It's been a rough year for markets so far in 2016, but our top experts say there's still a lot of money to be made in the tech sector, if you know where to look.
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Since reaching an all-time high of 18,351.36 on May 19, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has dropped 10.2%. That puts us in stock market correction territory.
But tech stocks are actually outperforming. The Nasdaq Composite is still up 1.3% on the year, despite slipping 7.9% since hitting a high in July.
After a lot of fits and starts, Internet TV is on the verge of breaking out from its niche status.
Americans fed up with their cable companies – the steep fees, lousy customer service, and restrictive “bundles” – have turned to Internet-based, video streaming alternatives.
Now, moving beyond the era of cable TV companies may sound like a dream come true to most Americans.
When done right, tech investing can be the single best wealth engine ever. For instance, one thousand dollars invested in Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) ten years ago today would now be worth $20,610.
For that reason I was excited to pick up Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth, and Impact the World on its Feb. 3 release. I wanted to see what kind of moonshot thinking coauthors Steven Kotler (best-selling author and science journalist) and Dr. Peter H. Diamandis (Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation) had in store.
To my surprise, the 336-page manifesto - that wasn't explicitly written for tech investors - has more to offer them than any other book due out this year.
I phoned Steven Kotler to talk more about Bold and tech investing in 2015. He talked about how to spot a disruptive technology, his favorite sectors in tech right now, and why two U.S. CEOs are his favorites today...
U.S. President Barack Obama doubled-down on his fight against cyberterrorism last week - which means he also delivered 2015's second major "buy" signal for cybersecurity stocks.
The first signal was in early February. That's when President Obama requested $14 billion in his 2016 fiscal-year budget for increased cyber defense. Roughly $5.5 billion of that is requested just for the Pentagon.
"In recent breaches, more than 100 million Americans had their personal data compromised, including, in some cases, credit card information," President Obama said.
Many investors think of Canada as the land of mining stocks, and not without good reason.
It's resource-rich and home to a legion of mining firms that produce everything from gold and silver to iron ore. Canada ranks among the world's top five producers of 14 mineral commodities and is the world leader in the production of potash and uranium.
Of course, as a long-time tech investor I've followed many of these mining firms for a very simple reason. Materials like gold, silver, and rare earths touch a wide swath of tech products, from advanced defense systems to web-enabled autos, smartphones, and tablets.
Here's the thing. Resource firms (along with Silicon Valley to the south) greatly overshadow Canada's burgeoning tech scene. Yet the nation is home to thousands of companies in computing, e-commerce, information technology, and medical devices.
The trade group, the Information Technology Association of Canada, says its industry alone counts some 33,300 companies. Together, they generate a combined $155 billion in annual sales.
Unfortunately, the most famous Canadian tech firm of all remains troubled BlackBerry Ltd. And yes, the mobile phone maker is making a comeback, but it is still treading water in an industry full of proven winners.
So while the potential for BlackBerry's rebound may be appealing to some, we've got three Canadian tech plays that offer much richer returns. And BlackBerry's high-profile struggles effectively "hide" their profit potential... Full Story
With revenues mostly stagnant for the past four years, Intel has been in dire need of a growth market. And with wearable technology, the iconic chipmaker may have found exactly what it needs to revive its stock for the long term.
Auto sales are rocketing.
In November, the industry sold $1 billion worth of new vehicles a day, setting a record for that month.
And this flood tide of new vehicles will have more cutting-edge technology than ever before, creating a perfect profit storm of two exploding industries.
This is the most exciting time I've ever seen in the industry since I began tracking it 34 years ago.
And here's the thing: Google and Apple are excited, too. They'll make plenty of money on this trend, as you're about to see. But the "pure play" here is a much better investment...
There have been multi-billion dollar valuations for small, unprofitable companies and soaring share prices for tech names like Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) - are we in a tech bubble?
Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald joined FOX Business' "Varney & Co." this morning to answer that question.
Watch Fitz-Gerald's analysis of what investors must know about the tech stock bubble. He also discusses where the market is headed and gives the name of one stock he's looking at buying today.
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 –
If you've blinked in the last 14 days, you might have missed this...
ARM Holdings PLC (Nasdaq ADR: ARMH) - one of the world's dominant mobile-device chip companies - bought a small Finnish software startup called Sensinode Oy in a deal whose price wasn't reported.
And most folks shrugged it off as just another of the thousands of below-the-radar deals that companies do every year.
But this one's different.
ARM's buyout of Sensinode is the latest reminder that the single-biggest profit opportunity currently on my radar screen is about to start paying off.
And because we're talking about a $14 trillion opportunity - meaning this newly emergent tech market will actually approach the entire U.S. economy in size - I want you to see what's going on here.
I'm even going to show you the top companies I've identified...
The technology I want to tell you about today is one of my best investment ideas. And not just because it saved my life.
I’m talking about “location-based services,” the technology that allows your smartphone to show where you are … or tell you where you need to go.
It’s a technology that has double-your-money profit potential because of all it can do. It can help you find the nearest retail sale, guide you to the seafood house where you have reservations, or get you to a hotel for a good night’s sleep.
It can also help you avoid costly navigation errors – and not just in a car. And the drama involving location-based-service technology doesn’t end there.
The best tech stocks to buy now aren’t what George Soros and other big names are betting on – they’re better. Here’s how we found bigger winners. Read more...
This week, we focus on three practical questions that can make the average investor a lot of money in the early waves of innovation. All of these questions word together for one purpose.
By answering "yes" to all six questions, you can dramatically increase the probability of a successful technology investment and return on your shares. And best of all, you can identify the winning companies that are poised to profit in the few key sectors that we've identified.
Our fourth question for technology investing is very simple:
Can this technology harness the power of other innovations to maximize its performance and sales?
When exploring this question, it's important to understand how a new technology reaches its full potential. To maximize its potential, a technology must first have the capacity to fulfill what we identified in our first three questions. It must accelerate the speed and transfer of physical goods and trade. It must expedite the flow of information and capital, and provide more "bang for your buck."
But this fourth question requires that the new technology integrate with other technologies that already exist, and make it possible to harness emerging innovations in a high-tech world. This is how we take an existing success and identify just which company is going to lead to a major global breakthrough.
And there's one primary example that can provide the greatest lesson in the recent digital revolution.
You don’t always have to buy a stock to double your money.
Sometimes, an exchange-traded fund (ETF) can pack just as big a wallop.
ETFs with that kind of horsepower don’t come along all that often, which is why you have to pick the right one … at the right time.
And that’s the tech-investing home run that I have for you today – an ETF with actual double-your-money profit potential.