I confess: I'd always hated IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM); never could stand Big Blue. The company was always too unfocused for my taste.
IBM's hardware is low margin, and its software doesn't do much better.
That's why I've never suggested owning IBM. It was a non-starter. A losing bet.
What I saw at a conference near my Bay Area home has me convinced that IBM has transformed from a "dog" into a scorching, ground-floor opportunity.
I know how that sounds: How could a 107-year-old tech company with fading fortunes turn on a dime to become one of 2018's hottest buy recommendations?
Well, let me explain – and show you what it showed me…
About the Author
Michael A. Robinson is a 35-year Silicon Valley veteran and one of the top technology financial analysts working today. He regularly delivers winning trade recommendations to the Members of his monthly tech investing newsletter, Nova-X Report, and small-cap tech service, Radical Technology Profits. In the past two years alone, his subscribers have seen over 100 double- and triple-digit gains from his recommendations.
As a consultant, senior adviser, and board member for Silicon Valley venture capital firms, Michael enjoys privileged access to pioneering CEOs and high-profile industry insiders. In fact, he was one of five people involved in early meetings for the $160 billion "cloud" computing phenomenon. And 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.
In addition to being a regular guest and panelist on CNBC and Fox Business Network, Michael 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 "bailout" became a household word.
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