You could forgive drone pilots for feeling a bit frustrated these days.
After all, drone technology continues to expand rapidly because of high-def cameras, sophisticated chips, and smart-controls.
There are more than 20,000 of these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) licensed for commercial use. But “consumer use,” which also includes photographers and videographers, is quickly approaching 1 million registered drones.
In other words, America is rapidly falling in love with UAVs.
There’s just one problem. This burgeoning field has been held back by a slow-moving Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that is responsible for keeping the nation’s skies safe.
But all that’s set to change in the months ahead, as the FAA moves to update its drone rules with an eye toward getting more UAVs up in the air.
Please don’t underestimate the importance of these updates. When you factor in all of the services associated with drones, such as deliveries, this sector is set to be worth $127.3 billion.
And today, I’m going to tell you about a stock that’s not only focused on the drone boom, but also has a plan to cash in on the $12 trillion 5G bonanza…
All across the U.S. these days, retail stores are very much like the Walking Dead.
Ironically, on paper at least, this would seem to be an ideal time to operate a retail store.
After all, we are in the best jobs market we’ve seen in more than 40 years, and the economy remains in great shape. Virtually across the board, high-tech firms have been reporting stellar fourth quarter results.
Retailers, not so much…
But even chain-store firms who managed to beat Wall Street’s forecasts can’t seem to defy the steady shift in power to the web and well-run e-commerce portals.
Consider that the Foot Locker Inc.(NYSE:FL) recently reported its growth more than doubled expectations in its most recent quarter. And yet, just days ago, the sports chain said it will shutter 165 stores.
That was part of a series of store closings that totaled 465 in just 48 hours.
With that in mind, today I’m going to reiterate a stock I have recommended many times as one that will benefit from the shift from brick-and-mortar retail to e-commerce.
And of course, it’s a firm with market-crushing gains…
We’re just now starting to see Wall Street and the financial media really digging into 5G as a critical backbone for a wide array of tech platforms, like Edge Computing and the Internet of Things (IoT).
I believe they’re now jumping on the bandwagon for three reasons:
This newest generation of wireless standards is significantly faster and provides far more simultaneous cellular connections.
We’re just now starting to see all the major wireless carriers and their suppliers touting their upcoming 5G rollouts.
And 5G is a big driver for the tech rebound in which the Nasdaq Composite is up nearly 14% so far this year, beating theS&P 500 by more than 22%.
With so much profit potential at hand, I’m going to show you four plays on the $12 trillion 5G sector that are absolutely crushing the market.
And I’m also going to reveal the one simple move you can make to get started right away…
If you’re anything like me, data is becoming an ever more vital part of your life.
My use of digital data begins nearly every day before dawn. See, I rely on two apps to track my sleep. I check them while lying in bed after I complete my morning meditations.
I know not only how much deep sleep I got but also my heart rate and sleep efficiency. The other sleep app gives me the number of steps I took the day before, the rating of my sleep quality and – for my wife’s benefit – the length of time I snored.
Trust me, I’m barely scratching the data surface here…
I track my daily and weekly fitness goals with my Apple Watch. When I hit the slopes, I track my speed, number of runs, vertical distance and the miles I covered with my Ski Tracks app.
While you might think I’m an isolated data freak, the fact is I’m well within the norm. Data is becoming an industry worth a small fortune, and potential profit machine for the right firms.
See, 42 mutual funds just plunked down $1.1 billion on a stellar data analytics stock that’s set to report earnings next Thursday.
Today, I’m going to reveal the name of that stock, and show you five reasons why these mutual funds invested so much money…
The other day, fresh powder was falling on my favorite local ski resort near Lake Tahoe, so naturally I headed for the slopes.
Skiing is great exercise, and it helps clear my mind from the distractions that come with closely following the tech and cannabis sectors. It keeps me focused on what’s really important – making money every day for my readers and subscribers.
But sure enough, even on the slopes, it’s hard for me to escape… what’s on the horizon for the cannabis industry and cannabis stocks this year.
Let me explain.
See, on my latest trip, I wound up riding the chairlift with a guy who works in cannabis compliance. He told me how a firm he was working with had to destroy millions in cannabis product because it didn’t comply with the state’s onerous regulations.
Our conversation was cut short when the lift ended, and I lost track of him that day, but this guy’s story brought home my point about California’s shaky cannabis rollout, and how this over-regulation needs fixing for it to really take off.
When we spoke on Jan. 15, I told you how I believe California’s market will be at least 50% larger than all of Canada’s, after the state improves some of the regulations that have caused a lot of headache and lost revenue.
Sure enough, it looks like state lawmakers are moving fast to provide better banking and tax rules for California’s cannabis industry.
That’s great news for cannabis investors. But there’s a whole lot more going on in the states outside of California, too.
And all of this legalization activity presents a great opportunity to get in on a sector that’s set to soar…