Archive for March, 2019
Here at Strategic Tech Investor, we’re big fans of what are known as spin-off deals because they unlock a lot of hidden value – and give shrewd investors market-beating gains.
Take Eaton Corp. PLC (NYSE:ETN), which is looking for a way to do all it can to brighten its business – and shareholder returns.
That’s why the global leader in power management technologies announced it is spinning off its LED lighting business.
The move is designed to allow Eaton to focus on its core technologies, while the lighting unit can focus more heavily on a market forecast to be worth $45 billion by the end of 2023.
By doing so, Eaton is keeping the bulk of its more than $23 billion in global sales in-house, while shedding an operation that, last year, had sales of more than $1.8 billion.
I believe this is a great move for the company and its investors.
And today, I’m going to reveal a little-known way to play this highly lucrative trend in spin-offs…
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This time, Wall Street didn’t freak out.
In fact, the S&P 500 had its best day in eight sessions last Thursday as stocks across the board entered a rally.
You can chalk that up to the fact that just the day before the Federal
Reserve struck a very dovish tone, suggesting interest rates won’t rise far or fast this year.
What didn’t get much notice is just how volatile the bond market had become over the past six weeks.
Here’s the thing. Choppy bond trades by definition means there’s quite a frenzy of both buying and selling.
And that’s great news for savvy tech investors.
Let me explain. Even on a “calm day,” the nation’s bond market is highly active. We’re talking a daily volume of $700 billion, more than three times that for stocks.
And it’s our mission to look for a tech angle into this massive segment that will give us market-crushing profits.
Today, I’m going to reveal a firm that is doing just that.
And I’ll show you the five reasons why this is the single best way to play this massive market…
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In 2012, Apple Inc. (Nasdaq:AAPL) had little revenues from services to speak of, and now, it’s close to a $40 billion business for the firm. That figure should ramp up substantially following the recent announcements from the Apple unveiling its news, financing, gaming and video product launches. Appearing on Fox Business’s Cavuto: Coast to Coast today, Michael explains why he thinks Apple’s moves are a game-changer for the company and its 1.4 billion or so users. Watch him explains how Apple is taking advantage of one of today’s unstoppable tech trends – the shift toward mobile commerce – and what that will mean for the future of the firm… Click here to watch.
This month marks the 30th anniversary of one of the more important tech platforms ever invented.
It’s become so vital to the world that standard buzz words like “cutting-edge, “next-gen” or “game changer” just don’t do it justice.
I believe calling it revolutionary comes closest.
After all, we’re talking about technology that literally has impacted almost every facet of our daily lives. This is where billions of us go to get news and information, do our shopping, watch movies, play games… even find love.
Of course, I’m talking about the World Wide Web, now just called the web for short.
Here’s the thing. The web has been so pivotal for modern society that it boasts one of the fastest adoption rates in human history.
We’re talking 1.8 billion websites and nearly that many people as online users.
And today, I’m going to reveal a great hidden play on the unstoppable force that the web represents.
It’s a stock with huge upside ahead…
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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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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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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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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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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:
- This newest generation of wireless standards is significantly faster and provides far more simultaneous cellular connections.
- We’re just now starting to see all the major wireless carriers and their suppliers touting their upcoming 5G rollouts.
- 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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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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