Thanks for your tremendous response to my first column for Era of Radical Change. I was touched that so many of you wrote in to share your own stories about watching a loved one battle cancer, or having been through it yourself. No doubt it’s a terrible disease.
That’s why today I want to talk about another cancer breakthrough that epitomizes this new era.
It’s found in gold.
As it turns out, gold is a natural-born killer of unhealthy human cells. It has distinct properties that make it ideal for linking medical science with the new field of nanotech.
I believe the yellow metal will play a vital role in the Era of Radical Change, in which human beings routinely live healthy, productive lives well into our hundreds. And gold’s growing use in both biotech and nanotech will greatly expand our chances to score big stock gains, too.
A new kind of gold rush has started…
Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of Robert Langer. Few investors have.
But 20 years from now, when some enterprising author writes the book about how the United States finally found a cure for cancer, you can bet that Langer will be there, front and center, in the table of contents, or maybe even on the cover.
Today Langer is a distinguished professor at MIT, in chemical and biomedical engineering. More importantly for investors like us, he is the co-founder of a hot biotech startup that just reported a key cancer breakthrough.
It’s called BIND Biosciences. And it isn’t just on an IPO track.
It’s one of the companies I refer to when I say technology can save America. Thanks to this nation’s innovative thinkers and savvy entrepreneurs, just like Langer, this country leads the world in high-tech breakthroughs – the kind that reshape lives and histories. And that’s what makes me truly believe that The Land of Opportunity is bound to come out ahead in the long run.
So if you want to make big money in the Era of Radical Change, you can forget about the global debt crisis. Ditto Washington’s antics. Same goes for monthly jobs reports and even the market’s ups and downs.
You need to keep an eye on guys like Bob Langer.
There are somewhere between two and three billion computers in the world right now.
And every last one is about to become obsolete.
Sorry, but yes, that goes for the computer you’re using to read this.
It’s a fundamental redesign of computing power that has been 50 years in the making.
You could probably manage to hang on to your current computer for a year or two, if you’re patient.
But once your friends and neighbors start showing off the incredible speed and power of their new gadgets, or it turns out that incredible new software you’ve been eyeing won’t run on your current computer, well, it’s only a matter of time until you’ll sign up this game-changing upgrade.
And consumer upgrades are just the beginning.
Don’t look now but big paydays are here again in the tech-heavy Nasdaq.
From the depths of the 2009 bottom, the Nasdaq is up 139%, hitting levels it hasn’t seen in more than 10 years.
In the last three months alone, the bellwether index is up nearly 19% — outpacing the 12% gain in the S&P 500.
But here’s the thing: It’s not all about Apple.
The high-tech IPO market is practically on fire.