Archive for March, 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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