Archive for April, 2015

The One Reason You Should Avoid This Stock

4 | By Michael A. Robinson

Over the last two years we’ve talked many times about how to make money on high-tech stocks.

Nearly all of our talks have focused on finding winners that offer a lot of upside. As I’ve been telling you, the road to wealth is paved by tech.

But that doesn’t mean you can blindly invest in just any tech stock. To ensure that you make money in the long run, you must avoid losses in the short run.

Today, I’m going to show you how to protect your portfolio’s value by dodging stocks with loser written all over them.

Specifically, I want to talk with you about a mega-cap tech firm that you need to steer clear from.

In fact, this firm violates a key rule of my five-part wealth-building strategy…

Why “Didi Dache” Is a Phrase You Need to Know

1 | By Strategic Tech Investor Staff

If all you’ve been hearing regarding China recently is noise about its economic slowdown, you need to find a better news source.

Investors need to stop worrying over China’s long-expected gradual slowdown. Do so and you likely will see, as my guest today does, the long-term growth ahead for key tech sectors in the world’s most populous nation.

I’m talking about the kind of growth that will fill investors’ portfolios with soaring profits for years to come.

That’s one takeaway I gleaned from an in-depth conversation I just wrapped up with one of the tech investing world’s leading China experts. And he has plenty more evidence to debunk the “Chinese slowdown” story.

In other words, Kevin Carter is helping us “Separate the signals from the noise” – Rule No. 2 of Your Tech Wealth Blueprint.

He just returned from a trip to China, so now is the perfect time to hear what else he has to say…

Here’s How to Play IBM

0 | By Strategic Tech Investor Staff

Earnings season is upon us. And things aren’t looking good for International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM). And Michael just revealed a new strategy for playing Big Blue during his most recent appearance on Fox Business.

Also, with an earnings announcement just days away for Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: APPL), investors are buzzing to find out if the iDevice King can keep the momentum from its record-shattering fourth quarter going. Michael offers up his predication for the latest quarter – and explains how Apple will become the first $1 trillion market-cap company. See it all in the video.

How the Apple Watch Led to My Next Big Prediction

5 | By Michael A. Robinson

As much as I love to research tech investments and share my finds with you, I also get a charge out of trying out all the new gadgets that come out every year.

So you know that I hopped online and bought an Apple Watch the minute they were available for preorder.

After doing some heavy research, I know this newest iDevice is destined to be much more than just another gadget.

However, it’s not the watch itself that demonstrates why Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) may be the best tech company – and investment – on Earth. It’s the way I was able to make that purchase that proves to me the Silicon Valley legend’s long record of success is far from over.

I was headed to an appearance on CNBC. And while my driver may have been battling heavy traffic on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, I was able to peacefully use my iPad to buy the watch through the online Apple Store – with absolutely no hiccups or other snafus.

To me, this confirms what I’ve long been saying: Apple no longer sells products – the company sells an entire tech ecosystem. It sells itself.

After coming to this realization, I updated my prediction on where Apple’s stock is headed from here. It’s not too late to buy in or add to your position.

Today, I want to share that prediction with you – and show you how the Apple Watch will help us get there…

The Hidden Way to Play an $18.3 Billion Tech Trend

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

Today I want to tell you all about a highly lucrative tech sector trend that’s flying under Wall Street’s radar.

I’m talking about private equity’s plunge into Silicon Valley in order to take advantage of software’s high profit margins. Publicly held software companies are now regularly agreeing to be acquired and taken private.

In the last 18 months, four software firms have been delisted in leveraged-buyout deals worth a combined $18.3 billion. Just last week, software publisher Informatica Corp. (Nasdaq: INFA) agreed to be taken private in a deal valued at $5.3 billion – the biggest leveraged buyout in 2015 so far.

With money like that flying around, you’d think this would get more attention. But Wall Street’s ignorance fine with us.

We often find that the best way to make money is to jump on a trend before other investors wake up.

Now, I understand the temptation to start trying to guess the next software buyout candidate. When a company becomes a buyout target, its share price soars.

Before you start such guesswork, though, you should know that’s a dangerous game. Unless you have “inside information,” you might as well be flipping a coin in most cases.

However, I’ve found one simple way to hitch a ride on this trend with very little risk – and a very big upside.

Let’s take a look…

You Asked About This 67% Winner – and Michael Responds

1 | By Michael A. Robinson

I like to refer to my twice-weekly reports as “conversations.”

The whole idea is to talk with you about ideas on how to make money with the greatest wealth machine ever invented – high tech.

And so I enjoy answering your questions and comments as often as I can. You all keep me on my toes and motivate me to look for more ways to help you make money.

Let’s start out by finding out exactly how one of you has built your wealth…

Here’s How the Apple Watch Will Create a $4 Billion Market

0 | By Strategic Tech Investor Staff

Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) is having its “told you so” moment. News of the Apple Watch’s success is everywhere. Despite plenty of skeptics, Apple’s latest iDevice sold out worldwide in a matter of hours, pushing preorder deliveries back to June.

During an appearance on CNBC’s Closing Bell, Michael said this is just the beginning of the Apple Watch’s success. He predicts sales of 10 million watches, worth $4 billion, in the first year. Moreover, he says the Apple Watch has the momentum to disrupt the entire consumer technology market.

To find out how Michael thinks that’s going to happen, just check out the video.

This “Piggybank Investment” Will Make You a Millionaire

9 | By Michael A. Robinson

Many investors are looking at the steep skid Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) has taken since its IPO as a major cause for concern.

But for us, this is only an opportunity.

In fact, this sell-off plays right into what I told you when I put Alibaba in “The Million Dollar Tech Portfolio.” Here’s what I said at the time: “Keep buying bits and pieces regularly – whatever you can afford at the time – whenever it sells off”

In other words, Alibaba represents an opportunity to create the kind of wealth that you’ll be able to pass along to future generations.

That makes the Chinese e-commerce giant what I call a “Piggybank Investment.” Essentially, whenever you fill up your piggybank (or a jar you store on the closet shelf) you scoop up the change and put it into Alibaba.

Today, I’ll show you how “Piggybank Investing” works.

It takes just a few pennies at a time…

The Secret to Beating the Market by 656%

1 | By Michael A. Robinson

I want to let you in on a secret.

It’s the greatest untold story in the stock market today.

The mainstream media ought to be covering this story aggressively – yet I’ve hardly heard a word about it.

Perhaps it’s because the facts I’m about to share with you contradict the impending “tech bubble” the financial media has been gleefully speculating about for the last year or so.

(After all, bad news is more fun and sells better than good news.)

However, here’s the real story: The valuation of tech stocks are still grounded in reason – and tech stocks as a group absolutely crushed the overall market in this year’s first quarter.

During the first quarter, the tech-centric Nasdaq Composite Index beat the bellwether Dow Jones Industrial Average by 656%.

So, today I’ll show you precisely how high tech is flattening everything in its path.

And then we’ll talk about ways to make some money while everyone else is distracted by “bubble talk”…

Profit Now From This 2-for-1 Stock Play

5 | By Michael A. Robinson

I love the payments industry.

I love corporate spinoffs.

And I love the buyouts that so often follow spinoffs.

Getting all three of these in one deal would be a grand slam that really juices your profits.

For the deal I’m bringing to you today, we’re guaranteed the first two.

And if that spinoff gets bought out, we’d have a really big winner on our hands.

Here’s how I think this “grand slam” will come together…