Archive for February, 2014
Early last year, I saw a research study that said nearly 60% of all U.S. workers have a net worth of less than $25,000.
And that means they have no retirement.
From the moment that I saw that research, I knew I had a mission – to help folks reclaim their financial futures by breaking free of Wall Street’s self-serving shackles … and creating wealth all on their own.
And I knew there was one avenue to travel – the high-tech highway.
So I developed a roadmap – a set of five rules – that would serve as a kind of “Tech-Investing GPS.“ My goal was to help investors identify “double-your-money” tech stocks – and navigate their way to massive high-tech wealth.
Today I’m going to walk you through those rules again, and also give you a bonus – a biotech stock with double-your-money potential.
So let’s get started …
Last year, when I shared my five secrets for uncovering wealth-building tech stocks, I also told you about a sixth “rule” you can use to find the big-time profit opportunities that are flying under Wall Street’s radar screen.
I refer to these as “special-situation” investments because they tend to be companies that are grappling with unique challenges. Because of those challenges, analysts tend to ignore these stocks.
And that’s good for us.
You see, my special-situation recommendations tend to deliver booming gains – and usually at much-lower levels of risk than the overall market.
And the special-situation play I’m going to show you today has me really jazzed.
The company is getting ready to make a move that’s traditionally been a harbinger of hefty gains to come.
The CEO and two directors just bought thousands of shares.
And most Wall Street analysts hate the stock.
As we’ll see, that’s the formula for a really big winner.
So once this stock begins its run, we’ll all be able to have a good laugh – at Wall Street’s expense.
“Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it.“
It’s tough to argue with the “Oracle of Omaha.”
And Buffett is right: Investor “folly” creates some of the biggest moneymaking opportunities you’ll find in stocks.
Just look at the whipsaw-trading we’ve been seeing in recent weeks, with stocks plummeting one day only to soar the next – all because of the bearish or bullish economic statistic du jour.
When we reach the end of this year, I believe that the tech investors who stayed in the market will see that they’ve been rewarded for their courage, while those who spent 2014 on the sidelines will be penalized for their caution.
That prediction probably won’t make it any easier for you to stomach the roller-coaster moves I expect we’re going to continue to see in the near-term.
But I do believe my trading strategies will help.
You see, knowing how unnerving volatile periods like this one can be, I put together a short list of trading rules that I use during tough stretches like this. They’re based on the strategies I use to guide trades in my paid services – the Nova-X and Radical Technology Profits reports – but I’ve “tightened” them up a bit to better control risk.
And today I want to share those strategies with you.
I sometimes refer to them as my “Sominex Trading Strategies” – a joking reference to the over-the-counter sleep aid. But the fact is that these strategies will help you sleep at night – and not just because they reduce your risk.
Just as important is the fact that they let you better sleep at night, while still being invested.
That means you’re still making money.
And it also means you’re not getting left behind.
Because, let’s face it: While navigating a risky market can cause some sleeplessness … getting left behind is a nightmare.
We all know what a lousy winter this has been. So if you’ve been doing any traveling, I’m hoping you haven’t been victimized by one of the 75,000 commercial flights that the nation’s airline industry has scrubbed since Dec. 1.
That’s the industry’s worst showing in 25 years, says The Associated Press.
As a frequent flier myself (I rack up some serious travel miles jetting from one CEO meeting to another, and then onto one of my media appearances on CNBC or Fox Business), I feel real empathy for those of you who’ve been stranded in a cold, uncomfortable airport terminal.
But when I saw these statistics, I knew there was a bigger story at play here – a story with the kind of financial heft that spells profits for investors who are savvy enough to zero in. Because this story has yet to hit Wall Street’s radar screen, you have the chance to score major outsized profits.
And in today’s Strategic Tech Investor,we’re going to show you how…
In Tuesday’s Strategic Tech Investor, we showed you how to use mutual funds to get your start in tech investing.
Judging from all the comments and e-mails we received, the column was a big hit. It also attracted some follow-up questions.
The most common question was this one: “How do I buy these funds?“
As I said on Tuesday, I’m a firm believer in the adage that there’s no such thing as a bad question, so I thought I’d follow up with a column that answers that question – and several others – for you folks, too.
Strategic Tech Investor columns that truly help you are my favorite ones to write.
So let’s get started.
I get a lot of questions from you folks here at the Strategic Tech Investor.
And the single-most-frequently asked query is this one:
“Michael, what’s the best way to get started as a tech investor?”
I’ll grant you: As questions go, that’s probably the most basic one that you’ll find.
But I’m a firm believer in the theory that there’s no such thing as a stupid question.
Indeed, I actually view this as one of the smartest questions an investor can ask. And it isn’t just being raised by folks who are just starting out as investors: We’ve also heard from those of you who are trying to get a fresh start – and are attempting to rebuild your wealth after a personal financial wipeout.
A question this great deserves an equally terrific answer.
So today I’m going to tell you about the three very best “building-block” investments in tech – profit plays so powerful that every investor should put them to use.
Beginners can use them to put their financial futures on the launch pad.
And market veterans can use them to shoot their net worth into the stratosphere.
When you add in the fact that each of these three profit opportunities are a lot less risky than the leading tech highfliers – meaning they’re perfect for the up-one-day, down-the-next market we’re facing right now – the real question to ask is this:
“If you’re not holding each of these three tech profit plays, what are you waiting for?”
I was one of the first analysts to pronounce this as the “Golden Age of Materials Science.”
You know what I’m talking about – all those “Miracle Materials” that are changing our lives: There are the advanced composites that lighten our airliners; the great plastics that increase the “cool factor” of today’s cars – while also making them safer and more economical. It’s one of earth’s more abundant resources; and the new discoveries, such as graphene, which promise to revolutionize biotechnology, computers and industry.
But this Age of Materials Science isn’t just about new inventions. It also involves new kinds of “know-how” – including insights on how to use existing materials in revolutionary new ways.
I’ve uncovered a company that’s found a way to use a most basic material in the most miraculous new ways. And that is creating a stunning profit opportunity for folks who act now.
Michael Robinson has been following the auto sector since 1980 when he was a young analyst living in Detroit.
And over the last 34 years, he’s seen a lot of changes come to this iconic industry – both good and bad.
But he’s never seen anything like what’s happening now.
It’s a perfect profit storm of two exploding industries – auto and technology – that’s creating massive moneymaking opportunities for investors.
In particular, there’s one catalyst that’s creating the biggest auto demand seen in our lifetime.
To show you exactly what’s happening, and how to play this boom – Michael sat down with Money Map Press Executive Editor Bill Patalon for an incisive question-and-answer session.
He also reveals one stock that could be an easy double.
Just click here to get the full story… and the stock pick.