Sony Corp. (NYSE ADR: SNE) just downgraded its earnings expectations for the fiscal year, but during a recent appearance on CNBC World, Michael said that’s no reason to write off the stock. First off, the lowered guidance is thanks to a onetime write-down thanks to the sale of Sony’s battery unit. And this is “truly a onetime,” Michael told CNBC World’s viewers.
But the real reason Michael is keeping an eye on Sony – which gained 61% between early February and mid-October – is what it’s got planned for holiday shoppers. He explains all in this video…
August 1, 2016, will go down in history as a milestone in stock market history.
For the first time ever, high-tech companies were the four most valuable companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.
And most investors and analysts didn’t even notice.
That may not sound like a big deal – but it’s actually huge. In fact, it marks the beginning of a whole new era of technology investing.
That’s what I and my research team determined after spending the last 88 days trying to figure out what this anomaly means. We’ve assessed the situation, done hours of research, and have now put together a comprehensive guide laying out what this new world means for you – and your money.
We’ve identified four profit “windows” from which I’ll be finding the “Singularity Plays” with the best chance of producing 10x gains.
This comprehensive report is absolutely free. I’m sending it to you as part of your Strategic Tech Investor membership.
This weekend, Donald Trump’s presidential campaign put out a 312-word press release.
In it, Trump economic advisor Peter Navarro says that major media organizations are becoming Standard Oil-style “trusts.” Further, Navarro says that Trump would “break up the new media conglomerate oligopolies that have gained enormous control over our information, intrude into our personal lives, and in this election, are attempting to unduly influence America’s political process.”
Trump sent out this message as a response to AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) announcing plans to buy Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) for more than $85 billion. He doesn’t like that deal much.
“AT&T, the original and abusive ‘Ma Bell’ telephone monopoly, is now trying to buy Time Warner,” Navarro wrote. “Donald Trump would never approve such a deal because it concentrates too much power in the hands of the too and powerful few.”
It’s a somewhat surprising anti-business stance, as it puts Trump in company with the likes of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders.
But that’s where we find ourselves this year…
Whether you’re in favor of this deal or not, I know you’re looking at it as a possible profit opportunity. You’re a tech investor – that’s how you think.
I want you to stop right there.
M&A deals like the proposed AT&T-Time Warner merger can help these companies beat their competition – and boost their share prices.
That’s obviously good news for investors – if they’re already “in.” However, you’re likely not “in” this one.
But I have a “workaround” around this problem. It will help you boost your earnings via tech-sector M&A… and you won’t have to get “in” early.
Just a couple of hours ago, I received a call from one of my team members at Money Map Press – and it left me a bit confused.
He described to me a big corporation suffering from a massive DDoS attack (distributed denial-of-service), and then he went on and on about how some “white hat” hacker was called in to solve the problem.
Naturally, I figured he was talking about the major DDoS attack that – at that very moment – was taking down a lot of prominent U.S. websites, including Amazon, Twitter, Shopify, Spotify, and Github.
But he was just getting some of the important details wrong.
Why was he describing a single corporation being cyber-attacked instead of dozens of websites? And how did he know so much about a particular individual being called in to handle it, right down to the guy’s name (Elliott)?
Worse than that, he tried to tell me about how Elliott himself was also a target of this cyberattack…
I was getting concerned. Was my colleague suffering from some sort of paranoiac delusion?
That wasn’t the case – thankfully.
Today I’ll reveal to you what my colleague was talking about – and how it connects to today’s huge DDoS attack.
And then I’ll show you how this story “converges” with an ETF I tipped you off to a few weeks ago.
Something shocking occurred on Aug. 1, 2016, that signaled the beginning of a new era in technology – one that will create more millionaires this decade than any time in history. And Michael wants you to be one of them. He has been researching this paradigm-shifting development for months – and now he’s “going public” with his research. So get ready. This free exclusive Strategic Tech Investor report will be landing in your inbox Oct. 28. For a “sneak preview,” watch the video below.
We credit Sir Francis Bacon with the truism that “knowledge is power.”
And the English philosopher and statesman came up with this aphorism centuries before Wall Street was even conceived.
But the brokers, fund managers, and other pros who dreamed up the investment markets embraced Bacon’s maxim when they launched the first U.S. stock exchange in 1790 – and spent the next two centuries transforming this country’s individual investors into scared vassals of the Wall Street elite.
In other words, knowledge isn’t just power: It also represents profits… even wealth.
I see this play out on every day thanks to the endless streams of impenetrable reports that come from the bankers in New York or our elected leaders in Washington. Most of these are just claptrap – mind-numbing clutter – designed to maintain the very-one-sided status quo.
I’m telling you about this for a very specific reason: Thanks to the 30 years I’ve spent watching and working with Silicon Valley companies, I long ago “cracked the code” that gives Wall Street so much power over most retail investors.
By that I mean I’ve identified the three specific economic reports that matter – and I’ve deciphered what they mean.
And today I’m going to give direct access to that “knowledge.”
The CNBC hosts asked me what the financial impact would be if the company stopped selling its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone entirely (the company hadn’t done so yet at the time). I answered that it was impossible to know how big a charge against earnings the firm would take – though, clearly, it could run into the billions.
Now, a few days after the company discontinued the phone, we know this: Samsung investors saw the value of their South Korea-traded shares lose some $17 billion in value Tuesday in what was the biggest single-day decline for this stock in eight years. And Samsung itself says it expects to lose well over $5 billion in profit – about half of what it earned in 2015 – thanks to the debacle.
I take no pleasure in Samsung’s misfortunes. But as your guide to building wealth through tech investing, I want to show you a simple way to “short” this quality control-challenged tech giant – and make some money for yourself.
Early this year, Michael called Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. a “Tech Turkey” – putting it on a list of stocks to avoid in 2016. Michael’s not one too brag (too much), so we’ll do it for him.
Fast-forward till now – after Samsung’s fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 smartphone disaster – and he looks pretty prescient. Michael appeared on CNBC World earlier this week to discuss Samsung’s public-relations mess – and what it means for that company’s finances and the rest of South Korea’s tech leaders. Take a look….
There’s a sentiment among warfighters going all the way back to Sun Tzu’s time that goes something like this…
“Amateurs talk weapons and tactics, but pros talk logistics.”
Logistics are what make it possible to actually go somewhere and fight to achieve an objective. And they are hands down the most difficult, costly component of fighting. For each fighting soldier on the field, you need dozens of support personnel in the rear accomplishing hundreds of tasks.
So for thousands of years, generals and military chiefs have always sought ways to make logistics easier, safer, and less expensive.
Well, they would have loved to get their hands on the disruptive technology I’m about to show you. I think it will likely change the way this country fights its wars – forever.
And right now, the company that makes it is “on sale.” It’s been beaten down about 4.5% over the past seven days, giving us a beautiful opportunity to add some more shares and keep our costs down.
These prices won’t last long, though, once Wall Street gets wind of what’s coming through.