Most folks believe that the only way to pull down the really big profits in tech is to find an undiscovered small-cap and ride the high-risk pick for all its worth.
But I’m going to let you in on a secret of mine: Big-cap stocks – if you catch them at just the right point – can deliver even bigger returns than their small-cap counterparts … and often with less risk.
I sometimes jokingly refer to these lucrative tech plays as “stealth small caps.” They are one of my favorite profit opportunities to uncover. And when you can tie one of these stocks to a big trend or some other similarly powerful catalyst, the profit opportunity can be staggering.
In fact, I’m going to tell you about one such profit play today …
During our last visit, I told you that the “Mobile Wave” was one of the most powerful trends at work in the tech sector today.
I told you it was one of the biggest profit opportunities that I’m following for you.
And I shared a potential “double-your-money” profit play that the “experts” seem to have missed.
As good as the “Mobile Wave” story might sound, it’s not the only hot sector that can substantially bolster your net worth.
Today I’m going to tell you about two other high-tech trends that I’m following – and each one represents the double-your-money profit opportunities that I’m always hunting for.
And I’ll give you a stock to watch with each one …
If you’ve been riding along with me for any length of time, you know I get really revved up whenever I talk about the “Mobile Wave” in technology.
The truth is, I can’t help it: I look at the forecasts, calculate all the money that can be made, and end up feeling as jazzed as can be about the windfall profits we can reap from this transformational trend.
And I’m not the only one who’s feeling this technology-fueled ebullience: The folks over at Amazon.com are clearly experiencing the same adrenalin-driven affliction.
Amazon, you see, is coming out with its own smartphone.
And not just any smartphone. Amazon’s entry into smartphone derby is going to be one cool mobile device – highlighted by a 3D screen that will display photos so realistically that you’ll want to just reach out and touch them.
Why in the world, you might ask, is an “e-tailer” entering the wireless-phone business?
Just look at the numbers.
One billion consumers will have smartphones by 2016, says a brand-new report by Forrester Research.American consumers alone will own 257 million smartphones and 126 million tablets.
The worldwide work force will be revolutionized by the Mobile Wave: By 2016, 350 million workers around the world will be using smartphones – and 200 million of those folks will “bring their own” … even covering half the costs themselves.
But here’s the capper: Over the next three years, global spending on the Mobile Wave will grow to $1.3 trillion – or35% of the world technology economy.
Now you can see why Amazon wants a slice of that pie.
And you should feel the same way: The Mobile Wave is one of the single-best ways for you to generate life-altering profits in just a few short years.
But Amazon isn’t the pony you want to bet on – it’s more of a longshot. The stock is overpriced, and the company is so big that even a hit product won’t meaningfully benefit sales or profits.
There are actually much easier ways to double or even triple your money over the next two, three or four years – as the mobile wave hits its stride.
And I’m going to show you one of my favorite ones today …
I want you to make money – lots of it.
And based on the great feedback I’ve gotten from you over my last several columns, you’re already looking for ways to build your net worth as fast as possible.
In fact, I’ve received dozens of comments regarding my five-part tech investing strategy for turning $25,000 into $250,000 in just a few short years.
Many of you also wrote to ask me questions about my views on investing trends as well as tips and strategies to take advantage of the high-tech bull market (one that I think will last for years).
I love these questions. It helps me zero in on the type of investments that you find most relevant today.
And that’s the whole point of Strategic Tech Investor – uncoveringprofit opportunities you can’t find anywhere else and ones you can act on immediately.
So let’s jump into some of the recent questions I’ve received…
If you’re looking to double your money, the biotech sector is one of the best hunting grounds that you’ll find.
So far this year, for instance, the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (NASDAQ: IBB) – an ETF that’s a great proxy for the sector – has zoomed 28.2%, more than double the 13.59% SPDR S&P 500 Index ETF (NYSEArca: SPY). The IBB gained 31% last year. And a lot of individual biotech stocks have actually doubled, tripled or more – the Holy-Grail type of gains that high-tech investors crave.
But there’s a problem.
You see, not all biotech stocks are created equal.
When we started this journey together, I told you how most Americans have little or no net worth.
But I also shared the solution, explaining that the road to wealth is paved by tech – meaning technology stocks are the one way you can create meaningful wealth.
However, you can’t just invest in any tech firm and hope for the best; you have to identify the ones that can actually help make you rich.
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been slowly introducing you to the five rules I use to identify precisely those kinds of wealth-building tech rockets.
I’ve already demonstrated the first four of those strategies – and have identified a top profit pick with each one. Today I want to tell you about the final rule.
And I’m also going to show you a surprising tech stock that meets each of the five stringent guidelines.