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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

How the Coronavirus Is Giving Us a Clear Play On $2.71 Trillion in E-Commerce

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

To hear Big Media tell it, only a fool would bet on China right now.

After all, China is the source of the coronavirus that has spooked investors around the world.

Here in the U.S., the outbreak is receiving nonstop media coverage. It’s all over the TV and radio, newspapers and magazines as well as online news sites.

But for savvy tech investors focused on the long-haul, this could prove to be a great time to invest in China’s burgeoning e-commerce sector. This is a country with more than 893 million people online, according to Statista.

Even better if our investment goes beyond the world’s most populous nation and gives us access to other emerging markets.

With that in mind, today I’m going to show you how to turn the media’s coronavirus obsession to your profitable advantage

My Three Best Tips for Getting Started With Investing Today

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

My “dad vibe” must be working overtime these days.

And that’s got me thinking maybe my “chance” conversations with a number of young adults lately are a sign of the times.

Let me explain.

As I’ve been going about my routines in the past, I’ve run into a lot of young people who want to get started in investing, but have no clue how to do so.

I’m talking about folks my daughters’ age who are earning some income and want to invest, but just don’t know where to start.

For instance, once, while skiing at the Kirkwood Mountain Resort near Lake Tahoe, I chatted with three young adults who jumped at the chance to get my advice about investing.

I guess that’s where the dad vibe comes into play…. I told them about a surefire way to make the market work for them as though I were talking to my own daughters.

And it just so happens that this investment advice is good for newcomers and old, particularly investors who were reluctant to jump in back when conditions were more volatile.

That’s why today, I’m going to show you not just the one “starter” investment vehicle I suggest for young adults that can set you on the right track…

But I’m going to recommend three other tech-centric ways to jump start your portfolio right now…

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Get in On This Medical Breakthrough Before It Hits the Market

1 | By Michael A. Robinson

Imagine if all it took to treat a case of cancer was taking out the trash.

Now I want you to imagine that your body could do it all for you.

Hold that thought. Because a tech platform with that very task in mind is set to hit the market sooner than you think and will target a field set to be worth more than $160 billion.

Here’s the thing. Several life sciences firms are hard at work perfecting a new class of drugs known as “degraders.”

Let me explain. The root of many diseases lies in misguided proteins that bind together. So, the idea here is to come up with a new class of drugs that activate the body’s own molecular trash disposal systems.

This is one of the most exciting breakthroughs I’ve come across in many years. I believe it puts us close to the day when one pill can cure dozens, if not all, diseases.

And in a moment, I’m going to reveal a way investors can target the entire class of protein degraders with one savvy move

My Top Three Recommendations for New Investors

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

My “dad vibe” must be working overtime these days.

And that’s got me thinking maybe my “chance” conversations with a number of young adults lately is a sign of the times.

Let me explain.

As I’ve been going about my routines in the past, I’ve run into a lot of young people who want to get started in investing, but have no clue how to do so.

I’m talking about folks my daughters’ age who are earning some income and want to invest, but just don’t know where to start.

For instance, once, while skiing at the Kirkwood Mountain Resort near Lake Tahoe, I chatted with three young adults who jumped at the chance to get my advice about investing.

I guess that’s where the dad vibe comes into play…. I told them about a surefire way to make the market work for them as though I were talking to my own daughters.

And it just so happens that this investment advice is good for newcomers and old, particularly investors who’ve been reluctant to jump in when market conditions are so volatile.

That’s why today, I’m going to show you not just the one “starter” investment vehicle I suggest for young adults that can set you on the right track…

But I’m going to recommend three other tech-centric ways to jump start your portfolio right now…

Check it out

The “Printing” Tech Tackling Heart Disease’s $400 Billion in Annual Costs

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

There’s a new cutting-edge tech breakthrough that could save the lives of six million Americans in a decade.

Yes, it is potentially a very powerful weapon in the fight against heart disease, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says causes one in four deaths each year.

Ironically, the technology is in a sector deeply out of favor with Wall Street.

But that’s just fine with us. At Strategic Tech Investor, we know the huge profit potential in bucking the Street’s herd mentality.

And you couldn’t pick a more exciting field than 3D-printed human organs.

Here’s the thing. Scientists in Israel printed a tiny heart in April, complete with blood vessels, using a patient’s cells.

Even better, they pulled off this amazing achievement in just three hours.

