Featured StoryMany investors think of Canada as the land of mining stocks, and not without good reason.
It's resource-rich and home to a legion of mining firms that produce everything from gold and silver to iron ore. Canada ranks among the world's top five producers of 14 mineral commodities and is the world leader in the production of potash and uranium.
Of course, as a long-time tech investor I've followed many of these mining firms for a very simple reason. Materials like gold, silver, and rare earths touch a wide swath of tech products, from advanced defense systems to web-enabled autos, smartphones, and tablets.
Here's the thing. Resource firms (along with Silicon Valley to the south) greatly overshadow Canada's burgeoning tech scene. Yet the nation is home to thousands of companies in computing, e-commerce, information technology, and medical devices.
The trade group, the Information Technology Association of Canada, says its industry alone counts some 33,300 companies. Together, they generate a combined $155 billion in annual sales.
Unfortunately, the most famous Canadian tech firm of all remains troubled BlackBerry Ltd. And yes, the mobile phone maker is making a comeback, but it is still treading water in an industry full of proven winners.
So while the potential for BlackBerry's rebound may be appealing to some, we've got three Canadian tech plays that offer much richer returns. And BlackBerry's high-profile struggles effectively "hide" their profit potential... Full Story
- Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) Stock Looks to Revive with Wearable Technology With revenues mostly stagnant for the past four years, Intel has been in dire need of a growth market. And with wearable technology, the iconic chipmaker may have found exactly what it needs to revive its stock for the long term. Here's what Intel is doing to capture this vital new market...
One Small Tech Company Could Be the Auto Boom's Biggest Winner
Auto sales are rocketing.
In November, the industry sold $1 billion worth of new vehicles a day, setting a record for that month.
And this flood tide of new vehicles will have more cutting-edge technology than ever before, creating a perfect profit storm of two exploding industries.
This is the most exciting time I've ever seen in the industry since I began tracking it 34 years ago.
And here's the thing: Google and Apple are excited, too. They'll make plenty of money on this trend, as you're about to see. But the "pure play" here is a much better investment...
Is There a Tech Bubble?
There have been multi-billion dollar valuations for small, unprofitable companies and soaring share prices for tech names like Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) - are we in a tech bubble?
Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald joined FOX Business' "Varney & Co." this morning to answer that question.
Watch Fitz-Gerald's analysis of what investors must know about the tech stock bubble. He also discusses where the market is headed and gives the name of one stock he's looking at buying today.To watch the video, please click here...
- Obama Should've Hired This Tiny Tech Firm to Build Healthcare.gov Healthcare.gov’s many problems are turning into a nightmare for President Obama. Calls are growing for HHS Secretary Sebelius’ resignation. But it all could have been avoided had the government turned to this tiny “e-government” specialist. This company’s shares take off with each new project they ace – more than 73% in the past year – and there’s still plenty of upside…
The High-Tech "Gold Rush" Officially Begins
If you've blinked in the last 14 days, you might have missed this...
ARM Holdings PLC (Nasdaq ADR: ARMH) - one of the world's dominant mobile-device chip companies - bought a small Finnish software startup called Sensinode Oy in a deal whose price wasn't reported.
And most folks shrugged it off as just another of the thousands of below-the-radar deals that companies do every year.
But this one's different.
ARM's buyout of Sensinode is the latest reminder that the single-biggest profit opportunity currently on my radar screen is about to start paying off.
And because we're talking about a $14 trillion opportunity - meaning this newly emergent tech market will actually approach the entire U.S. economy in size - I want you to see what's going on here.
I'm even going to show you the top companies I've identified... Read More...
After Saving My Life, This Technology Will Save Your Retirement
The technology I want to tell you about today is one of my best investment ideas. And not just because it saved my life.
I’m talking about “location-based services,” the technology that allows your smartphone to show where you are … or tell you where you need to go.
It’s a technology that has double-your-money profit potential because of all it can do. It can help you find the nearest retail sale, guide you to the seafood house where you have reservations, or get you to a hotel for a good night’s sleep.
It can also help you avoid costly navigation errors – and not just in a car. And the drama involving location-based-service technology doesn’t end there.
You see, this market has finally reached critical mass and is poised to skyrocket...
- Best Tech Stocks to Buy Now: Beat George Soros with These Two Plays The best tech stocks to buy now aren’t what George Soros and other big names are betting on – they’re better. Here’s how we found bigger winners. Read more... Read More...
A Tech Investing Homerun
You don’t always have to buy a stock to double your money.
Sometimes, an exchange-traded fund (ETF) can pack just as big a wallop.
ETFs with that kind of horsepower don’t come along all that often, which is why you have to pick the right one … at the right time.
And that’s the tech-investing home run that I have for you today – an ETF with actual double-your-money profit potential.
- The Ultimate Tech Stock "Treasure Map" Cloud computing is going to grow from about $41 billion in 2011 to $241 billion in 2020. Here are the tech stocks that stand to benefit the most. Read more... Read More...
The Big Lie in Tech Today
In many tech circles it's become fashionable to warn that the era of exponential growth in technology is coming to an end. Even powerful people in the industry have gone on record worrying about the sustainability of its growth.
Since the global economy is fed by advances in high tech, that also would mean markets would suffer seriously if tech stumbled.
But there's a lie at the heart of this argument and it means there's a lot of opportunity for savvy investors.
Let me explain...
How to Really Make a Fortune on the "Mobile Wave"
If you've been riding along with me for any length of time, you know I get really revved up whenever I talk about the "Mobile Wave" in technology.
The truth is, I can't help it: I look at the forecasts, calculate all the money that can be made, and end up feeling as jazzed as can be about the windfall profits we can reap from this transformational trend.Read More...
Apple Bond Offering is Proof It'll Do Anything to Avoid Taxes
The record $17 billion Apple bond offering this week will do more than just placate shareholders eager to get some benefit from the company's $144.7 billion in cash.
It will help Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) avoid paying taxes, a feat that the Cupertino, CA tech giant has elevated to a high art.Read More...
Apple Stock is Up After Earnings – But Are Gains Here to Stay?
Apple stock was up 5% in after-hours trading Tuesday when its earnings report turned out to be better than expected - but, not great.
Everyone was bracing for the worst when Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) released second-quarter earnings Tuesday after the close. The big question was just how bad things were going to be.
The answer turned out to be... not so awful. The iPhone maker surprised Wall Street with better than expected numbers, mostly because expectations were so low.
However, as expected, forward guidance was glum.Read More...
Apple: Cash or Trash?
The market's North Star of growth is going to report earnings tomorrow. Good news or bad news isn't the real question.
The question is: With Apple off nearly 50% from its $705.07 a share high set last September, is the famed tech giant a "buy" again?
Here's my unequivocal answer...