Archive for 2019

How Volkswagen’s Giant Move into Electric Will Trigger This Auto Tech Play

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

My 2019 Acura MDX often reminds me of a standard line from old Westerns.

In so many of those classic films, a hero would sum up the atmosphere right before a climactic gun battle by saying, “It’s quiet, too quiet.”

See, my hybrid comes equipped with three electric motors. Sometimes, when I’m at a traffic light or idling the car in the driveway, the MDX is so quiet that I will check to make sure the engine really is running.

Well, fasten your seat belts folks – cars across the board are about to become just as silent.

They’re also going to become much more fuel-efficient, as the center of gravity in the auto industry shifts from gas-powered units to hybrids and electrics, also known as EVs.

If you have any doubt that this is an unstoppable trend in the $1.7 trillion global auto sector, then consider the recent big racket made by Volkswagen AG (OTC:VWAGY).

The company just stepped up its commitment to EVs by saying it intends to produce 22 million of them in the next decade alone.

And I’ve uncovered a great supplier firm that is a play on the EV movement. It’s also like owning an exchange traded fund (ETF) on the future of auto technology…

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The Software Firm Fueling the $800 Billion Construction Boom

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

Most folks who stay at the Four Seasons hotel in Baltimore will focus on the amazing harbor view.

After all, sitting right on the waterfront, the luxurious hotel has rooms with floor-to ceiling-vistas of the port, the yachts and the restaurants nestled along the way.

But when I was there two weeks ago, I opened a second set of curtains in my 9th-floor room and had a great discovery experience – and this one means big money for savvy tech investors.

Here’s the thing. Looking out the right side of my room, I saw a giant construction crane that must have been 30 stories tall.

And then it hit me. Just about every city I visit these days is a beehive of building. From apartments and condos, to office towers and business parks to roads and bridges, America these days is in the business of building.

We’re talking a market that’s worth at least $800 billion, just in the U.S.

So today, I’m going to reveal a tech leader that’s ramping up to cash in on the construction boom. And is poised to hand us outsized profits…

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A “Hybrid” Drone Play on a $127.3 Billion Market

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

You could forgive drone pilots for feeling a bit frustrated these days.

After all, drone technology continues to expand rapidly because of high-def cameras, sophisticated chips, and smart-controls.

There are more than 20,000 of these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) licensed for commercial use. But “consumer use,” which also includes photographers and videographers, is quickly approaching 1 million registered drones.

In other words, America is rapidly falling in love with UAVs.

There’s just one problem. This burgeoning field has been held back by a slow-moving Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that is responsible for keeping the nation’s skies safe.

But all that’s set to change in the months ahead, as the FAA moves to update its drone rules with an eye toward getting more UAVs up in the air.

Please don’t underestimate the importance of these updates. When you factor in all of the services associated with drones, such as deliveries, this sector is set to be worth $127.3 billion.

And today, I’m going to tell you about a stock that’s not only focused on the drone boom, but also has a plan to cash in on the $12 trillion 5G bonanza…

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What’s Propelling Amazon Toward $2,000

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

All across the U.S. these days, retail stores are very much like the Walking Dead.

Ironically, on paper at least, this would seem to be an ideal time to operate a retail store.

After all, we are in the best jobs market we’ve seen in more than 40 years, and the economy remains in great shape. Virtually across the board, high-tech firms have been reporting stellar fourth quarter results.

Retailers, not so much…

But even chain-store firms who managed to beat Wall Street’s forecasts can’t seem to defy the steady shift in power to the web and well-run e-commerce portals.

Consider that the Foot Locker Inc. (NYSE:FL) recently reported its growth more than doubled expectations in its most recent quarter. And yet, just days ago, the sports chain said it will shutter 165 stores.

That was part of a series of store closings that totaled 465 in just 48 hours.

With that in mind, today I’m going to reiterate a stock I have recommended many times as one that will benefit from the shift from brick-and-mortar retail to e-commerce.

And of course, it’s a firm with market-crushing gains…

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How to Score Big Gains in the $12 Trillion 5G Bonanza

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

When we spoke on Jan. 1, I noted that 5G wireless broadband would be a big catalyst for tech’s stunning comeback this year.

And that’s exactly how things have played out…

We’re just now starting to see Wall Street and the financial media really digging into 5G as a critical backbone for a wide array of tech platforms, like Edge Computing and the Internet of Things (IoT).

I believe they’re now jumping on the bandwagon for three reasons:

  1. This newest generation of wireless standards is significantly faster and provides far more simultaneous cellular connections.
  2. We’re just now starting to see all the major wireless carriers and their suppliers touting their upcoming 5G rollouts.
  3. And 5G is a big driver for the tech rebound in which the Nasdaq Composite is up nearly 14% so far this year, beating the S&P 500 by more than 22%.

With so much profit potential at hand, I’m going to show you four plays on the $12 trillion 5G sector that are absolutely crushing the market.

