Strategic Tech Investor | Michael A. Robinson http://strategictechinvestor.com Profiting in tech and defense with Michael A. Robinson Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:01:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Nobody Is Talking About the Best Tech Play After Amazon’s Big Buy http://strategictechinvestor.com/2017/06/nobody-is-talking-about-the-best-tech-play-after-amazons-big-buy/ http://strategictechinvestor.com/2017/06/nobody-is-talking-about-the-best-tech-play-after-amazons-big-buy/#respond Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:00:24 +0000 http://strategictechinvestor.com/?p=18791 If there's one thing you can count from Wall Street, its repetitious analysis of big tech news.

Take the Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) purchase of Whole Foods Market Inc. (Nasdaq: WFM) for $13.2 billion last week.

A steady, predictable stream of stories quoting analysts about the "death of retail" followed the announcement.

Don't get me wrong - that's a big, ongoing story. It's one I wrote about in the past, as recently as May 23.

What they missed is how this is a boon for technology: mobile commerce, Big Data, machine vision and learning, chips, sensors... and especially robots.

Robots already are all over Amazon's warehouses and are a big part of its success.

Now they'll be in Whole Foods' warehouses, checkout lines, and maybe even a part of making deliveries.

You could buy Amazon - and I recommend you do establish a position if you haven't yet - but that'll cost you.

You could buy a robotics stock, but that will only scratch the surface.

Or you could make this one move and get at least double the market's return...

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If there’s one thing you can count from Wall Street, its repetitious analysis of big tech news.

Take the Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) purchase of Whole Foods Market Inc. (Nasdaq: WFM) for $13.2 billion last week.

A steady, predictable stream of stories quoting analysts about the “death of retail” followed the announcement.

Don’t get me wrong – that’s a big, ongoing story. It’s one I wrote about in the past, as recently as May 23.

What they missed is how this is a boon for technology: mobile commerce, Big Data, machine vision and learning, chips, sensors… and especially robots.

Robots already are all over Amazon’s warehouses and are a big part of its success.

Now they’ll be in Whole Foods’ warehouses, checkout lines, and maybe even a part of making deliveries.

You could buy Amazon – and I recommend you do establish a position if you haven’t yet – but that’ll cost you.

You could buy a robotics stock, but that will only scratch the surface.

Or you could make this one move and get at least double the market’s return…

Automation Is Coming

I was excited when I woke up to news of the Amazon-Whole Foods merger. However, I was focused on the logistics and tech angles that financial analysts evidently forgot.

While Amazon picks up the massive list of gourmet items and devoted shoppers at Whole Foods’ 460 retail outlets, it also acquired access to all those stores’ freezers and storage rooms.

With localized cold storage, Amazon can truly make good on its promise of same-day delivery of not just groceries but also many other goods.

Even better, most of these stores are close to wealthy zip codes. I see these folks as the most likely early adopters of “unmanned” deliveries.

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Amazon is already pioneering drone-based deliveries. And small robotic delivery vehicles could be next.

Beyond those are the in-house robotics and automation plays. Under CEO Jeff Bezos, Amazon has pushed these two areas like few companies have.

Robotic handlers and sorters could be a huge boon to the grocery sector, by cutting costs and beefing up the notoriously thin margins. As such, the Amazon deal will be a great case study in the value of the robotics revolution. This is a fertile field to be sure.

Research firm Allied Market Research predicts the global robotics market will grow at an average compound rate of 10% through the end 2020, when the sector will have a value of $82.7 billion.

The firm notes that robots are finding use in a wide range of sectors. Auto assembly takes the top market share, accounting for about 39% of sales growth. Electronics follows with 20%.

Robot Invasion

With so much going on in the global robotics field, tech investors ought to consider the Robo-Stox Global Robotics & Automation ETF (Nasdaq: ROBO).

Holding 91 stocks, the fund covers just about every conceivable robotics and factory automation angle. So, we’re talking everything from 3D printing and chips to drones and massive industrial robots.

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There’s some fascinating tech in this ETF. Just take a look at some of its top holdings:

  • Cognex Corp. (Nasdaq: CGNX) is a world leader in machine vision. It also supplies software, vision sensors, and industrial ID readers used in manufacturing automation. These systems are used for guiding assembly robots and also for tracking, sorting, and identifying products. This is the kind of technology that Amazon will need. For its part, Cognex is already a key supplier to Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) for its vision systems that can detect product defects, a key part of quality control. It also produces logistics barcode readers and tracking software.
  • iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT) is all about automating the home. Founded in 1990, the firm was early to the U.S. robotics revolution. Today, it’s the leader in consumer robots. Its best-known product, the Roomba vacuum cleaner, contains onboard navigation as well as vision for in-home landmarks for improved mapping. It also integrates to a smartphone app. The Braava is used for mopping floors, while the Mirra is an underwater robot used for cleaning pools. It’s designed to climb walls as well as transit a flat surface. iRobot also runs a venture fund that invests in robotics, smart home, and automation startups.
  • Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) pioneered complex software vital to making a wide range of products around the world. The field is known as CAD/CAM (computer aided design/computer aided modeling). The tech itself is complex, but the idea behind it all is very simple – use software to design the product and then to control the machines that make it. Whether it’s a surgical tool, an artificial aorta, a fuel nozzle, or a bike helmet, Autodesk’s CAD/CAM software plays a role in it all.

ROBO launched in late November 2013. To mark the occasion, Nasdaq officials used a robotic arm to ring the closing bell. Nice touch.

Priced at just $35, ROBO trades at a fraction of some of its notable portfolio holdings. And Wall Street is starting to wake up to the value that a balanced robotics play like ROBO represents.

So far this year, ROBO has gained 21.9%. That’s more than double the S&P 500’s 9.5% return during the period.

But remember, this fund is really just getting started… so its best days are yet to come.

I believe this is an ETF that offers patient tech investors some excellent long-term potential – and would make a great foundational play for your portfolio.

