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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 a 36-year Silicon Valley veteran and one of the top tech and biotech financial analysts working today. That's because, as a consultant, senior adviser, and board member for Silicon Valley venture capital firms, Michael enjoys privileged access to pioneering CEOs, scientists, and high-profile players. And he brings this entire world of Silicon Valley "insiders" right to you...
- He was one of five people involved in early meetings for the $160 billion "cloud" computing phenomenon.
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This all means the entire world is constantly seeking Michael's insight.
In addition to being a regular guest and panelist on CNBC and Fox Business, he is also a Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer and reporter. His first book Overdrawn: The Bailout of American Savings warned people about the coming financial collapse - years before the word "bailout" became a household word.
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To help you navigate the historic opportunity in biotech, Michael launched the Bio-Tech Profit Alliance.
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