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If you're like most investors, you're probably feeling a bit frantic as this sell-off has pared your winnings.
Indeed, a lot of folks are probably thinking about cashing out and heading for the sidelines.
But I take a very different view of this kind of turmoil.
You see, I look at it as a tech investing opportunity.
As I've mentioned before, I've always kept a "short list" of stocks that I wanted to own – at the right price. And now that I run advisories like Strategic Tech Investor, that "shopping list" has turned into a roster of companies that I want to recommend to my subscribers.
These aren't stocks that I'm looking to trade or "flip" for a quick profit; they are "franchise plays" that I believe are capable of tremendous long-term growth – and that can deliver massive long-term profits as part of the bargain.
To identify companies like this, we developed our "Five Rules for Building Massive Tech Wealth."
Rule No. 1 tells us that "Great companies have great operations." And "great operations" usually aren't possible without a truly great chief executive officer (CEO).
So in today's Strategic Tech Investor,we're going to help you start crafting a "short list" of your own. We're going to give you our list of the five best CEOs in tech. We're going to handicap the "best of the best," so that you can get your "Buy Orders" ready.
So if this sell-off steepens – as everyone else begins to panic – we'll be the only ones left to smile. And with good reason.
You see, we'll be the only ones dreaming about all the money we're about to make.
A Tech Investing Secret: It Starts at the Top
There's a reason we're focusing on CEOs – and not patents, sales figures, price/earnings (P/E) ratios, or market share.
It really starts at the top.
That's true, really, of any major corporation. But it's really true of a tech player. Look how vibrant and active Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) was when Steve Jobs was at the helm – compared with, say, John Sculley.
Or think about the marketplace muscle that General Electric Corp. (NYSE: GE) always seemed to find when Jack Welch was running the show.
CEOs are "difference-makers" in the best of times. But when the chips are down, they really display their mettle.
In a sell-off, that's just the kind of backdrop we'll face. And that's just when CEOs must have talent, charisma, and leadership to spare.
So let's take a look at the five execs that I believe are the best tech CEOs in the marketplace today. These are subjective choices, I'll grant you, but these choices are based on years of experience, observation, and comparisons with Silicon Valley legends.
Just take a look at this first one – his company's stock has returned shareholders nearly 1,100% since its IPO in 2010…
About the Author
Michael A. Robinson is Defense and Tech Specialist for Money Map Press. He is a 36-year Silicon Valley veteran and one of the top technology 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.
- He was there as Lee Iacocca and Roger Smith, the CEOs of Chrysler and GM, led the robotics revolution that saved the U.S. automotive industry.
- As cyber-security was becoming a focus of national security, Michael was with Dave DeWalt, the CEO of McAfee, right before Intel acquired his company for $7.8 billion.
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.
Silicon Valley defense publications vie for his analysis. He's worked for Defense Media Network and Signal Magazine, as well as The New York Times, American Enterprise, and The Wall Street Journal.
Michael is 100% independent and receives absolutely no compensation from companies he writes about. His ideas are completely his own.
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