I guess I should have gotten the organic light emitting diodes (OLED) big screen TV after all.
See, I watched every single episode of Game Of Thrones over the last several years on a plasma HD set. And yes I know, it’s old technology by today’s standards.
Here’s the thing. Though it’s an energy hog, plasma is great at rendering black and other dark colors realistically so that you get a great image with lots of depth.
But I have to say, it literally left me in the dark for the Game of Thrones episode the “Battle of Winterfell,” most of which was shot at night. People who own OLED sets say they didn’t have nearly the problem I did.
No wonder this technology is at an inflection point and set to see sales of $48.8 billion in just four years.
Then again, you’ll find OLED tech embedded in flexible electronics, lighting, computer and TV monitors, as well as smart phones.
And today I’m going to reveal the clear leader in this breakout tech field. And I’ll show you five reasons why it will continue to double the market’s returns…
Since the bull market began on March 9, 2009, the Nasdaq is up 346%. That’s more than 50% better than the S&P’s return over the period.
And it’s all because of the new Convergence Economy we’ve been talking about here for some time now. These days, every business is a tech business, meaning the sector will beat the overall market for years to come.
Having said that, however, it bears noting that no stock, sector, or market rises in a straight line forever. Sooner or later, the market will lose steam.
Let me be clear. I see plenty of upside ahead through the end of 2017. And it bears repeating this is not the time to horde cash and hope for better prices.
Instead, you want to be in tech stocks. And if you use these three Gut Check Tools, you can invest with confidence – and protect your market-crushing gains.
None of the problems in the beleaguered retail industry hits closer to home than that of Sears Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: SHLD).
Like me, you probably had a dad or uncle that swore by Sears for, if nothing else, its tools for various home-repair projects. Craftsman was a dominant tool brand for much of its 90 years – and Sears was the only game in town to get them for a time.
The tools lasted seemingly forever and, when there was a rare problem, the warranties were fantastic and easy to use. Several generations of consumers simply refused to buy tools anywhere else.
Sears is defining case study for problems the retail space. Founded 131 years ago, Sears itself admits it’s close to closing its doors after losing $10 billion over the last decade.
To me, when Sears sold the Craftsman brand in January to Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK), they might as well have played “Taps” and raised the white flag.
Granted, Sears’ situation is far from unique. More than 8,600 brick-and-mortar stores will close their doors this year, according to Credit Suisse.
That’s a higher rate than the record year of 2008 – the height of the financial crisis. News of closures seems to arrive daily now.
Recent examples include Bebe StoresInc. (Nasdaq: BEBE), which plans to close its 168 outlets and sell solely online, and Urban OutfittersInc. (Nasdaq: URBN), which said the very future of the retail sector isin doubt.
But you never hear about two retailers closing stores – TheHome Depot Co. (NYSE: HD) and Lowe’s Cos. (NYSE: LOW).
They’re riding the strength of the $700 billion global home services market.
Today, I want to tell you about a tech firm that made a key buyout in this bulletproof sector – and why the move could put money in your pocket.
This highly populated country is growing twice as fast as the United States. Plus, this global economic powerhouse keeps beating forecasts.
Yet over the past two years, one analyst after another – except for yours truly – has sounded the alarm and told investors to stay far, far away.
I’m starting to think that Wall Street just doesn’t understand China – or Frontier Investing… at all.
Are we even looking at the same data?
China just saw first-quarter GDP growth rate of 6.9%
That was its fastest pace of economic expansion since the third quarter of 2015… it was more than 5% above the nation’s own forecasts… and it came at a time when President Donald Trump was still blaming the world’s most populous country for unfair trade programs.
Lean in – I want to let you in on a little secret.
Much of what the technology crowd – the media, marketers, analysts, etc. – tout to you as “disruptive” often isn’t.
I have to admit, I even do it myself sometimes in an effort to grab your attention. (Though I hope I always follow up those small bits of of hype with solid, profitable guidance – and that’s why you stick around.)
Consider cloud computing.
Many folks think of the cloud as a brand-new innovation. After all, the cloud didn’t really get much traction on Wall Street until five years or so ago.
But really, the seeds for software-as-a-service (SaaS) were sown nearly 20 years ago. Back then, most folks logged onto the web using painfully slow dial-up connections – and so delivering and storing data and software on the internet couldn’t get much traction.
Well, it’s getting traction now: According to IDC, SaaS spending alone will be worth $50.8 billion by the end of next year – and will surpass $112.8 billion by 2019.
In other words, even though cloud computing got started back in the internet’s “Stone Age,” there’s still plenty of money to be made here – if you know where to look.
Of course, you could invest in one of the cloud giants – say, Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) or Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT). But I like to dig deeper for you folks.
I like to find under-the-radar, “secretive” companies that can produce bigger and faster profits than those usual suspects. And I’ve found one that got its start as an SaaS provider of human-resources technology nearly 20 years ago, at the dawning of the “cloud era.”
Now, after going public less than three years ago, this firm growing faster than ever – doubling its sales roughly every 2.5 years. (With its share price following closely behind, helping its investors absolutely cream the market.)
Like many of you, I spent this morning glued to the television, watching the Inauguration Day festivities – and chaos.
And I expect to spend some more time tomorrow checking out whatever protests are going on.
But that’s it. No more distractions.
After that, it’s back to following Rule No. 2 of Your Tech Wealth Blueprint – the five-part system we use to identify the companies best positioned to yield hefty profits… the ones we want to invest in.
That means it’s time to buckle down and “Separate the Signals From the Noise.”
Turn off the news for a while and concentrate on following another one of our Tech Wealth Rules – No. 3 – “Ride the Unstoppable Trends.”
And one of the biggest tech trends going today has little to nothing to do with the presidential transition or the new administration’s goals – but it’s still unstoppable, and that means we need to keep watching it.
I’m talking about the need for broadband wireless internet speeds … known in the industry as 5G.
Today, I’ll not only show you why 5G is destined to become a vital Singularity Era technology that will change the way we work and live.
I’ll also show you how the need for 5G speeds affects me personally – and millions of other Americans.
Better yet, I’ll reveal a fast-growing, small-cap company that’s already playing an integral role in bringing 5G to “the masses”… and is poised to hand its shareholders market-crushing gains.