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.
Yesterday, Michael appeared on Fox Business’ Varney & Co. to talk Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL).
Suppliers in China are set to start producing iPhones with bigger screens in July. Prior to 2011, all iPhones had a 3.5-inch screen. Then, Apple launched the iPhone 5 and 5s, which sported 4-inch displays. But the newest offerings are reported to have 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens.
Watch the video to see how high Michael predicts Apple stock will climb from the larger iPhone display offering.
Early last year, I saw a research study that said nearly 60% of all U.S. workers have a net worth of less than $25,000.
And that means they have no retirement.
From the moment that I saw that research, I knew I had a mission – to help folks reclaim their financial futures by breaking free of Wall Street’s self-serving shackles … and creating wealth all on their own.
And I knew there was one avenue to travel – the high-tech highway.
So I developed a roadmap – a set of five rules – that would serve as a kind of “Tech-Investing GPS.“ My goal was to help investors identify “double-your-money” tech stocks – and navigate their way to massive high-tech wealth.
Today I’m going to walk you through those rules again, and also give you a bonus – a biotech stock with double-your-money potential.
During the Depression-ridden 1930s, with United States circling the financial abyss, an American industrialist named Thomas J. Watson Jr. gambled the future of his business-equipment company on an expansion plan that included wholesale hiring, investments in technology, and the construction of new factories.
For six years, Watson had his factories at full bore – churning out tabulating equipment there were no buyers for. But he believed in his plan and stayed with his strategy.
When the Social Security Act of 1935 came up for bid – billed as “the biggest accounting operation of all time” – Watson’s company was the only firm able to supply the equipment needed to maintain the employment records of 26 million people.
The successful execution on this contract led to other government pacts. Not only did this allow Watson’s company to navigate the Depression; it set it up for long-term success.
That company went on to become one of the most-successful computer firms in history – the venture we now know as International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM).
“Big Blue,” as the company is also known, has been experiencing some tough problems in recent months. But its successful years made fortunes for many investors.
We believe investors can reap the same windfall from the company that’s poised to replace IBM as the new dean of the computer industry.