Articles About Uncategorized

Cashing In on the Growing “E-Bay of Latin America”

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

If you just looked at the headlines, now would appear to be the very worst time to invest in Latin American tech.

After all, the Trump administration recently threatened to put big tariffs on goods from Mexico.

The president did that to get our neighbor to help with the crisis of undocumented workers on the porous southern border.

Under the recent agreement, Mexico will work to stem the flow of migrants leaving other Latin American nations in search of opportunities here in the U.S.

Much of what’s going on has to do with simple economics. While the region overall is in good shape, countries like Ecuador and Mexico are growing more slowly than the U.S., where GDP recently clocked in at 3.1%.

So, it may sound counterintuitive to learn that there is a Latin American e-commerce leader that is growing much faster than many tech firms based here in the U.S.

But that’s exactly what I’m going to reveal today. And I’ll show you why this hot tech leader will continue to crush the overall market…

Check it out…

Three VC Tools That Can Help You Find Winning Cannabis Plays

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

The fast growing cannabis sector is set to become much more interesting – and lucrative.

Here’s the thing. The industry is raising money by leaps and bounds as cannabis enters the mainstream and is set to become a $150 billion global industry.

And I’m forecasting that we will see far more than the mere handful of marijuana stocks trading on major U.S. exchanges in as little as a few months’ time.

After all, pre-IPO funding is moving at a frantic pace. New data by Veridian Capital Advisors shows that private funding in just the first five months of this year has more than doubled to $1.9 billion.

And this is where my background in Silicon Valley’s venture-capital world comes in handy. It gives me a leg up in separating the winners from the losers once the stocks go public.

It’s one of the reasons why over the last several years, I have handed readers of my paid services 192 double or triple digit wins.

With that in mind, today I am going to share with you three venture capitalist (VC) tools that can help you find winning investments. Before everyone else jumps on board…

Check it out

A Savvy Play on the Red-Hot Software Merger Trend

1 | By Michael A. Robinson

The software sector is about to get a whole lot more profitable.

Here’s the thing. I focus on software firms because so many of them boast very high profit margins.

And in the era of cloud computing, they can upsell products to their clients with very little extra costs – but tons of extra earnings.

But while this is a red-hot trend from which we can profit from years to come, there’s a new dynamic reshaping the whole sector.

Of course, I’m talking about a recent wave of mergers that will mean even more earnings growth for the buyers, not to mention more upside for savvy tech investors.

Consider that two big deals were recently announced just days apart.

In the first, Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq:GOOGL) said it’s buying privately held Looker for $2.6 billion. The second deal calls for Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE:CRM) to buy Tableau Software Inc. (NYSE:DATA) for $15 billion.

Today, I’m going to reveal an investment tailor made to capture the software merger trend. I’ll also give you two more market-beating ideas…

Check it out

The Four Key Areas Propelling This Defense Tech Grower

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

When we spoke on Dec. 26, I suggested you invest in United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

At the time, I noted the sprawling defense and industrials firm had completed a $23 billion buyout of aerospace supplier Rockwell Collins.

I went on to say that United Technologies provides access to a very lucrative field of investing – corporate spinoffs. This one gives shareholders access to three separate stocks.

But today I’m writing to let you know I now have placed the stock on hold. Rest assured this was not an easy decision.

After all, I still believe in the company’s long-term growth.

It’s the short term that is the problem, now that the firm has announced an all-stock deal to merge with Raytheon Co. (NYSE:RTN) to create a defense giant with $74 billion in sales.

So today I’m going to walk you through the reasons I have the stock on hold.

And I’ll also show you a lucrative defense pick that is putting the market to complete shame…

Check it out

Why This Payments Leader Is Crushing the Market by 1,000%

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

It isn’t every day that Wall Street fails so publicly.

And no, I’m not talking about a big investment firm or commercial bank going under.

Here’s the thing. You and I have been talking about financial technology for several years now. I like to think you have a real inside edge here.

This is a field I literally got involved with in the late 1980s, and have managed to get a piece of every new wave of innovation. Then again, it’s well worth it – global payments total some $100 trillion.

So, for J.P. Morgan Chase &Co. (NYSE:JPM) to tell clients it was shutting down a new app for young people, the offering, called Finn, must have been a train wreck.

Young people are some of the most coveted consumers on Earth because you can keep them for decades. For its part, JP Morgan has built a good digital franchise.

But its future now rides heavily on traditional banking… and physical branches, which most young people hate.

That’s why today, I am going to tell you about a terrific fintech leader that is crushing the broad market by 1,000%…

Check it out

The New American Dream… for as Little as $50

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

I’ve got some very exciting investment news for you today.

