Black Friday/Cyber Monday hit about two weeks ago – and all I’ve heard since is doom and gloom.
The “retail apocalypse” is here, and every “expert” out there is telling investors to “Short” brick-and-mortar retailers… wait, no, they should “Buy” retailers on the dip.
Then there are those who try to explain that this isn’t really an apocalypse, and that this specific retailer is going to survive (but this one or this one isn’t).
Over at Jim Cramer’s TheStreet, I saw one writer recommend an ETF – EMTY, as in “empty” stores – whose share price rises whenever a bricks-and-mortar retail stock index falls.
All this is ridiculous – and way more complicated than necessary.
Yes, Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M), Sears Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: SHLD), and Office Depot Inc. (ODP) are plummeting. And, indeed, J. Crew Group Inc. and Toys “R” Us Inc. are heading toward insolvency.
But check out these numbers…
Adobe Analytics tracked $5.03 billion in online sales on Black Friday – and an even more robust $6.59 billion on Cyber Monday. And the analysts there think the stage is now set for e-commerce sales to surpass $100 billion this holiday season, a new record.
In other words, technology is behind all the “apocalypse.” So instead of picking among retailers to “Buy” and/or “Short,” we should be investing in the technology that’s causing the “apocalypse.”
And though it’s a good start, we can do way more than “Buy” Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN).
In fact, we can get into an e-commerce-focused investment that’s been doubling the overall market’s return all year long.
And that shows no sign of slowing down…
Call it the “Millennial Market.”
No, I’m not talking about how twenty- and thirtysomethings are affecting the market.
Instead, I’m talking about how we now measure the advance of the bellwether Dow Jones Industrial Average not by hundreds, but by thousands.
The Doe has advanced by 1,000 points by five times this year… so far.
In fact, it took just 30 days for it to reach 24,000 on Nov. 30.
That’s great news for just about every investor.
But the news is even better for investors like you.
For technology investors, the Nasdaq Composite set 69 new highs so far this year. It has gained 23.3%, which is 49.5% better than the S&P 500 and 15.7% better than the Dow.
Meanwhile, Bitcoin is up 1,075% in 2017 – and Ethereum has soared an amazing 5,371.4%.
And in legal marijuana, my premium Nova-X Report members have made triple-digit gains on several of the penny pot stocks in their model portfolio. To find out how to join them, just click here.
In other words, ground-floor trends like technology, cryptocurrencies, and legal marijuana are the driving forces behind the market’s historic gains.
But that doesn’t mean you can just blindly buy any tech stock out there and expect to make money.
While I know you don’t believe that’s true, some of you might buy into Wall Street’s hype machine – and believe you can make a fortune on some of the troubled tech leaders they’re touting as “turnaround” investments in 2018.
Don’t believe that hype.
Especially don’t believe any hype you might hear about these 2018 Tech Dogs.
These are the four stocks you want to stay as far away as possible from next year. They’re dangerous – all four of them.
Take a look – and then keep away… far away…