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One New Investment Could Challenge the Greatest Stock Gain in Decades http://strategictechinvestor.com/2017/06/one-new-investment-could-challenge-the-greatest-stock-gain-in-decades/ http://strategictechinvestor.com/2017/06/one-new-investment-could-challenge-the-greatest-stock-gain-in-decades/#respond Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:56:31 +0000 http://strategictechinvestor.com/?p=18691 As I noted during our May 30 chat, the 49,000% gain for Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) from the time it went public made it the most successful stock in decades.

That amazing rise shows the power of our tech-centric economy.

Today, I want to talk to you about an investment that's quickly giving Amazon a run for its money... in a fraction of the time.

It's not a stock, but it is an investment I personally recommended.

Almost no one on Wall Street or in the financial press believed in the cryptocurrency Bitcoin back in 2013. At the time, Bitcoin was subject of a steady stream of negative stories.

Almost of all of it had one basic - yet incorrect - premise: that Bitcoin was a passing fad that was bound to hurt investors.

But had you bought Bitcoin back when I first talked about it, holding through its many ups and downs, you could have made peak gains of 2,850% in just 4.5 years.

That's why I'm so excited to tell you about this new breakout technology...

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As I noted during our May 30 chat, the 49,000% gain for Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) from the time it went public made it the most successful stock in decades.

That amazing rise shows the power of our tech-centric economy.

Today, I want to talk to you about an investment that’s quickly giving Amazon a run for its money… in a fraction of the time.

It’s not a stock, but it is an investment I personally recommended.

Almost no one on Wall Street or in the financial press believed in the cryptocurrency Bitcoin back in 2013. At the time, Bitcoin was subject of a steady stream of negative stories.

Almost of all of it had one basic – yet incorrect – premise: that Bitcoin was a passing fad that was bound to hurt investors.

But had you bought Bitcoin back when I first talked about it, holding through its many ups and downs, you could have made peak gains of 2,850% in just 4.5 years.

That’s why I’m so excited to tell you about this new breakout technology…

Bitcoin Alternative Mirrors Historic Surges

Trading currencies is quite different from tech stocks.

But even with my longtime focus on Silicon Valley as a tech analyst and insider, this other area is by no means an odd fit.

You see, in college I earned an honors economics degree. In fact, I wrote my honors essay about monetary economics under the guidance of a senior official with the Federal Reserve.

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I went on to become a senior analyst with the trade journal American Banker, the “bible of banking.” I also wrote a book on the nation’s savings and loan crisis.

In short, following money comes naturally to me. And when I first heard about Bitcoin, it quickly grabbed my attention.

This new digital form of money combined my deep expertise in both money and technology… so I jumped on board with a huge passion.

The 2013 Bitcoin Play

When I first started talking about Bitcoin back in early 2013, it was trading for just $100. Yes, after peaking at nearly $1,200 at the end of that year, Bitcoin plummeted on a sell-off.

I’ve lost count of how many Bitcoin “obituaries” I’ve read, but it’s in the hundreds. But that was one of those moments – perhaps the last one – when those early naysayers looked like they could have been correct.

All along the way, however, I kept telling investors to keep the faith because Bitcoin was set to become key technology that would spread far beyond early traders.

And that’s just how things have played out…

Bitcoin recently peaked at around $2,950. Had you gotten in when I first started talking about this new digital money, you’d have made roughly 2,850% in about 4.5 years.

Even if you had bought back at the previous high and watched it crash, you still would have made peak profits of 152%.

The reason has to do with why I got involved in the first place. Bitcoin isn’t just a digital form of money. It’s also great technology. And it’s all because of the platform that supports it – the blockchain.

The Blockchain Is Gaining Ground

See, the blockchain is like the “grids” that allow you to make credit card purchases, transfer money between banks, or buy stocks through online brokerages.

But the blockchain has a huge advantage. It’s a peer-to-peer system in which one computer “talks” to another. In other words, no central bank or government gets between the traders.

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This decentralized aspect of the blockchain makes it ripe for a wide range of industries all over the world.

And that why major banks, investment firms, and big tech leaders are now making daily use of Bitcoin. It’s among the reasons for Bitcoin’s huge rebound and unlimited future.

If you missed Bitcoin’s huge run, don’t worry. I believe that what I call the “new Bitcoin” has emerged. And it may have even more of an upside.

The “New Bitcoin” Surges Through the Spring

At the end of March, this Bitcoin alternative traded for just $15. It recently topped out at around $385. That’s peak profits of 2,466% in around 10 weeks.

But you see, the next Bitcoin is not just a just digital currency. It’s a massive distributed computing system.

Unlike Bitcoin, the new kid on the block is what experts call “Turing complete,” meaning it ranks as a global, programmable network. That’s why so many companies are jumping on board.

Last year, International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) said it was using this Bitcoin alternative in its Autonomous Decentralized Peer-to-Peer Telemetry (ADEPT) system. ADEPT is a decentralized form of communication between devices connected via the “Internet of Everything.” IBM also sees possibilities for this digital currency in its cloud business.

So does Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), which has adopted the new Bitcoin for use in its cloud business. Microsoft even has a special name for it: Azure Blockchain as a Service (BaaS).

Big banks also have taken a liking to this emerging tech and currency force. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) used it to create a tool called Masala that enables communication between the new Bitcoin’s blockchain and the bank’s internal databases.

If you you’re wondering how you can profit from this vital new digital currency, you’ve come to the right place.

I recently finished up a special report on this very topic for my paid-up Radical Technology Profits members. As part of that, I even went so far as to talk with one of the new Bitcoin’s creators.

His insights only bolstered my belief that this digital currency and platform will easily rival that of Bitcoin’s profit potential.

Because we’re in the early days of this new investment frontier, you should be aware that it is bound to be volatile as it marches higher. But there are ways to maximize your returns while minimizing your risk.

That’s why you’ll need me as your investing guide when the time comes.

Soon enough, I’ll be revealing more about how to approach and buy what has quickly become one of the hottest and most exciting plays in tech today… one that could help you dramatically improve your net worth.

