Could Roku Fund Your Retirement?

OMG! What a ride owning Roku (NASDAQ: ROKU) has been since going public!

In September of 2017, Roku went public and closed at $23.50 a share. Since then, the stock has gone to $57, then $29, then $77, back down to $26, and as of this writing, back up to $64.

Roku is a leader in streaming video on demand (SVOD). We are currently in the midst of a huge shift in which television, and TV advertising, is moving to streaming.

Roku has become the leading platform for streaming video in the United States. Today, one in five households in the US is using the Roku platform to stream at least one portion of their TV viewing.

Roku has 27 million active users that cut the cord, and this trend is only going to continue to grow. The number of households not paying for traditional TV today is roughly 39 million, and that number is projected to grow to 55 million by 2022.

The number of subscription video subscribers worldwide  is 473 million, and is expected to grow to 650 million by 2020.

Although this projected growth is impressive, it’s really just scratching the surface as to how big streaming can become!

When a young company becomes a leader in a brand new industry, oftentimes massive wealth can be created. If we go back in history we can find plenty of examples:

  1. Walmart (NYSE: WMT): The emergence of the American middle class
  2. Home Depot (NYSE: HD): Do-it-yourself home repair
  3. Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT): The emergence of the PC
  4. Intel (NASDAQ: INTC): The emergence of the PC
  5. Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO): The emergence of the Internet
  6. AOL (formerly NYSE: AOL): The emergence of the Internet
  7. Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN): The emergence of e-commerce
  8. Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL): The emergence of mobile
  9. Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX): The emergence of streaming video on demand

Roku is poised to become the “Microsoft of TV”.  This is definitely a company to put on your watchlist.

Disclaimer/Disclosure Statement: Information in this article is not intended to be a recommendation to invest in any stock.  Rather, it is presented for readers’ education and consideration when making their own investment decisions.  The author has no position in ROKU at this time.

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5 Stocks Under $50!

Good morning!

Stock prices move up and down on a daily basis for a number of reasons.

As we’ve seen, many of the premium named stocks come at a premium price.

It is possible, though, to find a good – or even great – company under $50 per share?

Yes.  It is.  I have here a list of 5 companies with tremendous futures.



1. Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), $47.84  

Activision is one of the leading video game publishers in the world.  Lately, it’s taken a hit with the departure of one of its partners, Bungee (the designer of the Destiny franchise).  After reaching an all time high of close to $85, the stock is down 37% from that high.  We believe that Activision has excellent management and that their future is incredibly bright, along with the future of gaming in general.


2. Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX), $43.77

Cognex is the leader in machine vision for robots in factories.  It is a wonderful company, and industrial robotics is going to be gigantic!  Cognex is leading the charge in machine vision.

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3. Tencent (OTCMKTS: TCEHY), $44.05

Tencent is the largest company in China, and one of the most innovative companies in the world.  They are also the world’s number one gaming company.  When you look at the demographics in China – which is basically the size of three United States of Americas – Tencent has room for tremendous growth!

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4. Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS), $21.96

The estimates for the 3D printing market over the next 5 years are insane!  It is expected to grow ten times from where it is today.  If that materializes, Stratasys is a company you want to own.


5. Roku (NASDAQ: ROKU), $43.72

Roku is one of the leaders in the cord-cutting revolution, and they’re aiming to become its operating system.  Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) dominance was in its Windows operating system; every computer in the world used it.  That’s what Roku is trying to become to streaming TV.

If you are new to investing and looking to buy a quality stock that fits your budget, these five are a good place to start.

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