Ep. 477: How To Profit From Tomorrow’s Tech Trends

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Happy Holidays and welcome back to another episode of Wall Street Unplugged!

You don’t have to be tech savvy to understand my next bet…

And with the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show just around the corner, I couldn’t have timed this podcast any better.

In fact, this is the rant I’ve been waiting for…

Every January the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) presents the world with the latest and greatest tech trends. It’s considered the largest consumer expo in the world. And for good reason…

The CES is the host of nearly 4,000 technology companies… The space covers 2.2M square feet… And it takes me about half the day to walk through the entire event.

From an investor stand point – this is the opportunity to witness these trends on the launch pad, firsthand. And investing in the right stocks within these megatrends can result in massive gains.

But here’s the thing.

The trick to investing in this sector is all about knowing which trends to avoid…

There’s one vital question we all must ask ourselves before we place our bets.

“Do these tech-trends actually serve a consumer need?”

If consumer adaptability is far out of reach. And if earnings are already dropping – As investors, why aren’t we looking elsewhere?

To start off today’s episode, I’ll be diving in on 3 tech trends every investor must avoid. I have the numbers to back it up.

Then, tune in to hear the ideas I actually do believe in. These new technologies are already implemented by the biggest names in the industry.

Listeners will hear examples of each trend and how they can directly impact the consumer.

Get your pen ready. To end the episode, I’ll be sharing the best plays in the sector – A list of stocks that have already secured their seat for the future.

Links and Resources

  • To learn more about the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show click here
    • No tickets? … No problem. I’ll be giving live updates on both my Facebook and Twitter pages
  • Read: How Sony was hacked just this past Monday
  • Read: Why both Apple and Google are “scaling back” self-driving car plans
  • Read: How authorities are looking to Amazon Echo to help solve a murder

Stocks Mentioned

  • Facebook, Inc. (FB)
  • Wal-mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)
  • Comcast (CMCSA)
  • AT&T Inc. (T)
  • Pfizer Inc. (PFE)
  • Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK)
  • GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK)
  • International Business Machines (IBM)
  • BlackBerry Limited (BBRY)
  • Sony Corporation (SNE)
  • Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO)
  • Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (PANW)
  • Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)
  • Symantec Corporation (SYMC)
  • FireEye, Inc. (FEYE)
  • Under Armour, Inc. (UA)
  • Fitbit, Inc. (FIT)
  • Lowes Companies, Inc. (LOW)
  • NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA)
  • Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)
  • LG Electronics (LGLG.F)
  • Honeywell International Inc. (HON)
  • Qualcomm Incorporated (QCOM)
  • 3D Systems Corporation (DDD)

One Comment

  1. Jeffrey Wood
    January 6, 2017 @ 7:13 pm

    Hey Frank, just found your podcast via Stitcher. I work in the SF Financial District but have a 2.5 hour drive home on Thursday nights. Your podcast kept me good company and I came home to listen to a few more. I’m a Product/Marketing guy and not a stocks guy. Although I’m trying to learn more so I can dabble in trading.

    I’m not even contacting you about trading but rather about your daughter and her new phone! I’ve got an 11 year old. He got his first phone as a hand-me-down from my mother in law 2 years ago. So at 9. He’s a pretty responsible kid and knows right from wrong. That said, as a techy parent, I know how dangerous the internet can be, especially with Social Media, live streaming, Phishing, Vishing, SMSing, etc.

    I actually work for LifeLock so I’m pretty paranoid about how there are bad people out there who would just love to take advantage of gathering information to do harm.

    That said – for you and your daughter, take a look at http://www.TheSmartTalk.org which is a website LifeLock & the National PTA worked together to produce for a way parents can discuss concerns and actually fun way to create a contract with your kids to remain safe. It’s a great idea and from dad to dad, I highly recommend the site/tool. I’m not selling anything. The site is not a pitch, but is in fact 100% a way that our company can help inform parents & kids to help prevent ID fraud, theft, etc.

    Anyhow… if anything – this topic could be a good segway for you to look into what’s happened to LifeLock this past year from a Wall Street point of view. Hit by the FTC, stocks plummet. LifeLock settles, product improves, solid growth, company buyback. Activist Investor Elliot thinks we’re still undervalued. LifeLock looks for a buyer and finds Symantec. The rest is still history to be determined.

    If you’re still reading – it’s a pleasure to meet you. Thanks for taking the time to produce all the podcasts. Thanks for the insight at CES. I look forward to catching more of your episodes. Learning more and preparing for my retirement.

    Best,
    -Jeff

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