As a longtime tech analyst and investor, I've learned that tracking unstoppable trends is a great way to make money.
For instance, the mobile wave is moving so fast it's turning small-cap companies into financial juggernauts, seemingly overnight.
The same thing is happening with cloud computing. Simply put, there's a stampede of firms that want to host their data and applications on the web – and are willing to pay top dollar for those services.
But, strictly speaking, not every big-gain opportunity is a true high-tech trend.
That's why I always keep a sharp eye out for new investing opportunities that are in related areas.
The mid-cap company I'm recommending today, for example, is a leader in what I call personal defense technology.
And it's about to "outgun" the market – big time…
Hitting the Bull's Eye
The political views are wide-ranging on this one. But when you look strictly through the lens of an investor, the storied firm we're going to cover today consistently hits the bull's eye. And, as Money Morning's defense analyst, it's my job to let you know…
Fact is, there are millions of sportsmen out there who, like me, like to spend their weekends in amateur events like shooting trap. It's one of several shooting events for which one can win an Olympic medal.
No, I don't have any illusions that I'll get that good…
But I will say this: Shooting trap has definitely made me a better investor.
And the reason is simple.
You just cannot do well in a sport like this unless you learn how to block out all the distractions around you.
Consider that in trap you stand at least 16 yards from a short "house" that throws out targets the size of compact discs at about 45 miles per hour. Not only are the clay pigeons flying away from you at high speeds, but they often move at sharp angles that are hard to track.
Hitting those fast-moving targets requires the same skill you need to make money investing in stocks – you absolutely have to focus with laser-like precision.
So, I'm happy to report that my philosophy stood me in good stead a few weekends ago when I won a trap-shooting contest at my local northern California range, the Martinez Gun Club.
Just as I do with studying the markets every day, I had to filter out a lot of noise, including some loud spectators excited about the intense duel unfolding before them.
About the Author
Michael A. Robinson is one of the top financial analysts working today. His book "Overdrawn: The Bailout of American Savings" was a prescient look at the anatomy of the nation's S&L crisis, long before the word "bailout" became part of our daily lexicon. He's a Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer and reporter, lauded by the Columbia Journalism Review for his aggressive style. His 30-year track record as a leading tech analyst has garnered him rave reviews, too. Today he is the editor of the monthly tech investing newsletter Nova-X Report as well as Radical Technology Profits, where he covers truly radical technologies – ones that have the power to sweep across the globe and change the very fabric of our lives – and profit opportunities they give rise to. He also explores "what's next" in the tech investing world at Strategic Tech Investor.