It’s truly a technology that could put you on the road to wealth.

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The One Statistic All “Pot Stock” Investors Should Know http://strategictechinvestor.com/2017/06/the-one-statistic-all-pot-stock-investors-should-know/ http://strategictechinvestor.com/2017/06/the-one-statistic-all-pot-stock-investors-should-know/#respond Fri, 16 Jun 2017 22:30:45 +0000 http://strategictechinvestor.com/?p=18601 Oakland, Calif. - Now that I'm on my way home from the Fourth Annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo, there's one statistic I just can't stop thinking about.

And that's a big deal.

You see, people throw around a ton of numbers at these conferences. But their true values can be incredibly opaque.

Whether the data you pick up on the Expo floor is from an entrepreneur, a lobbyist, a politician, an investment analyst, a researcher, a salesperson, or even a "brand representative," you've got to do some work with it.

You've got to put it under the microscope, turn it around in your head, and figure out what it truly means. While most of the "tips" you get are just noise, many are interesting enough to share with friends.

But only a very, very few are truly valuable.

I'm talking about a number or statistic that flips a switch in your brain - and points your way toward future profits in your investment portfolio.

And the one number that stuck with me is this - 25%.

Here's why...

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Oakland, Calif. – Now that I’m on my way home from the Fourth Annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo, there’s one statistic I just can’t stop thinking about.

And that’s a big deal.

You see, people throw around a ton of numbers at these conferences. But their true values can be incredibly opaque.

Whether the data you pick up on the Expo floor is from an entrepreneur, a lobbyist, a politician, an investment analyst, a researcher, a salesperson, or even a “brand representative,” you’ve got to do some work with it.

You’ve got to put it under the microscope, turn it around in your head, and figure out what it truly means. While most of the “tips” you get are just noise, many are interesting enough to share with friends.

But only a very, very few are truly valuable.

I’m talking about a number or statistic that flips a switch in your brain – and points your way toward future profits in your investment portfolio.

And the one number that stuck with me is this – 25%.

Here’s why…

A message from Michael…

That’s the percentage drop in opioid-based fatalities in states where medical cannabis legalization has occurred, said Aaron Smith, executive director of the National Cannabis Industry Association, during his Expo-opening speech.

In other words, states that have legalized medical marijuana experience 25% fewer opioid-based fatalities than states that have not legalized medical cannabis.

So that’s a significant – financially and emotionally – number.

You don’t need me to tell you that we’re in the middle of a huge and growing opioid crisis.

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Overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999. In 2015, opioids were involved in the deaths of 33,091 people in the United States. Most of these deaths – more than 22,000 (about 62 people per day) – involved prescription opioids, according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services data.

And a study from the American Society of Addiction Medicine for 2016 found that prescription pain relievers – almost entirely opioid-based ones – are the cause of roughly 40% of all drug overdoses. That makes them by far the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. The study also found that four of every five new heroin users started out misusing prescription painkillers.


As this 25% statistic shows us, medical marijuana and cannabis-based drugs – which can be used to treat chronic pain – are going to be one of the biggest solutions to ending our opioid crisis.

And we’re just at the beginning.

You see, many states are just getting started with medical marijuana. That means its positive impact will likely surge with time.

Think about the kind of impact we’d see if cannabis-based medications, ones that could take market share from opioid-based ones, were available throughout the United States – prescribed by doctors and sold at traditional pharmacies.

Well, we’re getting there.

Despite the fact that the federal government still classifies marijuana as a Schedule I drug, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has signaled that it will approve a cannabis-based pharmaceutical this summer or fall.

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Epidiolex, from GW Pharmaceuticals PLC (Nasdaq ADR: GWPH), earned fast-tracking status from the FDA and then blew away people with successful trials through multiple phases.

We’ve discussed GW Pharma here before… but I talk much more about this situation in the first-ever Roadmap to Marijuana Millions Monthly, which I’m releasing today.

But here’s the short version…

GW is poised to literally change the prescription drug game when it comes to marijuana. And that will bust open up all sorts of new market opportunities.

That’s why my team and I saw so exhibitors at the Expo hawking lab equipment, secured transfer of product, and other pharmacy and biotech needs.

And that’s just one set of “pick-and-shovel” sub-industries cropping up as legalized marijuana – which will be a $24 billion industry in the United States alone by 2025 – spreads throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and even Australia.

Any talk that the boom period is over and investors are done with cannabis is premature, if not downright foolish. This conference only galvanizes my well-researched belief that there are at least three major catalysts for marijuana companies yet to come in the next 6 to 12 months.

When you see so many new downwind industries and companies continuing to rush in, as we have at the Expo, you know there’s still something going on there… something big.

The next wave for this industry will be an exciting, profitable ride. I share it all with my paid-up Nova-X Report members in regular Roadmap to Marijuana Millions updates – and the brand-new new monthly newsletter I just told you about.

If you want to find out how to get onboard, just click here.

Have a great weekend – and think about how that 25% statistic could put you on The Road to Wealth

I’ll see you back here soon.

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Vicente Fox Calls for Cannabis in NAFTA http://strategictechinvestor.com/2017/06/vicente-fox-calls-for-cannabis-in-nafta/ http://strategictechinvestor.com/2017/06/vicente-fox-calls-for-cannabis-in-nafta/#respond Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:05:15 +0000 http://strategictechinvestor.com/?p=18471 The Strategic Tech Investor team filmed this video while reporting live from the fourth annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, June 13.

Watch it here.

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The Strategic Tech Investor team filmed this video while reporting live from the fourth annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, June 13.

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Direct From the Epicenter of Legal Marijuana Investing http://strategictechinvestor.com/2017/06/direct-from-the-epicenter-of-legal-marijuana-investing/ http://strategictechinvestor.com/2017/06/direct-from-the-epicenter-of-legal-marijuana-investing/#respond Tue, 13 Jun 2017 21:58:06 +0000 http://strategictechinvestor.com/?p=18361 My team and I are here in Oakland, Calif. - and the Golden State Warriors clinching the NBA Championship Monday night isn't the only big news.

