A lyric from one of my favorite contemporary hard rock songs is playing loudly in my head.
Let me explain. As a boomer “of a certain age,” I like to keep in shape with exercise and also remain young at heart.
That’s why I have put together a killer list of hard rock songs from modern bands like Halestorm, Pop Evil, Shinedown and Papa Roach. When I hit the gym or the slopes up at Tahoe, I have 54 playlists each with 14 songs to choose from.
And right now, I can hear Godsmack’s “I Stand Alone,” the hit song from the movie “The Scorpion King” on mental repeat.
I believe it’s an appropriate soundtrack for my 2019 tech forecast I told you about on Jan. 1. At the time, the media was barraging us with stories about an impending “recession.”
But I stood apart from the crowd and predicted a strong year tech.
With that in mind, I’m updating my forecast to show you why there’s still lots of money to be made and how to get in on the action…
Big Media was all over the recent settlement the federal government reached with Equifax Inc. (EFX).
It’s easy to see why. The credit reporting agency agreed to pay up to $700 million to settle claims brought by the Federal Trade Commission and most state attorneys general.
Here’s the thing. Nearly all of the dozens of stories about the Equifax deal focused on the size of the award and how consumers affected by the cyber intrusion can seek compensation for the time and money they had to spend.
In fact, Equifax set up a website to deal with many of the 147 million Americans whose sensitive data was put at risk after hackers breached the firm’s network.
And while I’m all for providing consumers with some money after all the hassles they went through, there’s one glaring omission from the media’s barrage.
It’s something we deal with her twice a week – how to make money from massive tech trends.
With that in mind, I’m going to give you the key details about a market-beating winner that is a great play on the red-hot cyber security market…
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…
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…
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…