The explosion of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday looks likely to rattle investors' nerves enough to quash any talk of Elon Musk taking his company public anytime soon. But space enthusiasts have a way to get exposure to SpaceX right now, according to Money Morning's Defense & Tech Investing Specialist, Michael Robinson.
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I forecasted a good year for tech investing for my Strategic Tech Investor readers.
After the tepid first quarter - a 0.7% contraction in U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) - you might think I'd adjust my prediction.
On the contrary, over the following months, I've shown readers how the technology sector has led the market higher and driven the overall U.S. economy.
So far this year, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index is up 7%, more than four times better than the Standard & Poor's 500 Index's 1.64% gain.
Plus, as we move further into the year, it looks like that grim first quarter was a "blip" - not the start of trend.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at what caused that blip.
When word got out Friday that Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) was in talks to buy fellow chipmaker Altera Corp. (Nasdaq: ALTR), Intel stock rose 6.4%.
That tells you how much this deal would benefit Intel. Usually the prospect of a large acquisition causes a company's stock to drop.
But buying Altera will fuel Intel's already thriving data center business - the company's best answer yet to its failure in the mobile market.
Evidence is piling up that an Apple virtual reality device is in the works.
Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) has posted several job listings in recent months seeking engineers with knowledge of virtual reality. A patent that surfaced last month described a piece of virtual reality headgear.
But is it a good idea for Apple to pursue virtual reality?
The Apple stock price continues to surge to new highs with the company's seemingly bottomless bag of tricks.
But at this point some investors may be wondering if it's too late to jump on the Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) bandwagon.After all, AAPL stock gained more than 62% in 2014 and another 16% in the first six weeks of 2015.
Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock has been grabbing a lot of headlines.
Just look at its market cap. And its cash holdings. It's a juggernaut in every sense and definitely a buy.
Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) CEO Tim Cook played diagnostician Feb. 10 at the 2015 Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco.
He voiced doctors' concerns that the average person lives too sedentary a lifestyle nowadays. That's why he is so amped about the soon-to-be-released Apple Watch (set for debut sometime early this year). "I use Apple Watch constantly in the gym to track my exercise. If I sit for too long, it will actually tap me on the wrist to remind me to get up and remove, because a lot of doctors think sitting is the new cancer."
The Apple Watch proves Cook has picked up on one of the most profitable trends in 2015: wearable tech.
International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) used to be an innovator in tech.
But now it's turned into a secondary tech consulting firm behind the scenes of an ever-growing sector.
Nearly two dozen tech stocks I recommended in 2014 beat the market - demonstrating that if you pick the right stocks and manage them properly, you can beat Wall Street at its own game.
Today we're going to take a look at several stocks that made us gains of 50% or better in 2014. Even better, these five tech stocks still have plenty of upside in 2015 and beyond.
More than 3 billion people on Earth still have no or poor access to the Internet. Elon Musk wants to build a network of hundreds of low-orbiting satellites that will deliver high-speed, low-cost Internet to the most remote places on Earth.
But he won't be building this "Space Internet" alone. One tech company is already helping him make his dream a reality.
At about this time last year a lot of pundits were talking about Apple buying Tesla.
This week the idea got some new life when several camera-laden minivans owned by Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) was spotted in the Bay Area.
Apple has a ton of cash and needs to do something now to prepare for the day when the iPhone can no longer carry the company. Apple buying Tesla would give it a way into the auto industry.
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.
Today (Thursday), Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson appeared on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." to discuss whether the tech companies that are driving the market right now will be among the best investments in 2014.
Robinson believes the growth and earnings of tech companies continue to offer investors what they want - good cash flow and solid earnings. When Varney co-host Charles Payne points out that "Amazon hasn't made a nickel since day one," Robinson counters by saying that "each company has a unique story to tell."
Healthcare.gov’s many problems are turning into a nightmare for President Obama. Calls are growing for HHS Secretary Sebelius’ resignation. But it all could have been avoided had the government turned to this tiny “e-government” specialist. This company’s shares take off with each new project they ace – more than 73% in the past year –
Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald visited with FOX Business' "Cavuto" Friday to break down the recently aflame tech and taco markets for investors and, importantly, what to look for in this week's earnings reports.
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