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At the start of each New Year, when you're looking for the best investments in the global high-tech sector for the 12 months to follow, there's no better place to look than the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
Early each January, CES is the place to go to see what the sector's top companies have planned. And it's also where to go to ferret out new companies, new products, or innovative new services that could create entire new businesses – spawning windfall-level profits for investors who are able to decipher the high-tech "tea leaves" emanating from this massive trade show.
That's why – every year – I pay careful attention to whatever's being unveiled at CES.
And from this year's trade show, which concludes today, I'm watching three trends that represent major high-tech investments for our readers.
In this column, I want to introduce you to each of them – since we'll be talking about all of them for the rest of this year… and beyond.
And I'll even tell you about one stock that I believe could double in less than three years.
Best Investments from CES: When Tech Meets TV
In talks I've given to investors, I've described CES as a kind of "report" you can use to assess cutting-edge tech trends, since the companies and products that make waves at CES are important indicators of what to watch for in the months that follow.
Based on the excitement surrounding it at CES this year, a new technology known as ultra-high-definition TV (UHDTV) is on the verge of a "breakout" in the U.S. market.
This technology is also known as "4K" because these new, sharper-definition TV sets boast 4,000 horizontal lines of video, making them roughly four times sharper than currently used high-definition (HD) images.
At this year's CES, none other than tech giant Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) put its support behind 4K technology.
This is a big deal – for one good reason.
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.