Archive for 2017

From Buck Rogers in 1939 to Blade Runner 2049…

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

Right now, on a big screen near you, Ryan Gosling’s character in Blade Runner 2049 is piloting a flying car known as a “Spinner” to hunt down renegade androids – replicants.

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The flying car is an idea so old it’s almost timeless.

But I trace its modern beginnings back to 1926, when Henry Ford himself showed off the “sky flivver” – a tiny, 350-pound, single-seat monoplane – to the press.

Call it a “sky flivver,” a “plane car,” a “personal aircraft,” or a “flying car”… we’ve been waiting a long time.

Don’t Let “Some Investors” Talk You Out of Beating the Market

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

CNN Money’s Daniel Shane just put out a doozy.

Just take a look at this Oct. 5 headline: “China’s Tech Stocks Are Partying Like It’s 1999.”

“Shares in China’s biggest internet companies are on a tear this year,” Shane went on to write, “but some investors think things have gone too far.”

The guy didn’t even have the guts to make this argument himself. Instead, he leaned on “some investors.”

To me, this is just the latest rehash of the half-decade-old effort – among “some investors” – to prove that a Silicon Valley “tech bubble” was about to burst.

This time, there’s a slight twist. The bears’ latest “bubble” is across the Pacific Ocean, among Chinese web firms.

The idea at work here is that China’s entire e-commerce sector is about to go the way of the “dot-com” crash that slaughtered the Nasdaq Composite more than 17 years ago.

Here’s the thing. Shane’s entire premise is based on a false analysis. I think “some investors” may have led him astray.

Today, I’ll show you, with math, that the opposite is true.

I’ll prove that China’s web leaders are not in a bubble – and that they offer tech investors like you huge long-term upside.

Plus, we’ll investigate a great way to ride this trend for maximum profits – the kind of profits that keep beating the market year after year after year…

These Two Defense Tech Plays Are Crucial in Our Battle Vs. North Korea’s Nukes

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

On Aug. 30, off the coast of Hawaii, sailors aboard the USS John Paul Jones tracked, intercepted, and shot down a medium-range ballistic missile.

It was a milestone in our nation’s defense system.

Doing so put North Korea and Kim Jong-un on notice that we can shoot down their missiles before those missiles reach the U.S. mainland or one of our Asian-Pacific allies.

And it’s about time.

North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs have developed much, much faster than the Pentagon predicted. And that has created a threat that has jump-started our need for advanced missile defense technologies – and spending on them.

Indeed, missile defense technology is so critical to the United States right now that it was a big driver behind Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC)’s just announced plan to acquire Orbital ATK Inc. (NSE: OA) for $9.2 billion.

Orbital specializes in the missile defense technology that we so badly need right now.

And so the deal reaffirms our belief that Northrop is the best of the Big Defense plays out there. Northrop has soared nearly 46% since our first recommendation in April 2016 – including a 10% gain since the Sept. 17 announcement of the Orbital deal.

Today I want to go in-depth on why that Orbital deal reinforces our “case” for Northrop.

And I want to show you how you can take a ride on all the defense industry M&A deals we’ll be seeing over the next few years.

This single investment gained just 1.75% in 2015 – but 19% in 2016.

So far this year, it’s up nearly 30%.

Ignore This One Number Today – and Start Making Big Gains Tomorrow

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

There’s a number that came out this morning that I want you to ignore.

According to Labor Department figures, the number of workers on U.S. payrolls declined last month for the first time since 2010. Payrolls fell 33,000 (this after the experts had estimated they would rise by 80,000).

But like I said, I want you to forget about this – put it out of your mind.

That’s because almost all these drops can be pinned on Hurricanes Harvey and Irma – and I can pretty much guarantee that these storms’ effects will be short-lived. In fact, rebuilding should improve hiring at least for the next several months.

And that’s on top of the strong performance we’ve seen lately. The U.S. Commerce Department just confirmed that GDP grew by 3.1% in the second quarter. That’s the strongest showing since early 2015 and well above the roughly 2.4% average of the last several years.

That’s good news for just about all of the companies and investments I tell you about here.

But there’s also a specific way that savvy tech investors like you can profit from our improving economy – and the quick rebound in job growth we’ll see shortly.

This tech company is growing at 40% a year – and will keep making its investors lots of money for years to come.

And I’m revealing it here for the first time.

What the New Phones Mean for Your GOOGL Shares

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

The folks at Google did a press event yesterday in San Francisco in order to announce their latest hardware: new Pixel smartphones, upgraded laptops, a bunch of smart-home products, and even AI-powered wearable cameras. (Those were… odd.)

But will any of it “move the needle” for shares of Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL)? That’s doubtful, I told the CNBC World audience last night. That’s because, as I said, “Google is not a hardware company.”

