Archive for March, 2014
In the Go-Go ’80s – back when the hit movie Wall Street told us that “Greed is Good” – Carl Icahn was known as a “corporate raider” … and was revered for his windfall-producing decisiveness.
Icahn is still around. And he’s still active. Only now – in the politically correct 2000s – he’s known as an “activist investor” who’s gone up against the likes of Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) and eBay Inc. (NasdaqGS: EBAY).
I don’t really care what we call him. I just know that Icahn has done us a big, big favor.
You see, Icahn the Great has just cleared our path to a big profit – a company in a hot new market whose shares could surge 50% in the next two years.
And today I’m going to tell you a tale that shows how Icahn did this – and show you the stock that’s ready to run.
If you’re like most investors, you’re probably feeling a bit frantic as this sell-off has pared your winnings.
Indeed, a lot of folks are probably thinking about cashing out and heading for the sidelines.
But I take a very different view of this kind of turmoil.
You see, I look at it as an opportunity.
As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve always kept a “short list” of stocks that I wanted to own – at the right price. And now that I run advisories like Strategic Tech Investor, that “shopping list” has turned into a roster of companies that I want to recommend to my subscribers.
These aren’t stocks that I’m looking to trade or “flip” for a quick profit; they are “franchise plays” that I believe are capable of tremendous long-term growth – and that can deliver massive long-term profits as part of the bargain.
To identify companies like this, we developed our “Five Rules for Building Massive Tech Wealth.“
Rule No. 1 tells us that “Great companies have great operations.“ And “great operations” usually aren’t possible without a truly great CEO.
So in today’s Strategic Tech Investor, we’re going to help you start crafting a “short list” of your own. We’re going to give you our list of the five best CEOs in tech. We’re going to handicap the “best of the best,” so that you can get your “Buy Orders” ready.
So if this sell-off steepens – as everyone else begins to panic – we’ll be the only ones left to smile. And with good reason.
You see, we‘ll be the only ones dreaming about all the money we’re about to make.
Say the word “Russia“ to a group of investors these days, and they’ll probably run away from you as fast as they can.
But running away is the biggest mistake you could make.
Russian stocks have fallen so far that they’ve become slam-bang bargains.
In today’s Strategic Tech Investor, Editor Michael Robinson talks with Money Map Press Executive Editor William Patalon III about why, despite what’s happening in the Ukraine and the Crimea, Russian stocks may offer some of the biggest profit opportunities in the global tech market today.
You couldn’t ask for two better experts to guide you through this unique opportunity. Michael, the son of an award-winning aerospace journalist, has literally been following the Russian technology market for 40 years. And Bill is one of the top Contrarian Investing experts around and the author of the classic Prentice Hall Press published book “Contrarian Investing: How to Buy and Sell When Others Won‘t And Make Money Doing It.“
Early this week, the two sat down for an extensive Q&A session about the current situation in Russia, and looked at that country’s tech sector. It was an instructive talk. And they even identified a number of promising stocks.
Here’s a partial transcript of their discussion.
Over the last month or so, I’d bet that I’ve seen three or four dozen stories about the initial public stock offering (IPO) of King Digital Entertainment , the company that markets the smash hit “Candy Crush Saga“ game for smartphones.
And with every single story I just shake my head and grin.
The high-tech IPO market, as we’ll see in a minute, is hot … white hot. And I grant you that King Digital is currently a better financial proposition than, say, arch-rival Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA) – which is rolling up losses in a way that should scare investors away.
But as alluring as the IPO market can be, it’s not a place to play unless you have the “connections” needed to access the best deals – or have a special “angle” to play.
I can’t help you with the connections.
But I can give you that special angle.
And that angle will give you access to the profits that roll out of the IPO market – but at a much lower level of risk.
So at your next corporate retreat – when your co-workers are lamenting the shellacking they took from a less-than-stellar IPO deal – you’ll be able to boast that you cashed in … and, in fact, are still cashing in.
Let me show you how.
U.S. blue chips suffered their biggest drop in five weeks yesterday and are down nearly 3% so far this year because the latest round of economic reports are fostering a lot of uncertainty about the prospects for continued global growth.
For most investors, it’s been that kind of year.
But I continue to believe that the tech sector – especially here in the U.S. – still has a lot of fuel left in its tank.
Because I know a lot of you folks are concerned, I thought we’d use today’s Strategic Tech Investor to alleviate some of those fears.
And the best way to alleviate fears is to initiate a plan of action.
So that’s just what we’re going to do.
Today I’m going to show you a strategy that will help you put the odds in your corner.
And I’m even going to give you a tech stock that will get you started.
When you‘re done reading this, you’ll be ready to laugh at the next sell-off.
We’ve talked many times here about how so-called “Miracle Materials” are literally changing our lives.
Well, last month, those Miracle Materials rescued my vacation.
And they many also have saved my health.
Let me tell you my story.
And then I’m going to tell you about a Miracle Material play that’s highly speculative – but offers a lot of potential upside.
And it trades at only $1.30 a share.
Let me tell you my tale …
My smartphone plays a vital role in my life.
And I’ll bet the same is true for you.
My two teenaged daughters are active in school, and have busy social lives. My wife is a successful professional. And with my own frenetic schedule – headlined by the work I do here for you – the text messages I send and receive using my Apple iPhone are on many days my only link to my family and friends.
During the past week, for instance, I’ve texted my Mom in St. Augustine, Fla., friends in Denver, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, in Detroit and here in the Bay Area.
I use my phone as a data-storage device: It lets me access videos, movies … and my entire music collection.
And my iPhone has also established itself as an important work tool. I use it to track the stocks I’ve recommended, to follow the latest breaking news stories and watch the latest developments in such emerging trends as Cloud Computing, Big Data, the Internet of Everything and Miracle Materials.
The bottom line: My smartphone has become an integral piece of my everyday life.
Smart companies are looking for ways to capitalize on that fact – including one with a “killer app” that is threatening to stand the global telecommunications on its ear.
The company I’m talking about has been independently valued at $19 billion. But it’s been privately held, meaning there’s been no way to invest and capitalize.
That has all suddenly changed.
Thanks to a just-announced deal, this company has access to a whole new set of buyers, meaning it will be able to add to its 450,000-person subscriber ranks – in a big way. Combine all that growth with the belief that this company is going could stand the global telecom system on its head and you have a recipe big-time profits.
And today I’m going to show you how to cash in.
In fact, the stock I’m going to tell you about could double your money in as little as three years.
We know from your feedback that you’ve profited handsomely from the tech-stock recommendations we’ve shared during our twice-weekly conversations here at Strategic Tech Investor.
But our goal here isn’t just to help you make money in tech.
We also want to teach you how to make it.
So today I’d like to do two things. First, I want to thank you all for taking the time to contact me with your questions and also for sharing some of your own personal experiences. This is deeply gratifying.
And, second, I’d like to address some of the investing questions I’ve received of late.
So let’s get started – with one of the questions I get most frequently. It goes something like this: