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    Rare earth and strategic metals are one of the hottest segments of 2016. The VanEck Vectors Rare Earth Strategic Metals ETF is up more than 15% year to date, in a year when the broad markets have struggled mightily to put, much less keep, 4% gains on the board.

    The market here is so hot, in fact, that my absolute favorite strategic metal is being overlooked in favor of "flashier" counterparts. Don't get me wrong, it's seen some nice gains, too, of more than 23%, but I think there's lots more upside ahead that most investors aren't seeing... yet.

    That's likely because the demand picture seems like it couldn't be better... But I'm going to show you that demand is about to get impossibly tight. 

    Investors who wake up to the changing nature of this metal stand to make even more money on top of what has already been a double-digit run-up.

    But you'll have to grab these shares quickly...

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A Ground-Floor Opportunity in the Next Decade’s Most Disruptive Technology

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Every tech investor looks forward to the classic "ground-floor opportunity," the chance to invest in a young company, inches from going public, developing a new, compelling technology that has every chance of wide adoption.

A company like that can bring gains that just keep getting bigger and bigger for years. Take Netflix, for instance, the undisputed king of streaming video. If you'd bought shares of the company back in 2002 when streaming was on the drawing boards and the firm was a DVD-only mail rental business, you would have seen gains as high as 11,388%, not accounting for splits.

Today I want to tell you about another ground-floor opportunity waiting in the wings. I've been following it closely, and I've been in close touch with one of the chief architects of this exciting new technology.

I couldn't be more fired up about the profit potential here.

Let me be clear, you can't invest in it right now, but soon you'll be able to grab shares at a real bargain. I'm going to let you know right away when that happens.

But in the meantime, here's why I'm so excited about "Deep Learning"...

No "Tech Bubble Prophet" Has the Guts to Try This

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Television pundits are starting to ramp up the "tech bubble" talk once again.

Normally, I'd let them talk...

But whenever this happens, regular investors heed their advice, get spooked, and run away from perfectly profitable, promising tech investments.

And that is more than I can stand. But this time, there is a bubble of sorts, although it's one that's going to leave us with the last laugh - and all the more profits.

That's because the bubble is forming in a particular segment that we're not exposed to in any way, shape, or form.

But some of the "Masters of the Universe" could end up going the way of the LaserDisc...<

The 21st Century's Best High-Growth Tech Company Turns 87 This Year – and Could Climb 24%

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As of 2015, there were more than 15 billion devices connected in the "Internet of Everything" - a worldwide network of smart devices. That number could top 200 billion devices by 2020... right around the same time the global IoE market hits $1.7 trillion.

This trend will sweep up everything, from cars to televisions to toothbrushes, all connected, all communicating.

But here's the thing: This explosive growth can't happen without the critical, $165 billion industry I'm going to tell you about in a minute.

It's so important, in fact, that it's on track to grow by at least 57% over the next seven years, right alongside the Internet of Everything.

The best part is, you can grab your share of this growth with one of the oldest, most stable dividend payers on the market right now...

This Opportunity Is Like Buying Google Stock… in 2004

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The advent of "Software-as-a-Service," or SaaS, was a true inflection point of the ongoing Internet Revolution.

Workers no longer had to rely on running a program they had to install on the machines on their desks in front of them. Rather, a specialist vendor would manage the software and simply allow all employees to access that software from a remote central location: "the cloud."

This changed everything. Companies no longer had to deal with the myriad small hassles of software; they could tighten up operations and focus on the mission, rather than managing growing IT departments.

For investors, the benefits were no less profound. Companies that offered SaaS, like Alphabet Inc. and Cisco Systems Inc., became must-have shares that returned triple digits to shareholders who got in before SaaS took off.

According to a study done by Emergent Research, 80% of small businesses will be using the cloud by 2020 for much of their operations. For the top seven cloud companies, the cloud represents about $18 billion of business annually in 2015, according to the go-to news source for tech professionals, the CIO Journal. 

Global SaaS software revenue will reach more than $100 billion in 2016. According to Forbes, cloud-based service has a compounded annual growth rate of 24% through 2018. That's downright impressive growth given the soft nature of the global economy.

If you missed SaaS, don't worry. Because right now, we're at another inflection point, one that's going to move entire sectors forward that had once been stuck firmly in the (mid) 20th century. And because the gains are likely to be even bigger this time, I want to show you the best profit play for what's about to happen...