Vincente Fox, former president of Mexico, is getting ready to take the stage at the Fourth Annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo - the epicenter of the business, technology, and politics of legal marijuana.

And there's a palpable buzz in the air.

But lucky for you folks, Fox has already debriefed with a small group of us before his scheduled remarks...

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My team and I are here in Oakland, Calif. – and the Golden State Warriors clinching the NBA Championship Monday night isn’t the only big news.

Vincente Fox, former president of Mexico, is getting ready to take the stage at the Fourth Annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo – the epicenter of the business, technology, and politics of legal marijuana.

And there’s a palpable buzz in the air.

But lucky for you folks, Fox has already debriefed with a small group of us before his scheduled remarks…

“A Crazy Person”

Fox is turning up the heat on the U.S. government over its ongoing federal prohibition of marijuana, even as its two most important trading partners – Canada and Mexico – move toward nationwide legalization.

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When asked for his response to breaking news that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked permission from Congress in May to punish medical marijuana companies was to call him “a crazy person.”

(Congress has made zero movement to honor this, by the way.)

A message from Michael.

After all, at least two high-level Cabinet members have in recent weeks come out in support of medical marijuana. President Donald Trump himself has said he is encouraged by what medical marijuana is doing for seniors and veterans.

“The problem is there is no consistency,” Fox said on the messaging coming from various corners of the U.S. government.

Though there are many marijuana business conferences now, this one is among the largest – and Oakland is a fitting setting for it.

You see, the legal marijuana business literally rebuilt a large chunk of downtown Oakland, National Cannabis Industry Association Executive Director Aaron Smith says.

“It helped bring businesses,” Smith says. “It helped rebuild things like the Roxie Theatre. It has participated in the neighborhood.”

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And Oakland is far from the only municipality to have received an economic booster shot from legal marijuana.

It all goes to show how a well-regulated cannabis industry brings huge economic opportunities and pushes out criminal elements.

It also enriches its investors – folks like you.

That’s why we’ll be here for the next 48 hours, checking out the Expo floor and talking to the industry’s most important stakeholders. In our first walkthrough, it was obvious that technology – from lighting firms to security providers to biotech companies – has taken this conference over in a big way.

And that’s a good thing for long-term industry growth – and our legal marijuana investments.

In the next few days, I’ll be talking more about Fox’s appearance – and all the other valuable information I can dig up – with my Nova X-Report members.

To join us – to get the inside scoop on what’s coming next for the marijuana industry… and copy of The Roadmap to Marijuana Millions – just click here.

I’ll be back here on Friday with a wrap-up report.

See you then.

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This Is Where the Next Trends Get Their Start http://strategictechinvestor.com/2017/06/this-is-where-the-next-trends-get-their-start/ http://strategictechinvestor.com/2017/06/this-is-where-the-next-trends-get-their-start/#respond Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:34:38 +0000 http://strategictechinvestor.com/?p=17991 One of the great things about conferences - like the Marijuana Business Conference & Expo my team just attended - are the under-the-radar trends you pick up on.

The mainstream media is hardly talking about them. And the more specialized, niche coverage is busy with topics perceived as "bigger" - at least in the immediate term.

It's the kind of valuable and credible information hanging out there on the fringes where millions are made.

And it's why I'm personally attending the Cannabis Business Summit & Expo in Oakland, Calif., starting this upcoming Monday.

For example, at last month's Marijuana Business Conference, a panel discussion on emerging legal marijuana markets may have flown under the radar with some inexperienced investors... but it jumped off the page to my team.

Panelist Michael Bronstein, of the law firm Bronstein & Weaver, proclaimed that New Jersey could become the most lucrative state recreational market east of the Rocky Mountains within two years. And he came equipped with plenty of data and anecdotes to back his claim up.

It makes sense.

First, New Jersey has a first-mover advantage, as none of its immediate neighbors will beat it to recreational legalization.

Plus, NJ borders two of five most populated cities in the country, New York and Philadelphia...it's got a huge population all on its own... and it is home to communities hit hard by the decline of manufacturing looking for emerging industries like legal cannabis to bring in jobs and tax revenue.

In an effort to get tipped off on some similar profit-promising trends before I head to the Cannabis Business Summit, I spoke with a top executive of the group that sponsors that event.

And you want to hear what she told me...

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One of the great things about conferences – like the Marijuana Business Conference & Expo my team just attended – are the under-the-radar trends you pick up on.

The mainstream media is hardly talking about them. And the more specialized, niche coverage is busy with topics perceived as “bigger” – at least in the immediate term.

It’s the kind of valuable and credible information hanging out there on the fringes where millions are made.

And it’s why I’m personally attending the Cannabis Business Summit & Expo in Oakland, Calif., starting this upcoming Monday.

For example, at last month’s Marijuana Business Conference, a panel discussion on emerging legal marijuana markets may have flown under the radar with some inexperienced investors… but it jumped off the page to my team.

Panelist Michael Bronstein, of the law firm Bronstein & Weaver, proclaimed that New Jersey could become the most lucrative state recreational market east of the Rocky Mountains within two years. And he came equipped with plenty of data and anecdotes to back his claim up.

It makes sense.

First, New Jersey has a first-mover advantage, as none of its immediate neighbors will beat it to recreational legalization.

Plus, NJ borders two of five most populated cities in the country, New York and Philadelphia…it’s got a huge population all on its own… and it is home to communities hit hard by the decline of manufacturing looking for emerging industries like legal cannabis to bring in jobs and tax revenue.

In an effort to get tipped off on some similar profit-promising trends before I head to the Cannabis Business Summit, I spoke with a top executive of the group that sponsors that event.

And you want to hear what she told me…

Making Her Voice Heard

Taylor West is deputy director of the National Cannabis Industry Association. She joined the group three years ago after a stint in Washington working on reforming U.S. drug laws and policy.

