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How to Profit as the "T-Rex of Tech" Struggles to Recover

As we close out the 2020 trading year, one of the worst performing stocks of the Nasdaq took us by surprise..

With everything in favor of this primordial tech titan, it should be thriving as we head into the new year, but after it's fifth consecutive month locked in a bear market, it's time to make a put trade, according to pro-trader Chris Johnson.

Check out the full trade details here, in the latest edition of Fast Profits with Money Morning...

Technology

Semiconductor Stocks: Winners and Losers After Apple's Bombshell

While Apple is known for disrupting entire industries, few expected it to send a shock wave toward semiconductor stocks.

But the Apple-designed M1 chip in its latest Macs will do just that.

The M1 is the first ARM-based processor to match the muscle of an Intel CPU.

But the M1 achieves this feat while using far less energy.

This is an unprecedented threat to Intel but opens a window of opportunity to several chipmakers.

Today we call the winners and losers…

Technology

Why AMD Stock Is a Better Buy Than Intel or Nvidia

When it comes to investing, it's difficult to find the next big thing.

Companies like Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), Zoom (NASDAQ: ZOOM) and Teladoc (NYSE: TDOC) have all been media darlings, but I'm focusing on a completely different space.

The fact is, consolidation is fueling growth in the semiconductor market.

That's why we have seen as much M&A in the semiconductor market this year as we have had in the past three years combined.

These deals are creating cross-sell opportunities and improving manufacturing as they scale up.

While these deals I just mentioned were the largest semiconductor deals of the year, I'm looking at what could be one of the biggest opportunities as two more companies join forces.

Here's why that makes AMD stock one of my favorite tech plays right now...

Technology

How You Can Profit from the Next Transistor Revolution

In 1959, Bell Labs researchers Dawon Kahng and Mohammed Atalla developed the world's first truly compact semiconductor, the MOSFET transistor. Their transistor wasn't the first, but it was the first that could be miniaturized and mass-produced practically.

And when I say "mass-produced," I really mean it…

Analyst Jim Handy, talking to the Computer History Museum, estimated that some 13 sextillion (13, followed by 21 zeros) transistors have been manufactured since the very first prototype in 1947. By his estimate, that makes the transistor the most numerous manmade item in all of human history by a comfortable margin.

In fact, as of 2018, there are probably more transistors on Earth than there are grains of sand.

Good thing, then, they've been growing smaller by the year.

Back in 1954, colorful Regency TR-1 "pocket" radios sold for the equivalent of $476 in today's dollars. The TR-1's four pricey transistors meant a little less than 20% in profits for Regency.

The Sony TR-63 hit shelves in 1957. It sported six transistors and sold for roughly $354 of today's dollars.

Smaller, more powerful, cheaper – with fatter profit margins, to boot.

By 1959, there were 6 million personal radios in America that brought in $1.3 billion (in 2020 terms) in profits for the three Japanese companies – Sony, Sharp, and Toshiba – that made them.

In 2020, every single iPhone 11 Apple makes sports 8.5 billion transistors, more than 171 million per square millimeter of chip. Estimates vary, but Apple may make 40% in profits on every unit sold.

You could easily argue the transistor belongs up there with the wheel, the nail, and the brick among the inventions that "changed everything." It has certainly generated incalculable wealth.

Today, the semiconductor industry is worth around $430 billion and counting.

And, as I'll show you in a second, transistors can still get smaller and more ubiquitous. And, just as importantly, they can still build fortunes as only technology can… Full Story

And, as I'll show you in a second, transistors can still get smaller and more ubiquitous. And, just as importantly, they can still build fortunes as only technology can...

stocks

Should I Buy Airline Stocks Now? Chris Johnson Explains in His "Markets Live" Session

Airline stocks find themselves in a precarious situation right now.

In April, these businesses received $25 billion in bailouts from the U.S. government to continue paying their hundreds of thousands of employees.

Under the terms stipulated by the government, the airlines weren't allowed to make any layoffs or job cuts until Sept. 30.

The government hoped the money would be enough to tide the airlines over until October, when travel was expected to pick back up again…

But that clearly hasn't happened.

You see, the number of passengers going through TSA is down 74% from a year ago.

And with COVID cases surging again, it doesn't seem like this trend will reverse itself soon...

Stocks

These 5G Technology Stocks Tap Into a $667 Billion Industry

5G technology covers a vast range of innovations.

And they are multiplying by the minute.

That's why Allied Market Research projects 11,977% growth for the 5G industry.

It's worth around $5 billion today, but it has the potential to reach $667 billion by 2026.

We know some of the best 5G technology stocks to buy if you want to hop on the wagon.

But it's important you don't go in blind.

5G is a very technical sector, and you will want to understand the waters before diving in.

Today, we're going to help you do that.

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Stocks

5 Top Companies That Make 5G Chips and One Stock to Buy Now

If you have a smartphone right now, chances are it's running on 4G. But not for long…

We're going to show you the profit opportunities in 5 companies that make 5G chips today.

The 5G network infrastructure market nearly doubled last year, from $2.2 billion to $4.2 billion.

But this is only the beginning of the growth we're about to see as the 5G chip stocks begin to pop.

Read more...

Stocks

The 3 Best Coronavirus Stocks You Can Buy with Just $1,000

The coronavirus pandemic and the economic chaos it unleashed has created new opportunities left and right for savvy investors.

We're not talking about investing in vaccine stocks either.

The world will be fundamentally changed even after the recovery.

Today, we'll show you how to capitalize on these changes by building a portfolio of coronavirus stocks that will come out on the winning end.

And you can build this portfolio for just $1,000.

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