Why the Apple vs. FBI Fight Is About Much More Than One iPhone

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The Apple vs. FBI fight might seem about one company granting access to the data on one device, but the legal implications of this case go far beyond that.

The FBI is seeking access to the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino attackers, but Apple has resisted. It may look like Apple is simply being stubborn.

But when you dig into the company's thinking, it becomes clear why Apple has decided to fight the government...

How to Get Triple-Digit Tech Gains from This… Coffee Company?

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Investors normally don't consider coffee a sexy investment - and they usually don't envision it in their tech portfolios.

But that's a mistake. I'm going to show you a coffee company that's leveraging some of the hottest, most lucrative segments in tech - mobile apps and commerce - that will crush not only the competition, but other retailers as well.

It's going to continue to do that on its way to doubling and beyond. Here's how...

Ekso Bionics – 33 Million Strides Taken to Corner a $2.1 Billion Market

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No company captures the imagination the way Ekso Bionics Holdings Inc. (OTCBB: EKSO) does.

The tiny exoskeleton maker just reported earnings and, as you might expect, there's broad-based growth in every metric that matters.

But there's something the media isn't covering.

Ironically, it's the single most important factor in what I believe will ultimately be an exceptionally bright future for the company and savvy investors alike.

Here's why there's more upside for Ekso than any analyst will tell you.

Will Internet TV Really Be Better for Consumers Than Cable?

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After a lot of fits and starts, Internet TV is on the verge of breaking out from its niche status.

Americans fed up with their cable companies – the steep fees, lousy customer service, and restrictive “bundles” – have turned to Internet-based, video streaming alternatives. 

Now, moving beyond the era of cable TV companies may sound like a dream come true to most Americans.

But Internet TV will have its own share of frustrations…

Are Venture Capitalists Pumping Air Into a Social Media Tech Bubble?

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When asked on Varney & Co if we're looking at a tech bubble, Shah makes an important distinction between privately-held social media valuations and technology in general when responding...

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Cash In on Amazon Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) Stock’s Amazing Cloud Success for 1/14 the Cost

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AMZN stock has surged 71% since Jan. 2, 2015. And first-quarter sales were a whopping $1.56 billion.

We always recommend that you focus on growth, but in this case, we believe there is more stable way and affordable to play the cloud.

Here’s a way to cash in on AMZN at 1/14th the cost…

You Can't Afford Not to Invest in This Latest Technology

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Tesla's (Nasdaq: TSLA) Model S has self-driving technology. And we're going to show the best way to profit from the $15 billion self-driving tech sector.

Because contrary to popular belief, there is a way for the average invest to profit from this automobile typically driven by the absolutely affluent.

Here's how we're tapping into the "rich folks' market" before their latest trend becomes mainstream...

Why Intel Stock (Nasdaq: INTC) Is Up on Talk of an Altera Deal

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When word got out Friday that Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) was in talks to buy fellow chipmaker Altera Corp. (Nasdaq: ALTR), Intel stock rose 6.4%.

That tells you how much this deal would benefit Intel. Usually the prospect of a large acquisition causes a company's stock to drop.

But buying Altera will fuel Intel's already thriving data center business - the company's best answer yet to its failure in the mobile market.

What Altera brings to the table will end up being a huge catalyst for INTC stock...

Why an Apple Virtual Reality Device Is Good for Investors (AAPL)

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Evidence is piling up that an Apple virtual reality device is in the works.

Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) has posted several job listings in recent months seeking engineers with knowledge of virtual reality. A patent that surfaced last month described a piece of virtual reality headgear.

But is it a good idea for Apple to pursue virtual reality?

In this video Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald delivers his verdict on Apple virtual reality and makes a surprising suggestion for Google Inc....

Mobile Deal Gives Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Stock Its Next "Puzzle Piece"

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Money Morning's Tech Specialist Michael Robinson was spot-on with his latest Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) stock prediction.

The search engine giant is one step closer to tech world domination.

Yesterday's (Monday) announcement is exactly what Robinson was looking for - and why he's calling Google stock a "Buy"...

Even with Apple Stock Price at Record Levels, It's Still a Good Time to Buy

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The Apple stock price continues to surge to new highs with the company's seemingly bottomless bag of tricks.

But at this point some investors may be wondering if it's too late to jump on the Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) bandwagon.After all, AAPL stock gained more than 62% in 2014 and another 16% in the first six weeks of 2015.

Yet Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald thinks buying Apple stock even at these levels is worth serious consideration. In this video, he explains why...