She’s also a veteran of several high-profile political campaigns and has appeared as a commentator on MSNBC, Fox News, and CNBC.

While she was getting ready for the Cannabis Business Summit, we had a wide-ranging conversation about trends and news affecting the legal marijuana sector from an investor’s point of view.

Take a look…

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The Biggest Ever

Michael A. Robinson: Let’s jump right in and talk about the Cannabis Business Summit. Isn’t this one of the bigger ones you’ve held so far? How big do you expect it to be?

Taylor West: This is our largest event of the year, and it will be the largest one that we’ve ever had. This is our Fourth Annual Cannabis Business Summit. We’re expecting somewhere around 4,500 people, and that would be a sellout. It’s also a very well-curated attendee group.

One of the reasons for that is that we take a lot of pride in the content that we provide. So, in addition to there being an expo floor and lots of opportunities for networking, obviously, we a make a very real point of ensuring that the program is valuable for anyone from an industry newcomer to someone who has been working in it for a long time.

MAR: You’ve formally been involved in the cannabis industry since 2014. It seems to me that it’s growing like crazy. The $6.7 billion legal marijuana market is estimated to top $35 billion by 2020. What’s your assessment?

TW: The growth for the industry has been exponential, and we see that reflected in the growth of our organization. When I started in January 2014 we had somewhere between 300 and 350 member businesses. We are now north of 1,300.

MAR: Fourfold growth in three years? That’s amazing.

TW: Yeah, not bad at all! That’s reflective of what we’re seeing in the industry overall. It’s growing very rapidly as more states legalize medical and/or recreational cannabis, and as more governments recognize that a regulated system is actually preferable to one based on prohibition. That’s why see so many opportunities increasing.

I think we’re poised for another bout of significant growth as California opens up their recreational cannabis programs starting in January 2018. Over the last few years, they’ve made up 50% of the overall U.S. legal market. And that was with just medical marijuana. So, now that they’re going to open up a regulated recreational system, there’s going to a significant amount of market potential there.

MAR: How do you see that playing out?

TW: That means a lot of different things. Obviously, it’s great from a business opportunity standpoint. It’s also great from an economic engine standpoint. These are small businesses that are creating jobs. They’re generating tax revenue. They’re really showing themselves to be good corporate citizens contributing to the bottom lines of their community.

It goes a long way toward helping people understand the benefit of a regulated industry. It also means that there’s a strong set of roots being put down so that the ability to respond to potential threats is a lot stronger.

MAR: Back in the 1990s when you were working on policy about stopping the war on drugs, did you ever think cannabis would get this big and be this legal?

TW: It certainly wasn’t something that seemed like it was going to happen as quickly as it did. I think it’s a tribute to the many people who have been working in the drug policy reform movement for decades that their message has really had a huge impact.

You know, just in the last 20 years the difference in public opinion about the effectiveness of the drug war and the relative harms of products like marijuana versus alcohol are substantial. And that is very much due to the work of those advocates.

MAR: And during that period, public opinion about cannabis has completely flipped, right? There’s a new CBS poll that says 61% of Americans think marijuana use should be legal.

TW: That’s huge. Actually, the same day that that poll came out, there was another national poll from Quinnipiac that had that same question about federal interference. So we’ve had two national polls showing that more than 70% of Americans would oppose the federal government coming in and trying to roll back state programs.

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MAR: But we’re not just talking about the United States. Mexico’s legislature has approved medical marijuana, and Canada has just legalized recreational use. What does this say about the industry today?

TW: From an economic standpoint, Canada’s population and market is still relatively small compared to some of the markets in the states. But just the cultural influence of a country moving forward with that kind of program is important.

You talked about a tipping point earlier, and I think we are starting to see that it’s not just in the United States. Folks are increasingly aware that when you’re talking about something like marijuana, it has incredible benefits for a lot of people, and the relative harm compared to other legal products is remarkably low. Having other countries moving forward with similar types of policy just continues to validate that idea.

MAR: So, we’re not too far away from having the entire North American continent making some form of marijuana use legal. From a landmass standpoint, that seems absolutely amazing.

TW: It’s a huge wholesale change in the way we’re approaching things. There’s still a lot of work to do when you look at it from the federal standpoint. I think right now our best bet is to get some respect at the federal level in terms of legislation that allows states to make their own determinations on this without fear from federal interference. But, when you look at where we were in the last decade, the progress has been remarkably quick.

MAR: You’ve talked about the benefits of a legal, regulated industry. What are some areas that investors ought to consider?

TW: With most states now, there’s specific requirements for inventory tracking and compliance. You’re going to have to have services that help you with that. So, the ancillary part of the industry is another area where there’s a lot of investment opportunity.

There are a lot of investors that may be leery about getting directly involved with a business that’s cultivating or selling marijuana, but feel more comfortable investing in the “picks and shovels” of the cannabis industry.

That’s the metaphor. These are businesses that are critical to the operation of the industry but are not directly touching the plant itself. That’s everything from software to logistics to packaging to security to legal and accounting services. Market research data and things like that are becoming critical as the industry gets more competitive. So I think there are going to be a lot of opportunities there.

Opportunities Become Windfalls

There sure are.

In fact, a few dozen tiny stocks are set to deliver potentially once-in-a-lifetime windfalls. As a service to my readers, I’ve made available my 89-page cannabis investing guide – The Roadmap to Marijuana Millions.

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And those opportunities – and many more – are why I’m headed to downtown Oakland on Monday. I’ll send you my next report directly from the Marijuana Business Conference & Expo floor.

See you then.

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If You Bought Into This “Thousand-Dollar Club,” Your Net Worth Is Skyrocketing http://strategictechinvestor.com/2017/06/if-you-bought-into-this-thousand-dollar-club-your-net-worth-is-skyrocketing/ http://strategictechinvestor.com/2017/06/if-you-bought-into-this-thousand-dollar-club-your-net-worth-is-skyrocketing/#respond Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:56:56 +0000 http://strategictechinvestor.com/?p=17821 When Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) crossed the $1,000 mark on May 31, TV host Jim Cramer was quick to throw out what he called a "red flag."

