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Investing & Analysis Articles

Fads vs. Fact: Big Long-Term Profits Come From Real Science

I wrote in a recent alert about the passing of writer Arthur C. Clarke. I did so primarily because he invented the field of satellite communications in a renowned scholarly paper before he'd even earned a college degree READ MORE

Satellite Technologies and “Sky-High” Profits

British science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke died last week. I suspect most people think of him as only a science fiction author, but that woefully undervalues the man READ MORE

The New Google Stocks Are on Their Way Now

As I've been pointing out, the once invulnerable Microsoft is struggling to keep its edge. This, of course, is not a new story READ MORE

The Meizu Miracle

In the last issue, I talked a lot about China. In particular, I discussed the increasing quality of Chinese tech manufacturing. Let me explain why this development could have a huge impact on U.S. corporations. READ MORE

Video Gaming Continues to Yield Enormous Profits

I watch the video game industry closely, for several reasons. One is straightforward and simple. It's huge and growing furiously. Hollywood is pretending otherwise, but gaming today is a bigger industry than the movie business. READ MORE

Time to Profit From the Collapse of Communism

I trust this week's alert finds you well. As I finish the March newsletter, I'm hearing details of Fidel Castro's replacement by his brother as president of Cuba. No surprises there. READ MORE

Profiting From Future Shock, Plus Your March 2008 Issue Is Now Online

In 1970, sociologist Alvin Toffler's book Future Shock set forth a series of predictions regarding accelerating technological and economic change. At the time, they seemed like science fiction. Today, many of his forecasts seem almost timid. READ MORE

It’s Not Enough to Make Big Profits: Avoid Big Losses

As I said in my last alert, I've been studying the Foresight Nanotech Institute's recently released Roadmap. I've also been talking to some of Foresight's founding members, looking for breakout companies in "atomically precise manufacturing." READ MORE

Microsoft’s Desperate Gambit and the Coming Opportunities in Web Apps

Last week, I wrote to you about Microsoft's need to move from PC-based software to Web-based services. Within days, Microsoft made my point by announcing its intention to buy Yahoo. READ MORE

Stalking the Next Microsoft

It is important that you understand what is going on in software now -- so you will be ready for the coming transformation of the Internet. For investors, the Internet still poses a potentially vast opportunity to make money. READ MORE

Trouble in Hollywood Creating Opportunities for Investors, Plus Your February Issue is Now Online!

I have a lot of sympathy for the members of the striking writers union. Writers share none of the revenue from online use of their materials and want only a pittance. READ MORE