Archive for 2019

A Savvy Play on Facebook’s $19 Billion Crypto Ambitions

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

You’ve got to hand it to those folks on Wall Street- they have a knack for ignoring the obvious.

And in the case of Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq:FB) that meant actually digging below the daily headlines.

See, the Street has been concerned with the social media giant’s hassles with regulators and politicians over crackdowns on Facebook violations of user privacy.

To be sure, the firm is forecasting losses of up to $3 billion due to possible fines from the Federal Trade Commission.

Here’s the thing. It recently made a merger that greatly increases its move into a hot new field that could easily generate more than six times that amount – in less than three years.

That’s why news that came out back on Feb. 4 is so important for understanding Facebook’s true cryptocurrency ambitions.

See, the firm quietly began a blockchain project about a year ago. But with the recent purchase in February of blockchain startup Chainspace, Facebook is looking for the kind of scale that means Big Money.

And today, I’m going to reveal a great way to play Facebook’s blockchain and crypto currency moves…

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$1.5 Billion in Sales Is Just the Beginning for This Hot Collaboration Software Firm

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

It’s time for me to sound like a broken record once again.

But I just can’t bite my tongue.

See, at the beginning of the year I was one of the few analysts to defy Wall Street with two conclusions:

  • There would be no recession this year.
  • Instead, the U.S. economy will resume a growth rate that most of the rest of the world can only dream about.

We recently found out that GDP expanded by 3.2% in the first quarter, extending the economy’s historic expansion.

And we now know that in April the jobs market was the best we’ve seen since 1969. That’s the year Led Zeppelin released its first record with the hit single, “Good Times Bad Times.”

Clearly, we are living in the former… And there’s even more good news.

Fact is, inflation remains tame because productivity is on a roll. The U.S. Labor Department just said productivity gains in the first quarter were the best we’ve seen in more than eight years.

Today, I’m going to show you how you can ride this trend with what I call the “Productivity Supercharger.”

It’s a stock that is set to crush the market over the next several years…

You’ve got to see this

The Catalysts Set to Send Microsoft Soaring Beyond $1 Trillion

1 | By Michael A. Robinson

We’re coming up on the fifth anniversary of a bold contrarian call I made that has paid off handsomely.

At the time, a lot of folks thought I was crazy to back this giant tech laggard.

I can see why. No doubt, the firm seemed hopelessly mired in the past.

And its sideways stock movement seemed to confirm the “conventional wisdom” that the burgeoning digital economy had left it in the dust.

Here’s the thing. I call them the way I see them, even if that means going against the grain of investor sentiment – or recommending a company I once despised.

So, for me to suggest in this column that folks buy the stock meant I had to be absolutely convinced that big change was at hand, and so was big money.

Had you bought the former laggard when I first suggested doing so on June 30, 2014, you’d have made 211.5%, beating the S&P 500 by 323%.

But don’t worry. Today, I’m going to show you why there’s still plenty of upside ahead…

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Why This IPO Grower Has Beaten the S&P 500 by Nearly 68%

1 | By Michael A. Robinson

If ever there was a day to follow “Robinson’s Rules of IPO investing,” it was March 26.

That’s the day Wall Street led the lambs to the slaughter.

To hear the Street tell it, anyone who avoided buying shares of Lyft Inc. (Nasdaq:LYFT) the day it went public was about to miss a locomotive headed out of the gate.

Turns out, nothing could have been further from the truth… folks who bought the first major U.S. ride-hailing firm to go public saw the shares quickly lose value.

It’s these very types of events that has led me to tell you folks for many years now to follow my three rules of IPO investing:

  1. Don’t buy a new issue at the open.
  2. If you are determined to do so, put in a very tight limit order so you don’t buy at the top.
  3. Look to get in after the lockup period ends in six months.

Thousands of investors who got caught up in the Lyft hype have seen their shares drop as much as one-third.

Ironically, I have proven you can make a lot of money in recently issued tech leaders – if you have the right stock picker in your corner.

And today, I’m going to show you just how to do that with an investment that has beaten the broader market by 68.8%…

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The Firm Big Oil Turns to, No Matter the Price at the Pump

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

If you’re like most families, rising gas prices have caught your attention.

Then again, this is the time of year when many people begin planning their first big trip of the summer, the Memorial Day weekend.

It’s a three-day holiday tailor made for a road trip. It also is the traditional kickoff for summer travel.

And anyone taking to the road this year is likely to pay more for gasoline, which has risen by 22.6% so far this year. Although we have an energy boom in the U.S., we face two short-term issues.

1. The huge flooding in the Midwest this winter has hurt production of ethanol, a key gasoline ingredient.
2. Venezuela’s collapsing economy has put a pinch on global supplies because that troubled, socialist nation is an energy exporter.

Well, today I want to let you know of a hidden way to “hedge” against rising energy prices.

This is a high-tech firm that is a classic pick-and-shovel play because it helps energy firms optimize output.

That fact alone helps explain why it has doubled the S&P 500’s return so far this year. And is likely to crush it over the long haul…

Let me show you why

The “Printing” Tech Tackling Heart Disease’s $400 Billion in Annual Costs

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

There’s a new cutting-edge tech breakthrough that could save the lives of six million Americans in a decade.

