When you're looking for explosivegains instocks , getting in
on the ground floor is everything...
That's why, as the chiefinvestment strategist behind
, it's my job to predict "the next big thing" BEFORE it
Over the years, my research team and I have made a number of
such predictions. Though they haven't all played out the way we
expected, many of them proved to be quite accurate.
For instance, in 2009 we predicted there would be a big move
in nanotechnology. In the months that followed, our nanotech pick
shot up 293%.
Then in 2010, we predicted the "best sci-fispeculation of
theyear " would be a powerful technology called RFID... and that
three stocks could skyrocket because of it. Our picks were up
42%... 89%... and 310%
a year after we forecast our projections.
And last year, we predicted that "
Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL)
would stumble without Steve Jobs." This chart speaks for
The list goes on...
Today, I want to share another one of my predictions with you
-- a prediction so shocking that you might be a bit skeptical at
first. But don't worry. What I'm about to tell you is very real,
and very likely a possibility for the coming year.
What is it? Brace yourself. I'm predicting that in the next 12
months you'll be
saying goodbye to your keyboard
I know it sounds crazy, especially when you consider that it's
been a solid input device since it was patented way back in 1867.
But hear me out... after 146 years in use, its days are
Within the next 12 months, I predict a computer's primary
interfacewill be touch and voice.
In truth, this is hardly a bold prediction. Every day, more
and more companies are signing up for voice recognition software.
Disney, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, T-Mobile, Panasonic, Dell
and countless more are making the move.
To add to that, one of the most popular computers today, the
iPad, doesn't even come with a keyboard, and never has. Not to
mention that iPhone and Android systems both have voice activated
Bottom line : Even if the keyboard manages to hang on for a
few more years, there's no denying that voice control of
electronic devices is getting bigger.
Fortunately, I've found what could be the perfect company to
invest in while this trend is still in its infancy.
It's with a company called
Nuance Communications (Nasdaq: NUAN)
. Nuance is far and away the industry leader. If you've ever used
voice recognition software, chances are this company's technology
was being used. All the companies listed above are clients, along
with dozens more.
During the past five years, itsshares have jumped more than
340%, nearly tripling theNasdaq over the same period. But don't
think you've missed the boat. Its profits are rising double and
triple-digits every year and it has a number of growth catalysts
Just one example is clinics and hospitals, which are in dire
need of ways to cut costs. One way to do that is by adopting
electronic medical records that can be updated by voice commands.
Nuance has already signed several clients: the Mayo Clinic, the
Cleveland Clinic, the Veterans Administration, and Kaiser
Permanente, to name a few.
How far can this company go?
In reality, there's no immediate barrier -- not even to
international markets. Voice recognition software is
language-neutral. So the company has huge opportunities abroad,
which it's barely touched to date.
Because people recognize the field as so lucrative, new
competition is entering themarket everyday, which could dip into
Nuance's futurerevenue growth.
But, with its dominant position, I expect Nuance to continue