Call me crazy, but I get excited when the market sells off.
This is doubly true when tech leads stocks down.
This explains why I was so energized on Oct. 10 when the tech-centric Nasdaq Composite lost more than 3.5%. And then entered correction territory on Oct. 11 – down about 10% from its late-August highs.
Here's the thing: I've been around the markets my entire adult life. So I've learned the importance of taking the long view. I've been through more market sell-offs than I care to count.
But the singular truth here is that the market always moves back up. And when it does, tech will lead the way once again.
Of course, it can be rough in the meantime.
But I can't worry about toughness. As I like to remind folks, my job is to help you make money no matter what the market throws our way.
With that in mind, today I'm starting a two-part chat designed to help you profit from the recent sell-off.
We'll start by looking at three profit-producing tools every tech investor needs. Then we'll follow that up with three hand-selected investments that you can buy now to lead you out of this mess.
Let's get started…
Cloudy Days Ahead
There's no doubt that the markets have turned choppy once again. Simply stated, Wall Street hates uncertainty, and there's a lot of that in the air right now.
World leaders are afraid that growth outside the United States is starting to slow. And there are doubts about President Donald Trump's ability to advance his agenda.
I think part of the market retreat is due to most polls showing the Democrats retaking the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 6.
The Democrats are talking about trying to repeal some of the GOP tax cuts that have helped spur growth. Worse, they're talking impeachment – of the president and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who took the bench just days ago.
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Now, I don't think the Democrats are going to take the House – but no one on Wall Street called to get my view on the matter.
One thing about being older, I very much recall the Watergate hearings during the summer of 1973. Millions of us were glued to the TV or radio for these hearings.
So if the Democrats do win, and then use a similar playbook as they did back then, I think it will rattle markets once again for at least a few months. All of the media focus will consume the nation.
Still, I remain a huge tech bull and am thrilled with the economy overall. We have 4.2% domestic growth, the lowest unemployment rate since 1969, and high confidence among consumers and businesses.
However, I know from hard-won experience that you can't throw caution to the wind. To make money over the long haul, you're going to need three things:
- A savvy investing guide like me in your corner.
- Excellent, time-honored portfolio management skills.
- A great list of winning investments.
Now then, it's time to drill down and give you a look at the profit-producing tools you can use to turn this market sell-off to your advantage.
So, without further ado…
About the Author
Michael A. Robinson 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.
So, it probably goes without saying that you won't ever be left in the dark about breaking innovations, ahead-of-their-time technologies, and breakout companies on the cusp of changing the world once you join this world.