Frankly, I think he was waving a white one...

Here's why I say that. The host of CNBC's Mad Money mostly looked at the price of the stock. He said that "psychologically" $1,000 is a lot to pay for a stock he feels is getting ahead of itself.

That brought him around to saying that other big tech leaders are riding a secular trend that could lose steam, hurting investors along the way.

I believe Cramer's analysis is way off the mark for a couple reasons. First, Amazon still has a long runway in both retail and its cloud sales, where it remains the dominant firm.

Second, and more to the point, I actually predicted back on Oct. 30, 2013 that Amazon would hit this milestone. I said it would be among the "next" members of tech's "Thousand-Dollar Club."

So, today I'll show you why my forecast was on the money for all the stocks I put in that group.

And I'll show how you can still profit from them...

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When Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) crossed the $1,000 mark on May 31, TV host Jim Cramer was quick to throw out what he called a “red flag.”

Frankly, I think he was waving a white one…

Here’s why I say that. The host of CNBC’s Mad Money mostly looked at the price of the stock. He said that “psychologically” $1,000 is a lot to pay for a stock he feels is getting ahead of itself.

That brought him around to saying that other big tech leaders are riding a secular trend that could lose steam, hurting investors along the way.

I believe Cramer’s analysis is way off the mark for a couple reasons. First, Amazon still has a long runway in both retail and its cloud sales, where it remains the dominant firm.

Second, and more to the point, I actually predicted back on Oct. 30, 2013 that Amazon would hit this milestone. I said it would be among the “next” members of tech’s “Thousand-Dollar Club.”

So, today I’ll show you why my forecast was on the money for all the stocks I put in that group.

And I’ll show how you can still profit from them…

It’s Fool’s Errand to Believe “$1,000 Club” Firms Are Done Growing

If you’ve followed along with me for any length of time, you’ll know that I’m more than willing to make bold calls.

Then again, I grew up in a military high tech household and have knocked around Silicon Valley for 33 years. I’m not saying that to brag but to point out that I have tons of personal experience to back up my rigorous tech analysis.

Now I have to admit, predicting that five tech leaders would each sell for $1,000 a share going on four years ago struck some as going way out on a limb.

However, I backed it all up with solid data that I said would drive the stocks to new heights. I also noted that at the time many thought The Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN) was “pricey” because it sold for $1,075 a share.

Today, Priceline trades for nearly $1,900 a share, gaining 76% along the way. But I don’t see Cramer waving the “red flag” over that one.

Fact is, three of my original picks have crossed the $1,000 barrier either straight up or on a split-adjusted basis. Another came within 40 cents of hitting my target just a few days ago. It could cross over any time now.

The fifth stock was so undervalued that it got bought out by a larger firm. With that in mind, let’s look at the factors that drove the five remaining members of the Thousand-Dollar Club and why there’s still money to be made on each one.

Let’s take a look…

Amazon was trading for $332 the day that column ran. I noted that CEO Jeff Bezos was determined to dominate online retail. Yes, I said, margins were thin at the time, because he keeps pouring money into backend operations.

Bezos has spent a small fortune on robotics and other platforms that ensure buyers get their products quickly. Indeed, Prime members often receive orders on the same day they make them.

That’s not all that makes Amazon a great company. Bezos was one of the first to see the shift to cloud computing in which clients get data and apps via the web rather than on their expensive networks. It’s now a roughly $12 billion a year business – and it could double in the next five years.

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Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) hit my target price back on March 28 on a split-adjusted basis when it traded at $142.85. This proved to be the most controversial stock in the Thousand-Dollar Club.

Stuart Varney, the Fox Business host, never let me forget that bold call. But once it hit the target two months ago, I doubled down on that first one with a prediction in this column that Apple will be the first $1 trillion market-cap stock.

With a market cap of roughly $800 billion, it needs to advance by about 25%. But I’m not the only analyst making that call on Apple. For one, Warren Buffett agrees with me.

After all, Apple accounts for the bulk of all profits made in the entire smartphone segment. It now is the leader in wearables and is growing its high-margin services unit. That’s a roughly $25 billion business that also could double in the next five years.

Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) is the one stock in the group that, strictly speaking, has not yet made it into the club. But it came so very close one week ago.

Although it’s not a done deal yet, it’s just a matter of time before Google hits $1,000 a share. The firm still dominates online search and is one of the most successful firms on the planet at selling mobile ads.

Plus, it has restructured to make sure its moon-shot programs don’t rob money from its highly profitable core franchise. In the most recent quarter, the firm grew profits by 29%, and it now has nearly $90 billion in net cash on hand.

Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) came under sharp selling pressure in late 2015 when Wall Street doubted the firm could keep growing. By February of last year, it had fallen to $79.95.

But the leader in online video streaming kept making savvy moves. It has added more users overseas and lots of original content. The stock now trades at around $163 a share, more than double its 2015 low.

The stock split 7-for-1 in July 2015. That gives it an adjusted value of $1,141 a share, will above my target.

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Mastercard Inc. (NYSE: MA) is the one stock in this group that many might not consider a “tech firm.” But the truth is that this credit card processor has made tech the center of its operations.

It has deep expertise in digital-payments processing for consumers, retailers, banks, government agencies and more. And it uses technology to deliver that expertise to those customers.

The stock split 10-for-1 in early 2014. So, its recent price of $123.40 translates to an adjusted price of $1,234, or more than 20% above my $1,000 target.

Add it all up and you’ll see that guys like Cramer should not put too much focus on the fact that Amazon just hit $1,000.

Sure, it sounds like a lot of money. But as we have just proven, it’s one of several tech leader that are right on track.

Again, if you followed along with our twice-weekly chats and acted on my advice, your net worth is burning up the charts.

