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How "Fort Silicon Valley" Will Fight Off a 2019 Recession

The other day I ran into a friend of mine, Mark, at the athletic club we frequent.

As we chatted, the subject of our conversation naturally shifted to the investing climate for 2019 – something I've been thinking about a lot lately.

So I started regaling Mark with stories about some of the exciting advances that will drive not just high-tech stocks higher, but the overall U.S. economy.

Then suddenly, Mark paused and asked, "Yeah, but aren't we going to have a recession next year?"

Now, I'm sharing this anecdote with you because I've been hearing a lot of people use the dreaded "R" word these days. I've lost track of how many times I've seen predictions of a recession in 2019. In fact, some of those predictions go all the way back to at least 2016, making this a bit of a cottage industry.

Most of these dire predictions have been based on simple calendar math, rather than the fundamentals.

Fact is, we will mark the 10th anniversary of the official end of the last recession in June. So, many pundits are predicting that we are bound to have another one in 2019, simply because the average period between these kinds of downturns is 6.5 years.

But the so-called experts are glossing over some very important economic data that I believe shows we are not likely to have two quarters in a row of negative GDP in 2019 – the official definition of a recession.

I'm actually optimistic about our ability to make money on tech stocks in the New Year. I've identified two major catalysts that will lead to a tech rebound over the next 12 months.

Not just a rebound, either, but an entirely new tech bull market...

Can the 2019 Uber IPO Outrun the Company's Troubled Past?

There is a heavy slate of initial public offerings (IPOs) ahead of us in 2019, and it's something every investor needs to watch closely.

In fact, 2019 could bring the biggest waves of IPOs in history. We're about to see 10 different companies go public next year with valuations higher than $1 billion.

But no public offering will carry the hype of the 2019 Uber IPO, which will be among the largest public offerings ever.

When Laws Pass, Pot Stocks Soar: Here's Where Cannabis Stands Now

No matter what side of the "aisle" you're on, we can all probably agree that American politics can get pretty taxing; some folks tune out altogether.

But the truth is, for cannabis investors, politics are vitally important because, as we've seen time and again, "when laws pass, pot stocks skyrocket." We don't have the luxury of not paying attention… and I follow the issues very closely. 

As luck would have it, marijuana reform happens to be a "non-toxic," broadly bipartisan issue, with politicos across the ideological spectrum in passionate pursuit of real change.

It's a bright spot.

From Trump's conservative "right-hand man" to arch-liberal Northeastern senators, folks in D.C. and out in the rest of the country are fighting for change – change with the potential to significantly boost our bottom lines. 

And with an entirely new Congress poised to enter power, things are looking better than ever...

Should I Invest in the Airbnb IPO in 2019?

Investing in IPOs can bring massive gains. Just look at one of the biggest IPOs of 2018, Tilray Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY), which returned more than 500% between the July IPO date and early Dec. 2018.

It might be tempting to invest in the Airbnb IPO expecting the same returns. But remember, public offerings like Tilray are the exception, not the norm.

Here's our full analysis on whether the Airbnb IPO is a worthy investment...

The Easiest Way to Beat the Market in 2019

The market looks pretty grim right now, no question. But you know what? There's money to be made no matter what happens next.

Case in point: We recently closed a nice 102.3% profit on WYNN after just one and a half days – days that saw the broad markets slide precipitously.

So, be they bullish or bearish, the opportunities are clearly always out there.

That's why I've arranged a very special interview for you all today. It's kind of a Christmastime tradition for our 10-Minute Millionaire and Private Briefing subscribers that we'd like to share with everyone today.

I'm going to sit down with William Patalon, III – "Bill" to his friends – to talk about two ways the markets could shape up and, of course, how you can make money no matter how the next 12 months unfold.

Let's jump right in...