Archive for September, 2017

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

1 | 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

3 | 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

5 | 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

Before Investing in Any ICO, Do This One Thing

1 | By Michael A. Robinson

I’m sick of them already.

Since about midyear, every morning I open my email box after eating breakfast and settling down at my desk.

And each and every morning that inbox is filled with “big opportunities.”

No I’m not talking about notes from Nigerian princes or offers to refinance my home. My spam filter catches just about all of those.

These notes come in from washed-up boxers, former beauty queens, aging reality-TV stars, and other bottom-rung celebrities – and they’re all pitching chances to “invest” in the latest initial coin offering (ICO). (Yes, I purposefully used “scare quotes” there.)

I’m sure your inboxes’ are filled with similar garbage – or maybe it comes through your kids’ social-media accounts.

Either way, I can’t wait till this fad dies down some.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying you can’t make money on ICOs. After all, they are based on digital currencies like Bitcoin – our “Gold of Tech” portfolio insurance. I’ve been immersed in Bitcoin virtually since it launched, and I remain a big backer, no matter what Jamie Dimon says.

The reason I want to talk to you about ICOs today is to make sure you understand what they are – and to make sure you don’t get taken for a ride.

With that in mind, I’m going to show you the one thing you should do before investing in any ICO.

With it, you’ll protect your hard-earned money and bolster your net worth

What to Do Now After Apple’s Big Announcements

3 | By Strategic Tech Investor Staff

Western Digital’s late bid on Toshiba’s chip unit complicates the already troubled former electronics giant just ahead of a key shareholders’ meeting. Even with a sale, Toshiba might not remain solvent into 2019. Its operations, turnaround plan, and very identity going forward remain unconvincing.

Forget the New iPhone: This Is the Tech Announcement We’re Watching Today

1 | By Michael A. Robinson

Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) will generate a lot of headlines later today.

That’s because the company is unveiling the new iPhone 8 – and probably more – during an event at the new Steve Jobs Theater on Apple’s Silicon Valley campus. The company is hoping that its new devices will help it reverse six straight quarters of sales declines in China. The event is scheduled for 1 p.m. EDT.

That’s big news – for Apple and its shareholders… for iPhone suppliers and their shareholders… for Apple’s competitors and their shareholders… and for the “tech news industrial complex” that depends on Apple for clicks and page views.

The One Way to Cash In on Elon Musk’s Next IPO

3 | By Michael A. Robinson

As millions of Floridians made their preparations in advance of Hurricane Irma, it was business as usual at SpaceX.

At 10:20 a.m. Thursday morning, at Cape Canaveral, the company launched the U.S. military’s secretive X-37B space plane aboard one of its Falcon 9 rockets.

It was SpaceX’s first shot at launching an X-37B – after winning the contract earlier this year – and its 13th successful mission in 2017.

With such a stunning success rate, it’s no surprise that many of you keep asking me about when you’ll be able to invest in SpaceX.

Well, I’ll tell you right now, Elon Musk isn’t going to file any IPO papers until at least next year.

But you can still profit from the excitement around the SpaceX IPO now, months before the company goes public.

Today, I’ll show you one of the best ways to make money from the frenzy around new IPOs.

And you don’t have to wait on Musk – you can make this investment right now

I’m Most Excited About the iPhone 8 Because of This

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

The iPhone 8 is set to hit the streets this fall – a little more than 10 years after the iPhone’s debut in summer 2017 – and all indications are it’ll be the smash hit we’ve been expecting.

Of course, the Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) fans out there are excited, as we knew they would be.

I’m an Apple fan myself, but I’m fired up mostly for an entirely different reason.

Now, it’s not because of what the iPhone 8 is – the latest iteration of an outrageously popular and undeniably cool piece of personal tech…

And it’s not for what the new iPhone represents – the 10th anniversary of “iEverything”

Rather, it’s because of what the iPhone 8 has