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Here’s How to Take Advantage of the $9 Trillion ETF Boom

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) are a vital foundation to any tech portfolio. In one fell swoop, you can invest in broad tech sectors without having to pick the winners from the losers.

Data compiled by Morningstar shows that so far this year, the total value of global ETFs comes in at nearly $9 trillion.

To put that in context, by mid-August, net inflows hit $736.5 billion, nearly beating the total for all of 2020.

Even my daughter’s 22-year-old friends are aware of the value of ETFs. So, if want to know about some great tech ETFs, you’ve come to the right place.

Today, I will give you the detail of three tech-savvy ETFs to own for the long haul…

This Company Will Do for Game Night What Netflix Did for Television

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

Netflix Inc. (NFLX) is a perfect example of a disruptive tech success story. The company’s name is practically synonymous with how we watch television these days, and its rise to prominence has kickstarted an entire new sector for entertainment that is overshadowing its traditional counterpart.

Netflix currently boasts over 200 million subscribers worldwide, equal in number to about 2/3 of the American population. Pew Research claims that only 56% of Americans claim to watch satellite or cable T.V. as of this year. That’s not even factoring in the market share held by Netflix’s competitors in the industry that they created.

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Here’s How to Build a Solid Market Strategy

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

Be a specialist, not a speculator; that’s my motto when it comes to investing. Some people invest cautiously and conservatively, while other trade aggressively and with a high tolerance for risk, but either way, someone who puts their money somewhere they don’t understand is just a speculator. It takes even more homework to made high-risk and high reward trades with confidence.

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…