That’s why today, I’m going to show you what I believe is the best market-crushing play on the future of 3D printing tech used to save lives…

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Why 2018 Will Be Defense’s Biggest Year Since 1981

4 | By Michael A. Robinson

My childhood family dinner conversations were a bit different than most folks’.

Sure, we talked about school, sports, neighborhood gossip, movies – normal stuff. But we also talked about military contractors, weapons systems, and defense budgets.

That’s because my father was the award-winning senior military editor for Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine, the bible of that industry. And that gave me a front-row seat for the military de-escalations and escalations of the 1970s and 1980s.

Therefore, when last year President Donald Trump called for raising the fiscal 2018 defense budget by 10%, I took notice.

Without doing the math – thanks to those long-ago family dinners – I knew immediately that this would represent the biggest defense budget increase since the Ronald Reagan years.

But that’s just trivia. Here’s the “meat”…

President Trump wants more airplanes, tanks, and troops as well as technology for missile defense and a wide range of other platforms. And that means 2018 is stacking up to be the best year for the defense industry – and its investors – since 1981.

That gives us a target-rich profit opportunity for this New Year.

We’ve made a lot of money on defense over the years on stocks like Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) and Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN).

But there’s more to come.

A lot more.

That’s because, even beyond President Trump’s historic budget increase, I see multiple catalysts – “triggers” – that will power the defense industry to continued new highs.

So today, let’s look at those 2018 defense catalysts.

Then I’ll show you how to play them with an innovative market-crushing investment…

Instead of Lamenting Cyber Monday’s “Retail Apocalypse,” Make This Move

2 | By Michael A. Robinson

Black Friday/Cyber Monday hit about two weeks ago – and all I’ve heard since is doom and gloom.

The “retail apocalypse” is here, and every “expert” out there is telling investors to “Short” brick-and-mortar retailers… wait, no, they should “Buy” retailers on the dip.

Then there are those who try to explain that this isn’t really an apocalypse, and that this specific retailer is going to survive (but this one or this one isn’t).

Over at Jim Cramer’s TheStreet, I saw one writer recommend an ETF – EMTY, as in “empty” stores – whose share price rises whenever a bricks-and-mortar retail stock index falls.

All this is ridiculous – and way more complicated than necessary.

Yes, Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M), Sears Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: SHLD), and Office Depot Inc. (ODP) are plummeting. And, indeed, J. Crew Group Inc. and Toys “R” Us Inc. are heading toward insolvency.

But check out these numbers…    

Adobe Analytics tracked $5.03 billion in online sales on Black Friday – and an even more robust $6.59 billion on Cyber Monday. And the analysts there think the stage is now set for e-commerce sales to surpass $100 billion this holiday season, a new record.

In other words, technology is behind all the “apocalypse.” So instead of picking among retailers to “Buy” and/or “Short,” we should be investing in the technology that’s causing the “apocalypse.”

And though it’s a good start, we can do way more than “Buy” Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN).

In fact, we can get into an e-commerce-focused investment that’s been doubling the overall market’s return all year long.

And that shows no sign of slowing down…

Legal Marijuana ETF Is Up 36% in First 8 Months – but You Can Do a Lot Better Than That

2 | By Michael A. Robinson

In 2013, the market for medically “sanctioned’ marijuana was worth about $1.5 billion.

It’s expected to reach $6.7 billion this year – and $35 billion by 2020. And by 2029: The market is projected to reach $100 billion.

Those are hefty numbers.

So no wonder we got so excited when legal marijuana joined the ETF game about eight months back.

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They Own 6% of the Stock Market

2 | By Michael A. Robinson

There’s an under-the-radar reason why the stock market keeps rallying despite some mediocre economic numbers, constant “noise” out of Washington, and plenty of overheated valuations.

And while it’s a bit hidden, it’s huge.

In fact, it owned 6% of the U.S. stock market in the first quarter.

And it keeps gobbling things up.

It bought $98 billion in U.S. stocks during the first three months of the year – and that puts it on pace to surpass its total purchases for 2015 and ’16 combined.

I’m talking about exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and Main Street investors’ big appetite for passive investments.

Those investors keep putting more money into funds they can then forget about – and the market keeps rising.

Now you could join them and buy some passive index funds.

But that’s not what we do here. We’re in search of investments on the Frontier – ones that will double, triple… even quadruple our money.

So let’s get active and go in search of three ETFs that will get us to that Frontier.

All three will continue to double the market’s return – and line your pockets – for years to come…