My wife and I recently traveled nearly 20 hours to return from a trip to Barcelona only to get out of bed the next morning and have no electricity.
Here’s the thing, when you don’t have power, you don’t have comms. We had no Wifi since the provider didn’t have enough back up power in place.
Even more frustrating was that our smart phones were all but useless. Forget surfing the Web to get information about PG&E Corp. (PCG) and its planned shutoffs.
On top of all that, we had no real cell service, meaning we couldn’t make calls from our home. Our neighbors said that their land lines were also useless.
That’s when it really drove home something that we all take for granted -modern communications like text messages, email and phones are totally integral to our lives.
They’re so important that the goal of unifying all these services recently led to a $500 million deal for a cloud-based communications firm.
Today, I’m going to reveal the winner of this new pact and show you why it will more than triple the market’s returns…
There’s a tech “play” out there that gives us access to just about everything: solar panels, data storage devices, tablets, smartphones, cars and trucks, and even high-definition TV sets.
But that’s just the beginning.
It also puts us in antibiotics… water purification systems… and even NASA spacecraft.
And I bet that most of you have a piece of this “Universal Tech Play” on you as we speak.
I’m talking about silver.
Most investors think of it as a precious metal – a way to store value.
But you’re not “most investors,” and you now know that silver – this Miracle Material – has a special set of properties you won’t find in other commodities. It’s an excellent electrical and thermal conductor; it provides a durable and smooth coating for many tech components that can’t have imperfections; and it has anti-microbial properties that help medical devices stay germ-free.
Washing machines, refrigerators, air conditioners, air purifiers, and vacuum cleaners all rely on silver nanoparticles to sterilize up to 650 types of bacteria.
And right now, another hot growth area is just starting to develop for silver – nanotechnology.
Engineers have begun tinkering with this metal, looking for ways to apply wafer-thin layers of silver to a range of industrial and medical products.
While silver prices have been weighed down by strong economic figures lately, this shouldn’t deter you long term. In fact, the best time to find great bargains in silver is before another price surge.
Here’s where to look…
On Monday, I appeared as a guest on CNBC World, where I was interviewed by hosts in Singapore and Seoul.
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (OTC: SSNLF)and the totally botched release-recall-discontinuation of its new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. That’s the phone that’s been catching fire – and even forced the evacuation of a commercial flight prior to takeoff.
The CNBC hosts asked me what the financial impact would be if the company stopped selling its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone entirely (the company hadn’t done so yet at the time). I answered that it was impossible to know how big a charge against earnings the firm would take – though, clearly, it could run into the billions.
Now, a few days after the company discontinued the phone, we know this: Samsung investors saw the value of their South Korea-traded shares lose some $17 billion in value Tuesday in what was the biggest single-day decline for this stock in eight years. And Samsung itself says it expects to lose well over $5 billion in profit – about half of what it earned in 2015 – thanks to the debacle.
I take no pleasure in Samsung’s misfortunes. But as your guide to building wealth through tech investing, I want to show you a simple way to “short” this quality control-challenged tech giant – and make some money for yourself.
Take a look…
This was supposed to be a lousy quarter for earnings.
But even the dourest of bears are starting to admit that’s not so.
The Wall Street Journal begrudgingly reported that forecasts for second-quarter profits for the S&P 500 came in better than expected.
The leading financial daily said per-share earnings were expected to decline by 2.6% for the period, or less than half the usual forecast for the June quarter.
But,” the Journal added – relishing the chance to add a sour note to its report – “that is no thanks to the technology sector.”
From where I stand, though, it looks like the good folks at the Journal just don’t know how to analyze technology stocks.
Fact is, four major tech firms just turned in top-shape earnings reports that are further bolstering the market’s post-Brexit rally. (You probably heard about the historic one from Facebook Inc.)
Consider that since the market started bouncing back on June 27 the tech-centric Nasdaq Composite has gained 12.7%. That’s49% better than the S&P 500’s returns.
Do you need further proof – more reasons – that you must be a tech investor if you want to ride the unstoppable trends that will beat the market?
Well, I’ve got four of them…
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