Archive for October, 2018

What Michael’s Looking For From Facebook Beyond Its Latest Earnings Announcement

1 | By Strategic Tech Investor Staff

Facebook, Inc.’s earnings call today has many analysts pondering what’s in store for the social media leviathan. The stock is down 35% since its’ last earnings report, but speaking on Fox’s Cavuto Live today, Michael expressed his doubt that even a rosy report today would be enough for him to reconsider his current “hold” on the firm.

Michael explains where he thinks Facebook stands and what sort of data he’s looking for over the coming weeks and months from the firm. He also explains how Instagram fits into his evaluation of the stock at this time. Click here to watch.

Legal Cannabis’ Next Big Catalyst Is Less Than Two Weeks Away

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

Cannabis stocks have been taking a shellacking since marijuana went fully legal on Oct. 17.

And that was to be expected.

Those stocks made a huge amount of gains leading up to that big day, and investors are taking them.

So I hope you’re doing some of that shellacking yourself – and loving it.

But this doesn’t mean the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that legal cannabis represents is over.

Far from it.

I can see more catalysts for pot stocks lining up for, basically, as far as I can see.

First up: Nov. 6, Election Day.

That’s when voters in four states will cast their ballots on new cannabis legalization measures that will allow millions more Americans to purchase legal weed of the recreational and/or medical variety.

And that will bolster the bottom line of the best cannabis firms.

This Passenger Pigeon Comeback Reveals a 2.7-Year Double

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

You’ve probably heard – numerous times – that the fictional world of Jurassic Park is about to become reality.

And probably every time, after you read the article or listened to the report, the actual innovation was a letdown.

Well, this time, I’m the one telling you that the fictional world of Jurassic Park is about to become a reality – and I truly hope what I’m about to tell you isn’t a disappointment.

No, I’m not predicting we will see the rebirth of dinosaurs.

But we may soon see formerly extinct species spring to life once again.

Scientists in Australia recently used a cutting-edge gene-editing technique to insert DNA from the passenger pigeon, which went extinct in 1914, into the common pigeon. If all goes as planned, birds from that flock will become the first animals to have genetic codes from an extinct species.

Now that’s no letdown and will be, if successful, a huge scientific breakthrough.

There could be a big profit breakthrough here, too.

The so-called next generation sequencing (NGS) market that underpins these breakthroughs will be worth $21.4 billion by 2025, according to Grand View Research.

That would be astounding 362% growth from the $4.62 billion NGS market of 2015.

And you can ride that soaring market with the company I’m about to tell you all about.

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Halloween 2018 Could Be History’s Scariest

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

Tuesday was gut wrenching.

But yesterday may have been even worse.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 600 points, and the Nasdaq Composite entered “correction” territory.

Somehow, though, those tumbling numbers weren’t the worst thing I saw yesterday.

Early Wednesday, veteran reporter John Stossel posted a report on the Fox News website that shook me to my core.

Here’s the headline: “Politicians’ Deceitful Promise That Nobody Has Been Paying Attention To.”

In it, Stossel laid out the despicable fact that our states’ and municipalities’ pension funds are severely underfunded.

My Five-Part Plan to Make You a Silicon Valley Millionaire

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

How’s your stomach?

I’ve been through dozens of days like yesterday in my 35+ years doing this, but even mine got tied up in knots a few times.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled nearly 550 points at yesterday’s lows – but closed just 125 or so points off.

It was not a day for the faint of heart.

But this isn’t the end – we’re still in the middle of a generational bull market that’s got years left in it.

Yes, we’re all nervous about rising interest rates… a trade war with China… the midterms… you name it.

But earnings for most companies are killing it. The economy is as strong as it’s ever been. Silicon Valley isn’t slowing down on the innovation front.

We’ll be back to a steadily climbing market before you know it.

Meanwhile, I don’t blame you if you’re looking for some safety – maybe in the form companies that will pay you cash to hold them… no matter what their share prices do.

“Hold on, Michael,” you might be saying. “Didn’t you just say that you couldn’t have picked a worse time to be a value investor?”

Yes, it’s true that on Oct. 9 I cited data showing that growth stocks made more money in the last decade than value equities have in the past 30 years.

Indeed, the name of the game in the bull market that began in March 2009 has been growth.

As a longtime Silicon Valley insider, that suits me just fine.

But that’s not the full story.

Not by a long shot

We’re Making History Again – at America’s First-Ever National Cannabis Summit

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

For two years, we’ve been talking about how legal cannabis is America’s most exciting industry.

During that time, the U.S. market has boomed from nearly zero to $10.8 billion. That’s impressive, especially when consider that 40% of the country hasn’t legalized even medical marijuana yet.

Of course, legal cannabis is also America’s most controversial industry.

You know all about U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ opposition to legal cannabis.

And he’s not alone. Despite everything you see on the news every night, plenty of Washington politicians still oppose legalization.

Consider John Boehner. Not too long ago, the former Speaker of the House was “unalterably opposed” to marijuana.

But since then, he’s seen the error of his stance – and now says it’s “time to go all in on marijuana.”

And no wonder.

What They Won’t Tell You About the Biggest Defense Merger Ever

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

We’ve been talking for months now about how the defense sector would get a major boost from the election of Donald Trump.

And that’s just what happened.

U.S. defense spending is near all-time highs – projected to grow 20.1% from 2017 to 2020, reaching $988.8 billion. You know that all the defense contractors are lining up at the Pentagon trough to get their share.

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The One Company That’s Laying Out the Future of Self-Driving

3 | By Michael A. Robinson

I’ve fallen in head-over-heels in love once gain.

And no, my wife has nothing to worry about. It’s not a younger woman or anything like that.

Instead, it’s a 321-horsepower V-6 beast of a car that handles like a dream but is also very economical to drive.

Then again, this is a three-motor hybrid model equipped with a seven-speed automatic transmission that you shift from the steering wheel when in sport mode.

That’s not all – not by a long shot. See, my new 2019 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid excels at semiautonomous driving.

Now I know from personal experience why analysts say the market for self-driving autos will grow a stunning 10-fold in less than a decade to a whopping $556 billion.

Clearly that is a massive market and one that savvy tech investors would do well to target.

Today, I want to reveal one of the best and brightest companies in tech.

It’s a great play on autonomous driving.

Heck, it’s a great play on virtual reality, machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchain and cryptocurrencies… and just about everything else going down in Silicon Valley.

And it could easily hand us 65% gains in just the next 12 months – and much more than that for many years to come.

Here’s why