinson

Rats have long been one of humanity’s worst enemies.

Flea-invested rats were carriers of the bubonic plague that killed between 75 million and 200 million Europeans in the mid-14th century.

Today, rats still carry and spread many diseases – some fatal – including hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, murine typhus, and rat-bite fever.

But I love rats – specifically, OmniRats.

ratsThese rodents – developed by biotech researchers – contain disease-fighting antibodies that are remarkably similar to the ones found in us humans. And those researchers believe they’ll be the key to dozens of successful drugs.

This is the type of biotech breakthrough that defines “How We Thrive” in the Singularity Era.

To the healthcare community, that means these rats have the potential to save millions of lives.

To the company behind these rats, they mean new clients, more revenue, and bigger profits.

To tech investors like you, that could mean 50% gains in the next 12 months alone.

And a lot more after that…

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These Two Miners Are Going (Very) Deep in Search of Metals

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

When it comes to mining – of both precious and strategic metals – most of the “low-hanging fruit” has been both discovered and mined out.

That’s even with the sophisticated power, equipment, and transportation technologies we discuss every week here.

And that leaves us with much lower grade deposits… at least on land.

One of the biggest tech advancements in recent years, however, has made those lower grade deposits – i.e., lower metal concentration per ton of rock – economic to mine. I’m talking about the ability to move, crush, and process massive amounts of rock from open-pit deposits.
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Because so many of those metals are critical for high-tech weapons systems and all the “smart” devices we all now depend on, that’s one Singularity Era technology changing “How We Survive.”

Now, that covers land.

However, as we all learned in school, oceans cover 71% of Earth’s surface.

And most of that is very, very deep.

But we’re closer than you might think to mining for metals – many of them absolutely necessary for the tech devices that are fueling the Singularity Era – from the ocean floor.

Let me show you what that will look like (illustration below)…

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