But if not, the next time you hear about Jim Cramer waving the “red flag,” just consider the source… and think of all that money you could have made.

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Apple Wants Control of Your Home – What That Means for the Stock http://strategictechinvestor.com/2017/06/apple-wants-control-of-your-home-what-that-means-for-the-stock/ http://strategictechinvestor.com/2017/06/apple-wants-control-of-your-home-what-that-means-for-the-stock/#respond Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:10:26 +0000 http://strategictechinvestor.com/?p=17691

Yesterday's big tech news was Apple Inc.'s reveal of HomePod. That's a voice-activated speaker with which you can talk to Siri and control your home - entertainment, climate, lights, etc. Will that be the impetus behind Apple shares' next leg up? Michael let us know what he thinks last night on CNBC World. Check it out by clicking here.

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Yesterday’s big tech news was Apple Inc.’s reveal of HomePod. That’s a voice-activated speaker with which you can talk to Siri and control your home – entertainment, climate, lights, etc. Will that be the impetus behind Apple shares’ next leg up? Michael let us know what he thinks last night on CNBC World. Check it out by clicking here or on the screen below.

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Investors – and Bankers – Rush to Back Medical Cannabis http://strategictechinvestor.com/2017/06/investors-and-bankers-rush-to-back-medical-cannabis/ http://strategictechinvestor.com/2017/06/investors-and-bankers-rush-to-back-medical-cannabis/#respond Fri, 02 Jun 2017 17:10:23 +0000 http://strategictechinvestor.com/?p=17551 I've repeatedly argued that legal marijuana - which will be a $24 billion industry by 2025 - is an unstoppable freight train, and that there's hardly a thing Sessions can do about it. I've said it here - and to thousands of additional people who tuned in to my Pot Stock Summit last month.

I've come one step short of shouting it from the rooftops.

That's no idle talk, either. As of right now, we've got 100% confirmation that Sessions has been totally beaten in his quest to roll back the pot prohibition clock to 1968.

Here's how we got it: We went right into the "belly of the beast."

When one of the largest marijuana business conferences in the country came to the Washington, D.C., area last month, my team jumped at the chance to head down I-95 to get the inside dirt.

We found that people in-the-know - politicians, former high-level government staffers, deep-pocketed investors, and even bankers - know that Sessions has already lost.

More importantly, my team talked directly with a fleet of A-list insiders who confirmed it. None was more calming than guy who literally wrote the book on federal marijuana guidance.

Here's what happened...

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I’ve repeatedly argued that legal marijuana – which will be a $24 billion industry by 2025 – is an unstoppable freight train, and that there’s hardly a thing Sessions can do about it. I’ve said it here – and to thousands of additional people who tuned in to my Pot Stock Summit last month.

I’ve come one step short of shouting it from the rooftops.

That’s no idle talk, either. As of right now, we’ve got 100% confirmation that Sessions has been totally beaten in his quest to roll back the pot prohibition clock to 1968.

Here’s how we got it: We went right into the “belly of the beast.”

When one of the largest marijuana business conferences in the country came to the Washington, D.C., area last month, my team jumped at the chance to head down I-95 to get the inside dirt.

We found that people in-the-know – politicians, former high-level government staffers, deep-pocketed investors, and even bankers – know that Sessions has already lost.

More importantly, my team talked directly with a fleet of A-list insiders who confirmed it. None was more calming than guy who literally wrote the book on federal marijuana guidance.

Here’s what happened…

Legal Weed Bulls Aren’t Just Blowing Smoke

My team chews over the Cole Memo and legal marijuana banking with former U.S. Department of Justice official John Vardaman at the Marijuana Business Conference & Expo.

We caught up with John Vardaman, the former assistant deputy chief of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) who helped write the Cole Memo in 2013 and follow-up guidance a year later.

The Cole Memo directed U.S. attorneys to “not focus federal resources… on individuals whose actions are in… compliance with existing state laws providing for the medical use of marijuana.”

Vardaman told us that Sessions (or anyone else) would have a messy web to untangle if he tried to make an end run around the directives laid out in the Cole Memo.

In addition, the amount of manpower at the DOJ – which is already understaffed and strained – needed to execute a war against legal marijuana would be nearly impossible to create or manage going forward.

Besides, what’s on the books “is working,” Vardaman tells us.

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), who spoke during a panel talk at the conference, has been gloom-and-doom about almost everything since President Donald Trump took office. That is, except on the momentum of cannabis legalization.

Blumenauer said the atmosphere on Capitol Hill is the most positive and optimistic he’s ever seen regarding legalized marijuana.

“This is something that came from the people – this is truly grassroots,” said the longtime lawmaker and recent cofounder of the bipartisan Congressional Cannabis Caucus. “What the voters think, that is what gets attention on Capitol Hill.”

Blumenauer and, more importantly, a growing cohort of influential Republicans have recently filed various bills in the House and Senate to ease harsh regulations that prevent state-licensed marijuana business operators from participating in traditional banking tools.

Even without a guarantee of passage of any of these bills this year, a number of industry insiders told us about the steady emergence of small, federally insured banks quietly getting involved in the marijuana space already.

You see, getting your marijuana company listed on the stock market is a critical step in growing your business… but being able to deal with a bona fide bank on a daily basis is truly invaluable.

Can you imagine what would have happened to, say, Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) back in the day if Larry Page or Sergei Brin had to stuff cash under their mattress or in a safe somewhere because they didn’t have access to traditional banking?

This news is huge for investors, because the emerging marijuana industry absolutely needs ongoing and increased support from banks and other lenders. Too much of their business is still conducted on a cash-only basis.

Getting traditional, federally insured banks involved more will improve safety and transparency for everyone, from operators to regulators to investors.

And on the shareholder side, these businesses will have a much better chance of listing if they have access to the same financial services as every other law-abiding U.S. company.

We’re not done hitting the street for the very latest in this booming sector.

