Many investors were glad to close the books on the first quarter. It’s easy to see why.
The S&P 500 dropped 1.2% for the period. Not only that, but the markets turned choppy, posing a big challenge for average retail investors.
But if you have a savvy tech investing guide in your corner, you can do better.
Wealth creation better.
Consider that members of my Nova-X Report tech investing service absolutely crushed the market in the first quarter – by 270%. (To find out how to join us at Nova-X and start piling up gains of 104.85%… 121.87%… and 98.09% – and that’s just what we’ve closed out so far in 2018 – take a look here.)
This proves what we say all the time here: The road to wealth is paved by tech.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at Nova-X members’ four biggest first-quarter winners (remember, this stretch included the market’s 10%-plus correction).
Tech Weathers the Storm
Now, I can understand if the market has you a bit confused. No doubt about it, there’s a lot of uncertainty in the air.
Wall Street continues to worry about a possible trade war with China. And a headline in The Wall Street Journal on Monday about how 10-year Treasuries had hit 3% for the first time in four years also caused a lot of panic selling.
The S&P was down more than 1.3% that day, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 1.7%.
Digging under the daily headlines, however, you find tech continues to perform better than those two indexes by very wide margins.
Indeed, the tech-centric Nasdaq Composite Index gained 2.3% over the exact same number of trading days. Then on Thursday, strong earnings in several tech giants, including Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (Nasdaq: AMD), helped send markets soaring.
To me, that’s solid proof that every investor today needs at least some exposure to high tech and the life sciences. You see, no matter what the “market” does, firms with the most innovative, breakout products are going to keep on transforming the world.
And that will end up pushing those markets higher.
But here’s the thing. With a savvy market guide like me in your corner, you can do even better… a lot better.
Just look at the gains we racked up at Nova-X Report in that challenging first quarter, when our average profit was 8.5%.
That may not sound too impressive at first glance – but it means we beat the Nasdaq by 269% – and the Dow and S&P by even more.
And four of our Nova-X winners beat the Nasdaq by 10- to 20-fold (again, to join us, just click here).
Take a look…
Nova-X Market Crusher No. 1
Apps Maker Surges 56.6%
Talk about perfect timing. On Feb. 6, we took advantage of choppy markets to use our Cowboy Split staggered entry system – and acquired a second tranche of this exciting small-cap leader.
Just a week later, the firm delivered blow-out results, highlighted by a 41% spike in sales.
But I wasn’t surprised to see that big sales gain – this firm builds apps for some of the biggest companies in the world.
Analysts at Digi-Capital pegged the total value of the apps market at $143 billion last year. That’s nearly triple the $53 billion value tallied at the start of 2013.
This small-cap leader has fueled its growth with a savvy sales strategy. It rings up sales by starting small with a client, and then upselling them more services and software over time.
The company’s sales momentum should stay in place for the foreseeable future because it has yet to fully penetrate its target market.
In fact, I’m looking for sales growth of nearly 30% in 2018.
Nova-X Market Crusher No. 2
Fintech Leader Adds 32.7%
This fintech solutions provider for a range of sectors burst out of the gate during the first quarter. The stock surged 20% in early January, when the firm announced a clever and profitable merger.
That play gives it a strong hook for the $25 trillion global retirement market. And the company it bought is also a leader in outsourcing tech services for the financial and healthcare sectors.
I see a very bright future ahead for this stock.
It’s built a great franchise by buying 40 best-of breed rivals in the past two decades. Each time this firm pulled off a new deal, it grew that much stronger than the competition. And it’s most recent deal just closed on April 16.
So, when our fast-moving fintech firm reports first-quarter earnings next week, I believe analysts will sharply boost their profit forecasts. And that will likely hand Nova-X members even more profit (you can get in on this action now by visiting us here).
Nova-X Market Crusher No. 3
Cloud Leader Gains 32.1%
This cloud-based data management services provider to Big Pharma posted fourth-quarter results that were only modestly above consensus forecasts.
But its forward guidance was simply stunning.
And that’s important because, after all, stocks are financial “discounting mechanisms,” meaning they take expected future results and translate them back into a current market value. Stocks don’t “care” about the past.
Its client list is growing at such a rapid clip that the firm’s 2018 profit guidance of around $1.30 a share was fully 30% higher than analysts had expected.
Then again, this cloud leader just getting started on its push into the broader industrial market, which is far larger than its existing target markets. That ensures bold forward guidance for quite some time to come.
Nova-X Market Crusher No. 4
Software Leader Rallies 24.5%
Fifteen years after it was founded, this aggressive, growth-oriented firm turned in its first billion-dollar sales year.
Four years later, it passed the $2 billion sales mark.
And the $3 billion mark is fast approaching.
Free and open software, as it turns out, is big business. That is, if you provide the correct kind of support for clients using the open-source operating systems.
But it goes much deeper than that. This firm also provides data virtualization, information technology infrastructure management, middleware, cloud controls, and data storage.
No wonder it’s seeing unprecedented demand. In the fourth quarter, the company closed 169 deals of at least $1 million. That’s up 50% from the quarter a year prior.
With these four stocks as classic case studies, you can see why my Nova-X members did so well in a very challenging market. As these results show, it pays to invest in tech.
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That way I can really help you build your wealth. The kind of wealth you can use to fund a child’s college education… build a retirement nest egg… or fund that dream round-the-world vacation.
We do so by carefully selecting high-tech winners, cryptocurrencies, and legal marijuana stocks that consistently deliver market-crushing gains.
However, if these sorts of fast-moving, high-risk/high-reward plays aren’t for you, I understand.
Some folks like to establish their wealth over a number of years – with very little risk.
If that applies to you, don’t worry. I’ll keep giving you the technology investing tips, tactics, and strategies you need to get on the road to wealth right here.
But if you’re looking for something that will get you where you want to go more quickly, then take a look at Nova-X.