Archive for 2020

This Key Microsoft Partner Could Double Your Money In Less Than Three Years

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

When we spoke on April 14, I noted that I still very much believe in Microsoft Corp. (MSFT).

As I said at the time, I think this is one of the better plays on the $160 billion cloud computing sector.

Please don’t worry. I’m not here today to repeat the same recommendation.

But I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you that savvy tech investors need to look at the flip side of the Microsoft coin.

And it has something to do with one of my dad’s old sayings. See, he was frustrated with me because I was a bit of a troublemaker in high school and ran with a rough crowd.

“Michael,” he used to say, “always remember that people judge you by the company you keep.”

That’s why when I scan for market-crushing tech leaders, I always keep an eye out for those that have strong alliances.

Today, I want to show you one of Microsoft’s key allies that’s set to double its earnings in the next three years and should at least be on your watchlist

This Chipmaker Is Creating A Whole New Kind of AI – And They Could Pay You While You Wait Out the Coronavirus

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

A recent advance that largely flew under Wall Street’s radar says a lot about why artificial intelligence (AI) is set to have a $15.7 trillion impact on the global economy.

Known as “neuromorphic computing,” the cutting-edge method gets closer to simulating the way human brains work.

The system could redefine high-performance computing because it operates at lightning speeds and barely sips energy.

Right now, fast and robust graphics processors are the main power behind AI.

That’s set to change because the new chips work especially well for AI-powered neural networks used in speech and pattern recognition, and computer vision.

In fact, Gartner says neuromorphic chips upon which the platform is based, are set to have a huge impact. They could become the predominant computing for AI by 2025.

Today, I’m going to reveal the chipmaker behind this breakthrough and show you why it is well-positioned to handle the coronavirus panic and should at least be on your watchlist…

Not Even the Coronavirus Can Stop Amazon – Here’s How You Can Take Advantage

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

Not even a brutal market selloff can keep Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) down.

Here’s the thing. This is no ordinary bear market, one defined as a 20% drop from the previous high.

It’s the coronavirus panic that has most of the economy in a deep freeze.

As a result, physical retail stores are getting hammered. The U.S. Commerce Department says retail sales for March fell a seasonally adjusted 8.7%.

That’s the biggest one-month decline since the agency began keeping records back in 1992.

And while Amazon definitely faced some supply chain issues, the King of E-commerce came through when the nation needed the tech giant’s help the most. It delivered millions of packages to homebound families all across America.

With that performance under its belt, yesterday the firm’s stock hit a record high – a feat that few stocks can match.

With that in mind, today I’m going to show you why my target price of $3,000 a share looks very conservative…

Buy Microsoft When This Moment Comes

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

When we spoke on Tuesday, I noted that one of the 10 tools for coping with the new bear market is to put together a watchlist of great tech stocks you’d like to buy.

The idea here is to get set up for when the market turns our way again. At this point, I have no doubt that the market will rebound as it always has in the past.

But by definition, this choppy, news-driven market greatly increases the risk of getting in too early. To avoid doing just that, I recommend looking for tech leaders that you would like to own for the long haul.

That means giving each one a thorough checkup to make sure that prior to the correction, they had a great track record of earnings gains.

With that in mind, today I want to reveal a tech leader that I feel should be on everyone’s watch list

These Three ETFs Can Help Rebuild Your Portfolio – And Keep It Growing For the Long Haul

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

The looks on my wife’s face said it all. And no, that’s not a typo.

I used the plural form of the word to convey the range of emotions my wife displayed in under a minute.

It went down like this. I had been pestering her for days during the coronavirus panic to let me have a look at her retirement portfolio.

Since she was working from home and had her laptop there, Tracy finally gave in to the pressure.

As her account’s webpage loaded, she first seemed very afraid. Then she looked alarmed.

Tracy then stared me dead in the eyes with an expression that said, “now what?”

Fortunately, she has me to help. Not only am I a seasoned tech analyst but I personally rebuilt her portfolio after the 2008 financial crisis and turned it into a top performer.

Tracy is far from alone. Millions of us are right now either rebuilding our portfolios or putting together investing watchlists.