My team and I will be at the Cannabis Business Summit & Expo in Oakland, Calif., starting June 12. We’ll be talking to more insiders and bringing you more insights directly from the West Coast’s landmark weed event. It should be extremely illuminating, considering that California – and specifically “Oaksterdam” – is ground zero for legal marijuana.

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Stats Confirm: The Road to Wealth Is Still Paved by Tech http://strategictechinvestor.com/2017/05/stats-confirm-the-road-to-wealth-is-still-paved-by-tech/ http://strategictechinvestor.com/2017/05/stats-confirm-the-road-to-wealth-is-still-paved-by-tech/#respond Tue, 30 May 2017 13:00:33 +0000 http://strategictechinvestor.com/?p=17421 I'm writing today to ask you a simple question: Would you like to earn a 49,000% return on your investment?

Please don't think I'm just being rhetorical here.

You see, I've been telling just about anyone who will listen for the last four years that the Road to Wealth Is Paved by Tech.

During that period, we've often been met with deep skepticism from the national media. But a there's a powerful new stat that proves what we've been saying all alone.

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal showed that the single biggest gaining stock since 1926 is a tech leader I've recommended many times.

Thanks to its 49,000% return, had you put $10,000 into Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) back when it went public in the late 1990s, you would have walked away with $4.9 million.

Clearly those returns are once in a lifetime.

But the fact remains that you must do two things if you want to absolutely crush the market...

  • You must invest in high tech.
  • You must establish the right guide to help you separate the winners from the losers.

And today, we'll figure out how to do both...

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I’m writing today to ask you a simple question: Would you like to earn a 49,000% return on your investment?

Please don’t think I’m just being rhetorical here.

You see, I’ve been telling just about anyone who will listen for the last four years that the Road to Wealth Is Paved by Tech.

During that period, we’ve often been met with deep skepticism from the national media. But a there’s a powerful new stat that proves what we’ve been saying all alone.

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal showed that the single biggest gaining stock since 1926 is a tech leader I’ve recommended many times.

Thanks to its 49,000% return, had you put $10,000 into Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) back when it went public in the late 1990s, you would have walked away with $4.9 million.

Clearly those returns are once in a lifetime.

But the fact remains that you must do two things if you want to absolutely crush the market…

  • You must invest in high tech.
  • You must establish the right guide to help you separate the winners from the losers.

And today, we’ll figure out how to do both…

Four Years of Smashing Markets With Tech

No matter what the market conditions have been since I founded this service back in March 2013, I’ve kept the faith about how the right tech investments can change your life.

Just a few days ago, I got a note from a colleague who happened upon a clip of me as a guest on Fox Business News in 2013. There I was pounding the table that investing in tech is the best way to make sure you have enough money to retire.

“Everyone should have listened to you then,” my colleague wrote in the text. “They would be rich now.”

Proof in the Pudding

I felt vindicated by the Journal’s article on Amazon’s amazing returns. So let me share some of its key data points about tech’s impact on people’s portfolios.

Of the five “super stocks” that account for a total of 10% of wealth created in the market from 1926 to 2015, four were tech-centric firms.

Exxon Mobile Corp. (NYSE: XOM) was the leader with 2.96%. It was followed, in order, by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE), Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), and IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM).

And that’s based on data that don’t include the past 17 months, during which tech has gained roughly 20%. Amazon tacked on nearly 40% returns itself.

Since early January 2013, the S&P 500 has gained roughly 65% – no doubt a very good return. But during the same time frame, the tech-centric Nasdaq Composite gained just shy of 100%.

In other words, if all you did was buy a basket of tech shares, you would have not only doubled your money in just four years, but you also would have beaten the broad market by roughly 53%.

But if you had the right tech investing guide – the right guru – to help you along the way, you would have done better – much better.

And I can prove it…

Checking Our Scoreboard

Members of my Nova-X Report newsletter and my Radical Technology Profits premium trading service have doubled their money in as little as a year – multiple times.

Let’s start with some big scores for Nova-X readers where we have an 81.5% win rate on all open positions.

On May 15, we sold a portion of one of our mobile-centric chip stocks for profits of 104%. Yes, that was one of our older holdings, but we doubled our money on that tranche in less than half the time it took the Nasdaq to show the same gains.

And take the case of our cloud-based supplier of software tools for biopharma companies. We bought that stock almost exactly one year ago. We’re up 100%, compared with a 13.5% gain for the S&P, meaning we beat the broader market by more than sevenfold.

In May 2016, we bought shares of a firm that is leading the way in next-gen display systems. We’re now up more than 90% on the small-cap leader.

Over at Radical Tech, we often make even better gains. Just last week, we made a bonus call options trade on a Chinese web leader. We closed this trade in just three days – with combined returns of 50%.

You could break your calculator trying to figure out the annualized returns.

Not only that, but the stock is a rocket ship. We’ve owned it just shy of four months and have racked up 96% returns. That our calculator can handle: It represents an annualized profit of 258%.

Of course, we’ve had a lot of other big winners along the way.

On May 15, we took two “free trades.” That’s when you sell half of your position in a stock when it has doubled – so you own the rest of the holdings for “free.” That’s not bad for owning both of those stocks for roughly 11 months.

And last February, we closed out some of our big winners to make room for a new crop of fast-moving small caps. At that time, we sold the remaining shares of…

  • A chip firm with deep expertise in sensors for 292% gains.
  • An online brokerage firm for 171% earnings.
  • A California-based aerospace leader for 108% returns.
  • A robotic surgery small-cap for 84% profits.

So, when I say I can prove that the Road to Wealth is indeed paved with high tech, it’s not an empty promise.

Better yet, members who’ve acted on my 33 years of experience in Silicon Valley can prove it.

I hope you’ll consider becoming a member of either the Nova-X Report newsletter or the Radical Technology Profits premium trading service.

At the very least, keep tuning in to our twice-weekly chats here at Strategic Tech Investor

I’m going to keep on revealing the tips and tactics that you can use to get on the Road to Wealth.

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