Articles About TV Appearances

Direct From Legal Cannabis’ Ground Zero

5 | By Strategic Tech Investor Staff

On Friday, Feb. 2, Michael and his team attended the International Cannabis Business Conference in San Francisco in order to investigate the current state of legal marijuana – and what’s on the horizon. There are a ton of new ideas out there. The growers and dispensaries/retailers – the “pure plays” – were literally the least of it. The amount of startups with new technologies and services for legal cannabis companies on the conference floor seemed limitless. We lost track of how many entrepreneurs and budding CEOs Michael got to talk to. Frankly, it was dizzying.

Plus, we checked out plenty of biotech companies developing medicinal marijuana treatments, chatted with state officials helping companies set up their licenses, and visited all kinds of firms displaying their cannabis-infused “edibles” and “topicals” – i.e., foods and skin-care products.

It’s no wonder so many entrepreneurs are getting into this space… If the forecasts Michael trusts are correct, the North American legal cannabis market is going to grow by 26% annually through 2021. And the industry will be generating almost $22 billion in sales by 2021 – triple what it did in 2016. You can’t ignore that kind of growth. To us, getting in on cannabis now is like getting in on Silicon Valley… in 1965. Michael tells you more about that in the video. Click here to watch.

“This Is Not Your Grandfather’s…”

1 | By Strategic Tech Investor Staff

It just reported nothing short of a blowout quarter. In fact, it’s on pace to have its best fiscal year profit in its 77-year history. It’s doing great in all its major markets, including sensors, mobile games, and video-game consoles. It’s got a topnotch facial ID platform for smartphones. And its 12-megapixel camera offers near-professional quality portraits and works with one of the world’s top augmented-reality systems.

No, I’m not talking about one of Silicon Valley’s shining stars – or any of the so-called FANG stocks. Instead, it’s one of the “granddaddies” of high tech. I just got through talking about this company, tech company earnings in general, and the Bitcoin Hard Fork on CNBC World.

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What the New Phones Mean for Your GOOGL Shares

6 | By Michael A. Robinson

The folks at Google did a press event yesterday in San Francisco in order to announce their latest hardware: new Pixel smartphones, upgraded laptops, a bunch of smart-home products, and even AI-powered wearable cameras. (Those were… odd.)

But will any of it “move the needle” for shares of Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL)? That’s doubtful, I told the CNBC World audience last night. That’s because, as I said, “Google is not a hardware company.”

So if Google is not attempting to take on smartphone makers like Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (OTC: SSNLF), what is it up to here?

To find out what I think, check out my latest appearance on CNBC World

What to Do Now After Apple’s Big Announcements

3 | By Strategic Tech Investor Staff

Western Digital’s late bid on Toshiba’s chip unit complicates the already troubled former electronics giant just ahead of a key shareholders’ meeting. Even with a sale, Toshiba might not remain solvent into 2019. Its operations, turnaround plan, and very identity going forward remain unconvincing.

Can Rising eBay Actually Deliver to Shareholders?

1 | By Michael A. Robinson

On the surface, eBay Inc. seems to be flying again with 25% stock gains so far this year and 171 million registered users behind it. But should investors buy on eBay now? Our own Michael A. Robinson talks to CNBC‘s The Rundown about whether it actually has a plan to execute on the expectations that drove the stock price rise or to compete with the likes of Amazon Prime.

New Bid on Toshiba Chip Unit Puts Heat on Management

1 | By Strategic Tech Investor Staff

Western Digital’s late bid on Toshiba’s chip unit complicates the already troubled former electronics giant just ahead of a key shareholders’ meeting. Even with a sale, Toshiba might not remain solvent into 2019. Its operations, turnaround plan, and very identity going forward remain unconvincing.

Direct From the Epicenter of Legal Marijuana Investing

2 | By Michael A. Robinson

My team and I are here in Oakland, Calif. – and the Golden State Warriors clinching the NBA Championship Monday night isn’t the only big news.

Vincente Fox, former president of Mexico, is getting ready to take the stage at the Fourth Annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo – the epicenter of the business, technology, and politics of legal marijuana.

And there’s a palpable buzz in the air.

But lucky for you folks, Fox has already debriefed with a small group of us before his scheduled remarks…

Apple Wants Control of Your Home – What That Means for the Stock

0 | By Strategic Tech Investor Staff

Yesterday’s big tech news was Apple Inc.’s reveal of HomePod. That’s a voice-activated speaker with which you can talk to Siri and control your home – entertainment, climate, lights, etc. Will that be the impetus behind Apple shares’ next leg up? Michael let us know what he thinks last night on CNBC World. Check it out by clicking here.

How Snap Stock Is a Lot Like Facebook’s

5 | By Strategic Tech Investor Staff

While Wall Street‘s punishment of Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) following its disappointing first-ever quarterly report was overly harsh, that doesn’t mean most investors should buy in – yet.

Michael made one of his frequent appearances on Fox Business Network to explain why that’s so. And he let host Neil Cavuto know exactly which investors should consider buying Snap now. Is that you? Watch the video to find out.

Watch it here.