Archive for September, 2018

This Little-Known Nobel Prize Winner’s Work in the ’50s Is Now Tripling the Market’s Returns

2 | By Michael A. Robinson

If you ask me, tomorrow – Sept. 12 – should be declared Jack St. Clair Kilby Day.

Don’t feel bad if you’ve never heard of this electronics genius. Few investors have.

But I believe the invention he unveiled 60 years ago tomorrow should make him as big a tech folk hero as Alexander Graham Bell, Steve Jobs, or Elon Musk.

An amateur radio buff and inveterate tinkerer, Kilby (pictured below, center seated) invented the thermal printer and the handheld calculator.

While those were important contributions to modern society, they pale in comparison to what he unveiled to his boss at Texas Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: TXN) on Sept. 12, 1958.

Historians now use that date as the day the world saw its first integrated circuit.

Of course, that early model was crude by today’s ultra-small and power-packed semiconductors.

But Kilby’s creation did manage to unleash a tidal wave of innovation that continues to this day to reshape the world around us, touching virtually every part of our lives.

Today, I’m going to show you a tech play Kilby made possible that has been tripling the overall market’s returns for TK years.

And will keep on doing so for years to come.

You’re going to want to see this

As Pot Stocks Reach Record Highs, Here’s What’s Coming Next

16 | By Michael A. Robinson

For pot stock investors, the first half of 2018 stank.

It was choppy – to say the least – thanks in no small part to meddling from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

But I kept telling you to keep the faith – that a number of catalysts were lining up that would once again send legal marijuana stocks into the stratosphere.

I was right – and those of you who listened can feel a bit smug.

While other investors are scrambling to get back into legal cannabis, you’re watching your holdings grow… and grow.

We can date cannabis’ latest surge to Aug. 15. That was the day Constellation Brands Inc. (NYSE: STZ), the beverage giant behind Corona beer and Robert Mondavi wines, announced its plan to spend $3.8 billion to increase its stake in Canopy Growth Corp. (Nasdaq: CGC) to 38%.

In other words, a mainstream corporation had weighed the risks – and marched forward with a plan to dive into the marijuana industry… to the tune of billions of dollars.

The news sent marijuana stocks soaring.

This one stat shows it all: The bellwether North American Marijuana Index has climbed more than 175% since lows reached on Sept. 7, 2017.

And this is just the start…

In today’s report, I’ll tell you why that’s so.

Plus, I’ll reveal the latest Big Alcohol company to come sniffing around the cannabis industry.

And I’ll help you find four pot stocks with triple-digit potential to buy now.

Before the next catalyst hits.

Take a look

Blink and You’ll Miss Verizon Turning into a Logistics Company

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

A few weeks ago, my daughter graduated with honors in finance from the University of Portland, which she attended as a Presidential Scholar.

I couldn’t be prouder.

And I’m even more impressed by her next decision: She’s pursuing, on a one-year schedule, a technology master’s degree with an emphasis on supply-chain logistics.

That means when she leaves grad school next May she will be stepping into a red-hot field.

But I’m here to do more than boast about my daughter’s future prospects – as fun for me as that may be.

Here’s the thing: A recent report from a key industry trade group says U.S. firms alone spent a record $1.5 trillion on logistics last year. The momentum is this industry is driven by something you and I have been talking about for years – the rise in e-commerce.

While I was researching my daughter’s career choice, I was surprised to learn which company is considered the leader in logistics tech.

No, it’s not a freight company… or a package carrier… or a retailer or energy company with an incredibly complex supply chain.

It’s Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ).

In today’s report, I’ll show you why that’s so.

I’ll also show you why Verizon is not the best play in this sector.

And I’ll show you who is

Want to Get Paid Twice on Fridays?

1 | By Michael A. Robinson

Everyone loves Friday.

Some get to escape the office after an exhausting workweek. Others finally have time to cook a nice dinner for their wives or bring their kids to the new movie they’ve been begging to see.

Maybe your town flocks to the local high school’s football stadium for some “Friday Night Lights.” Or maybe your work crew heads out for happy hour.

Maybe you get to wear jeans to the office or order takeout for lunch.

Well, I just found another reason for you to love Fridays.