2013 Tech Stock Forecast: The "Buzz-Worthy" Stocks The Market Will Love Next Year

[Editor's Note: Fresh off last week's immensely successful investor webinar, tech expert Michael A. Robinson has put together his tech stock outlook for next year. As Michael notes, it's going to be all about the buzz in 2013.]

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Apple and Google Declare War – Here's the Secret Winner

Resident tech guru Michael Robinson and I are both big science-fiction fans. Michael likes traditional sci-fi stories, like those of Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov. My sci-fi interests are more focused on “Golden Age” radio dramas, “pre-code” comics, and old movies and TV shows… like The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits.

And when Associate Editor Cris Skokna joined our team a few months back, Michael and I were so pleased to discover that he was a sci-fi guy as well that I jokingly dubbed the three of us as “The Trilogy.”

And the other day, Cris told me a story that I absolutely had to share with you…

The best way to score tech stock gains in 2013 is simple: tap into the areas where there is "constant buzz."

But before we get to the three areas that are the most buzz-worthy, let's start by clearing up one big myth. There really is no such thing as one tech industry.

High-tech now sweeps throughout the entire economy. We're talking everything from robot welders, to laser surgery, to hum-drum database management.

So, even if the economy remains flat or declines, there will still be buzz-driven tech stock winners, companies involved in fields that are so vital that customers simply must have their products.

That's why I tell investors to look for huge global trends that will continue no matter what happens with the fiscal cliff or the Eurozone debt crisis.

Ditto for the expected battles over Obamacare this year. Two years after its passage, we still don't know exactly how many states will set up the exchanges needed to put the law into practice.

Either way, it doesn't really matter...

There's so much going on in high tech that some specific tech stocks are bound to yield big gains in 2013.

I've narrowed it all down to three vital areas that should power through next year-- no matter what the economy or the politicians throw at them.

It starts with the biggest of them all, the mobile wave...

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