Archive for July, 2015

Meet the Leader Who Turned Google Into a “Buy”

2 | By Michael A. Robinson

For more than a year now, I have been one of the few analysts saying Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) was set for a rally.

In several of our chats I’ve said that with this one stock you get both an ETF on the future and a company that produces great profit margins today.

To be sure, the stock lagged the overall market over the past few months. That’s largely because industry analysts thought Google’s futuristic ambitions would shred profits.

But all that changed on July 16, when Google reported excellent second-quarter results that sent the shares up more than 16%. The move added nearly $70 billion in shareholder value in a single session, a record on Wall Street.

Google made this huge leap largely because it followed one of the rules in Your Tech Wealth Blueprint.

The question now is: Does Google have any upside left?

Today I’ve got the answer…

How to Double Your Money in Three Years With This Apple Supplier

2 | By Michael A. Robinson

On Friday, I showed you how to turn the recent sell-off in Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) to your advantage.

But that’s not the only way to exploit Wall Street’s latest overreaction.

Today I want to tell about a company that has been a key part of the Apple’s and the iPhone’s smash success – and, thanks to that, its stock is currently out of favor on the Street.

But this play is more than just an Apple supplier. In fact, it’s one of the best “pick and shovel” plays out there, because this firm’s designs can be found in products made by some 300 companies.

Moreover, this British firm makes its money by licensing its technology to other companies.

I like to think of this as a “license to print money.”

Let’s figure out how to scoop up some of that cash ourselves…

How Wall Street Put Apple Stock in Animal House

3 | By Michael A. Robinson

I bet you don’t know about the connection between tech investing and that 1978 comedy classic Animal House.

It has something to do with the very recent history of Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock.

And for investors like you, there’s a very powerful lesson to be learned.

Today I’ll “whisper” that lesson to you.

And then I’ll show you how you can use it to increase the value of your portfolio…

This “Dinosaur” Is Far From Extinct

1 | By Michael A. Robinson

If you listened to Wall Street – rarely a good idea – you’d think that software firms are little more than aging dinosaurs.

After all, it seems like eons ago when these “dinosaurs” were scrapping hard to land prime placement for their products at brick-and-mortar stores.

However, no meteor has come along and taken out software and our need for it – far from it, in fact.

It’s just moved – to the cloud.

Rather than buying shrink-wrapped packages full of CDs, we now “rent” software as a monthly service delivered to us via the Web.

According to the analysts at International Data Corp., this cloud computing subsector, software as a service (SaaS), will reach $50.8 billion by 2018, up from $22.3 billion in 2013. That’s an annual growth rate of nearly 18% in five years,

With big money and fast growth like that up for grab, you know that shortage of tech-savvy newcomers are shaking up the marketplace.

On the other hand, Wall Street is partly right – most of the old-school software companies are struggling to stay relevant.

But one Silicon Valley legend is quietly transforming itself into a cloud-based provider of essential software tools. (I bet you use at least one of them.)

Today, I’m going to show you how this company is doing that.

And then I’ll lay out how you can use it to make 100% gains in less than five years…

Are Netflix and Intel Treading Water?

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

Michael is focused on one thing during his latest appearance on CNBC – powerhouse stocks. In specific, Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) and Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX).

Both companies just released their quarterly results, and Michael covers what investors need to pay attention to and what the future holds for these two major U.S. tech companies.

To find out which company is treading water and which is on track to become a preeminent global brand, just check out the video.

The Quietest 25.75% You’ve Ever Made

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

When I delivered to you The Million Dollar Tech Portfolio back on March 6, I said you have to pick the “right” tech stocks in order to make market-smoking profits for years to come.

And that’s just what you did when you started investing in the stocks and funds in that portfolio.

You know all about Ambarella Inc. (Nasdaq: AMBA) and your gains of nearly 70% – and peak gains of more than 95%.

And you’ve done very well with Repligen Corp. (Nasdaq: RGEN), with which you’ve piled up returns of 61%.

It just proves what I said in that special report: “The road to wealth is paved by tech.”

However, another stock in our portfolio is also stacking up some big gains.

At 25.75% so far, those profits are not as big as they ones we’ve picked up with Ambarella and Repligen… but they’re still crushing the market – the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index – by 2,610.5%.

Today I’ll let you know which investment I’m talking about.

And then I’ll show you why it’s still not too late to cash in… or buy more shares.
After all, with it you can still make gains of 57% or more in less than three years…

Five Ways to Profit From the Greek Debt Crisis

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accepted his nation’s creditors’ austerity deal earlier this week – but this story is far from over.

In fact, just earlier today, a leaked International Money Fund (IMF) report shows that Europe’s basket case needs a whole lot more debt relief than previously understood.

While the markets don’t seem to have been spooked by this latest tidbit of news, we can expect them to be rollicked by something in the coming hours and days.

But you’re prepared.

After all, when we spoke back on Feb. 24, I told you to expect a very volatile market in 2015. We may be in the middle of a generational bull market, but, this year at least, it’s one that’s choppy and news driven.

Consider that since June 1, the bellwether Dow Jones Industrial Average has had 15 winning days compared with 14 losing ones.

At this point, I see no reason to change my forecast that tech will inflate your portfolio between now and year’s end – but there’ll plenty more volatility along the way.

My job here at Strategic Tech Investor is to make you money no matter what the market throws our way.

So, today I’m setting you up with five ways to profit from the Greek Debt Crisis and any other selloffs that come along.

Let’s take a look…

How This Candidate for President Could Drive Your Tech Shares Higher

15 | By Michael A. Robinson

Technology is the engine of the U.S. economy.

So wouldn’t it be nice if we had a president who understood the Internet of Everything, Big Data, cloud computing and all the other paradigm-altering advances coming out of Silicon Valley at an incredibly rapid pace.

Well, there is a candidate for president hitting the campaign trail now who is well-versed in all these “pools of innovation.”

She’s largely running under the radar of the mainstream media and the U.S. political establishment right now – so you may not know about this candidacy yet.

But you should.

I’m not endorsing her (yet), but today I want to tell you all about her.

And then I’m going to show you why her candidacy – whether she wins or loses – is good news for technology investors like you…

The One ETF to Buy During This Small-Cap Comeback

1 | By Michael A. Robinson

In our twice-weekly conversations, I’ve made several big calls about the direction of the market.

For instance, in October 2013 I was among the first tech analysts to predict Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) would hit $1,000 a share, or a split-adjusted price of $142.85. With more than a year left on my Labor Day 2016 deadline, it’s just 11% shy of that.

Last December, when others were warning of a tech correction, I said the technology sector would beat the overall market in 2015. So far this year, the Nasdaq Composite Index is up nearly 5%, compared to breakeven for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.

And today I have another prediction.

Better yet, I’ve found a way to profit from it…

The Biotech Market Is on Fire

3 | By Michael A. Robinson

Spending on drugs here in the United States increased 13% last year to $374 billion – the single-biggest one-year jump in history. That’s a record-setting 4.3 billion prescriptions filled.

That means spending on drugs is rising at a rate that’s five times faster than the growth of the overall economy.

In other words, despite all the “noise” about biotech being “overheated,” the sector remains full of terrific investment opportunities.

Today, I’m talking with Money Map Press Executive Editor William Patalon III about biotech investing – including specific investments you should be making.