If you think China‘s tech sector is all about playing copycat, think again.
The United States has fallen behind in a key field after leading for It lies at the heart of such cutting technologies as Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, Big Data, even cracking the mysteries of the universe.
Of course, I’m talking about supercomputing. You see, China unveiled the world’s fastest computing last year. And in a slap in the face for Silicon Valley, did so without U.S. chips.
That’s why on June 14, the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) said it will provide a three-year, 258 million grant to six American tech leaders. The goal is simple: reclaim the top spot from China.
Doing so includes not just computing, but advances in the brains that runs these machines and semiconductors.
Imprinted on the cover of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – the fictional “standard repository for all knowledge and wisdom” in the comedic sci-fi series of the same name by Douglas Adams – is the phrase “Don’t Panic.”
Arthur C. Clarke, a British science-fiction author even more renowned than Adams, called it the “best advice” that could be given to humanity.
He was right.
That’s why the same sentiment is behind Rule No. 2 of our five-part investing system, which says to “Separate the signal from the noise.”
And I hope you followed that rule back in the summer of 2015, when it seemed like all of Wall Street and Silicon Valley were panicked over Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL).
At the time, the so-called “experts” said the sun was about to set on the world’s most valuable tech franchise – and fled its stock in droves.
However, if you followed along here and put into action our tech wealth-building strategies when it came to Apple, then you’re sitting on some huge gains.
If you’re new around here, you can do the same thing.
In his first days in office, President Donald J. Trump has made it clear that his tough talk on China was more than just campaign rhetoric.
He continues to criticize the world’s second-largest economy for what he says are unfair trade practices. Not only that, but he’s also suggested slapping up to 45% tariffs on Chinese imports.
Along the way, he has lambasted U.S. tech firms that outsource production to China and then sell those goods here at home.
And then there’s the South China Sea. During his confirmation hearing, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said China should be blocked from the artificial islands it’s built in this crucial shipping route.
With all this saber-rattling, now would seem to be the worst possible time to invest in anything related to China.
I don’t know about you, but that kind of thinking – that kind of pessimism – just makes me dig deeper… to do more research. Because I know there’s always a place to make money in any market.
You just have to find it.
And my excavations have uncovered a sizzling Chinese tech sector that lies well beyond the reach of the leader of the free world.
Today we’re going to investigate a unique vehicle that allows us to tap into firms that are growing as much as 40% a year.
And that will boost your initial investment by similar amounts.
Just a couple of hours ago, I received a call from one of my team members at Money Map Press – and it left me a bit confused.
He described to me a big corporation suffering from a massive DDoS attack (distributed denial-of-service), and then he went on and on about how some “white hat” hacker was called in to solve the problem.
Naturally, I figured he was talking about the major DDoS attack that – at that very moment – was taking down a lot of prominent U.S. websites, including Amazon, Twitter, Shopify, Spotify, and Github.
But he was just getting some of the important details wrong.
Why was he describing a single corporation being cyber-attacked instead of dozens of websites? And how did he know so much about a particular individual being called in to handle it, right down to the guy’s name (Elliott)?
Worse than that, he tried to tell me about how Elliott himself was also a target of this cyberattack…
I was getting concerned. Was my colleague suffering from some sort of paranoiac delusion?
That wasn’t the case – thankfully.
Today I’ll reveal to you what my colleague was talking about – and how it connects to today’s huge DDoS attack.
And then I’ll show you how this story “converges” with an ETF I tipped you off to a few weeks ago.
Recent high-profile cyberattacks against the Democratic National Committee have pushed cybersecurity into “6 o’clock news” territory.
But the problem goes so much deeper than the media is reporting. This country is embroiled in nothing less than a full-scale global cyberwar right now. There may not be any casualties (yet), but everything is up for grabs -and the stakes are very high.
For instance, the cost of fighting this war is set to eclipse $1 trillion between 2017 and 2021, making the battlefield one of the largest new markets on Earth.
Today I’m going to show you how you can profit from our efforts to win this war.
The late-April quarterly report from Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) was pretty brutal.
Apple missed analysts’ estimates on sales and earnings and posted its first quarterly decline in revenue since 2003. Predictably – and shortsightedly, as I’ll fill you in on in an upcoming report – Wall Street hit the panic button pushing the stock down by more than 6%.
But there was a very bright spot in Apple’s first-quarter report. And in all the hundreds of Schadenfreude-filled stories that I read following the report’s release, hardly any highlighted it.
Apple may be missing on analysts’ estimates – but it’s still producing massive amounts of profit… $10.52 billion, or $1.90 a share, in the quarter.
And with those piles of cash, Apple boosted its dividend by a stunning 10%. Not all the data is in yet, but I believe this will be one of the tech sector’s biggest dividend increases this quarter.
Finding good dividend stocks is the most stable way to make money in volatile markets like the one we’re seeing now. Stocks that pay a dividend allow you to earn steady, passive income – on top of any gains the stock provides.
Moreover, as Silicon Valley’s leaders like Apple and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) mature from fast-growing highflyers to cash-producing giants, they’ve taken to using those profits for share buybacks dividends.
While I still like Apple for the long haul (and for its dividend), there’s no reason to pick and choose among tech dividend stocks.
That’s because there’s a simple way to get in on just about all of Silicon Valley’s dividend payers.