And I’m also going to reveal the one simple move you can make to get started right away…

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While I Warned Against This Doomed Telco, I Spotted These Growers

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

I sure hope you followed my Golden Rule of Turnarounds.

When we spoke back on Jan. 8, I told you in no uncertain terms that no company can cut its way to growth.

And remember, a big part of crushing the market in high tech is to find best of breed firms with solid growth potential.

I’m bringing this up because there was a low-priced telco stock I warned you to stay away from in 2019, if you wanted to protect your hard-earned money.

I did that because I feared you would hear a lot of buzz about the “turnaround” underway at Windstream Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq:WIN).

So, let me ask you this: Would you pay money to get on an elevator that drops 15 floors in a matter of seconds?

Please don’t think I’m being flip. I use that metaphor because from an investment standpoint, that was what you got with Windstream – the stock recently dropped more than 61% – in a single day.

And on Monday, the firm filed for bankruptcy protection after losing a legal battle with hedge fund Aurelius Capital Management over bond covenant violations.

Shareholders will be wiped out.

By contrast, while Windstream was crashing, members of my Nova-X Report owned a tech leader that soared more than 30% on Feb. 22.

Let me show you why my Nova-X folks made out like bandits, while WIN investors were crying in their beers…

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The 5G Stock That Could See An Epic 1000% Price-Climb

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

For the last 35 years, I’ve witnessed every major breakthrough in Silicon Valley.

From the internet to smart phones, cloud computing and cryptocurrencies, to DNA testing and gene editing… and beyond.

All of it incredible, life-changing stuff. But folks, nothing compares to what I’d like to share with you today.

What I’m talking about is – without doubt – the greatest breakthrough of this century.

It could dwarf everything that’s gone before, and create $12 trillion in brand new wealth for savvy investors.

Of course, I’m talking about 5G. Now, most people don’t even understand exactly what it is just yet. Some people think it’s just an upgrade to their iPhone.

But 5G is way bigger.

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The “Smart” Play on a $190 Billion Market

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

My ski boots are worth a small fortune.

And no, I’m not talking about a vintage item that will make a killing on eBay Inc. (Nasdaq:EBAY).

It’s all about Mellissa…

Let me explain. See, I’m a passionate skier who would really like to be able to tackle the entire mountain – from steep slopes to deep powder to intense forests – like an expert.

As part of my program to improve, I turned to Mellissa for help. That’s the nickname I gave the artificial intelligence (AI) “coach” I recently demoed inside my Tecnica Mach 1 high-performance boots.

The feedback she gave me led me not only to an important personal breakthrough, but the process underscored why I tell tech investors that AI is set to play a major role in all of our lives.

From your mobile phone, tablet and desktop computer to your smart TV and speakers to your car and chat bot, AI is an unstoppable tech force that will be worth at least $190.6 billion by 2025.

And today, I’m going to reveal a beaten down AI leader that is set for a solid market-beating rebound…

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The Big Data Firm That’s Becoming a Profit Machine

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

If you’re anything like me, data is becoming an ever more vital part of your life.

My use of digital data begins nearly every day before dawn. See, I rely on two apps to track my sleep. I check them while lying in bed after I complete my morning meditations.

I know not only how much deep sleep I got but also my heart rate and sleep efficiency. The other sleep app gives me the number of steps I took the day before, the rating of my sleep quality and – for my wife’s benefit – the length of time I snored.

Trust me, I’m barely scratching the data surface here…

I track my daily and weekly fitness goals with my Apple Watch. When I hit the slopes, I track my speed, number of runs, vertical distance and the miles I covered with my Ski Tracks app.

While you might think I’m an isolated data freak, the fact is I’m well within the norm. Data is becoming an industry worth a small fortune, and potential profit machine for the right firms.

See, 42 mutual funds just plunked down $1.1 billion on a stellar data analytics stock that’s set to report earnings next Thursday.

Today, I’m going to reveal the name of that stock, and show you five reasons why these mutual funds invested so much money…

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“Automate” Your Play on This $135 Billion – and Growing – Sector

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

In the 35 years I’ve lived in the Bay Area, I’ve been served hundreds of cups of gourmet coffee.

After all, San Francisco is renowned for its sophisticated coffee shops where baristas are often artists, musicians, novelists and actors on the side.

But two weeks ago marked the first time I’ve ever been served a cup of coffee by a robot. And what I enjoyed most about the experience was the sweet taste of money.

Let me explain.

Cafe X is a robo coffee shop that has two locations in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District. I visited the one on Market Street, and got a great cup of Americano decaf.

I have to say it’s pretty cool watching the articulating robotic arm make and dispense coffee, not to mention wave at customers.

Don’t scoff. This bot is a big hit, and not just with techies. At last count, Cafe X had 149 reviews on Yelp with an average 4.5 stars.

Now you know why I keep saying that robots and automation are the wave of the future, not to mention one that will mint a new generation of millionaires in this $135 billion market.

And today, I’m going to reveal to you a market-beating way to ride this lucrative trend…

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