Yes, it is potentially a very powerful weapon in the fight against heart disease, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says causes one in four deaths each year.

Ironically, the technology is in a sector deeply out of favor with Wall Street.

But that’s just fine with us. At Strategic Tech Investor, we know the huge profit potential in bucking the Street’s herd mentality.

And you couldn’t pick a more exciting field than 3D-printed human organs.

Here’s the thing. Scientists in Israel recently printed a tiny heart, complete with blood vessels, using a patient’s cells.

Even better, they pulled off this amazing achievement in just three hours.

That’s why today, I’m going to show you what I believe is the best market-crushing play on the future of 3D printing tech used to save lives…

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The Cannabis Database You Need Before the Next $3.4 Billion Deal

1 | By Michael A. Robinson

I’ve been talking about legal cannabis here for years as an unstoppable industry, with my broad investment motto being: when laws pass, stocks soar.

Now it looks like the folks at BofA Securities, a division of Bank of America Corp. (NYSE:BAC), are finally catching on, as they’ve started to cover the industry in depth. Let me be the first to say: Welcome!

It also looks like in their initial coverage, they’re predicting that as the U.S. steps closer to federal legalization, we’re going to see more Canada-based firms trying to snatch up American ones, while the price is still cheaper than what it would be in a post-federal legalization world.

Of course, seeing legal cannabis as a global market is also something I’ve been talking about for a while, so I heartily agree here. And of course, the proof is in the pudding. Take Canopy Growth Corp.’s (NYSE:CGC) recent $3.4 billion agreement to purchase U.S.-based Acreage Holdings Inc. (OTC:ACRGF), which can be finalized when the U.S. federally legalizes.

The Bank of America analyst also believes the combined market share of the 14 largest Canadian cultivators could exceed that nation’s domestic market consumption needs by 2021, making international strategies all the more important for firms in this increasingly competitive space.

Again, I’ve also been focused on the international potential in this industry for years. The Bank of America analysts expect the global market will reach $166 billion, with the U.S. taking up about a third of that total, while Canada could account for about 3%. In all, cannabis is set to disrupt $2.6 trillion in revenue from existing industries like health and wellness to alcohol.

Here’s the thing…

The 5 Reasons This HR Software Firm Is Set to Soar

3 | By Michael A. Robinson

My older daughter Jordan couldn’t have picked a better time to get out of college.

Actually, she already has a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Portland, which she attended as a Presidential Scholar.

But at the end of June, she will complete her master’s degree in Operations Technology Management, a field that deals heavily with logistics and supply chain management.

Having degrees in both finance and technology should give her a jump start in her job search, which she is now pursuing in earnest.

Here’s the thing. My wife and I are feeling pretty good about Jordan’s prospects. She already had a company touch bases with her last fall to see if she would be interested in joining the firm.

It’s easy to see why they wanted to get a head start.

With an unemployment rate of just 3.8%, the U.S. jobs market is the best we’ve seen since 1969.

Most investors would greet that as good news for stocks, and pretty much leave it at that.

But we’re not most investors.

We see the value in digging beneath the headlines to find great tech plays that can really line our pockets.

And today, I’m going to reveal a savvy leader in the growth field of employment tech. And I’ll show you five reasons while it will continue to crush the overall market…

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What’s Behind Microsoft’s Trillion Valuation?

0 | By Strategic Tech Investor Staff

For a while during former CEO Steve Ballmer’s reign at Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq:MSFT), the firm looked like it was stuck in neutral, mired in its legacy business that focused pumping out personal computers and related software. But things changed when current CEO Satya Nadella took over. Today, Microsoft breached the $1 trillion valuation mark on the back of a strong third quarter earnings report, which helped the stock jump 3%. Appearing on Fox Business’s Cavuto: Coast to Coast today, Michael explains the importance of good leadership and how it can change the course of a company – even one as big as Microsoft – and its stock potential. Watch Michael describe the key steps Nadella made to send Microsoft soaring… Click here to watch.

This Nano-Cap Mover Is Using AI to Disrupt the $2 Billion Gold Mining Sector

1 | By Michael A. Robinson

It was great to hear from my good friend, Frank Holmes, once again.

This time, he had some very exciting news about his involvement in one of the more lucrative fields in high tech today.

But first, you may recall that when we spoke last Dec. 7, I noted that I have followed Frank’s career for many years because he ranks as one world’s leading experts on anything involving metals and mining.

He serves as the CEO and chief investment officer at U.S. Global Investors (Nasdaq:GROW). It’s a boutique investment management firm, specializing in actively managed equity and bond strategies.

As impressive as his title is, it only scratches the surface of why I think he is a visionary leader.

Frank also ranks as a leading expert on high tech. And his latest venture combines those two parts of his personality with the promise of huge payouts for investors.

Indeed, Frank has just become the chairman of a fast-moving nano-cap that is using artificial intelligence (AI) to disrupt the centuries-old mining sector.

You’re going to want to see this…