Archive for 2018

The Marlboro Man of Marijuana Could Be… the Marlboro Man

2 | By Michael A. Robinson

Early yesterday morning, Canadian cannabis firm Cronos Group Inc. (Nasdaq:CRON). was up an astounding 25% in mere hours.

At open yesterday morning, Cronos was trading around $9.25. By noon, it has reached $11.63.

So why the sudden pop?

Well, the rumor mill has been swirling lately, and sources say that Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO), maker of Marlboro cigarettes, is looking to make a deal to buy Cronos.

This deal, if real, is still in the very early stages, would make Altria a major legal cannabis player.

As This Aerospace Firm Explores Mars, Its Profits Are Poised to Soar

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

When we spoke on Nov. 27, I suggested you invest in The Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA) as a play on the boom in Asian air travel.

Ordinarily, I would not come right back so quickly and tell you to take a look at another aerospace stock. But that’s exactly what I’m doing today.

And for a very good reason. See, just last week, NASA made another historic landing on the surface of Mars.

After a journey that took seven months and covered 301 million miles, the NASA Insight lander touched down and got right to work by beaming down a picture of the red planet.

That photograph is only the beginning. The robotic craft will spend the next two years gathering and transmitting important data back to Earth.

Doing so will reap insight about the geography and history of the planet. It will help scientists better understand the planet’s long-term climate, and why water no longer exists on the surface there.

It’s fascinating work. But there’s more happening here than simply compiling and analyzing enormous swaths of planetary data, much more.

That’s why today, I want to let you know about the big-cap aerospace leader that played a pivotal role in Insight’s successful landing. And why this firm is poised for long-term appreciation…

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A New Wave of Wealth-Creating Legalization (Not Cannabis) Hits America

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

In Pennsylvania, it’s been 26 years since the last legal bet was placed on a game, play, or point spread.

That is, until two weeks ago.

On November 15, a local resident walked into the Hollywood Casino at Penn National near Harrisburg and put $20 on the Pittsburgh Steelers to win the 2018 Super Bowl.

Of course, it’s too early to tell how his bet will fare.

But it’s not too early to see the excitement surrounding the newest addition to casinos.

You see, this isn’t the pen-and-paper operation at the corner candy store where your father used to place his bets at. Gamblers log their bets at high-tech kiosks, without ever talking to a person, saving time and minimizing mistakes.

There are additional kiosks where patrons can customize their screens, so they’re only watching the games they choose. The screen shows in-play odds, and wagers can be placed directly onto the screen.

Three more Pennsylvania casinos are preparing to open their sportsbooks in the next few weeks.

Fact is, it’s never been easier to bet on sports.

To Get a Slice of Online Shopping’s Biggest Season, Make This Move Before Christmas

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

I just bought myself an early Christmas present.

See, I recently took up the sport of skeet shooting and I want to get better. So over the Thanksgiving weekend, I bought a two-hour instructional video.

The process couldn’t have been any easier. I sat at the dining room table on Black Friday, the kickoff of the Christmas shopping season, with my iPad. I went to the website, ordered the video, and paid for it using a credit card, all in a matter of minutes.

My purchase may have been unique, but it was hardly isolated. Fact is, online and mobile sales soared on Black Friday. That’s critical because, as online shopping grows, these stats are now serving as a snapshot of our economic health.

Consider that Adobe Analytics says Black Friday alone accounted for $6.2 billion in online sales, up 23% from a year ago. Some 33.5% came from mobile phones and 10% from tablets.

That means mobile commerce accounted for nearly half of all e-commerce orders for this shopping bonanza.

With that in mind, let’s dig into a great way to tap the fast-moving world of mobile commerce.

It’s a trend that shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

So check it out…

This Breakthrough System Helps Deliver Daily Double-your-money Trades

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been progressing rapidly. And from education to finance, there have been endless uses for the new technology that are constantly springing up.

Thing is, AI is not as broad or adaptable as human intelligence. Chances are, the software that allows that to happen is still decades away.

For instance, researchers are continuing to work on technology known as artificial general intelligence (AGI) that can do multiple tasks just as quickly and efficiently as a human – or better.

Scientists disagree on the scope of information that AGI could cover – and what tasks it can perform.

But that doesn’t mean what we have now is worthless.

In fact, there’s plenty of money to be made with the current AI technology we have today.

This breakthrough is so powerful it could put you in a position to double your money, every single day of the week.

It’s the kind of money that could make you a millionaire in under a year.

And my colleague, Tom Gentile, has developed a brand-new strategy using our existing AI technology, and he’s ready to share this exciting breakthrough with you.

While Wall Street Waffles, Michael Sees This Ahead for Tech

0 | By Strategic Tech Investor Staff

The markets have been in turmoil lately as trade tensions with China and other nations build. The technology sector has suffered as a result, as have other sectors in the economy.

Michael just appeared on Yahoo! Finance to give the low down on what’s happening in the tech sector these days with the likes of some of the tech giants like Apple Inc. (Nasdaq:AAPL) and Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq:FB), and whether we’ve reached a bottom in the market. He also discusses the impact that Black Friday sales have as an indicator for the overall state of the economy, and what this year’s figures indicate for the weeks ahead. Click here to watch.

A Travel Explosion in This Region Will Send These Shares Soaring

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

A lot of investors would find recent headlines about The Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA) very confusing.

But we’re not most people. Here at Strategic Tech Investor, we know the value of focusing on the long-term horizon.

And if ever there was a textbook example of this, it’s Boeing. Check this out…

On Nov. 19, the global leader announced a deal to sell up to 50 jetliners worth $5.9 billion to a Korean airline.

But the stock tanked that day, falling 4.5%. I believe this had to do with two main factors.

  • The market has recently clipped the value of big-cap leaders.
  • Boeing got a lot of bad press after an Oct. 29 fatal crash of one of its new 737s.

But today, I’m going to show you why you need to look beyond the bad press to see why Boeing will once again be a market-crushing stock.

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Before You Buy Any ETF, Perform These Three Tests First

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

Quick: Choose between buying 1) a biotech exchange-traded fund that trades about 2.3 million shares a day or 2) a tech ETF that trades less than 7,300 shares per day.

If you chose 1, in this case you’d be wrong – but I understand your decision there.

After all, to make money in tech stocks you must consider volume, along with price action, fundamentals and other factors. That’s because some microcap stocks are so thinly traded that you might not be able to get out quickly should you need to.

Personally, I like to see at least 50,000 shares trading hands daily on small caps – and much more for larger firms. And 7,300 shares a day is far below those sorts of numbers.

However, when it comes to ETSs, volume is much less important than three other metrics you should consider when looking at these funds.

These three elements can mean the difference between riches and financial ruin.

So let’s break them down