Investor Beat, Jan. 6, 2014

The top business stories from Monday's market for today's Foolish investor.

Jan 6, 2014 at 5:34PM

In this video from Monday's edition of Investor Beat, host Chris Hill and Motley Fool analysts Taylor Muckerman and Jason Moser dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories from the market today.

The Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, begins tomorrow in Las Vegas, and is the largest consumer tech trade show in the world. In the lead story on today's Investor Beat, Taylor and Jason discuss the idea of a smart home and the "Internet of things," and how the increasing interconnectedness of the appliances and devices in our lives could be a multitrillion-dollar industry over the course of the next decade. They also note that while there can be a lot of buzz and excitement generated by new products each year at CES, the timeline for when these stories may play out for investors can be very difficult to gauge.

Then, Taylor and Jason discuss four stocks making moves on the market today. SolarCity hit an all-time high today, after the stock got an upgrade from Goldman Sachs. Twitter, on the other hand, was down today on news of another downgrade for the high-flying new social-media stock, this time coming from Morgan Stanley. SiriusXM rose today on the first day of trading since Liberty Media announced it wanted to acquire the entire company; Liberty currently owns about 53% of SiriusXM. And finally, Pandora saw a big pop today, on news that its number of active listeners for December was up 13% year over year.

And in today's final segment, Taylor tells investors why he'll have a close eye on Monsanto's new product pipeline when the company reports earnings on Wednesday, while Jason is hoping to see some new technology when 3D Systems presents at CES tomorrow.

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Chris Hill owns shares of Cisco Systems. Jason Moser owns shares of Twitter. Taylor Muckerman owns shares of SolarCity. The Motley Fool recommends 3D Systems, Cisco Systems, Goldman Sachs, Pandora Media, SolarCity, and Twitter, owns shares of 3D Systems, Liberty Media, Sirius XM Radio, and SolarCity, and has options on 3D Systems. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

4 in 5 Americans Are Ignoring Buffett's Warning

Don't be one of them.

Jun 12, 2015 at 5:01PM

Admitting fear is difficult.

So you can imagine how shocked I was to find out Warren Buffett recently told a select number of investors about the cutting-edge technology that's keeping him awake at night.

This past May, The Motley Fool sent 8 of its best stock analysts to Omaha, Nebraska to attend the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting. CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger fielded questions for nearly 6 hours.
The catch was: Attendees weren't allowed to record any of it. No audio. No video. 

Our team of analysts wrote down every single word Buffett and Munger uttered. Over 16,000 words. But only two words stood out to me as I read the detailed transcript of the event: "Real threat."

That's how Buffett responded when asked about this emerging market that is already expected to be worth more than $2 trillion in the U.S. alone. Google has already put some of its best engineers behind the technology powering this trend. 

The amazing thing is, while Buffett may be nervous, the rest of us can invest in this new industry BEFORE the old money realizes what hit them.

KPMG advises we're "on the cusp of revolutionary change" coming much "sooner than you think."

Even one legendary MIT professor had to recant his position that the technology was "beyond the capability of computer science." (He recently confessed to The Wall Street Journal that he's now a believer and amazed "how quickly this technology caught on.")

Yet according to one J.D. Power and Associates survey, only 1 in 5 Americans are even interested in this technology, much less ready to invest in it. Needless to say, you haven't missed your window of opportunity. 

Think about how many amazing technologies you've watched soar to new heights while you kick yourself thinking, "I knew about that technology before everyone was talking about it, but I just sat on my hands." 

Don't let that happen again. This time, it should be your family telling you, "I can't believe you knew about and invested in that technology so early on."

That's why I hope you take just a few minutes to access the exclusive research our team of analysts has put together on this industry and the one stock positioned to capitalize on this major shift.

Click here to learn about this incredible technology before Buffett stops being scared and starts buying!

David Hanson owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway and American Express. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway, Google, and Coca-Cola.We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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