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Buy This Company to Beat Big Venture Capital at Its Own Game

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

When we spoke on April 16, I shared how it’s hard for retail investors to make money by jumping on a hot new IPO right as it begins trading.

The biggest gains are made years in advance by savvy venture capitalists (VCs) who fund the company’s growth.

Like the one that recently invested $2.8 billion in a logistics technology firm (more on that in a moment).

But I have something for you that can even the playing field; a tech giant that you can buy now that also operates a great VC fund itself.

This is still a move well worth making.

Let me show you why it beat the broad market by 164.9% with plenty of upside ahead…

New CEO, New Plans, New Profits: Don’t Miss This Semiconductor Turnaround Story (There’s a Lot of Money to Be Made)

3 | By Michael A. Robinson

The word “catalyst” gets thrown around a lot in financial writing, but it’s an important word because recognizing what can be a boon for a company is the difference between average returns and market-crushing gains.

You can imagine my excitement then when I recently saw that a storied Silicon Valley leader I have recommended several times has not one, not two, not three, but four big catalysts.

The global chip giant I have in mind recently beat on earnings and raised guidance.

It also hiked the dividend andhired a new CEO.

And if that’s not enough, the company announced an ambitious turnaround plan and is investing $20 billion in its growth.

The effort comes a little more than 50 years after the firm introduced the first microprocessor that is the linchpin for today’s digital revolution.

In fact, this is one of the few companies that still both designs and manufacturers its own chips.

Let me show you why this stock is beating the broad market by 286% and why there are even more gains on the way for investors who get in now…

This Healthcare SPAC Is at the Top of My List

0 | By Alex Kagin

Over the last two weeks we have seen a lot of the euphoria in the SPAC market die down as the Nasdaq retreats from all time highs. This is completely understandable as several merger deals have looked lackluster or had valuations that were not very realistic. This lumped together with the over 300 blank-check companies currently trading has made this a much harder market to trade.

But I’m viewing this more as a major and needed reset giving us the ability to get in on hot companies that are being lumped in with the broader SPAC market. On average the SPAC market was trading at a 25% premium and that has been cut back to under 10%. While stock prices have dropped, more money is in this market than ever before and this just means we need to do our due diligence instead of going into deals blindly and waiting for a pop.

Right now, those 300+ SPACs have over $100 billion in capital looking to merge with private companies. Not just that, but even some of the current mergers are trading down near their $10 NAV presenting a great time to acquire shares

My Top Three Recommendations for New Investors

1 | 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 any new investment portfolio right now

Three Tools for Investing in The Choppy 2021 Market

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

It seems more important right now than ever to let you all know that I still stand by the phrase that is the cornerstone of my investing philosophy; the road to wealth is paved with tech.

With some of the choppy moves we’ve seen across the broader market recently, things might look a bit uncertain, with the broader market falling over 3% between February 24 to 26.

But the thing is, the tech sector is the growth engine of the modern economy generating the new wealth that leads to economic expansion. And, if you want to capture your own share of that new wealth, investing in the high-tech sector is the way to do it.

To see what I mean, just look at things over a longer period. Since the market turnaround on March 16, the broader S&P 500 is up by around 70%, while the iShares Expanded Tech Sector ETF (IGM) has outdone it with gains of almost 93%.

With that in mind, today I want to share with you three tools that can help you ride out the short-term uncertainty, and make it to the outstanding gains that lie in the future, no matter what twists and turns the market might make tomorrow…

Choppy Market Tool No. 1: The Cowboy Split

These Three SPACs are Catching the Eyes of Big Funds

1 | By Alex Kagin

Last month I talked to you about my three favorite tech SPACs to watch and since then Altimeter Growth Corp (NASDAQ: AGC), AJAX 1 (NYSE: AJAX) and Reinvent Technology Partners (NYSE: RTP) are down 1%, up 8%, and up 30%. The good part is, we are not done yet.

Both Altimeter Growth and AJAX 1 have not identified an acquisition and their team is working diligently to find a great fit. What I want is what happened to Reinvent Technology Partners, where merger talks around Joby Aviation and Hippo send the stock flying.

I bet that this would happen as I dug into the management team and went with people who I was confident in to make a good deal. Fluctuation before a deal is made is normal and I never worry much about that given the amount of time management has to find a deal.

Outside of digging into management, I also look at another factor. I always ask myself, are there any big investors? Now I don’t have to see them, but it does help in some cases to push me to invest. They are not in it to lose money and the amount they are putting on the line gives me some confidence.

This money is also tied up and potentially not going up for months meaning they are missing out as the market continues to move up. Hedge funds are in this to make a lot of money and I want the same for you. Good targets also mean good long-term holdings

3 Top Tech Stocks to Buy at a Discount

0 | By Alex Kagin

Stocks are off to a wild start this year as the GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) saga sent markets into a frenzy.

But this volatility knocked many excellent tech stocks are off their highs for no particular reason. That’s an opportunity for us. This means great stocks can be found at a discount and can make for a great entry point if you might have missed out on a big run up.

I’m looking at companies where the story hasn’t changed, only the share price. These companies are still leaders in the major themes I’ve looked at over the past year. I’m talking about e-commerce, connected TV, and the growth in digital data.

That’s giving you the perfect opportunity to buy these top tech stocks at a great discount…

Use These Three Tools to Play This Media-Driven Market

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

Right now, seeing what’s going on in the market can make your head spin, but don’t’ worry, because it’s nothing that Strategic Tech Investor can’t handle.

Whenever I can, I like to point out just how important it is to avoid getting swept up in the big media hype that can push the market back and forth on temporary headlines. In fact, it’s my second rule of tech investing, “separate the signal from the noise.”

And wow, is that rule ever coming in handy right now, because we’re seeing headlines coming out now that could push the market any which way.

Let’s start with some good news. So far, three companies, Pfizer Inc. (PFE), Moderna Inc. (MRNA), and AstraZeneca PLC (AZN), have all announced this month that their COVID-19 vaccine candidates are demonstrating 90% efficacy rates in testing. However, it’s still unclear how long it will be until an effective vaccine is widely publicly available.

Not only that, but we are currently in a period of limbo between the Trump and Biden administrations, and the question of a new stimulus package isn’t settled.

We’re also seeing that state-level officials, like Governors Larry Hogan of Maryland and Kim Reynolds of Iowa, have announced new restrictions, with the possibility of more on the way.

With so much news, positive and negative, flooding onto the airwaves, it’s impossible to say for sure what will happen next. Luckily for us, it’s not going to matter.

Here at Strategic Tech Investor, we work towards maximum profits no matter how the market behaves, so today, I’m going to be showing you my three favorite tricks for cashing in during unstable times in the market just like this one…

Get the Full Expert Investing Playbook at This Year’s Black Diamond Conference

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

This year, I have the honor of being a presenter at the one-of-a-kind Black Diamond Conference.

Let me tell you – this is an event where no expense is spared. With 5-star amenities at tropical locales, you could learn about top-notch investing strategies and then enjoy a stroll on the beach.

Of course, things are going to be a little different this year because of COVID-19.

We are going virtual, but let me tell you – the information and research is timelier than ever to help you navigate these markets.

I’m excited to share my presentation – How to Own Great Tech Stocks for Free – and I think you’re going to like it.