Archive for May, 2019

Five Reasons This Fintech Leader Overseeing $7 Trillion in Payments Is Set for Takeoff

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

You’d have a hard time finding a bigger crypto currency bull than me.

After all, I was one of the very first tech analysts to suggest buying Bitcoin (BTC). I first began telling investors of the bright future for this digital money in the summer of 2013.

Back then, Bitcoin was trading for under $100. It went on to hit nearly $20,000 before sharply reversing. It has since rebounded to roughly $8,700.

And on May 17, I suggested that you invest in another leading crypto, Ethereum (ETH). It boasts the crypto world’s second-largest market cap at $20.5 billion, and is a great play on the emerging world of smart contracts.

So, you might be wondering why today I’m telling you about a fintech leader that is largely avoiding cryptos and their backend technology.

Here’s the thing. The company I’ll reveal today is already involved in $7 trillion worth of transactions and shows no signs of slowing down.

That’s why I want to give you five reasons while this global giant will pile up market-crushing gains…

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How Will Trade Tensions Impact the Market?

0 | By Strategic Tech Investor Staff

While some analysts are tying themselves in knots, predicting a hard road ahead as the U.S. administration engages in a trade dispute with China and other nations, Michael sees a vibrant economy that’s largely priced in the impact of such trade negotiations. Appearing among a panel discussion on Fox Business’s Cavuto: Coast to Coast today, Michael lays out his case for a strong economy, driven by tech. And he describes what could happen if a trade deal with the Chinese is reached… Click here to watch.

The Three Tools You Need to Soar Through Trade Tensions

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

Wall Street is finally catching up to me.

And I have to say, it feels great.

See, since late last year, I’ve been one of the few analysts out there saying there is no need to fear a recession this year.

After all, the economy is in overall great shape.

Unfortunately, the recent escalation of trade tensions between the U.S. and China has many investors on edge.

We’ve seen stocks declining broadly on profit taking after a huge run up for the S&P 500, which gained 17.5% this year through May 3.

But a headline last week in the Wall Street Journal says it all – “Despite Markets’ Jitters Over Trade, Signs of Longer-Term Fear Are Few.”

I couldn’t agree more. Fact is, this remains one of the all-time best periods to be invested in market-crushing tech leaders.

What many investors need right now is to take the long view and use the right tools to manage your portfolio.

With that in mind, today I want to show you my three Trade Tension Tools

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The Surprising Way to Play An Historic AI Merger

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. (NYSE:HPE) stunned Wall Street on May 17 with important merger news.

That’s when the company announced it was joining forces with another historic computing firm.

See, HPE is a spinoff of the storied Hewlett Packard, one of Silicon Valley’s early computing pioneers. It said last Friday it is buying supercomputing legend Cray for about $1.4 billion.

Here’s the thing. HPE is making the move because it wants greater access to a lucrative tech platform we’ve been talking about for some time now – artificial intelligence (AI).

The timing is great. IDC says worldwide spending on AI systems will jump 44% this year to $35.8 billion.

And this ranks as a twofer. Cray remains a supercomputing powerhouse. It has won a string of government contracts over the years, which will give HPE a stable sales base.

Cray just scored a $600 million Department of Energy contract to build what is expected to be the world’s fastest supercomputer.

Let’s not forget that supercomputers play a critical role in AI, which requires massive processing power.

And today, I’m going to tell you of a hidden way to play this exciting AI merger.

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What’s Next for the Cyber-Leader with a $2.53 Billion Backlog

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

Here’s a fact that could make your blood pressure spike.

Hospitals are becoming big targets for cybercrimes – they’re up 2,860% in a decade.

But these breaches don’t get much notice from the media or Wall Street.

Instead, we always hear a lot when there is a big company involved. Just think back to the September 2017 hack at Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX).

In a very high-profile case, we learned that as many as 147 million accounts with financial information were compromised by a hack into the servers at the leading credit-reporting agency.

While they don’t have a lot financial data on hand, hospitals do maintain details about virtually every aspect of your health.

Even worse, a major intrusion can lead to healthcare interruptions, even with surgeries.

Indeed, analysts note that the WannaCry and NotPetya intrusions two years ago had that exact effect, though they don’t provide data on the number of cancelled operations.

What savvy tech investors need to do in a case like this is identify a best-of breed cyber firm with lots of upside ahead.

And that’s just what I am going to show you today…

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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…

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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%

0 | 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