Investing In Biotech And The Internet Of Things (Podcast With Dana Blankenhorn)

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Summary

What the main theme of our time is and what it means for tech and your investments.

How the current big trend in tech (cloud computing) is ushering in the next big trend (the Internet of Things) and how it could one day save your life.

We also discuss the next, next big thing (biotech) and the possibility of editing DNA like we edit computer code.

Dana tells us what the best deal of the year has been and shares what it takes for you to win as a self-directed investor in the tech space.

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Dana Blankenhorn has been a tech journalist for close to 40 years and an investor for 30. This translates into someone who not only knows tech but knows how to invest in a way to capitalize on big trends that matter.

Some highlights from the interview:

  • What it was like to buy Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) in 1993, only to sell as Steve Jobs returned to the company.
  • Dana's advice for weathering market pullbacks and corrections in the financial markets (SPY, DIA, QQQ).
  • What the main theme of our time is and what it means for tech and your investments.
  • The simple, fundamental factor that determines whether a tech company will make it or not and how Apple and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) have nailed this.
  • How the current big trend in tech (cloud computing) is ushering in the next big trend (the Internet of Things) and how it could one day save your life.
  • What happens when tech replaces jobs and dealing with the fact that tech is naturally deflationary.
  • We also discuss the next big thing (biotech (NASDAQ:IBB)) and the possibility of editing DNA like we edit computer code.
  • Dana tells us what the best deal of the year has been and shares what it takes for you to win as a self-directed investor in the tech space.

Trust me, there's plenty more where this came from with discussion related to Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), Fitbit (NYSE:FIT), Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL), Gilead (NASDAQ:GILD), Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), AT&T (NYSE:T), IBM (NYSE:IBM), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Regeneron (NASDAQ:REGN). I hope you enjoy the interview.

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Final Thought

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