And I just so happen to have three great tech investments to tell you about today that are great portfolio rebuilders

The Coronavirus Can’t Break a Strong Tech Foundation

0 | By Strategic Tech Investor Staff

The coronavirus crisis is an event like nothing we’ve seen before in our lifetimes. It’s put an unprecedented strain on our economy by forcing people to stay in their homes. The markets may be down, but many of the same high-tech innovations that drove the pre-virus economy to new heights are helping society stay connected now. That means working from home, shopping for necessities online, and keeping in touch with friends and family. In short, online infrastructure has gone from convenient to totally indispensable. This is a prime opportunity for any online innovator to rise to the occasion, and rise in value. And when this crisis passes, tech will be poised to lead the market again. Click here to watch.

Five Rules for Picking the Best Stocks in Uncertain Times

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

If you’ve followed along with me for any length of time at all then you know I’m a big believer in cloud computing.

And it’s not just because the global market is growing at 21.4% a year and will be worth $185.8 billion by 2024, according to KBV Research.

It’s something far more fundamental. A well run firm that uses the cloud to deliver software as a service (SaaS) have two things that hardware companies can only dream about.

The first is high profit margins. The second is even better – recurring revenue. Literally the money just rolls in month after month after month.

Here’s the thing; companies that have made the move from software publishing to the cloud can really clean up.

That’s really important now because after the bear-market rout, companies and investors alike are taking a shine to liquidity.

Today, I’m going to reveal five reasons why a beaten-down tech leader should be on your watchlist right now…

Three Breakthrough Technologies That Will Help Us Beat the Coronavirus

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

We’ve talked a couple of times in recent days about the search for a coronavirus vaccine.

And I have also given you plenty of details about promising new treatments at the cutting edge of science that could help keep the spread at bay.

In other words, biotech and pharmaceutical firms can play a big role in either stopping the disease with vaccines or treating seriously ill patients with effective new drugs.

But those are hardly the only ways in which high tech is helping to check the spread of this novel new pandemic.

Fact is, there are a wide range of high-tech solutions and platforms that are proving invaluable. They cover everything from robotics to video conferencing to robust medical AI.

As you might imagine, this is a pretty far flung area. So, today, I’m going to boil it all down for you and reveal what I believe are the three most effective coronavirus tech tools…

These Three Income Champions Can Lead the Post-Coronavirus Recovery

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

The Federal Reserve’s recent decision to push interest all the way to zero has millions of investors scrambling.

Clearly, now is not a good time to be buying bonds for retirement income. Their rates also have plummeted.

And the chances that bond prices will fall when the economy recovers have shot up overnight, greatly increasing the risk of losses if you have to sell.

That leaves many investors looking for good dividend yields at a time when the economy is weakening.

Fortunately for tech investors, the sector has quietly come to dominate corporate balance sheets in terms of cash on hand.

That means two things. Firstly, tech is a great place to find yields. Secondly, these cash-rich firms are least likely to cut their dividends in a recession.

Indeed, nine tech companies in the S&P 500 alone hold more than $350 billion in net cash.

With that in mind, today I’m going to reveal three tech leaders that currently offer the safest dividend plays…

Investing Against Coronavirus Scams Can Hand You a Stake in a Projected $231.9 Billion Industry Annually

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

With all the saturation coverage for the spreading coronavirus from China, the plight of Frank Krasovec got very little traction.

Then again, he is hardly a household name. Krasovec serves as the chairman of Dash Brands Ltd. The privately held firm owns Domino’s Pizza franchises in China.

He did not succumb to the coronavirus. Instead, he was the victim of financial fraud costing him at least $450,000.

It all started when hackers gained access to his email address and used that to commit wire fraud against him.

I’m bringing this up now because I fear that with so much worry about the new pandemic, many people may let their guard down.

Even worse, we may see hackers coming at us with phishing emails seeking donations to help those stricken with the virus when in reality they want to rob us blind.

So, there are two points I want to make here. First, be extra cautious regarding emails and access to your credit card accounts.

Second, there is a great way to cover the entire waterfront of cybersecurity in one single investment set to outperform the market for years to come