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CES 2015: The Top Tech Gems You'll Want the Most

CES 2015: From the latest version of the Occulus Rift to sneakers with games built into them, Michael Robinson is taking it all in at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Per usual, he's reporting back with innovative investing ideas about the innovations he's seen. He's found the odd and the unexpected.

And the potentially hugely profitable...

2015 IBM stock forecast

2015 IBM Stock Forecast: Why Big Blue Is a "Hold" in 2015

The 2015 IBM stock forecast has IBM stock as a "hold."

Big Data and cloud computing are a must for IBM, but declining sales in much more important segments need to first be remedied.

Here's what to look out for in 2015 for IBM, and what it needs to do to become a "buy," and avoid becoming a "sell."

Tech Investing

Should I Buy Amazon Stock (Nasdaq: AMZN)?

Mixed data has made "should I buy Amazon stock (Nasdaq: AMZN)" a popular question these days…

The world's top online retailer announced Jan. 5 it sold a record-setting 2 billion-plus items worldwide in 2014. On the other hand, AMZN stock lost 22% in 2014.

Watch Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." for how to play Amazon stock right now...

Tech Investing

Stocks to Buy 2015: Double Your Money Now with This Tech Leader

One of the best tech stocks to buy now is actually a re-recommendation from Money Morning's Defense and Tech Specialist Michael Robinson.

When he first shared it with his readers on Aug. 2, 2013, the tech stock opened at just $15.99. Yesterday (Monday), the stock closed at $51.09. That's a gain of 220% in a year and a half.

And according to Robinson, that's just the start for this company. In fact, he sees it doubling again from here.

Tech investing

Microsoft Stock Forecast 2015: Watershed Year Will Keep Price Climbing

The Microsoft stock forecast for 2015 is for another strong year as Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) continues to adjust to a tech landscape radically different from the one it dominated in the 1990s. 

Microsoft stock picked up momentum after new CEO Satya Nadella officially took over Feb. 4. Nadella's willingness to break with that past and focus on areas with the most potential to grow earnings, particularly the cloud, has re-energized the company.

Here's what Microsoft has at stake in 2015...

Tech investing

Tech's "Virtuous Cycle" Trend Will Give Us Profits for Years

My wife Robin is a financial advisor and a CPA.

She also possesses one of the sharpest minds I've ever seen.

That's probably why she has such an affinity for jigsaw puzzles. Back in upstate New York, when we were both attending business school together at night, there was nothing she liked more to "decompress" during the lull between the semesters than to do a jigsaw puzzle.

And the greater the number of pieces – and the more complex the puzzle – the more she liked it.

Truth be told, I view the investing process in much the same way that my wife looks at jigsaw puzzles.

There's something really gratifying about taking hundreds of disparate "pieces" – in this case, the reams of financial, economic, and political data that's available at any given time – and shrewdly assembling them into a "picture" that makes sense or conveys beauty.

Or that points the way to untold wealth...


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...

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