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Archive for January, 2021
From shaving, making coffee or cutting up fruit for breakfast, listening to music on our soundbar, and sitting in a chair for work consumer products are woven into our everyday lives.
Each of them had to be bought and many after extensive research. Why wouldn’t you want the best coffee machine out there to start your day?
But these days, the growth of e-commerce has created a major problem for me. Every time I go on Amazon to buy something new for my home, the selection is overwhelming. I don’t have time to read every review and see all the flaws before I make a purchase.
Sure, you could just buy the first product that comes up, but based on how you search, it may not even be the product you are looking for. I am often led down a rabbit hole of reading reviews and trying to find out if I’ve found the best product for what I need.
That is where Mohawk Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: MWK) comes in. You have heard of smartphones, now we have smart commerce. Mohawk, an under the radar consumer product company is using an artificial intelligence (AI) platform to identify product categories where there is no clear leader.
They improve the product by addressing user issues in negative reviews and automate marketing and logistics to become the leading seller within the category.
If you want to make big money in the growth field of fintech, there’s a new acronym you absolutely need to know about; BNPL, or “buy now, pay later.
Right now, it’s on its way to capturing 5% of global e-commerce sales (excluding China).
And while that might sound like a small percentage, there are actually big bucks at play here. We’re talking about a value of $166 billion. It’s a figure that’s more than big enough to let us crush the market.
The key to all of this is a growth-centric firm that is pioneering this field to a very profitable effect.
It beat the market’s historic return last year by a stunning 180.6%.
We’re in the midst of a massive tech upgrade cycle that’s virtually flying under the radar, even though it has the potential to affect nearly every home in America.
You see, it’s a move that will affect billions of smartphones, tablets, and laptops. According to Pew Research, more than 80% of Americans own a smartphone, and nearly 75% of adults own either a desktop or laptop.
On top of that, this breakthrough will reach even further by affecting millions of television sets and electronic signs, not to mention your car’s infotainment screen that displays maps and other vital data.
And this will all be possible thanks to OLED, or organic light-emitting diode, technology, a breakthrough that will greatly improve the user experience.
Right now, this technology is working its way through the global electronics supply chain.
In fact, LG Electronics recently debuted a transparent TV, the new state of the art in that field. That breakthrough would not be possible without OLED.
It’s funny – with vaccines rolling out and stores starting to open as lockdowns ease, you’d think one of the hottest market trends over the past year – e-commerce – would start to slow, too.
But that’s not the case.
The Covid-19 pandemic shifted e-commerce in 2020 and into this year, maybe more than any other time in history.
Sales skyrocketed as brick-and-mortar stores took their business online using platforms like Shopify Inc. (SHOP), Etsy Inc. (ETSY), Chewy Inc. (CHWY), Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), and a change in people’s buying habits had changed forever.
In the third quarter of 2020, e-commerce volume increased 36.7% over the prior year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Today, I need to talk to you about an aggressive young firm.
One that has a stranglehold on an advertiser dream come true.
It reaches more shoppers in the 13 to 34 age group than either Instagram or that firm’s parent company, Facebook Inc. (FB).
And the best part is, it’s still flying under Wall Street’s radar.
In fact, in the roughly six months since June 23, it’s doubled in value. Which is why it fell off the radar in the first place.
But here’s the thing.
Back then, the stock was underpriced, trading at around $22 a share.
And it’s still underpriced – something you won’t hear from many others – even at roughly $50 a share.
Which means I’m expecting it to crush the market from here on out.
If you want to understand how tech saved the American economy in 2020, and will lead it forward in 2021 just remember that pretty much the entire economy runs on semiconductor chips. Back in April, chip firms were catching bad press, but next year, they’re expecting 8% growth. And at the same time, I’m expecting great things from standout leaders in the most promising sectors for the new year, like Keysight Technologies Inc. (KEYS) for 5G, Etsy Inc. (ETSY) for Ecommerce, and Square Inc. (SQ) for Fintech. I’ve been a fan of Apple Inc. (AAPL) for a long time, and I still think that they make a great safety play.
Federal officials are now alleging – and they are almost certainly correct – that a team of Russian hackers penetrated as many as 250 corporate and government networks.
Known as SolarWinds, the hack is named after an Austin TX networking software firm. The breach may have affected some 18,000 SolarWinds Corp. clients around the U.S.
Now you know why the global cybersecurity market is set to grow by 151.5% over the next seven years to $281.7 billion.
Today, I will reveal a cyber firm whose privileged access tools are tailor-made for these kinds of events.
Let me show you why the firm is set to double earnings in as little as two years…
Dear Strategic Tech Investor Reader,
It is amazing to think that 150 years ago in 1871, Western Union debuted the first electronic fund transfer. Way before the internet, computer, and even the telephone, this first payment was done via the telegraph and proved to be immensely successful, setting off what we know today as Fintech.
Now the industry today is much more than sending payments. It’s managing funds, trading stocks, cryptocurrency, lending, payment plans, and much more, all conducted through apps on your phone or on a computer.
With apologies to Mark Twain, reports of the chip sector’s demise were greatly exaggerated.
See, last winter, several leading chip stocks faced downgrades as Wall Street hit freak-out mode.
The thinking at the time was that a global recession and a supply chain strained by the pandemic would put a big crimp in semiconductors sales.
Now it can be told. The exact opposite turned out to be true.
As I have noted here several times, the global chip industry is booming.
Turns out the pandemic caused a surge in demand for tech across the board. And that puts chips at the center of everything.
A key industry report recently raised 2021 forecasts for the $433 billion sector. Semis are now supposed to rise 8.4% next year, nearly 65% more than last year.