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The Consumer Electronics Show Will Ignite These Three Profit Plays

With 2 million square feet of exhibit space, 161,000 attendees and 20,000 product announcements, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the one of the hottest trade shows on Earth.

But the impact goes well beyond the numbers.

CES is also the single best place to gauge the state of Silicon Valley innovation.

And the 2015 edition of CES, scheduled for Jan. 6 to Jan. 9 in Las Vegas, will highlight some of the key tech trends we've been telling you a lot about over the past several years.

And the watchword will be "connectivity," says Accenture Managing Director John Curran, who runs the consulting firm's Communications, Media and Technology Group.

"The range of high-tech devices is exploding, and so is the amount of connectivity and networking between them," Curran wrote in a recent issue of Forbes magazine. "All this will be evident at CES like never before. We expect to see the 'always connected' consumer become more pervasive than ever as connected devices and services become the norm in new, emerging and traditional product categories."

According to Curran and other experts, the key tech topics at CES 2015 will include:

  • The "Internet of Everything," or IoE.
  • The "connected car."
  • And so-called "4K" TVs.

We've been talking with you about all three of these.

And the fact that they're going to be major points of focus at CES means they've emerged as major profit opportunities – and are worth revisiting again.

So let's take a look.

Financial Inspiration

Five Rags-to-Riches Stories That Would Make Hit Movies

Rags-to-riches stories are rare. Nine out of every 10 startup businesses fail, and 45% of U.S. companies flop within four years.

But once in a while, an underdog emerges from obscurity as a successful – and rich – entrepreneur. These are the people we like to read about. We want to know where they came from and, more importantly, how'd they do it?

These five compelling rags-to-riches stories have "hit movie material" written all over them...

Tech Investing

How to Invest Like a CEO – and Beat the Market by 40%

If you've ever seen the movie "All the President's Men," then you know that maxim of investigative journalism – Follow the money.

The same idea applies to investing, of course, and today we're going to follow the money CEOs plan to spend over the next half-decade – and then use that knowledge make some cash ourselves.

According to a survey I just read, our nation's top executives plan to spend a lot of money on technology that will help them attract, retain, and understand customers.

That may sound, at first, somewhat vague. After all, there is no "retaining customers" tech sector.

But after digging into the survey – doing a little "investigative investing" – I figured out exactly where those CEOs will be spending their dollars in the next five years.

And today I'll show you an investment that takes advantage of these long-term spending trends in a way that beats the market by 40%....

Tech Investing

The Best Tech Investing Rule to Follow in 2015

When it comes to tech investing, 2015 looks to be a superb year. There's plenty of room for both the tech sector and the U.S. economy to grow in the months to come.

Which means now, more than ever, is the time to focus on that growth. This is how to find quality growth firms that will consistently beat the market.

In fact, we've got three winners for you right here...

Tech investing

Tech Stocks Forecast: The Ultimate Guide to 2015's "Big Idea" Trends

Our tech stocks forecast for 2015 features several "Big Idea" trends that Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael Robinson sees hitting their stride next year.

Robinson has worked as a consultant, senior advisor and board member for Silicon Valley venture capital firms. He is Money Morning's go-to expert on all things technology, and he likes what he sees for tech stocks next year.

Recently, Money Morning Executive Editor William Patalon III sat down with Robinson to talk about his tech stocks forecast for 2015.

This is a partial transcript of that discussion...

Hot Stocks

Why Ambarella (Nasdaq: AMBA) Stock Will Double – Again

Ambarella (Nasdaq: AMBA) stock has gone on an amazing tear since we first recommended it, more than tripling in value.

But Ambarella meets and exceeds Tech Specialist Michael Robinson's Tech Wealth Secrets Rule No. 1: Great Companies Have Great Operations

With that in mind, here's why AMBA stock could double once again from here...

$IBM

How IBM Stock Can Stop the Bleeding

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) stock looks to be in trouble.

IBM stock saw another 1.4% decline in November. This is the third straight monthly decline.

But there is still an opportunity for growth for this troubled tech giant. Here's what the company needs to focus on...

Tech Investing

The Only Tech Investing Indicators That Matter Today

Markets were up and then down last Monday amid a slew of contradictory economic data – and ended the day mostly flat. It's enough to drive tech investors crazy.

But I'm not worried about the economy. Or the tech sector for that matter. That's because all three of my tech investing indicators – you could call them the "real news" – are moving in positive directions.

These three indicators are a surefire way to instigate profits - just take a look.

Tech Stocks

This ETF to Buy Lets You Profit from 515% Growth in Medical 3D Printing

3D printing is absolutely revolutionizing the medical field.

The market research firm IDTechEx says the medical and dental market for 3D printers will grow from $141 million today to $868 million by 2025. That's a 515% jump.

And we've found the perfect ETF to buy that will profit from the industry's explosive growth over the next decade...

Best Investments

The 8 Best Defense and Tech Stocks to Buy Before 2015

Best stocks to buy roundup:Last week, we highlighted the "best of the best" stocks for Money Morning readers to boost their portfolios ahead of the New Year.

This list of 8 of the best defense and tech stocks to buy right now from our experts is free for you to take a look at now...

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