See, on June 25th, the renowned investor and world famous “Shark” Robert Herjavec is coming to Money Morning to unveil a radical new way to achieve the American Dream.

Working hard and living within your means are admirable lifestyle choices, for sure. But the millionaire next door is going to look a lot different now.

That’s because, from here on out, all you’ll really need is access to a small group of smart, dedicated, and industrious people who do all the heavy lifting on your behalf.

Oddly enough, they’re incredibly willing to do it. In fact, when it comes to you getting rich, these people are wildly enthusiastic about it, as you’ll see in this first-of-its-kind online event.

How to Get in on the Rapid Consolidation of This $58.5 Billion Chip Sector

4 | By Michael A. Robinson

My wife thinks my car has magic.

She just loves how when we approach the car when I’m carrying my keys, LED lights inside the side view mirrors automatically turn on.

Not only that, but the moment I touch the car-door handle, the side view mirrors automatically deploy from their tucked-in sleeping position. The headlights also come alive.

Trust me when I say this… that feature is a godsend at night during California’s rainy season, which was historic this winter.

I’m tempted to say that my state-of-the-art 2019 Acura MDX Hybrid has all the proverbial “bells and whistles.”

But that’s not quite accurate. Simply stated, it is brimming with advanced sensors and chips that lie at the heart of the modern auto market.

Here’s the thing. Putting these devices into today’s cars is so vital a trend that it recently led to the $9.4 billion buyout of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq:CY) by Infineon Technologies AG (OTC:IFNNY).

That’s why today, I want to show you a great way to play this red-hot tech trend with a market-beating investment you can count on for the long haul…

Check it out…

How This Global Giant Is Using Blockchain to Disrupt a $5.4 Billion Aerospace Sector

1 | By Michael A. Robinson

If you’ve followed along with me for any length of time, then you know I’m not afraid to make bold calls.

And not to toot my own horn – well maybe just a tad – they are very often on the money.

Back in 2013, I was the first analyst to predict that Apple Inc. (Nasdaq:AAPL) would hit $1,000 on a split adjusted basis.

And in the summer of 2014, I forecast that Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq:MSFT) would become a great company under then new-CEO Satya Nadella.

Both those predictions were dead accurate.

Today, I want to remind you of a call I made more recently.

Last Dec. 14, I told you in no uncertain terms that the blockchain technology underlying crypto currencies would become an unstoppable global force.

Right on schedule, I have a new proof point. It’s a global giant that is using blockchain tech to disrupt a $5.4 billion segment of the aerospace sector.

This is a firm that’s beating the market by more than 30%. And it’s got a whole lot of upside ahead…

Check it out

What You Should Expect from Tesla Going Forward

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

When we spoke back on Jan 8, I told you to avoid investing in Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq:TSLA) at all costs.

At the time, I was concerned that Wall Street’s hype machine would try to convince investors of a turnaround ahead at the electric-car leader.

You may recall that the market had just turned the corner and was heading into a nice rebound.

That’s exactly the kind of environment those sharpies on the Street like to see when they try to sell you stocks that are dogs.

Make no mistake. Tesla has been nothing short of a disastrous stock this year – skidding by more than 43% as I write this note to you.

By contrast, the S&P 500 is up nearly 12% even after recent decline on fears of a growing trade dispute with China. The tech-centric Nasdaq is up by 14.6% over the period.

No, I’m not predicting that Tesla will go under. But today I want to show you why this is still one of my top stocks to avoid…

Check it out

A “Hidden” Way into Tech’s $126 Billion Worth of Stock Buybacks This Quarter

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

It’s time for me to update the mantra I have used here for many years.

No, I haven’t backed off my belief that the road to wealth is paved with tech.

Just the opposite in fact. What’s really going on these days is that the road to wealth is becoming a super highway.

Let me explain. As I have noted many times in our twice-weekly chats, U.S. tech firms generate enormous amounts of cash.

That’s one of the reasons why the top four American tech firms have combined market caps of $3.6 trillion, or roughly the size of Canada’s and Brazil’s economies combined.

Indeed, their profit margins are so huge they simply can’t invest it all in the next round of innovation.

And it explains why tech firms are the leaders in the one of market’s more important new dynamics – share buybacks.

Don’t underestimate the importance of this red-hot new trend. Just in the first quarter, we’re talking at least $126 billion of tech share purchases.

Today, I’m going to reveal a great way to play this trend. And it’s with an investment that has beaten the broad market by 161%…

Check it out