So if Google is not attempting to take on smartphone makers like Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (OTC: SSNLF), what is it up to here?

To find out what I think, check out my latest appearance on CNBC World

My Four Biggest Predictions for Cannabis Investing in 2018

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

It was about a year ago when we first started exploring the world of legal cannabis investing.

At first, we looked at, of all things, Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) as the world’s only mega-cap “pot stock.”


Plus, over the past 12 months, we’ve added The Scott’s Miracle-Gro Co. (NYSE: SMG), GW Pharmaceuticals PLC (Nasdaq ADR: GWPH), and Insys Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: INSY) to our “pot portfolio.”

We’ve followed U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ go-nowhere “war against cannabis” – and President Donald Trump’s essential “green light” for medical marijuana. And we’ve watched legalization efforts in the United States and Canada.

It was also about a year ago that I first published my “weed investors’ bible” – The Roadmap to Marijuana Millions. At the time, it was packed with 30 of my absolute favorite plays in the still-booming legal cannabis sector.

Since then, weed investing’s only gotten bigger, better, and more profitable.
Over the past year, this section of my Nova-X Report portfolio has seen 10 double-digit winners and eight triple-digit winners… 291% gains… 193.3%… 189.5%.

One recommendation even saw peak gains of 1,588%.

We’ve Got Five Reasons This Trade War Bunker Is Poised to Double

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

President Donald Trump has been searching for a way to punish China for its wildly unfair trade practices.

And he may have just found something in… solar panels. One week ago, a federal trade panel declared that Chinese imports of solar panels are hurting American manufacturers.

Ever since, you can bet that the White House has been mulling tariffs.

Don’t worry about it…

When we talked on Aug. 29, I told you not to be concerned about President Trump’s trade war threats.

And today I’m doubling down on that proclamation.

That’s because, instead of investing in Chinese importers, we’re focusing on internal growth in the world’s most populous nation – especially all those people’s quickening migration to the web.

Back in August we took a close look at the Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce ETF (NYSE Arca: EMQQ) as a bunker against tariffs.

And today I’ve got another one.

It’s great play on a $47 trillion Chinese tech market.

This market represents one of the fastest-growing global tech trends on Earth, according to new data from iResearch. This segment barely existed a decade ago but will grow by 422% between 2016 and 2020.

So let’s look at that data – and at a way to get in on this trend with a stock that’s already beaten the market by ninefold so far this year.

But maybe you’re still concerned about the wisdom of investing in a nation that President Trump has in his economic crosshairs.

Well, I’ve got not one… not two… but five reasons why this winner is going to keep beating the market – and making its investors wealthy – for generations…

The Death of Pay TV Is Coming 6.8 Million Cable Cutters Faster Than Expected

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

Newspapers… brick-and-mortar retailers like Sears Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: SHLD)… travel agents… music stores.

All industries decimated by the internet.

Cable television, on the other hand, has been surprisingly resilient against the onslaught from streaming video. Despite the rise of the web, pay TV has remained a dominant factor in our daily doses of news and entertainment.

That’s largely because of the lack of live TV offerings, especially news and sports. Just try to imagine life without Fox News or ESPN. Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is coming off several years of very strong growth.

However, that’s changing rapidly.

The Real Story Behind Apple TV 4K Is Wi-Fi

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) scored big at its Sept. 12 event.

It unveiled “the future of the smartphone” with the iPhone X – and its OLED screen and 3D face-scanning tech.

Team Tim Cook also showed off the iPhone 8… and the iPhone 8 Plus.

Then there was the Apple Watch Series 3.

Legal Cannabis’ Next Big Trigger Is in Anaheim – and We’re Headed That Way

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

When Napoleon ruled France in the early 1800s, California was a wild frontier region – home to just a handful of pioneers.

But last year, California overtook once-mighty France in the rankings of the world’s largest economies, coming in at sixth place.

The International Monetary Fund says California’s GDP is worth roughly $2.5 trillion, buoyed by agriculture, tourism, aerospace, and, of course, Silicon Valley and high tech.

The vast scale of economic opportunity in the Golden State is incredibly important for another big reason. That huge GDP will help serve as a key “trigger” – or catalyst – in the breakout legal cannabis.

Starting Jan. 2, California is all set to make recreational use of marijuana for adults fully legal. Simply stated, we’ve never seen anything this big happen in the legal cannabis industry.

That’s why I’m headed south to Anaheim this week to attend the California Cannabis Business Conference later this week, where some 350 firms will be represented.

To give you the inside edge, I’ve spoken with the group’s leaders.

Today I’ll be share their insights with you.

They foresee a more than $20 billion impact in just the next four years alone.

That’s why I’ll also show you the single best move you can make to get a slice of that huge pie